About Yahara CPAs


Meet the Team

At Yahara CPAs we prioritize building relationships to help you grow. We created our accounting firm so we, the partners, can spend more time with you. We each have over 20 years of accounting experience that we want you to benefit from. Our simple mission is to build strong relationships to help individuals and businesses reach their financial goals.

Yahara CPAs Partner Brian Kaplan

Brian Kaplan

Partner, CPA

Brian brings 30 of experience to our accounting firm. In his practice he focuses on the outsourced CFO relationships and brings experience in owning and operating businesses in the past. He spent many years coaching his daughters in basketball and soccer. He enjoys golfing and the outdoors.  He resides in Middleton with his wife Aleta.

| Middleton Office |

Yahara CPAs Partner Dan McGown

Dan McGown

Partner, CPA

With 24 years of experience Dan specializes in individual taxation, corporate taxation, partnership taxation and small business consulting. In his free time he likes to golf, go to Packer games and travel with his family. Dan and his wife Cindy live in Verona with their son. Dan has been on the board of directors for the Friends of the Waisman Center since 2013.

| Middleton Office |

Yahara CPAs Partner Craig Huisman

Craig Huisman

Partner, CPA

Craig offers 20 years of experience to Yahara. His specialties include income taxation, business consulting and estate planning.  In his free time he likes to play softball, cribbage and Sheepshead, and is a Wisconsin sports enthusiast watching the Packers, Brewers and Wisconsin Badgers. He and his wife, Tina reside in Waunakee with their two children.

| Waunakee Office |

Yahara CPAs Kayla

Kayla Young

Senior Accountant

Kayla brings past experience from both large and small accounting firms, providing high caliber service with a local touch. When away from the office you can find her cycling, running around the dog park, or at the movies. Kayla lives in Madison with her boyfriend Sawyer and beloved dog Packet.

| Middleton Office |

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Gail Vanderhoef

Gail joins Yahara CPAs following a 28 year career as a physical therapist. With her exceptional attention to detail and customer service skills, Gail helps to ensure our clients receive top notch support in all phases of their experience.  She enjoys living and working in the Waunakee area.  Outside of the office, Gail loves spending time with her husband John and daughters Kate and Anna.

| Waunakee Office |

Andrew Cohen

Andy’s role at Yahara is to keep things running smoothly, a skill he picked up in 30 years as an editor and writer. He enjoys playing soccer, is a life master in bridge and parenting, and lives in Madison.

| Middleton Office |

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Lisa Aebly

Lisa has over 20 years of tax experience with all types of tax returns after obtaining a degree in accounting from Rockford College.  Family time is very important so during her off time you will usually find her on the sideline of a soccer field cheering on her nieces and nephew, having fun with her four daughters, or visiting different WI Supper Clubs with her husband Bill.  She lives in Winslow, IL.

| Middleton Office |

Curt Young

Curt brings in 2 years of experience for both tax prep and bookkeeping.  When off work you can find him outdoors biking, playing basketball, or finding new restaurants around Madison.  Curt lives in Madison with plants.

| Middleton Office |