Courtney joined the team in December of 2017 as the voice of Core. After years of being a stay at home mom and Zumba® Instructor, she decided she wanted a change of pace. Being the girl that loves small talk and organization, her recent promotion as Office Manager fits her perfectly.
Courtney lives in Kingston, Idaho with her husband and their three beautiful girls. In their spare time, they enjoy spending time on their "farm" with their horses, cows, chickens, dogs, etc. Courtney's biggest hobby is getting together with friends and family, after she's had her coffee of course. She has a great sense of humor and loves being around people that can make her laugh.
Kerri Ohse, CPA
Kerri Ohse, CPA, became our managing member in 2018. She joined the firm in 2013 after graduating from Lewis-Clark State College and completing the CPA exams. She obtained her license in 2014. She is also a native to North Idaho. After attending high school, she worked several years for a local office supply company. In 2001 she left to start a tile and granite installation business with her husband. During the recession she returned to college to pursue her dream of becoming a CPA. She specializes in accounting and tax strategies for construction, home rentals, retailing and not-for-profit clients.
Kerri enjoys hobbies of bowling and sewing, residing in Coeur d'Alene with her husband and three children.
Brian Tenney, CPA
Brian Tenney, CPA, graduated from the University of Idaho in 1998 with a B.S. in Business Accounting and obtained his CPA License in 2000. Prior to founding CORE Accounting & Consulting in 2008, he gained valuable experience by working as a CPA for two different public accounting firms, and also served as Assistant Controller of a large privately held retail company. Brian's areas of expertise include accounting related consulting for new businesses and businesses wanting to grow to the next level, as well as long term planning and wealth building.
Brian lives in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho with his wife April and their children.
Mandi Yergler, CPA
Mandi Yergler, CPA, graduated from Lewis-Clark State College in 2012 with a B.S. in Business and an emphasis in Accounting, receiving her CPA license in July of 2013. She has been working for CORE Accounting since February of 2011 and enjoys the challenging nature of the work, as well as working with the public and an amazing team. Her passion is teaching people how to be financially literate in both business and personal matters, especially regarding business financials and tax planning.
Mandi grew up in Post Falls, Idaho and currently lives there with her husband Hank, her son Topper, and her dog T.G. She enjoys hiking in the summer, reading, playing the piano, and of course spending as much time with family and friends as possible.
Laurel Yergler, CPA
Laurel Yergler, CPA graduated from Lewis-Clark State College in 2012 with a B.S. in Business and an emphasis in Accounting. She has been working for CORE Accounting since 2011. Laurel has a passion to help people better themselves and their businesses. She specializes in the retail industry along with real estate and consulting companies.
Laurel grew up in the Northwest and lives in Pinehurst, Idaho. Laurel and her husband Will recently expanded their family with the addition of their first son, Kade. In the summer she loves all things outdoors but comes back inside as soon as football season starts in the Fall. In their spare time Laurel and Will love to try new restaurants and travel to places they've never been.
Julie Grunzweig, CPA
Julie Grunzweig, CPA, joined the CORE team in the summer of 2016. Upon graduating from California State Polytechnic University, she was a stay-at-home mom to her three sons. After returning to work, she had the privilege of teaching math at Classical Christian Academy, where she currently serves on the Board of Trustees. In 2015, her career with numbers came full circle when she studied and passed the CPA exam. With the heart of a teacher, Julie’s desire is to equip others to faithfully steward their resources wisely by bringing clarity to complex tax and financial situations.
Julie lives in Rathdrum, Idaho with her husband Bob. She enjoys running, spending time with family and being a lifelong learner who embraces every season of life.
Terry E. Andrus, CPA
Terry was born in Spokane, WA but grew up in Redmond, WA. Terry graduated from Washington State University in 2005 and married the love of his life, Sarah, in June of the same year. After Sarah finished her last year of nursing school in 2006, Terry and Sarah decided to move to New Orleans to help with the rebuilding process post Hurricane Katrina. While living in New Orleans Sarah and Terry had their daughters Evie and Alaina. Terry obtained his Certified Public Accountant's license in 2013 after realizing it was the next step in his career. After 7 amazing years in New Orleans Terry and Sarah moved back to Washington State where Sarah obtained her Masters in Nurse Anesthesia at Gonzaga University. They then moved to Scottsbluff, NE where they rested for 2 years. Most recently they moved to Coeur d'Alene where Sarah works at the local hospital doing anesthesia and Terry joined Core Accounting and Consulting.
Christiana Edens graduated from Lewis-Clark State College in 2017 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Accounting. She is a member of the Business & Professional Programs Advisory Committee for North Idaho College and provides insight into current industry needs to help develop relevant curriculum for today’s graduates. She is currently working towards her CPA. Christiana has a heart for bookkeeping and payroll, and loves to provide QuickBooks training for her clients. She hopes to become the firm’s QuickBooks ProAdvisor in the near future.
Christiana lives with her husband and three boys in Rathdrum. When not at the office, she enjoys hiking, camping, backpacking and huckleberry picking with her family in the beautiful North Idaho mountains.
Caroline Mehalechko joined the CORE team in March of 2016. She graduated in the spring of 2016 from Gonzaga University with a B.S. in Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting. She enjoys utilizing her Excel skills to keep businesses organized, as well as helping them with all of their payroll needs. She also enjoys demonstrating the ins and outs of Quickbooks to help clients achieve familiarity and confidence in their books. She is excited to continue growing in this profession and learning how to help small businesses thrive.
Born and raised in North Idaho, Caroline loves hiking and spending time at the lake during the summer, and has a passion for traveling whenever possible. In the colder months, her free time is spent reading novels and cheering on her Zags.
Crystal Tenney graduated from University of Idaho with a B.S. in Crime and Justice Studies in 2003 and went on to serve in the United States Air Force until 2007, serving as a Maintenance Officer on C-17 aircraft. She joined the Core team in January of 2009 and has grown and learned the financial trade and now specializes in the administration and personnel side at Core.
Crystal grew up in the Spokane area and after her time in the Air Force moved to North Idaho. She enjoys being active and spending time in this beautiful area with her husband and their two boys.
Austin Allen joined CORE in November of 2017. He graduated from The University of Montana in the spring of 2017 with a B.S. in Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting. Austin joined the CORE team to further develop the knowledge necessary in small business and to become an expert in tax. He strives to help individuals understand complex topics and provide them with the tools to succeed.
Austin grew up in the Bitterroot Valley of Western Montana and spent the majority of his time outdoors. In his free time, you can find Austin shooting his bow, fly fishing, or wandering around in the mountains. He moved to Coeur d' Alene in the summer of 2017 with his wife and newly adopted puppy Grizwald.
Alishia Brunner joined the CORE team in September of 2017. She graduated from North Idaho College in the Summer of 2018 with an Associates of Science in the Accounting Assistant Program. Alishia will continue her education at Lewis Clark State College to obtain a B.S. in Business with an emphasis on Accounting. Her goal is to become a CPA. Formerly, a service manager in the banking industry, Alishia has a passion to help both individuals and businesses realize their financial goals and succeed.
A lifelong resident of beautiful North Idaho, Alishia lives in Kellogg with her family. When she isn’t busy doing homework or at the office, Alishia enjoys photography, traveling, and New York Yankee baseball. During the warmer months, she spends as much time as possible in the mountains and fishing.
Erin graduated from North Idaho College in May of 2018 with an Associate of Applied Science degree in the Accounting Assistant program. Her love of numbers and puzzles led her down the accounting path in early 2016 and she was guided towards CORE in the fall of 2017. She is excited to work with the CORE team and share in the passion to help individuals and businesses to function and operate at their best.
Erin grew up in North Idaho and has no plans to leave the area. She currently resides in Post Falls with her husband and three children. When not in the office, she enjoys spending time with her family by playing board games, swimming, and exploring the great outdoors that encompass North Idaho.
Raine joined the CORE team in October of 2018. She graduated from the University of Idaho in the Spring of 2018 with a Bachelors of Science in Business for both Accounting and Finance.
Raine has a passion for helping individuals and businesses understand finances so they can achieve their financial goals. Her goal is to become a CPA. Raine was born and raised in Kingston, Idaho. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, reading, playing board games, and spending time with her friends and family.
Jamie Davis joined the CORE team in October of 2018. She graduated from Lewis-Clark State College in May 2019 with a B.S. in Business with an emphasis in Accounting. She looks forward to working with the CORE team to learn and grow in the accounting profession.
Jamie currently lives in Post Falls and enjoys reading, making jewelry, and going on adventures with her golden retriever.
Kathy joined CORE in June of 2019 as a part- time office assistant. Prior to making the transition, she worked in dental administration for many years and co-published a small community newspaper in Eastern Washington.
It did not take long for Kathy to dive into the mix and establish herself as an integral part of the office, while infusing her positive perspective for life. There are many people who have helped her see the beauty in the world, but the most influential has been her daughter, Whitney. Since birth, Whitney has been severely handicapped and she is a wonderful teacher. She has taught Kathy how to truly prioritize her life by putting loved ones first and nurturing relationships.
Kathy lives in Post Falls with her husband, Jim. When the sun is out, she can likely be found pedaling her road bike, swimming, kayaking, snow skiing and adventuring the outdoors with friends and family. She is one who never says no to fun and challenges, including cliff diving and an additional 20 miles on her bike! When the weather is not cooperating, she spends her time knitting, sewing, baking and in spin class.
Core is always looking for new talent.
If you have what it takes to work with an awesome team, please drop off a resume at:
3731 N Ramsey, Ste 200 Coeur d'Alene, ID 83815