Our team brings an expanded knowledge base and superior service to every client.
We are a family-minded business based on a culture of partnership and dedication. We offer the kind of experience and talent expected from a much larger firm. We ensure each client benefits from the expertise of our entire firm. Each of our clients, not only has an accountant that works with them, but they have a team of people striving to help them with the success of their business.
Our team includes twelve accountants, eight bookkeepers, five payroll professionals, and many other important supporting team members. Each team member is committed to the investments in time and knowledge to push your business goals forward. We pride ourselves on personalized, superior service.
Managing Accountant Bios
Jason Johnson has been with the firm since 2004. Jason is a graduate of St. Norbert College in DePere Wisconsin with a degree in accounting and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and is a CPA in Illinois. Jason makes sure each client receives close personal and professional attention. In doing so, client referrals have stimulated the growth of Jason’s client base in recent years.
Jason is an avid sports fan; having been born and raised in Wisconsin, he is loyal to the Green Bay Packers and the Milwaukee Brewers. Jason also enjoys traveling, playing golf, and spending time with his growing family.
Pierre Langlois is a graduate of Northeastern University in Boston Massachusetts with a degree in accounting and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and is licensed in Wisconsin and Illinois. Pierre has been with the firm since 2003 and has more than 20 years experience in all facets of accounting, tax and review services. He credits his success to having a great team around him and treating every client like family.
Pierre has served on various boards of directors and is currently serving on Nippersink District 2 school board and the RSGSA soccer board. He enjoys spending time outdoors with his family.
Renee Perks joined our team in 2003. She is a graduate of National Louis University with a degree in accounting and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and is licensed in Illinois. Renee has more than 15 years experience running her own business prior to joining us.
Renee is a life-long resident of Antioch, Illinois. She is involved in her community, including formerly serving as the Treasurer of the Lake County Chamber of Commerce. Renee’s friendly and welcoming demeanor makes her an asset to her clients and the firm. Outside of the office Renee enjoys traveling and spending time with her family.
Tonya Bruton specializes in Estate and Trust Taxation for the firm. She is also experienced with payroll, corporate and personal taxation. Tonya graduated from Elmhurst College with a degree in music and business with an emphasis in accounting. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Having been with the firm since 2001, Tonya values and appreciates the many resources and specialized services that the firm brings to each client.
Tonya enjoys getting to know her clients on a personal level. She also enjoys camping and traveling with her family, playing piano, scrapbooking and raising four growing girls.
Rick Glasser has been with our firm since 2014. Rick is a graduate of Millikin University and has earned his Masters of Science in Accountancy and his MBA in Finance from DePaul University. Rick leverages his twenty-five years of compliance, accounting, and financial operations experience in corporate America to give his clients a one-stop shop for their financial, accounting, and tax
Outside of the office, Rick enjoys golfing, traveling, and spending time outdoors.
Eric Joern joined our team in 2013. Eric is a graduate of Columbia College of Missouri with a degree in accounting. He is a licensed CPA and key business advisor. Small business is in his blood. Eric comes from generations of entrepreneurs. He has spent his working career getting his hands dirty with concrete, increasing profits and efficiency, managing an automotive service department, and currently is a key resource for many small business owners. He is family first, and treats his clients like family. He is currently a member of the Economic Development Committee for the City of McHenry.
Outside the office, Eric enjoys working with his hands, live music, and being active with his family. He is also a big fan of the Chicago Bears, Cubs, Bulls, and Blackhawks.
Rebecca Miller is a graduate of Empire State College with a degree in Accounting. Having been with the firm since 1997, she has worked in many different capacities within James Hamlin & Co. Becky is a CPA, licensed in both Illinois and Wisconsin, and she is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants as well as the Illinois CPA society. Becky prides herself on listening to each client and delivering personal and prompt advice.
Becky is enthusiastic about learning. As such, she is the CPE coordinator for the firm. In addition, she holds advanced Intuit (QuickBooks) ProAdvisor certifications in both the desktop and online versions of the program.
Outside of the office, Becky takes pride in community involvement and is a financial coach in Walworth County, Wisconsin. She enjoys baseball games, gardening, biking and anything else that brings her outdoors.