RP CPA Group believes in building relationships with all of our clients, as we understand that our success depends upon their success.  Client retention is of the utmost importance to us as it ensures that our clients are satisfied with the amount of specialized attention that they want and deserve.

Meet Our Team

Ryan Perkins, CPA

I am a lifetime Terre Haute resident, who graduated from Franklin University and am a Certified Public Accountant. I entered the world of accounting in 1997 by way of another very successfully ran local firm. It was there, that I gained valuable knowledge and experience to help me become the accountant I am today, under the tutelage of my father, Mike. My wife, Ashley, and I started this firm back in 2013 with no employees, just a dream. I enjoy playing basketball and golf in my free time, and spending time with our kids and grandkids.

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Diane Balder, Staff Accountant

I graduated Cum Laude in 2004 from Ivy Tech with an Associates Degree. I have been doing accounting work off and on since 2002. I also have a degree in Massage Therapy. I left the accounting world to do that for a few years. I’ve been with RP CPA Group since 2015. My family and I love to travel and see new places as often as we can. Fun fact – my brother and I both have a set of fraternal twins!

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Jamie Kingery, Staff Accountant

I’ve been with RP CPA Group since 2021. I enjoy accounting, learning new things, and helping our clients. I’ve been married to my husband Josh since 2007 and we have 3 children. We enjoy our weekends and summers, fishing, camping, traveling, going to concerts and exploring new places. Fun fact- I worked in the greenhouse industry for 16 years, created custom planters, and have a lot of experience with plants.

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Janelle Givans, Senior Staff Accountant

Janelle started with RP CPA Group in 2021, after being in the accounting field since 2018 after graduating Cum Laude with her Associate’s Degree in Applied Science in Accounting. In 2020, she graduated Magna Cum Laude with her Bachelor’s Degree from Saint Mary of the Woods College majoring in Accounting. Janelle received her MBA with a concentration in Accounting at the University of Southern Indiana, graduating Summa Cum Laude. Her areas of expertise include personal income tax preparation and planning, business tax preparation, financial statement preparation, bookkeeping & and write-up services, and payroll-related accounting services. During her free time, Janelle enjoys spending time with her four children, who are active in football, soccer, volleyball, camping, biking, and fishing.

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Jennifer Garten, Staff Accountant

I graduated from Indiana State with a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance in 2009. Previous to working at a CPA firm, I worked in plant accounting. In my free time, I spend time with family and friends. I am an avid Indianapolis Colts, St. Louis Cardinals, and Ohio State Buckeyes fan. I also enjoy traveling and visiting new places with my husband, especially anywhere that has mountains.

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Laine Auler, Staff Accountant

I have a Bachelor’s in Accounting from Franklin University and an Associates in Business Management from Ivy Tech Community College. Prior to working at RP CPA Group, I worked on the management and accounting side of a couple of local businesses for over 10 years. When not at work, I like to be crafty, explore new places, and go to concerts with my friends and family.

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Lisa Moss, Staff Accountant

Lisa began employment with RP CPA Group in 2020 and has been employed in the accounting field since 2004. Her areas of expertise include payroll services, bookkeeping, and write-up services. She holds an Associates Degree from Indiana State University. Lisa enjoys spending time with her family and friends and is actively involved in Church.

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Luke Vrabic, Senior Staff Accountant

Luke joined RP CPA Group, LLC in July of 2020. He received his undergraduate degree from Indiana State University receiving a bachelor's degree while minoring in finance in May of 2019. He then went on to earn a Master’s of Accounting degree from Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis Kelley School of Business graduating in May of 2021. Luke’s areas of expertise include; accounting and outsourced controller services, business income tax preparation and planning, personal income tax preparation and planning, as well as payroll services. Luke currently serves on the board of Veterans Point, Inc. i.e., as Wabash Valley residents refer to as Veterans Village. He currently resides in Terre Haute, IN, with his fiancé Gabby. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his fiancé, hanging out with friends and family, playing golf, watching the St. Louis Cardinals, and traveling.

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Sara Wallace, Staff Accountant

I’m married and have two dogs. I have an associates degree in accounting and am continuing in my bachelors/masters. I’ve worked with Ryan since 2019. I am a rockhound and enjoy foraging, gardening, and cooking.

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