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About us

Hupp Tax Service specializes in income tax preparation for individuals and small businesses. Established in 1992, by W. D. Hupp, we now prepare about  5,000 tax returns each year. All returns are prepared at our office, by local tax professionals. We offer a high-quality experience for a modest price.

We stand behind our work. In the rare event we make an error on your return, we will pay any penalties related to our error.

Our staff is friendly and efficient. Our tax preparers are experienced and meet or exceeds all IRS training requirements. Meet our staff below.


Beth, CPA and President
  • Hometown: Ashtabula, Ohio
  • Education: BA Economics, Stanford University
  • Hobbies: Swimming, reading, planning vacations
  • Favorite tax break: Form 8880, Retirement Savers Credit
  • Favorite book: Lord of the Rings
  • Favorite dessert: Hot fudge brownie sundae
  • Favorite city: Paris
  • Dream vacation: African Safari
Kristen, CPA (inactive)
Kristen, CPA
  • Hometown: Willowick, OH
  • Education: MBA, BA Accounting, John Carroll University
  • Hobbies: My kids, family & friends, running, working out
  • Favorite tax break: Form 5329, Exceptions to the 10% penalty on Early Retirement Distributions, “I hate seeing people pay penalties when they are not required to!”
  • Favorite dessert: anything without fruit
  • Favorite team: Cleveland Indians
  • Fun Fact: My birth date and year form a corner on the roulette wheel.
Rick, tax preparer
  • Hometown: Broadview Heights, OH
  • Education: MBA, Baldwin Wallace University, BA Accounting, John Carroll University
  • Hobbies: Golf, reading, spending time with grandchildren
  • Favorite tax Form: Schedule C, Profit or Loss from Business
  • Favorite city: San Diego
  • Dream vacation: Tour of Europe
  • First concert: The Who
  • Fun Fact: Born in England
Christina, Administrator
  • Hometown: Eastlake, OH
  • Education: BA Accounting, Cleveland State University
  • Hobbies: Collecting Nightmare Before Christmas figures, concerts, family
  • Favorite Movie: Nightmare Before Christmas or Halloween 
  • Favorite Quote: “There is no beauty without some strangeness” Edgar Allen Poe
  • Fun Fact: I enjoy going to haunted locations and doing ghost hunts. My favorite location currently is Madison Seminary.

Patti, CPA and Enrolled Agent
  • Hometown: Willoughby Hills, OH
  • Education: BS Accounting, almost an MBA, RN, EA, CPA in that order
  • Hobbies: riding my horse, Truce, an off the track Thoroughbred in the Hunter/Jumper discipline
  • Favorite Tax From: 1040X, Amended tax return, “I can fix Turbo Tax errors!”
  • Favorite vacation: Carova 4 x 4 Beach in Outer Banks, NC
  • Fun fact: I am a farmer first. I raise wine grapes, sheep and chickens. I have also raised goats, hogs, steers and a big garden.
Monica, tax preparer
  • Hometown: Willowick, OH
  • Education: BS Accounting, Lake Erie College
  • Hobbies: Fishing, traveling, spending time with family
  • Favorite tax break: Ohio’s Small Business Investor Deduction, “I love saving small businesses money.”
  • Favorite dessert: CP’s ice cream
  • Favorite movie: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
  • Favorite Band: Blink 182
  • One think most people don’t know about me: Never broken a bone
Jini, tax preparer
  • Hometown: Mentor, OH
  • Hobbies: Writing fiction, reading, Mustangs (cars)
  • Favorite Tax Form: Schedule D, Capital Gains and Losses, as it gives an idea of what the market has done in a given year
  • Dream vacation: Spend a full year in Alaska
  • Favorite movie: Star Trek IV The Voyage Home , Princess Bride
  • Fun Fact: I walk 4+ miles, 6 days a week for the health benefits
  • One thing most people don’t know about me: I learned taxes back in 1984 when I lived in Westminster, Colorado and we had to do them all ON PAPER!
Matt, CFP
  • Hometown: Cleveland, OH
  • Education: BA Psychology, Spanish, Cleveland State University
  • Favorite tax break: Rule 402(e), Net Unrealized Appreciation
  • Favorite city: Cleveland! We have all the seasons, lots to do, friendly people, and no traffic!
  • Favorite vacation destination: Disney World
  • Favorite book: How to Win Friends and Influence People, by Dale Carnegie
  • Favorite movie: Dead Poets Society

  • Kim P., E-filing specialist
  • Hometown: Euclid, OH
  • Hobbies: Couponing, photography, drawing
  • Favorite tax break: Earned Income Credit
  • Favorite TV show: The Office
  • Dream vacation: Europe or Australia
  • Favorite band: Counting crows, been to about 20 concerts
  • Fun Fact: I once challenged myself to only coupon shop for a year. I spent about $105/month for all groceries (except meat), clothes, toys, toiletries, cleaning supplies, make-up, etc, saving about $8000!
  • Jim A., Computer specialist
  • Hometown: Willowick, OH
  • Hobbies: Tinkering with electronic toys
  • Favorite TV show: Laugh In
  • Favorite quote: “If you see it on the internet, it must be true” -Abraham Linclon
  • Favorite band: The Kingston Trio and The Beach Boys
  • Favorite sport: Drag racing

Kathy, Enrolled Agent
  • Hometown: Ashtabula, OH
  • Favorite vacation: Disney World!

"We actually enjoy doing taxes!"