Our firm was started by Dale Matthews, CPA in 1954. Over the years, employees and partners have come and gone. Businesses we’ve served have opened and closed. Technology has changed the way business works, and the roles and skill sets of employees in all areas of business. Consolidations have nearly eliminated the independent grain elevators that were an important part of our business 30 years ago. The advent of personal computers, and the availability of accounting software such as QuickBooks ™ has changed the way we relate with some customers.
Since its inception, our firm has sought to add value to our customers, using our many years of expertise and high ethical values. In all areas of accounting, bookkeeping, income tax preparation, farm management, trust services and business consulting, we strive to give the best service to customers we can provide.
In 2017, the firm adopted the name Lashier, Bonefas, Baldwin & Co, PC.
David Lashier, CPA
Dave has over 40 years experience in the tax and accounting profession. He has been a partner in the firm since 1983. He and his wife Jacque have two daughters, and two grandchildren who can do no wrong.
Dave is an Iowan, born and raised. A lifetime of experience in varied agricultural endeavors fostered a deep appreciation for both the land and the people of the corn belt. He is a graduate of Wayne State College, and even spent a short period of time teaching in the late 70’s.
As managing partner of the firm, Dave realizes that interpersonal relationships are the bedrock for success. He is a board member of the Kay M Anderson Foundation, the Cy & Carolyn Rapp Charitable Trust, The Mary Louise Gidley Scholarship Fund, and the Ivan & Caroline Wilson Memorial Trust. He is Treasurer of First United Methodist Church and Past-Chairman of the Shenandoah Medical Center Board of Directors.
Edward Bonefas, CPA
Ed joined the firm in 1993, moving to Shenandoah from Waterloo, Iowa. He and his wife Nancy have two grown daughters and three grandchildren.
Ed is the twelfth of thirteen children! He grew up on a 160 acre crop share farm near Winthrop, Iowa, where the family had a Grade B dairy operation. After his father passed away when Ed was 15, he completed high school at Don Bosco in Gilbertville. He credits that education with ‘changing his life’. He is a cum laude graduate of Upper Iowa University.
In addition to his other duties for LBB, he manages the IT functions for the firm. He has a love/hate relationship with computers, especially with Windows 10 updates!
Bruce Baldwin, CPA
Bruce hasn’t submitted any biographical information, but we do know some things about him. He was born and raised in Shenandoah. He graduated from Buena Vista University. He is married and has two adult children. His mother and sister sing like birds, but Bruce claims he can’t carry a tune in a bucket.
Bruce isn’t convinced anyone reads these biographies. If you wish to refute his theory, click on his picture to send him an email.
Chris Hilding, CPA
Chris joined the firm in September of 2013 after graduating from Northwest Missouri State University with a bachelor’s degree in accounting and business management. His diverse background includes working in manufacturing, retail and order fulfillment industries.
Chris was raised on a farm southwest of Grant Iowa, where he learned the value of a hard day’s work. He lives in Shenandoah with his wife Kristie and their dogs. They have two grown children and three grandchildren. When he is not busy at work, you can usually find him in his music room singing and playing guitar or drums, in the kitchen cooking with his wife, or spending time with his children & grandchildren.
Taylor joined Lashier Bonefas Baldwin & Co in December 2015 after graduating from NWMSU with a bachelor’s degree in accounting. In the office, Taylor wears a variety of hats including tax return preparation, payroll duties and even the occasional fixing of the copier. She strives to build strong relationships with clients and assist them with their various accounting needs.
Taylor lives in Shenandoah with her family (Ethan & their children Stella, Eleanor, & Garrett). She enjoys a little bit of extra time with the kids in the summer to go swimming, playing outside and lots of adventures with friends. If she isn’t chasing somebody to their next activity, she enjoys volunteering for various things in the community or spending time with her Mentee. In 2023 Taylor was one of two recipients of the prestigious Iowa Excellence in Mentoring Award.
Lesley joined Lashier, Bonefas, Baldwin & Co in December 2015.
Lesley was born and raised in Shenandoah. She is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Graceland University. She has worked in the field of Accounting since her senior year of high school.
Lesley does a little bit of everything in the office and is willing to help wherever it is needed. She enjoys getting to know the clients and their needs–especially if they need help with accounting software and/or payroll.
Lesley and her husband Craig live in the country near the family farm with their two daughters. She enjoys spending time with family and friends on a lake in a boat (possibly with a cold drink).
Nancy is our receptionist par excellence! Even with three phone lines ringing and a waiting room full of people, she always greets our clients with a smile! She also performs a wide variety of secretarial tasks.
She began working for LBB in the fall of 1994. She enjoys getting to know the clients and helping them. Nancy is a graduate of Peru State College and taught school for four years, and did lots of substitute teaching while her girls were growing up.
She and her husband Randy live north of Essex on the family farm. They have two daughters, Melanie and Natalie, and the world’s four best grandchildren–Gage, Libby, Tyce and Bennett. They enjoy spending time with their family.
Tim Johnson, CPA
Tim is a full-time farmer and an integral part of our tax preparation practice. He has more than 30 years experience in accounting and income taxes.
Tim is a graduate of the University of Northern Iowa. He and his wife Tammy have two grown children and farm near Essex.
Mark joined the firm in 2021 after graduating from Northwest Missouri State University with a degree in accounting. He also holds a degree in multimedia journalism from NWMSU. Originally from Oregon, Missouri, he now lives in Shenandoah.
While a recent addition to the team, Mark looks forward to a long and successful relationship with the firm and the community.
Angela joined LBB in 2022. She has a bachelor’s degree in business administration, and 20 years’ experience in the accounting field. Angela assists with payrolls, tax reporting, accounts receivable, and many other functions within the firm. She enjoys getting to know clients and helping with their needs.
She and her partner Brian have a son and three daughters. Her favorite things are going to concerts, spending time with family, and football season.
Sabrina joined Lashier, Bonefas, Baldwin & Co in 2020 as an indispensable part of our team during tax season. She is a graduate of the University of Nebraska Omaha with a bachelor’s degree in accounting. Her knowledge of accounting and ability to multitask efficiently (while always remaining calm and pleasant!) is vital to our office getting returns to clients, handling electronic filing issues, and anything else she’s asked to tackle.
Sabrina and her husband Adam are busy trying to keep up with their four adorable children. Sabrina enjoys making memories with her family and being a stay at home mom outside of tax time.