Daniel W. Bradley, CPA
Partner

dbradley@yobco.com | Ext. 247

Daniel W. Bradley, CPA is a YOBCO partner. He has extensive experience in performing audits of governmental units, not-for-profit organizations, and for-profit entities, including entities (governmental units, not-for-profit organizations, and for profit organizations) subject to the requirements of Government Auditing Standards as well as the Uniform Guidance.

Dan is the co-author of a highly rated continuing professional education course book that is presently being utilized on a national basis, and is a sought-after lecturer, predominantly in the areas of auditing and accounting related to governmental units, not-for-profit organizations, and for profit organizations. His skills as an instructor have won him various awards as an Outstanding Discussion Leader and Instructor, including being named the AICPA’s 2015 Outstanding Discussion Leader.

Dan is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and has served on the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants’ Local Government Conference Committee for many years. His is the past president of his Institute of Management Accountants’ Chapter as well as the Altoona American Business Club. In addition, Dan has served as a member of the Executive Committee of the Pennsylvania Economy League and as a member of his local March of Dimes board.

David M. Scott, CPA
Partner

dscott@yobco.com | Ext. 235

David Scott is a partner of YOBCO with more than 35 years of experience in public accounting. He is a cum laude graduate of St. Francis University with a degree in accounting, and an Atomic Veteran of the United States Army. His career has included serving as principal of various nonprofit and governmental audits, and reviewer of several others, as well as serving as tax accountant for corporations, partnerships, LLC’s and individuals. An adjunct faculty member of Penn State Altoona for over 30 years in tax and accounting, David is also active in his community, including:

  • Past President of Institute of Management Accountants
  • Former Treasurer of Blair County Historical Society
  • Current President of Altoona Kiwanis Foundation
  • Current President for the fifth time of the Altoona Kiwanis Club
  • Current Treasurer of the Iwo Jima Association of America
  • Former Board Member of various not-for-profit organizations

James R. Berkhimer, CPA
Partner

jberkhimer@yobco.com | Ext. 252

Jim is a Certified Public Accountant who has been working in public accounting since 1992. Jim started with YOBCO in 1995 and became a shareholder/partner on January 1, 2013. Jim’s areas of professional concentration include auditing, accounting and consulting for for-profit and not-for-profit organizations, and business and individual tax planning and preparation. He is a member of the American and Pennsylvania Institutes of Certified Public Accountants and is a graduate of the Blair County Chamber of Commerce Leadership of Blair County Class of 2012. He is a member of his local church, a member of the Altoona Chapter of AMBUCS, the local chapter of a national service organization dedicated to creating mobility and independence for people with disabilities, and is active in many local community events. Jim holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from the Pennsylvania State University’s Smeal College of Business. Jim and his wife, Cheri, have two daughters and reside in Blue Knob.

David L. Baumgartner, CPA

dbaumgartner@yobco.com | Ext. 229

David L. Baumgartner graduated from Penn State with honors with a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting, and received CPA certification in the mid 1970s. David has been a shareholder in YOBCO since 1979. His areas of expertise include tax return preparation and audits of financial institutions, manufacturers and retailers. He is involved in various church and civic organizations and has been active in Rotary for 40 years.

Michael J. Maier, CPA

mmaier@yobco.com | Ext. 224

Michael J. Maier graduated from Penn State University with a Bachelor degree in accounting. He received his CPA certification in 1980. His areas of expertise include Estate and Trust taxation. He is a member of the AICPA and PICPA.

Amy Benton

abenton@yobco.com | Ext. 253

Amy Benton is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting with honors. She started with YOBCO in July 2017 and specializes in payroll accounting.

Kelly Elder

kelder@yobco.com | Ext. 262

Kelly Elder graduated from St. Francis University with a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting, and has been with YOBCO since 2015 where she specializes in governmental and non-profit entities. She is active in AICPA and PICPA.

Wesley Elder, CPA

welder@yobco.com | Ext. 228

Wesley Elder has been with YOBCO since 2016, and specializes in audits of government agencies, school districts, and individual taxes. He is a licensed CPA with a B.S. in business/financial services and a Master’s from Penn State University. He holds a membership in the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Andrew Gottshall

agottshall@yobco.com | Ext. 226

Andrew Gottshall has been with YOBCO since May of 2020. He has a B.S in accounting from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania and is pursuing his CPA license.

Tina Heidler, CPA

theidler@yobco.com | Ext. 223

Tina Heidler specializes in auditing financial institutions, foundations and non-profit organizations, and has been with YOBCO since 2000. She graduated from University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown in 1993 with Bachelor’s in Accounting, and has been licensed as a Certified Public Accountant since 1996. She is an active member of the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA), as well as the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). Tina is a graduate of the Blair County Chamber of Commerce Leadership of Blair County Program.

Jamie Johnson, CPA

jjohnson@yobco.com | Ext. 237

Jamie Johnson is a CPA with a B.S. in Accounting from Penn State University. Specializing in not-for-profit, governmental, affordable housing, and service organization engagements, she’s been with YOBCO since 2011. She is an active member of the Kiwanis Club of Altoona.

Ian Luther

iluther@yobco.com | Ext. 263

Ian graduated from Washington and Jefferson College in May 2019 with a BA in Accounting and joined our staff. He is actively working towards obtaining his CPA license.

Sharon McConnell

smcconnell@yobco.com | Ext. 234

Sharon McConnell holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting with minor in Information Technology from Mount Aloysius College, and has been with YOBCO since May 2011. Her areas of responsibility include employment, property, quarterly taxes, QuickBooks, and fringe benefits taxation. She is an active member of Trinity United Methodist Choir, where she serves as treasurer and sings in the choir.

Ben Miller, CPA

bmiller@yobco.com | Ext. 257

Ben Miller is a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Fraud Examiner, and Peer Reviewer Team Member with Employee Benefit Qualifications. He holds a B.S. in Accounting from Pennsylvania State University and has been with YOBCO since 2009, where he specializes in auditing with a focus in manufacturing, construction, architecture/engineering, and Employee Benefit Plans. He is an active member of Sunrise Rotary Altoona.

Stephanie Miller

smiller@yobco.com | Ext. 222

Kevin Norton

knorton@yobco.com | Ext. 239

Kevin Norton holds a B.S. from Clarion University of Pennsylvania. A member of YOBCO’s staff since 1998, he specializes in multi-state taxation. He is a member of the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Kevin is a graduate of the Blair County Chamber of Commerce Leadership of Blair County Program.

Thomas W. Orr, CPA

torr@yobco.com | Ext. 243

Tom graduated with a B.S. degree in Business Administration (Accounting) from Geneva College and started with the firm in 2004, with prior experience in both public accounting and manufacturing. He practices auditing and taxation. Tom is married, lives in Altoona, and has five children. He is a member of Westminster Orthodox Presbyterian Church, Altoona Fairview Cemetery Association, and the Kiwanis Club of Altoona. Tom is a graduate of the Blair County Chamber of Commerce Leadership of Blair County Program.

Christopher Shirock, CPA

cshirock@yobco.com | Ext. 261

Christopher Shirock, who holds a B.S. in Accounting from Mount Aloysius College, began working with YOBCO in 2008. He is a graduate of Leadership Blair County, serves as treasurer of his church, and also serves as a board member of the Gallitzin Moose. He is also a member of Altoona AMBUCS, the local chapter of a national service organization dedicated to creating mobility and independence for people with disabilities.

Gregory Smith

gsmith@yobco.com | Ext. 232

Greg is a Certified Public Accountant who has been working in public accounting since 1999. He specializes in business and individual taxation. He holds memberships with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and serves as treasurer of the Rotary Club of Altoona. Greg is also a graduate of the Blair County Chamber of Commerce Leadership Blair County Program. Greg is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a degree in accounting.

Emma Snyder, CPA

esnyder@yobco.com | Ext. 259

Julie Tyler, CPA

jtyler@yobco.com | Ext. 254

Julie Tyler holds a B.S. from Clarion University of Pennsylvania. She has been with YOBCO since 2002, and specializes in audits of for-profit entities. Julie is a member of the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants, as well as the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Julie is a graduate of the Blair County Chamber of Commerce Leadership of Blair County Program.

Administrative Staff

With over 85 years combined experience, our administrative staff works closely with the Partners and staff to process final reports and tax returns, handle client relations and billings.

Employee Email Phone Extension
ALLEN, MARY mallen@yobco.com 231
KAUFFMAN, LAURIE L. lkauffman@yobco.com 258
MCCONNELL, THERESA A. tmcconnell@yobco.com 242