Melinda Naber Beck
Certified Public Accountant
Loretta has worked alongside Keith for over 25 years performing a variety of bookkeeping, accounting and secretarial duties. She played an active role in training Kendra, who is now at the front receptionist desk. This allows Loretta to transition to fewer job duties and work less hours. Loretta babysits her grandchildren regularly, and enjoys reading and family time. She also works hard to stay healthy and active.
Assistant Tax Preparer
Assistant Office Manager
Melinda is Keith and Loretta's oldest daughter. She joined the firm in January 2013 as a tax preparer and assistant to Keith, and finished the exam requirements to obtain CPA licensure at the end of 2016. She enjoys working with a wide variety of clients, including small businesses and individuals. Melinda and Lance Beck are blessed with 3 children. After hours, Melinda enjoys spending time with family, reading and being physically active.
Keith has been working in tax consulting and preparation since 1975, with a specialty in working with farm clients. Today he enjoys working with all types of clients and has a wide array of experience in handling business and personal clients. Keith owns and operates a small farm himself, which is located north of Fremont near the small town of Uehling, Nebraska. He and Loretta have been married over 40 years, and have three children and four grandchildren.
Certified Public Accountant
Rachel is Keith and Loretta's youngest daughter. She began working part-time at the office in December, 2016, when Jamie went on maternity leave. Rachel helps with bookkeeping, mailing, copying and other tasks. Since graduating from Nebraska Wesleyan University, she has worked as a writer and hopes to someday work in the health and wellness field. Her hobbies include shopping, biking and going to the gym.
Jamie joined the firm in January 2013. She handles a wide range of duties, including tax preparation, bookkeeping, payroll and many organizational tasks. Additionally, she is studying to become an Enrolled Agent (EA) which will enhance her ability to assist in individual tax preparation during the 2018 season. Jamie is Keith and Loretta's daughter-in-law. She and their son Brad have a one-year-old son named Blake. Jamie enjoys family time and being a new mom.
Keith started his tax and consulting business over 30 years ago, specializing in working with farm clients. Over the years he was assisted by his wife, Loretta. In 2013, the business evolved with the addition of Keith and Loretta's daughter Melinda, who joined the firm as a tax preparer. Their daughter-in-law Jamie also joined the firm in the same year, working as Assistant Office Manager. A large focus of the business remains in the farming industry, but the small business and individual client base has grown significantly.
Kendra joined the firm in November 2017. Her pleasant and welcoming personality lends well to greeting clients at the front door and answering phone calls. She also performs bookkeeping and many organizational tasks. Kendra brings many years of bookkeeping experience after owning a small in-home business for 19 years. Her favorite part of working at Ridge View is visiting with clients and learning about where life has taken them. Kendra plays keyboard and has recently taken up guitar. She also enjoys being active and spending time with her son.