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 was formerly a member of the Town of Wolfeboro Budget Committee and is currently the Treasurer of "The Nick."

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

Christopher Tierney, CPA
Manager

Christopher Tierney earned his BA from Cornell University and then went on to receive his MBA from Cornell University. Christopher earned his CPA Licensee in 1983. He joined the team at William J. Krause CPA, P.C. in the summer of 2017 with many years of experience in the accounting profession. Christopher has held various positions with regional firms from staff accountant to Manager and Managing Partner, as well as teaching accounting courses at Southern New Hampshire University. Christopher's vast experience with the inner working of small to mid-size accounting firms is going to play a large role in continued growth of William J. Krause CPA, P.C. and he will be a valuable resource for our staff development.

Christopher has prepared a number of business valuations, testified as an expert witness in New Hampshire Superior Courts, and participated in the negotiations of buying and selling businesses. He has extensive experience in individual, partnership 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 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 going to his camper in Wells, ME in the summer. In the winter he teaches skiing at Gunstock and is recognized as the second longest tenured member of the ski school. He was formerly a multi-engine rated private pilot.

Ivette Ruiz Babylon, CPA
Manager

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 bega' 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.

Jami Thibodeau
Administrative Assistant/Bookkeeper

Jami joined the firm in August of 2017. Jami studied Accounting in College and then obtained a job in the automotive industry where she was the controller for 14 years. Jami has successfully owned and operated several small businesses.

Jami and her husband Chip reside in Wakefield, NH. Jami enjoys running and spending time with her family.

Gregory A. Roark, Jr
Staff Accountant

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.

Tammy Fetter
Bookkeeper

Tammy graduated from Southern New Hampshire University, with a Bachelor degree in Accounting. Tammy has more than 10 years of experience in accounting and financial operations. Tammy has worked in both lead and managerial positions in the finance departments of substantial manufacturing, production and service companies, providing lead financial operations and reporting services to the different companies.

Tammy is dedicated to ensuring that the companies she has worked for receive prompt, accurate reporting and billing, and works effectively to ensure all financial relationships are maintained and run smoothly.

During her free time she likes to quilt and volunteer in the community.