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Our team of tax, bookkeeping and Certified Profit First professionals stands ready to enrich your life by helping find the missing piece in your business: PROFITS.



Wendy Knutson CPA Certified Profit First ProfessionalWendy Knutson, CPA & Certified Profit First Professional

Wendy has over 30 years of accounting experience and received her CPA license in Texas in 2008. A QuickBooks user since the 1990’s and a QuickBooks ProAdvisor, Wendy served a two year term as one of 15 members of Intuit’s Accountant & Advisor Customer Council from 2012-2014. In 2015, Wendy became a Certified Profit First Professional to guide business owners on the journey to increasing their profitability. Wendy, and her husband, Dan have two adult daughters and live in Keller, Texas. In her spare time, Wendy enjoys knitting.


Ashley Waychoff Bookkeeping Account ManagerAshley Waychoff, Bookkeeping Account Manager

Ashley was born and raised in Texas and currently lives in the Southlake area. She joined the Knutson Team in 2014, shortly after graduating from the University of Oklahoma with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting. She is currently pursuing her Masters and CPA certification. Ashley is an Intuit-certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor who trains clients how to use QuickBooks Online and Desktop. She also works with our clients to implement Profit First in their businesses. In her free time, Ashley enjoys traveling, country concerts and most importantly spending time with her family and friends.

Lynda Hatfield, Bookkeeping Account Manager

Lynda has been a bookkeeper since 2005 and has prior audit experience working for the IRS.  She has been married for 30 years, with four children and five grandchildren.  She and her husband have recently relocated back to Colorado where they own a small farm. Her free time is spent helping out with new business ventures with her husband, and traveling to see family.


Kristin Hearn Tax ProfessionalKristin Hearn, Tax Professional

Kristin is a native Texan and graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington with a Master of Professional Accounting in 2003. She and her husband of 16 years enjoy traveling the Southwest with their two children. Kristin loves playing with her dogs and raiding the local library for good books.


Management & Administrative Team


Lindsay Polyak Marketing DirectorLindsay Polyak, Marketing Director & Certified Profit First Professional

Lindsay has been with Knutson CPA since the beginning (2010).  She has worked in marketing and business development for over 12 years. As a Certified Profit First Professional, Lindsay actively speaks with business owners about the profits in their businesses. When not spreading the word about Knutson CPA, Lindsay captures special moments at Lindsay Polyak Photography. A strategic connector in our community, she is a Board of Directors member and past Ambassador Committee Chair at the Southlake Chamber of Commerce. Lindsay is the recipient of Southlake’s 2013 Ambassador of the Year and 2015 Volunteer of the Year awards. She, her husband, and their little boy live in Hurst.

Marissa Uplegger, Receptionist

Marissa was born in Grapevine and raised in Arlington, Texas where she graduated Juan Seguin High School Cum Laude in a class of 388. She graduated in 2016 from the University of Texas at Arlington with her Bachelor of Education and plans to teach at an elementary school. Marissa is married to her best friend and favorite Marine, Dylan, and she makes custom wreaths and decorations at Marissa Makes It.

Melissa Elliott, Firm Administrator

Melissa is Texas born and bred! She attended Tarleton State University, met and married her best friend Shawn. They have been married 25 years and have two grown children. Her daughter is a preschool teacher and her son is a US Marine. Melissa owns and operates a small Custom Cake and Catering Business out of her home – MeMe Makes Cakes. She loves to bake and be creative. She is an accomplished musician who plays keys and leads Worship at her church. In July of 2012 she recorded a “Live at Billy Bobs” album with a local Texas Country band. Melissa supports our team in our Profit First efforts.

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