Meet our Team
Robin L. Ridge, CPA
Robin specializes in tax, accounting and auditing services and serves a variety of for profit and non-profit entities. Along with providing these services, she supplements her audit reports with suggestions for strengthening management procedures and improving operating results. She makes a continued effort to make the boards of these organizations understand the financial statements and their importance as a “tool” to the functioning of the entity.
Robin graduated Cum Laude from the University of Findlay in 1986 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. She received her CPA designation in 1991. She has been employed at Ridge & Company CPAs since 1989, and became a partner on January 1, 2001. She previously had three years experience with Ernst & Young in Cleveland, Ohio.
Robin is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants.
Her commitment to the community is reflected in her involvement with a variety of local organizations including Saint Michaels Church, Treasurer of Findlay Noon Rotary, Past Chair of The University of Findlay Estate and Planned Giving Council and current Chair of The University of Findlay Colleagues Advisory Board, and she is a graduate of the Hancock Leadership program.
Robin is the wife of Christopher, an elementary teacher at Powell Elementary in North Baltimore, and is also the mother of two girls, Morgan and Bailey. In her free time she enjoys reading, golfing, gardening and cooking.
Jason C. Gunn
Jason joined the firm in January, 2007, after graduating from Bowling Green State University. He specializes in the preparation of income tax returns for individuals, closely held businesses, and trusts. His current duties also include assisting with financial statement audits of non-profit organizations and a variety of other areas as needed.
Jason is an associate member of the Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants and currently lives in Bowling Green, Ohio with his wife Karen, an elementary school teacher, and their two energetic young sons. He remains involved in the community through his church and as a member and former treasurer of the Findlay Kiwanis Club. In his spare time, Jason enjoys spending time with friends and family, playing golf, poker, and remains a long-suffering Cleveland sports fan.
Heather P. Laumeyer, EA
Heather specializes in a variety of tax and accounting services including individuals, partnerships, corporations, and non-profit agencies.
Heather graduated Cum Laude from Mercer University in Macon, Georgia in 1995 with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting. In 1998, she received her Enrolled Agent designation and additionally passed the Series 7 Securities Exam. She has been employed by Ridge & Company CPAs since January, 2011. She previously had eight years of experience at accounting firms in Georgia and North Carolina.
As an Enrolled Agent, she is qualified to represent clients before the IRS and completes 72 hours of continuing education every three years.
Heather moved to Findlay from North Carolina in 2009 with her husband Joseph, who works for Marathon Oil. They were married in December, 1994, and have two sons and a daughter. In her free time she enjoys reading, gardening, cooking, and watching her children on their trapshooting team.
Judy has been with Ridge & Company CPAs since October, 2004. Judy has over 45 years experience in accounting, working in both the private sector and public accounting. She has an Associate Degree in Accounting from Miami-Jacobs Junior College in Dayton, Ohio.
Judy’s job responsibilities include processing payrolls, payroll taxes, monthly write-up work, and income tax returns.
Judy enjoys walking, traveling, and needlework.
Heather M. Loughman
Heather specializes in auditing services, and helps with a variety of tax services and in other areas as needed.
Heather graduated Cum Laude from Tiffin University in 2000 with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting. She then went on to obtain her Masters of Accountancy in Taxation at Bowling Green State University, graduating in 2001. Heather joined Ridge & Company CPAs in September, 2004. Prior to that, she worked at a local firm in Toledo for 2 ½ years as a staff auditor.
Heather is an associate member of the Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants and she has been an active board member for Cancer Patient Services since the fall of 2009.
Heather is married to Jeff, who is employed with the Findlay Publishing Company. They have two young children, Jaryn and Kira.
In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and children, family, and friends. She enjoys family trips and introducing her children to new activities.
Kathy L. Mitchell
Kathy has been employed at Ridge & Company CPAs on a part time basis since June, 2004. Her primary duties include packaging returns and assisting Jessica during tax season.
Kathy is married to Chuck and is a step mother to Amy Fisher and Jeremy Mitchell and a grandmother to Austin, Alyse, Mirianna and Vivian. In her spare time she enjoys boating, reading and spending time with family.
Marlene R. Rayl, EA
Marlene has specialized in individual income taxes for 25 years in Findlay.
After graduating Summa Cum Laude from the University of Findlay, she passed the two day special Enrollment Examination given by the Internal Revenue Service qualifying her to represent clients before the IRS. Her Enrolled Agent status is maintained by completing 72 hours of education every 3 years.
Marlene has been self-employed for many years managing her own music studio. She is knowledgeable about farming and rental activities because she is involved in both.
Marlene has a daughter and two grandchildren in Allentown, PA and a son in Akron.
Much of her spare time is spent driving east.
Ronda L. Ritter
Ronda is a 1991 graduate of The University of Findlay with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Finance. She joined Ridge & Company CPAs in January, 2011, as a part-time tax preparer. Her job responsibilities include individual tax preparation and any other accounting services where her skill can be utilized.
She is very involved in her community by being a 4-H advisor, varsity volleyball coach and substitute teacher during non-tax season.
Ronda is the wife of Bruce, and mother of three children, Courtney, Megan and Eric. In her free time she enjoys singing, reading, scrapbooking and watching her children’s extracurricular events.
Marilee took business courses in high school to pursue a business career. After graduation, while working in a local business office, the company’s public accountant noticed her interest and ability and offered her the opportunity to work in his office.
Marilee has continued with this career for over 35 years and has gained training in bookkeeping skills and taxation. She has always found public accounting to be enjoyable work. Her duties include monthly financial statement write-up work, payroll taxes and income tax returns.
Away from the office Marilee enjoys reading, traveling and volunteering for A.C.S. Relay for Life.
Larry D. Williams
Larry has provided tax and accounting services to our clients since 1979. He provides assistance for a variety of clients including write-up work, tax returns and payroll tax services. He has an Associate Degree from International Business College in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Larry is married to Jane and they have 4 grown children and 11 grandchildren.
Jessica R. Zacharias
Jessica has been employed at Ridge & Company CPAs since July, 2004. Her primary duty is secretary to the staff, although her duties vary throughout the year. Her voice is usually one of the first you will hear when calling the office.
Jessica graduated with an Associate Degree in Office Administration Technology from Owens Community College in 2004.
Jessica is an active member of her church and enjoys singing on her church Praise Team. In her free time she enjoys scrapbooking and crafting. In October, 2010, she married Andrew and together they enjoy going to flea markets and craft shows, playing cards and spending time with family and friends.