Meet Our Team

John Kane, CPA

John has over 30 years of professional experience, including three years in the banking industry, after graduating from Anderson College (now Anderson University) in 1984. While at Anderson University, John majored in Accounting and Sports Medicine. John received his CPA certificate in 1989, while working for a local CPA firm.

His desire to serve the CPA profession is evident by his involvement. He was appointed by Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels, and reappointed by Governor Mike Pence, as a member of the Indiana Board of Accountancy where he served until 2016. John has been active in the Indiana CPA Society, where he served as a Vice Chair of the Board of Directors, Chair of the Finance Committee, and Chair of the Public Interest Task Force. He was also a member of the Leadership Cabinet (a member advisory group to the Society directors), he has served on various committees of the Society, and served for three years on the AICPA Governing Council, as an elected member of the Indiana CPA Society. He currently serves on the INCPAS Ethics Comittee. John is a graduate of the Leadership Academy of Madison County. John currently serves on the Board of Trustees, along with previously serving as Treasurer, Chair of the Finance Committee, as well as serving on the Audit Committee of Community Hospital, Anderson. He has served on various community boards of directors, including serving as president of the Anderson Symphony Orchestra board and treasurer of the Anderson Rotary Club. 

In addition to John's professional experience, he had an opportunity to work with a professional football franchise of the NFL for two preseasons while in college utilizing his Sports Medicine knowledge. So that he could continue his love of football, John officiates high school and college football. He also finds time to play golf.  John is father of three (a daughter and two sons) and husband to Susan, who works at Pendleton Heights High School (South Madison School Corporation). 

If you would like to talk with John please call him at (765) 640-1211 or you can reach his e-mail at john@jpkanecpa.com


Ervin Rockhill, CPA 

Erv graduated from Anderson College (now Anderson University) in 1970 with a degree in accounting. After graduation, he began his career in public accounting with an Indianapolis office of a "Big 8" firm. He received his CPA certificate in 1973 and later continued his education, earning an MBA degree from Ball State University. During Erv's career, he has owned his own business, served as an assistant professor, and worked in the accounting departments of some large business entities. 

He and his wife have three grown children, three grandchildren, and reside in Anderson. He joined our team as part of our 2015 purchase of Winegardner & Associates, where he had worked the previous seventeen "tax seasons." We are pleased to have Erv as part of our team.


Jacob Eiler, CPA 

Jacob graduated from Anderson University with a degree in Accounting and Information Systems in May 2015. After graduation, Jacob worked both in industry and public accounting. Jacob received his CPA certificate in 2018, while working for a local CPA firm. He joined our team in September 2018, bringing a combination of tax and audit experience to the firm.

Jacob resides in the Muncie area and is involved in serveral community organizations around his hometown. He is a board member of Muncie Kiwanis and the Delaware County Children's Clothing Center. He attends Mount Olive Community Church, where he serves as a member of the board and President of the Mt. Olive Community Church Men's Group. Jacob also, volunteers with the Back to School Teachers' Store and the Whitely Community Council as a member of the Finance Committee. Finally, Jacob is a member of the Traditional Acoustic Band "Common Ground" and performs locally.

In his spare time, Jacob enjoys reading, playing piano and guitar, as well as spending time outdoors and being with friends and family. 

To contact Jacob, email him at Jacob@jpkanecpa.com or call him at (765) 640-1211. 


Paul Miller, CPA

Paul graduated from Ball State University with a bachelor’s in accounting and a minor in human geography in May 2017. He then went on to pursue a master’s degree in accounting, finishing in July 2018. He joined our team as his first job after college in 2018. Paul officially received his CPA designation in August 2020.

Paul is originally from Brookston, Indiana, a small town just north of Lafayette. He recently moved to Anderson after spending several years living in Muncie while he went to college. He and his wife Sydney, along with their dog, Leia, enjoy living in Anderson and finding new restaurants to try. In his spare time, he enjoys watching or playing sports, playing board and card games, and spending time with family and friends.

To contact Paul, email him at Paul@jpkanecpa.com or call him at (765) 640-1211.


J.D. Owens, CPA 

J.D. joins us with 10 years of experience in a variety of positions from academia to the industrial products industry. J.D. graduated from Ball State University (BSU) in 2011 with a bachelor’s degree in accounting and earned his master’s degree in accounting in 2012. After receiving his CPA certification in April 2013, J.D. ventured into academia serving as an Instructor for the Paul Parkinson Department of Accounting in the Miller College of Business at BSU. During his stint, he also served as advisor for all undergraduate accounting students as well as the faculty advisor for the accounting honorary organization, Beta Alpha Psi. He maintains a connection with BSU by actively serving on the Accounting Alumni Board.

J.D. received an opportunity to join a prior employer by serving as Operations Manager for the partnership in December 2017. His focus was on business process development, product procurement and distribution, and international customer relations to name a few. The company later underwent an acquisition for which he continued to serve in the transition until October 2020.

He has been a member of the American Accounting Association and is a current member of the Indiana CPA Society and American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He actively serves as the records and tithe keeper for his church, Open Arms Church, in New Castle. He also enjoys serving as the technician for his church’s worship services.

He lives in New Castle with his wife Kayleigh (also a CPA) and black Labrador, Bella. J.D. enjoys spending time with his family, playing racquetball, golfing and going to the gym.

You can contact J.D. at (765) 640-1211 or email him at jdowens@jpkanecpa.com


Joanie Rick, Paraprofessional

Joanie is an Anderson native, graduating from high school in 1980 and receiving her Cosmetology license in 1981. She worked as a hair stylist for 5 years before deciding to be a stay-at-home mom to her two children, David and Jennifer, for 8 years.

She then worked at Warner Press Bookstore, in the office.  In 1998, Joanie joined the staff at Anderson Power Sports / Acceleration Powersports, where she was the Office Manager for over 15 years.

Joanie joined our team in August 2015. Joanie and her husband Dennis now have a wonderful daughter in-law Samantha, and two grandchildren, Dallas and Rebecca.  David and his wife Samantha are active in their church, Anderson First Church of the Nazarene, where they both play in the orchestra, and they are also members with the Christian Motorcycle Association. Their daughter Jennifer is a hair stylist at Great Clips in Anderson, IN.

In their spare time, Dennis and Joanie enjoy riding their motorcycles. One of their most memorable trips was riding thru Canada on their way to Niagara Falls.

To contact Joanie, e-mail her at Joanie@jpkanecpa.com or call her at (765) 640-1211.


Carmen Hall, Assistant Director of First Impressions     

Carmen is a native of Anderson and loves her hometown.  She has been married to Jeff for nearly 30 years.  They have two children and two beautiful grandchildren.  Carmen has had many varied work experiences from restaurant manager to lunch lady/cashier in an elementary school to office manager and bookkeeper for two small businesses in Anderson.  When Jeff and Carmen are not working, they enjoy church activities at Redeemer Baptist, grandkids, camping, and planning for their future together.

To contact Carmen, e-mail her at carmen@jpkanecpa.com or call her at (765) 640-1211.


Shelly McCoy, Director of
First Impressions

Shelly is an Anderson native and previously worked with a local CPA firm from 1987 to 1993, before becoming a stay-at-home mom with their two boys. She joined the team in 2002, using her knowledge gained from her previous work experience to help in the front desk reception and in clerical and bookkeeping duties.

Shelly is married to Vaughn, the Assistant Director of Computing Services for Anderson Community Schools. They enjoy traveling and camping. They have two sons, Austin who is a 2017 graduate of Purdue University and a graduate student at Michigan State University and Evan who is a 2014 graduate of Purdue and a graduate student at the University of Georgia. 

To contact Shelly, e-mail her at shelly@jpkanecpa.com or call her at (765) 640-1211.


Hilary May, Social Media Specialist

Hilary is an Anderson native, but now lives in Westfield, IN She joined our team in October 2017.

She previously worked at Anderson University as the Administrative Assistant in the Tri-S and Study Abroad Office.

Hilary is married to Kyle May, Controller of Old Town Companies. They both enjoy spending time with their dogs Nora and Survivor. Outside of work Hilary enjoys working on home renovation projects, spending time outside and traveling when possible. 

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