David has been a certified public accountant since 1984. He began his career in Minneapolis, MN where he became the manager of a regional certified public accounting firm. He moved to Forest City in 1992 and he acquired the CPA firm in 1994 and incorporated the firm under the name D.K. Arndt, P.C. in 1996. He is the managing shareholder of D.K. Arndt, P.C. He is a believer that opportunity comes from the work you put forth and he strives to provide high quality accounting and income tax services to our clients. David volunteers his services to several local organizations and causes. He is the treasurer of Forest City Education Foundation, the local movie theatre, and he is a board member of the Forest City Economic Development. He was a past president of Rotary International Club in Forest City. In 2016 he received the John K. and Louise V. Hanson Lifetime Achievement Award for his years of service to the community.
Gustave R. Byom, CPA
Gus joined D.K. Arndt P.C. in 1999 and passed his CPA exam in February 2000. Gus works with a number of individual and corporate clients. In January 2004, he became a minority shareholder in the company. Gus has served on several boards of non-profit organizations and donates his time to the community of Garner. Gus lives in Garner with his wife, Heather. With 5 children between them and a bonus daughter, they keep busy with events, games and activities. In their spare time, Gus and Heather enjoy outdoor activities together.
Douglas G. Bruhns, CPA
Doug joined D.K. Arndt, P.C. in November 2006. Prior to becoming a staff member with the company, Doug owned and operated Midwest Tax and Accounting in Lake Mills. Doug also possesses many years of accounting experience in private industry. Doug has two grown sons and lives in Lake Mills with his wife Shannon.
Betty L. Nash, CPA
Betty has been a member of the DK Arndt team since October 2010. She is a CPA and shareholder in the firm. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from the American Institute of Business, Des Moines but also holds an Associate Degree in Computer Programming. Betty brings a vast amount of experience in working with farmers, small businesses, employer payroll taxes, and individual tax returns. She is an active member of the Belmond community, a financial advisor on the New Lyric Theatre Board, and lector at St. Francis Xavier Parish. She loves to spend time with her family. Some of her hobbies include kayaking, biking, and reading. She and her husband, Todd, have two grown sons and are adjusting to life as empty nesters!
Samantha Dugan, CPA
Sam graduated from the University of Northern Iowa with a bachelor’s degree in accounting and a minor in ethics and obtained her CPA license in 2009. She joined D.K Arndt, P.C. in 2021 and became a minority shareholder in 2023. She brought experience in bookkeeping, payroll services, tax preparation, and tax planning for a variety of clients. She truly enjoys developing relationships with clients and being able to help them focus their efforts on what they do best. Over the years, Sam has been involved in several organizations in the community and is currently a member/officer of the Winnebago County Fair Board. Sam resides on a small farm near Thompson. She enjoys spending time with her family, especially her son and bonus-daughter, working with her animals and reading.
Dave Iverson, CPA
Dave has been a CPA since 1982 and has been involved with financial services since 1989. Dave specializes primarily in business tax consulting. Dave lives in Greene with his wife, Molly. He enjoys golfing, biking and attending his grandchildren’s activities.
Seth Weiland, CPA
Seth started with D.K. Arndt, P.C. in May 2021 as an intern and joined the team full time in June 2023. He graduated from the University of Northern Iowa in May 2023 with a bachelor’s degree in accounting. He currently resides in Ventura. In his free time, he enjoys golfing, boating, and watching dirt track racing.
Chad joined D.K. Arndt, P.C. in October 2009 after working for the City of Forest City. Chad enjoys sports and attending his children’s sporting events. Chad lives in Forest City with his wife, Stacy. They have 3 children: Tyler, Hannah and Emma.
Mason graduated from the University of Northern Iowa with a bachelor’s degree in accounting in May, 2022. Although he officially joined D.K. Arndt P.C. right after he graduated from college, he was a student intern in the Garner office prior. Mason lives in Wesley and enjoys running, biking, ultimate frisbee, and board games.
Nicole joined the D.K Arndt, P.C. team as Executive Administrator in 2021. Her expertise covers a wide range of duties including scheduling, bookkeeping, payroll, expenses, and assisting with the management of the firm. In her spare time Nicole enjoys spending time with her family and friends. Her little family includes her husband, Nicolas, and their three kids: MacKenzie, Brantley and Asher. As a family they like to be outdoors hiking, camping and sitting by the fire. When they aren’t spending time outside, they are enjoying movies or playing games. If Nicole isn’t watching her kids’ activities, you can find her with a good book or baking. Nicole also keeps busy with her church teaching Promiseland and most recently has become a board member of BrickStreet Theatre.
Miranda is originally from southern Minnesota and moved to Iowa in 2018. She worked in the banking industry until coming to DK Arndt in Belmond in 2021. She thoroughly enjoys working with clients, assisting them with their bookkeeping and payroll solutions. She is currently pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and will then sit for the CPA exams. She admits: “Yes, I am living and breathing Accounting!” In her “spare time” she likes to travel to Minnesota as much as possible to see her five younger siblings and two Godchildren. She has three dogs, a yellow lab, a terrier/Pitbull mix, and a German shorthair pointer, that keep her busy and she loves spending time with friends and family. She explains: “I am slowly but surely improving my cooking skills by trying new recipes. I also like to spend my time on the lake either swimming, fishing, or camping, and have recently been introduced to deer and turkey hunting thanks to my husband.”
Maryssa Borden is originally from Primghar and attended Northwest Iowa Community College in Sheldon. She has an Associates degree in Accounting and is currently working on obtaining an Associates degree in Ag Business while also studying for her Enrolled Agent (EA) Certification. She currently lives in Kanawha and enjoys spending time with her yellow lab puppy, Oaklyn. She also likes golfing and photography.
Adam Helm joined DK Arndt P.C. in 2012 when DK Arndt acquired TSB Bank’s tax practice in Titonka. Adam worked as a tax preparer for TSB since 2007 specializing in individual farm tax returns. In 2006, Adam graduated with B.A. in Finance from Waldorf College. Outside of tax season, Adam and his wife Trista farm in the Woden and Crystal Lake areas along with their children: Hailey, Reagyn and Toby.
Karen joined the D.K. Arndt team in May 2023. She has a diploma for accounting and business machines from Spencer School of Business and has over 40 years of experience in accounting and bookkeeping working for manufacturing, ag business, retail sales, and non-profit companies. Karen has many years of knowledge using QuickBooks, payroll tax filings, sales tax filings and general accounting. Karen recently became state treasurer of a fraternal organization FCSLA. Karen has also been involved with fundraisers and events at Duncan Community Ballroom. She lives in Britt with her husband and son. In her spare time, you can find her attending local sporting events, spending time with family, camping or helping with her husband’s BBQ business-vending and catering.
Rhonda joined the D.K. Arndt team in January 2023. She attended NIACC for applied science and enjoys working with people. She lives in Britt with her husband, Tom, and son, Jace. Rhonda spends her free time with family and friends, crafting, and being outdoors whether it’s camping, boating, golfing, or gardening. She also stays busy with Jace’s activities and watching him play sports.
Michael Honaker joined D.K. Arndt in July 2023 as the receptionist. He moved from Longmont, CO to Iowa three and a half years prior, to be closer to a nephew and family and to enjoy a quieter farming community lifestyle with MUCH less traffic. He joined our team to utilize his business and bookkeeping background and to meet people in the local community. Although he is a Colorado native, he was a long-time Alaskan. He served 4 years active duty and 2 years reserve for the U.S. Coast Guard and states that his favorite duty station was Alaska. In his free time, he enjoys remodeling his home and is an artist of repurposed items.
Karrissa has an A.A.S. Degree for Administrative Assistant and is currently pursuing her A.A.S. Degree for Accounting from Riverland Community College, where she obtained a diploma and two other certificates. In addition to working and going to school, she stays busy spending time with her family and friends. She enjoys crocheting, reading books and being outdoors either sitting by a fire or watching her boys ride their dirt bikes. She lives in Kiester, MN with her fiancé, Justin, and two sons, Carter and Jeremiah.
Christine moved to Iowa in 1997 from her home state of Virginia. She started working for D.K. Arndt in December of 2023. She lives in Belmond with her husband Eric and daughter and their two dogs. In her spare time, she enjoys camping with her family.