Meet our Team. We understand the exhilaration you feel helping members get and stay fit.

Fitness is an important part of our lives, too!

Eric Killian, CPA & Founder

Accountant, husband, father, mountaineer and yes… pirate.

Fitness is such a big part of who I am. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle, eating well (mostly paleo), hiking, backpacking, mountaineering, practicing yoga and Crossfit are all important cornerstones of life. But I love ice cream and cookies too much to say no!

I love helping owners make sense of their business and finding ways to grow it. It’s an honor to help you see situations, scenarios and opportunities from all sides so you can make informed decisions.

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Michelle Foster, CPA

Scuba diver, tennis player, baker, world traveler, and most importantly, wife and mommy!

I love to scuba dive! There isn’t much diving in Pennsylvania, so my back up fitness fix is tennis.

I love puzzles and problem solving, so helping owners with their challenges and opportunities is a perfect fit for me. Understanding your needs is such an important part of what I do, and I’m proud to go above and beyond to help! Working virtually makes that so easy. Owners often ask me, “Were you really working in the middle of the night?” and I tell them, “Yes – you caught me!”

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Natalie Knott, CPA

Wife, mom of three kiddos, dog momma and beach lover!

I love sports! All sports! In my past I’ve played basketball, softball, volleyball, and ran track. It’s very hard for me to now sit quietly on the sidelines as I watch my kids play…..I want to be out there playing or coaching. A close second to that is working out at the gym, which I really enjoy.

Working with our team to help our owners tackle challenges is what I enjoy most. Whether it’s running payrolls, taking care of bookkeeping, creating financial statements or answering questions, I love helping owners do things more efficiently.

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Jennifer Richard,
Staff Accountant

Wife, accountant, hiker and camper!

I love to travel! Ever since we bought an RV, we can’t get enough of seeing the countryside. When I’m not working, you’ll find me hiking, camping, or singing karaoke (if you’re lucky!) Anything that involves living life to the fullest and spending time with family – count me in.

After 9 years’ experience in the accounting field, my favorite part of work is helping clients achieve their business and life goals. Whatever I can do to make clients’ lives easier, I’ll do it. During a typical day at work, I am preparing tax filings, managing bookkeeping, or answering the question, “Is this tax deductible?” (And the answer is… it depends!)

(Jenn is also a CPA candidate and has already passed the two parts of her CPA exam. Way to go Jenn!)

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Claire Niemand,
Staff Accountant

Accountant, wife, mom and nature lover!

I love to run! I usually start every morning with a jog as it helps clear my mind and re-energize my body. In my spare time, I love to get out in nature and of course, spend time with my husband and kids. Soaking up family time is always my priority!

During a typical day at work, I’m usually preparing management reports, processing financial records, or presenting information to clients to help them make more informed decisions. I think that’s the best part of my job! Helping clients make better business decisions and adding value wherever I can is what I love the most.

 

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Erin LeClair, CPA

Wife, mom, gardener, and hiker!

I love gardening! Even if I’m not the best at keeping plants alive… it’s the time spent tending to them that counts, right? When I’m not at work or in the garden, you will find me cheering loudly at my kids’ sporting events, hiking and exploring new heights, or reading a good book!

A typical day as a Tax Supervisor usually consists of many tax filings, compliance research, and mentoring others around me. I will always triple-check filings to ensure they’re accurate, compliant, and timely! After 15 years as a CPA, I have to say that watching clients’ success is the best part of my job. I love helping businesses grow and ultimately achieve their goals.

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Lucy Paul

Dog lover, yogi, skydiver, and traveler

I do yoga to manage the balance of my body and keep me mentally and physically grounded; however, in my free time I’m a skydiver. I hold three female state records in large formation skydiving and a silver medal from the 2017 United States Parachute Associations (USPA) National Competition in 8-way Formation Skydiving.

I enjoy connecting with clients on a personal level – taking time to get to know each of our owners and understand how your business impacts your personal life. My role is to empower you when making decisions. I’m the good kind of back seat driver!

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Whitney Hesmer

Marketing director, traveler… and want-to-be baker!

I love to travel! I have lived outside of the USA for the last 8 years and have dual residency in Australia! In my spare time, you’ll find me baking biscuits, staying active with boxing, or country hopping when we can.

My typical day as a Marketing Director can get quite busy! It involves creating website content, getting The Fitness CPA to rank higher on Google, managing lead campaigns and much more. The best part of my job? Helping TFCPA produce valuable information for their clients!

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Igor Kolpin

Website designer, developer, and world traveler!

I love to travel! When I’m not working, you’ll find me traveling around the world or keeping active. I love to play football, snow ski, and kite surf! My motto to live by is that family and health always come first.

By title, I am a web developer. During a typical day at work, I work on front-end and back-end development of the website, make sure the site performance is fully optimized, tackle server administration & more. My favorite part of the job? Publishing new pages of The Fitness CPA website!

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Isaac Le Pés

IT Director and self-proclaimed electronics nerd!

and dabbling in electronics. No, really! In my spare time, you’ll find me creating and repairing electronic circuits, setting up new servers on my home network, operating servers for video games and more. What can I say – I really love what I do!

For The Fitness CPA, I handle all things related to information technology and security. This includes making sure the website is up and running, securing all documents and files, ensuring email is running smoothly, etc. My favorite part of the job is seeing the relief and elation expressed on the team’s faces when something that was a source of frustration is corrected!

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