Firm Background

Accountants that Care

Founded in 1996, Scott T. Wallace, CPA, Anthony J. Plese, CPA, and Mark R. Dreher, CPA, formed Wallace, Plese + Dreher, LLP. Prior to forming the Firm, the partners had practiced together at a national CPA firm for over 15 years. They built the Firm on a timeless mission: client service and partner interaction. This foundation still holds true today. Although our numbers have grown, we still hold true to our timeless mission.

From 2005 through 2015, the Firm conservatively grew and elected three partners.
Stephen J. Rodis, CPA
J. Douglas Bishop, CPA
William G. Miles, CPA, CFP®
July 1,
On July 1, 2016, three new partners were unanimously elected, bringing the Firm's total partners to nine.
Randy G. Brammer, CPA, CCIFP
Michelle Flynn, CPA
Sara B. Nance, CPA
November 1,
On November 1, 2016, Dennis, Schmich & Co., Ltd. which included four well-known CPAs, combined with the Firm.
Nikki M. Kuretich, CPA
Steven Forrest Buel, CPA
Murray Peter Mindlin, CPA, LL.M., J.D.
Hilarie Hathaway Pierce, CPA [Retired]
July 1,
On July 1, 2017, Jason A. Mattina, CPA was elected to partner. Jason joined the Firm in 2002 and was promoted from Audit Senior Manager.
Jason A. Mattina, CPA
January 1,
Effective January 1, 2019, Christopher T. Coots, CPA, PFS™, J.D. was elected partner. Chris joined the Firm in 2017 as a Senior Tax Manager.
Christopher T. Coots, CPA, PFS™, J.D.

Two Arizona Locations

The Firm’s main office is in Chandler. In December 2016, to broaden services and career options, a second office opened in Scottsdale. Our 60+ employees serve clients from both offices and throughout Arizona.


Core values underscore internal and external leadership, client management, team engagement, and partner effectiveness.