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, leadership, and employee engagement. This foundation still holds true today. Although our numbers have grown from 3 to over 60 employees, we still hold true to our timeless mission.

From 2005 through 2015, the Firm conservatively grew and elected three partners.
Steve Rodis
Stephen J. Rodis, CPA
J. Douglas Bishop
J. Douglas Bishop, CPA
Jerry Miles
William G. Miles, CPA, CFP®
July 1,
Three new partners were unanimously elected, bringing the Firm's total partners to nine.
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Randy G. Brammer, CPA, CCIFP
Sara B. Nance, CPA
Michelle Flynn, CPA
November 1,
Dennis, Schmich & Co., Ltd., which included four well-known CPAs, combined with the Firm.
Nikki Kuretich
Nikki M. Kuretich, CPA
Steve Buel
Steven Forrest Buel, CPA
Murray Mindlin
Murray Peter Mindlin, J.D. [Retired]
Hilarie Pierce
Hilarie Hathaway Pierce, CPA
July 1,
In 2002, Jason joined the Firm as a Senior Accountant and progressed to Audit Senior Manager until being elected partner.
Jason Mattina
Jason A. Mattina, CPA
January 1,
Chris joined the Firm in 2017 as a Senior Tax Manager and was elected tax partner in 2019.
Chris Coots
Christopher T. Coots, CPA, PFS™, J.D.
July 1,
Leslie and Allison both joined the Firm in 2016 as managers. In 2017, they were promoted to senior managers and elected partners in 2019.
Allison Lynn Dozbaba, CPA
Leslie Prichard, CPA
January 1,
Pace & Company, PC combined with the Firm, adding Steven P. Pace, CPA, tax partner.
Steven P. Pace, CPA
January 1,
Hannah J. Oglesby, CPA, CFP® joined the Firm in 2017 as a tax supervisor and was elected tax partner in 2024.
Hannah J. Oglesby, CPA, CFP®

Two Arizona Locations

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