William J Krause, CPA

About Us

William J. Krause, CPA
Shareholder/President

Upon graduation from Waynesburg College in PA (with a major in accounting & minor in economics) Mr. Krause was first employed by the accounting firm of Arthur Andersen & Co in Pittsburgh prior to his service in the U.S. Army. He then served in the U.S. Army at XVIII Airborne Headquarters at Fort Bragg, NC before completing his military obligation at the U.S. Army Europe Headquarters in Heidelberg Germany. While stationed in Germany, he served as Senior Auditor of the Internal Review & Management Division of USMEDCOMEUR. After his U.S. Army service, he obtained his MBA from Boston University and was then subsequently employed with large national public accounting firms. Mr Krause conducted audits on major publicly traded corporations before he commenced working for Stone & Webster Engineering Corporation in Boston for 16 years. He then started William J. Krause, CPA in 1992, which continues today at its current location in Wolfeboro, NH.

Matthew W. Krause, EA
Shareholder/Treasurer

Matthew W. Krause earned his BA from St. Lawrence University in 2005 and then went on to receive his MBA from Plymouth State University in 2008. As a federally licensed IRS Enrolled Agent, Matt is admitted to practice before the Internal Revenue Service, and is a member of the National Association of Enrolled Agents.

Matt has been with the firm since 2005. His primary focus has been new business development and organization modernization. Matt provides tax and consulting services to private corporations, partnerships, non-profit organizations, trusts, associations and individuals.

Matt is actively involved in his community. Matt is currently a Trustee for the Taylor Community.

Matt resides in Wolfeboro with his wife Megan, son Ted and daughter Ellie. He is an avid golfer and skier.

Christopher Tierney, CPA
Senior Manager

Christopher Tierney received his BA and MBA degrees from Cornell University. He subsequently earned his CPA License in 1984 and his CGMA designation in 2012. He joined the team at William J. Krause CPA, P.C. in the summer of 2017. Christopher has held high level positions in area firms and formerly taught accounting courses at New England College (now Southern New Hampshire University).

Christopher has prepared a number of business valuations, testified as an expert witness in New Hampshire Superior Courts, and participated in numerous negotiations relating to the buying and selling of businesses He is a specialist at designing and implementing complex transactions to accomplish client objectives. He has extensive experience in individual, partnership, trust and corporate taxation and has successfully represented clients before the IRS.

Over the years he served on a number of non-profit boards including Independent Labor Systems and Lakes Region Daycare. He was the Treasurer of the Lakes Region Scholarship Foundation and of the Laconia Airport Authority. He has acted as an advisor to other boards including the Gilford District PTA and the White Mountain Center for Creative Development.

He is married with four grown children. He enjoys sailing, kayaking and paddleboarding in the summer. In the winter he teaches skiing at Gunstock and is recognized as the second longest tenured member of the Snowsports School. He also held a private pilot license with a multi-engine rating.

Peter M. Colbath, CPA
Manager

Peter Colbath earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from University of New Hampshire and a Masters of Science in Accounting from Southern New Hampshire University. Peter earned his CPA Licensee in 1997.

Peter retired from the New Hampshire Department of Revenue Administration (NHDRA) as the Assistant Director of the Taxpayer Services Division after eighteen and a half years of service. He was responsible for monitoring and managing the Department's Modernized e-File (MeF) system as well as overseeing the design and modification of tax forms to maintain compliance with both federal and state law. Peter also made recommendations for updating of existing administrative rules and represented the department's public outreach programs. Prior to joining the NHDRA, Peter worked for a local CPA firm specializing in business tax and various attestation services.

Peter has served on a number of non-profit boards including Laconia Rotary and Lakes Region Sled Dog Club, Inc. In addition, Peter coached the Gilford High School Alpine Ski Team for six years, earning several state titles.

Peter resides in Wolfeboro. He enjoys running his sled dogs, skiing, and boating. He has been a member of the Professional Ski Instructors of America since 1982 and is Stage III Certified.

Ronald LaPlante, CPA, EA, CMA
Manager

Ronald LaPlante earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from Keene State College and his Master of Science degree in Accounting from Southern New Hampshire University.

He began his accounting career in a CPA firm during his undergraduate studies, then upon graduation, went on to become a controller, external and internal auditor, forensic and fraud investigations accountant, business processes consultant and tax preparation accountant. He has been employed with small and Big Four CPA firms, and worked with small businesses and billion dollar corporations. He has also taught financial and cost accounting as well as auditing at several colleges and universities.

He has been singing since his high school days, in several church and city choirs. He has also completed ten marathons.

Ivette Ruiz Babylon, CPA
Senior Consultant

Ivette holds a Bachelor of Science from The University of Florida and a Master of Professional Accounting degree from The University of Texas at Austin.

Ivette began her career in banking, where she completed an intensive management training program in all aspects of retail and commercial banking. After completing her Master’s degree, Ivette joined Coopers & Lybrand, LLC. She later joined the mergers and acquisitions team of MasTec, Inc., a publicly-traded Telecommunications Infrastructure Provider. While at MasTec, Ivette transitioned from M&A to head the Finance Team for one of the company's largest divisions, and, ultimately, to serve as the company's Corporate Controller. Ivette later founded Babylon Consulting, LLC where she was responsible for client services.

Ivette joined the firm in 2018 where she is responsible for client services, primarily business valuation and corporate tax advisory services.

Ivette also serves on the Board of Directors and volunteers for several local organizations including, GALA/Global Awareness, Local Action (Treasurer), the Wolfeboro Area Recreation Association (volunteer co-chair, dog park committee) and The Kingswood Theater Boosters (Treasurer). When not working, Ivette can be found in her garden, sailing with her husband, Mike, horseback riding, cycling or with her dogs.

Kayla M. Michaud
Staff Accountant

Kayla joined the firm in June of 2014 upon getting her Bachelor's Degree in accounting from Plymouth State University. At Plymouth State Kayla graduated Cum Laude and became a member of Delta Mu Delta.

Kayla currently resides in Gilford, NH and enjoys traveling and spending time with her family in her free time.

Gregory A. Roark, Jr
Tax Preparer

Gregory A. Roark, Jr earned his BA from Guilford College in Greensboro, North Carolina in 1994. Gregg began his financial career with Manulife Financial (John Hancock) in Boston, Massachusetts. In 2001, he moved back home to Wolfeboro to become a successful entrepreneur with his father and brother-in-law in the restaurant business. Together, they currently operate Garwoods Restaurant and Wolfeboro Dockside Grille & Dairy Bar.

In 2015, Gregg went to work as a staff accountant at Weidema, Lavin & Grott Accounting CPA, P.C. in Hampton and Portsmouth, New Hampshire before joining the team at William J. Krause CPA, P.C. in January 2018.

Gregg has two children, Max and Brityn. He currently resides in Wolfeboro where he enjoys running, golfing, skiing and spending time with friends and family.

Isaac Hartman
Staff Accountant

Isaac graduated from Brigham Young University - Idaho with a Bachelor's Degree in accounting. He worked for two years at a local CPA firm prior to joining William J. Krause CPA, P.C. in 2022. His practice area focuses on individual and business taxation.

Isaac currently lives in Sanbornton with his wife and daughter. He enjoys camping, hunting, and fishing.

Christina Duntley
Administrator

Tina graduated from Bentley University with a bachelor's degree in finance. She began her career as a junior accountant at Havenwood Heritage Heights in Concord and then switched gears to the banking industry as a mortgage loan officer at Profile Bank in Rochester. While raising her 2 sons, Nick and Josh, Tina worked in the Wolfeboro elementary schools. She has also held many volunteer positions within the Wolfeboro Community, including the Wolfeboro Preschool and numerous youth and high school sport organizations.

Tina lives in Brookfield with her husband Ryan, their two sons, and 2 rescue Labrador Retrievers. She enjoys spending time with her family, hiking, mountain biking, and camping.