Jen Waldera

Office Manager
Knowledge and Experience
  • Jen joined ELO in 2012 as administrative support and became office manager in 2013
  • Oversees front office activities and provides support to multiple accountants
  • Directs and coordinates office services and related activities
  • Facilitates arrangements for office meetings and overall communication with the partners
Community Involvement
  • Mitchell United Way Day of Caring volunteer
Education
  • Bachelor of Arts, Criminal Justice – Dakota Wesleyan University
Personal

Jen and her husband Neil, along with their children, Keenan and Audrina, live in Alexandria.  Jen enjoys spending time with family and friends, attending her kids' sporting events, riding ATV's and golfing.


Samantha Flatten

Mitchell Office
Knowledge and Experience
  • Joined ELO in 2012
  • Variety of positions including marketing and web design, continuing education coordination, and general office duties
Community Involvement
  • Mitchell United Way Day of Caring volunteer
  • Member of the Mitchell Area Optimist Club
Education
  • North Dakota State University- Bachelor’s degree in advertising
Personal

Samantha and her husband Corey, along with their son, Jack, live in Mitchell. They enjoy going to sporting events, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.


Lori Long

Mitchell Office
Knowledge and Experience
  • Variety of positions including training, human resources, and office administration.
  • Knows the difference between a gilt and a sow.
Education
     
  • Bachelor of Science in Technical Writing and Master’s in Business Communication
Specialties
  • Project management and firm-management software
Personal

Lori lives on an acreage outside of Spencer with her husband Keith.  She likes to do [too many] craft projects and garden, including growing and transforming hard-shell gourds sold at shops and craft fairs.


Caity Heying

Mitchell Office
Knowledge and Experience
  • Joined ELO in August 2015
  • Client interaction
  • Provides support services to multiple accountants
  • Tax return assembly
Education
  • Graduated from Southeast Technical Institute in 2012 with a diploma in health information
Personal

Caity & her husband, Alaric, grew up and currently reside in Mitchell along with their son, Briggs, and beagle, Harlow.  They enjoy camping and spending time with family and friends.




Chelsea Van Zee

Mitchell office
Knowledge and Experience
  • Joined ELO in December 2017
  • Customer Service
  • Billing/Invoicing
  • Generate Billing/Financial Reports
  • Microsoft Office Proficiency
  • Data Entry
  • Examine Audits
  • Administrative Duties
Education
  • Mitchell Technical Institute – Associates Degree in Accounting/Business Management
Personal

Chelsea is from the small town, Platte, SD and moved to Mitchell, SD to study Accounting/Business Management at MTI. She currently lives in Mitchell with her husband, Zachary. Chelsea enjoys traveling, water and snow sports, being with friends and family, watching the Dallas Cowboys, and playing dart league.


Nikki Ashley

Chamberlain Office
Knowledge and Experience
  • Joined ELO in October 2017
  • Client support, correspondence, and tax return assembly
  • 22 years of previous experience in administrative office duties and bookkeeping
Education
  • Black Hills State University, Bachelor's Degree in Tourism
Personal

Nikki grew up and lived in the Chamberlain area all her life. She enjoys spending time with her two boys, Blaze and Chase, and going to their sporting and school events. Go Cubs!! Nikki also enjoys hiking, riding horses, spending time with friends and family, watching the Dallas Cowboys and taking pictures.


Mary Kopfmann

Huron office
Knowledge and Experience
  • Joined ELO Huron office in October 2016
  • Variety of positions including reception, letters/correspondence, client support, tax return assembly, mail, filing, organizing and scanning documents, and general office duties
Community Involvement
  • Member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church of Wessington Springs
  • Past 4-H leader
Education
  • Huron College- Associate degree in travel and airline careers/hotel restaurant management
Personal

Mary grew up on a farm by Waverly, SD. She and her husband, Todd, live on a farm by Alpena, SD. They have 2 grown children; Kayla, an RN at Faulkton, with husband Jamie Carlson and new baby Davin, and Kaleb, who works for the City of Huron.  They raise stock cattle and registered quarter horses and barn cats! Mary enjoys spending time with family and friends, riding horse on as many trail rides as she can, reading, travel, crafts, watching football, playing bean bags & yard Yahtzee.

Contact Us

Mitchell Office 605-996-7717

Sioux Falls Office 605-271-1302

Chamberlain Office 605-234-6055

Huron Office 605-352-8573

Miller Office 605-853-2130

Mitchell Office

605-996-7717

Chamberlain Office

605-271-1302

Huron Office

605-234-6055

Sioux Falls Office

605-352-8573

Miller Office

605-853-2130