Sep 2, 2021
Amanda joined the firm in May 2021. Amanda has over 12 years of administrative experience working in the accounting field. She is organized and detail-oriented, which are necessary skills for her role in continuing the firm’s paperless aspiration.
Amanda enjoys being a cat mom and playing video games with her boyfriend Josh. When not in the office, you will find her shopping and enjoying local cuisine.
A.A.S. Office Administration and Accounting – Shawnee State University
Julie has over 30 years business experience in both the corporate and small business arena. She enjoys engaging with clients and strives to help them with any questions they may have regarding their account.
Julie and her husband Leland live in Dublin with their dog Miller and have 2 kids who have flown the nest. She enjoys watching a good hockey game or going to a horse show.
BS – Accounting & Finance – Ohio State University
Julie joined the firm in November 2013. Julie has 10 years of experience in leadership. She has served both small business and corporate in leadership positions. Julie loves a good challenge and competing in any realm. She is committed to providing an environment to be comfortable, confident and knowledgeable about your decisions empowering you to achieve success.
Julie has been married for almost 10 years and has two daughters. She enjoys traveling, sporting events, running, and spending time with her family.
B.S Business Administration – Ashland UniversityMasters Business Administration – Franklin University
Chris joined the Harper & Co team in July 2020. Currently, Chris is working hard to complete his CPA certification. He has gained both public accounting and corporate experience over the course of his career. He launched his career in public accounting then spent a couple years in the corporate world before realizing his passion is the “public” in public accounting. Chris enjoys interacting with clients and helping to guide them toward growth as a business. He likes to build that relationship with clients where they can rely on him to provide solutions to any problem they may face in their growing business.
Chris and his wife Dani live in Dublin with their daughter Olivia and pup Brogan. He spends most of his free time watching sports or binging through a new tv show. He enjoys spending time with his friends at a nice patio enjoying a local beer.
B.S. Accounting – Heidelberg University
Masters Business Administration – University of Findlay
Jim joined the firm in January 2020 and brings over 20 years of experience in both income tax and financial statement preparation. Jim has established a solid reputation and high levels of trust with many small businesses, individuals, and not-for-profit clients through his consultative approach around how best to navigate the ever-changing tax landscape. Jim enjoys building relationships and helping every client feel confident that their tax situation is being carefully managed and reviewed to ensure maximum return on their investment in his services.
Jim is an Ohio guy through and through having lived in Columbus his entire life. You will find him making the most of summertime as his favorite hobbies are all outdoors and related to water. Once fall hits, he will be cheering on The Ohio State Buckeyes and dreading the winter as he must put all his water toys into storage. Jim and his fiancé Christine reside in Dublin and as his son Tyler, and her three daughters, have now all flown the nest, Jim and Christine will finally find time to tie the knot!
Becky Bodemann joined Harper & Company in 2013. Becky brings over 43 years of experience to our team. She excels in both the tax preparation an accounting arena. Her strive to make the clients experience as stress free as possible and seeing relief on the client’s face is what makes the challenges worth it.
Becky enjoys being a part time retiree and spending her extra time with her husband of 43 years. When she isn’t at the office she loves spending time with her grandson or traveling to Florida to spend time with her father.
B.S. – Business Administration – Accounting – Franklin University and a CPA certificate.
Paul joined the firm in August 2017. Paul has more than 15 years of experience as a CPA in public accounting and trust tax preparation. Paul has served small businesses, individuals, trusts, estates, and not-for-profit clients. He enjoys and is dedicated to helping his business and individual clients solve complex tax issues.
Paul has been married for 15 years to his wife, Dana, and they have has a daughter, 13, and son, 10. Their daughter plays the French horn in middle school while their son plays travel baseball and basketball throughout Central Ohio.
B.A. Accounting – Bowling Green State University
Holly Harper brings more than 24 years in financial, tax and business accounting experience to her role as a Certified Public Accountant at Harper & Co. She has gained extensive accounting experience through senior accountant and management roles for a variety of companies and a large CPA firm prior to her time here at Harper & Co.
In her spare time, Holly enjoys traveling and spending time with her three children, Austin, Riley, and Megan, and her husband Glenn
B.S. – Business Administration – Accounting – The Ohio State University
CPA & OWNER
Glenn Harper started his Tax and Consulting career in December of 1989, while enrolled at The Ohio State University. Upon graduating from OSU in 1991, he continued his pursuit of bringing the intangibles to the accounting and consulting industry. After attaining his CPA in 1994, he continued to evolve and change the way he wanted CPA’s to be perceived/used for their clients.
The fundamental premise for his motivation is simply to help people. Being able to bring the insight needed to address client’s questions, issues, and problems; the ability to bring clarity, different perspectives, and to support clients is what makes Glenn and his Team stand out among other CPA’s.
Work is not work if you have fun and you enjoy going to the office. Making a difference in people’s lives, taking away the stress from clients, showing clients how great it is to have more free time, is where Glenn likes to be.
In his spare time Glenn enjoys time with his wife, Holly, and his children Austen, Riley, and Megan. Of course, he enjoys golfing, fishing and hiking.
Austin has been a part of Harper & Co. since birth. He is currently working towards his BSBA with a major in accounting at Ohio University. You will find him in the office during his breaks.
Ashley is the newest member of our Team here at Harper and Co. Ashley has more than 10 years of Executive Assistant experience.She’s also never one to pass up a challenge. It is safe to say Ashley loves the new challenges each day brings.
While outside of the office, Ashley is just as fast paced ‘trying’ to keep up with her many nieces and nephew in state and out of. Originally from Wisconsin, still Wisconsin at heart… Which obviously means she is a fan of any cheese and most cold brews.
Hannah joined Harper & Company in January 2018. You will likely encounter Hannah as part of the front desk dream team when you come through the door or call the office. She believes that customer service is the lifeblood of Harper & Company and the standard of care we provide is unparalleled.
While Hannah finds the fast pace of the accounting world exhilarating, her time away from the office is her real driving force. Hannah is a Columbus Native and loyal sports fan, who loves to shop local, eat cheese, travel, and spend time with her husband J and two sons.
Heather has been with the firm since January 2016. Heather is likely to be one of the first interactions you’ll encounter at Harper & Company. Her work ethic and attention to detail are a vital part of our day to day operations. Heather is multi-faceted and handles a lot of our client communication.
Heather is an avid outdoorsman and loves to stay active from yoga to kayaking and everything in between. She enjoys traveling with her daughter.
Heather is working towards her B.S. Business Administration – Accounting.
Austen has been a part of the Harper and Company team for nearly three years. Like any young professional living in the heart of the Midwest, Austen enjoys a good craft beer from any one of the many microbreweries in the Columbus area. Austen is an opportunist for adventure; whether it’s rock climbing at Red River Gorge, skiing at Snow Shoe Mountain, or hiking through the forests of Oregon.
In the office, Austen is never afraid of a challenge and enjoys working with the clients and local business owners that play such a prominent role in his favorite city.
B.S. in Economics – Franklin University
Katie has been with the firm for 25 years and has 25 years of experience in personal and corporate tax. She has a proven ability to provide professional assistance in financial decisions and tax filings. Katie’s goal is to not only provide professional help through financial situations and tax filings, but also to provide comfort to all her clients. She wants them to know that she is there for them throughout the year to guide them for everyday financial decisions and questions.
Katie is always up for an adventure which includes paddle boarding, target shooting, boating or camping. She enjoys spending time with her husband Jerry and her two children.
B.S Accounting – Franklin UniversityB.A Criminology with a minor in Business Administration – The Ohio State University