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Van Bruggen & Vande Vegte, P.C.

Founded by Arthur Van Bruggen in 1977 as the first CPA firm serving Northwest Iowa, our commitment was, and still is, to serve the best interests of each and every one of our clients. Please take a few moments, acquaint yourself with our firm and contact us for more information about our accounting or financial services.

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Office Locations

Orange City Office
113 3rd St NE
Orange City, IA 51041
712-737-2030
Fx. 712-737-2075
Rock Valley Office
P.O. Box 40
1313 Golf Course Road
Rock Valley, IA 51247
712-476-2725
Fx. 712-476-2726
Boyden Office
P.O. Box 399
827 Main Street
Boyden, IA 51234
712-725-2065
Fx. 712-725-2167

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Boyden

Art Van Bruggen, Founder

CPA

Art began working at our firm on August 4, 1977, the day it all began! He is the founder of our firm and was the first practicing CPA in Sioux County. Art consults with businesses on various matters ranging from inception to transition and estate planning. He is a tax advisor and preparer, and accounts manager at the Boyden office; he particularly appreciates helping people and working with clients who have grown to be friends.

Civic Involvement:

  • Member of Boyden Kiwanis Club
  • Involved with Northwest Iowa Gideons International, Boyden Economic Development Corporation, Boyden Association of Churches, and Tabernacle Baptist Church

Education:

  • BS degree from Lawrence Technological University in Southfield, MI

Interests and Hobbies:

  • Vietnam War Veteran
  • Nature, especially trees
  • Ten grandchildren (and counting) who look up to their grandpa

Email: art@vbandvv.com

Myron Bechler, Manager

 

Myron is one of our most senior professionals, having joined the firm in 1982. Myron's duties range from tax planning and preparation to financial statement preparation; in addition, he provides Quicken® and Quickbooks® support and assists the Boyden office with their IT needs. Myron appreciates the contact he has with clients in the area, the small town atmosphere, and the flexible work environment. He enjoys the challenge in staying abreast of ever-changing tax laws and the opportunities to assist clients by identifying and implementing tax-saving strategies.

Education:

  • Graduate of Nettleton Business College

Interests and Hobbies:

  • Alpaca farming

Email: myron@vbandvv.com

Sandy Jensen, Accountant

 

Sandy's responsibilities with the firm include individual and entity tax planning and preparation, along with other record keeping and accounting functions. She verifies returns prepared by others and performs various other tasks as needed. She appreciates the firm's family-oriented environment and enjoys developing relationships with clients and staff.

Education:

  • AAS in Accounting from Northwest Iowa Community College

Interests and Hobbies:

  • Spending time with family and friends
  • Camping
  • Boating
  • Reading

Email: sandy@vbandvv.com

Stacie Snieder, Manager

CPA

Stacie works out of the Boyden office, meeting with clients and spearheading staff training there. She enjoys working on challenging projects, whether individual and entity tax returns, payroll tax preparation, financial statement generation, or various other analyses. Stacie appreciates learning something new every day and working closely with accounting colleagues.

Civic Involvement:

  • Licensed foster parent

Education:

  • BA from Northwestern College, Accounting Major and Business Administration Minor

Interests and Hobbies:

  • Swimming
  • Marathons
  • Triathalons
  • The outdoors
  • Camping
  • Shopping
  • Spending time with family and friends

Email: stacie@vbandvv.com

Lindsey Nieuwendorp, Accountant

 

Lindsey has a wide range of duties with the firm, ranging from annual reporting to payroll tax preparation, recordkeeping, individual/entity tax preparation, and assisting in audit fieldwork. She enjoys the interaction with clients and the opportuities to assist them with various business and financial needs.

Education

  • BA degree in Accounting and Business Administration from the University of Sioux Falls

Interests and Hobbies:

  • Spending time outdoors
  • Being with friends and family
  • Shopping

Email: lindsey@vbandvv.com

Amanda Meyeraan, Accountant

LPA

Amanda brings valuable experience to VB&VV, focusing primarily on individual and entity tax returns, working in Quicken and QuickBooks files, and helping out elsewhere as needed. She enjoys working with clients and strives to make a difference in their lives. Amanda appreciates the challenging atmosphere that public accounting brings.

Civic Involvement:

  • Love INC Budget Mentor

Education

  • Associates of Arts Degree and Associates of Applied Science Degree in Accounting from Northwest Iowa Community College

Interests and Hobbies:

  • Cooking
  • Reading
  • Camping
  • Spending time with family

Email: amanda@vbandvv.com

Teri Soodsma, Administrative Assistant

 

For our Boyden location, Teri is responsible for answering phones, greeting clients and assisting them with various needs, setting up new clients, managing appointments processing tax returns, payroll preparation, scanning, e-filing, and other various office duties. She enjoys learning new things every day and the associated challenges. She also really appreciates getting to know clients.

Civic Involvement:

  • Church Pianist

Education

  • Office Administration diploma from Iowa Lakes Community College in Emmetsburg

Interests and Hobbies:

  • Spending time with family
  • Playing piano and singing
  • Knitting/crocheting
  • Baking/cooking
  • Reading
  • Playing games
  • Walking

Email: teri@vbandvv.com

Margaret Higbee, Administrative Assistant

 

Margaret is an administrative assistant in our Boyden office. Her job consists of answering phones, greeting clients and assisting them as needed, processing tax returns, scanning, e-filing, and other various office duties. Margaret appreciates the challenge of new duties and getting to know the clients.

Email: margaret@vbandvv.com