Rauland "Raulie" J. Weber, CPA
Audit & Accounting Partner

AREAS OF EXPERTISE: Financial institution audits, construction contractor audits, employee benefit plan audits, review and compilation services, and small business consulting including start-up and acquisitions.

EXPERIENCE: Raulie has been a partner with the firm since 1997. He started working for the firm in 1982 and became a CPA in 1984. Raulie has a vast knowledge of many different types of industry audits, including financial institutions, construction contractors, and employee benefit plans. He has also completed many reviews and compilations for a variety of clients and industries. He has significant experience in small business start ups, acquisitions, and ownership succession planning.

EDUCATION: Graduated from the University of South Dakota in 1982

AFFILIATIONS: Member of the Wyoming Society of Certified Public Accountants; member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants; member of the Wyoming Bankers Association

FAMILY, INTERESTS ETC. – Raulie has been a resident of Gillette since 1982 and is married with 3 daughters. He enjoys golfing and has been active with youth activities and programs over the years


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Tamara "Tammy" J. Hermstad, CPA
Tax Partner

AREAS OF EXPERTISE: All types of taxation including individual, partnership, LLCs, and corporate; with specialization in trust and estate income taxation; estate planning; gift tax; and the oil & gas industry – production and drilling services.

EXPERIENCE: Tammy has been a partner with the firm since 2003. She began working with the firm in 1994, becoming a CPA in 1997. Her primary focus is concentrated in the area of federal and state income taxation. Her expertise is in complex tax issues, including mergers, acquisitions, and corporate spin-offs, corporate and partnership taxation, including complex acquisitions and dissolutions. She also specializes in ownership succession planning, as well as estate and tax planning for individual clients. She has extensive experience with business, trust/estate, and individual income tax return preparation.

EDUCATION: Graduated from Black Hills State University in 1992.

AFFILIATIONS: Member of the Wyoming Society of Certified Public Accountants; member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

FAMILY, INTERESTS ETC. – Tammy has been a resident of Gillette since 1992. She is married and has 1 daughter and 3 sons. She enjoys watching the kids compete in sports and going for Harley rides.


Ryan J. Gemar, CPA
Audit & Accounting Partner

AREAS OF EXPERTISE: Governmental auditing including Single Audits, financial institution audits, employee benefit audits, reviews and compilations, and income taxation.

EXPERIENCE: Ryan became a partner in 2011. He has worked for the firm since June of 1999 and became a CPA in 2007. His experience includes the preparation of governmental financial reporting packages and assisting clients with the preparation of Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports for submission to the Government Finance Officers Association and the Association of School Board Officers International for the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting. He has considerable audit experience and knowledge of federal compliance requirements as described by the OMB Circular A-133. He also has auditing experience in financial institutions, employee benefit plans, and construction contractors.

EDUCATION: Graduated with a master of professional accountancy from the University of South Dakota in 1999.

AFFILIATIONS: Member of the Wyoming Society of Certified Public Accountants; member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

FAMILY, INTERESTS ETC. – Ryan is a Gillette native. He is married with 2 children. He is an avid golfer. He also enjoys coaching his kids in Little League and other sports.


Richard "Dick" L. Klein, CPA
Tax Partner

AREAS OF EXPERTISE: Oil and gas taxation, partnership and corporate taxation, mining industry accounting

EXPERIENCE: Dick has been with the firm on two occasions. He originally started with the firm in 1982 and became a tax manager in 1987. He became a CPA in 1983. He left the firm in 1994 and worked in the mining industry for fifteen years where he held senior finance positions in several states and Canada for a global mining company. He returned to the firm in 2009 and resumed his concentration in the taxation area. He has significant experience in tax planning and preparation in all types of entities, including C and S corporations, partnerships and LLCs, and complex individual tax returns.

EDUCATION: Graduated from the University of South Dakota in 1982.

AFFILIATIONS: Member of the Wyoming Society of Certified Public Accountants; member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

FAMILY, INTERESTS ETC. – Dick is married and has two daughters. He is an avid golfer and enjoys cycling.


Paula S. Steiger, CPA
Audit & Accounting Partner

AREAS OF EXPERTISE: Audits, reviews and compilations of construction contractors, non-profit organizations, governmental auditing (including Single Audits), and income taxation.

EXPERIENCE:  Paula became a partner in 2014; she has been with the firm since 2004 and also became a CPA in 2004. She spent several years in private accounting prior to coming to the firm. Her experience includes the preparation of governmental financial reporting packages and assisting clients with the preparation of Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports for submission to the Government Finance Officers Association and the Association of School Board Officers International for the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting. She has considerable audit experience and knowledge of federal compliance requirements. She also has significant experience providing income tax preparation and planning for partnerships, corporations and individuals.

EDUCATION: Graduated from Eastern Montana College in 1989 and Lesley College in 1995.

AFFILIATIONS: Member of the Wyoming Society of Certified Public Accountants; member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

FAMILY, INTERESTS ETC. – Paula has been a resident of Campbell County since 2004. She is married with three daughters. She is an avid water skier, enjoys camping with her family and attending the girls' various activities.