Your Team

Brian Hare, CPA, CGMA

Brian Hare, CPA, CGMA

Shareholder & Chief Visionary

At the helm of Rafalski Hare since 2005, Brian guided the growth and transition to Hare CPAs & Business Advisors in 2017. Brian oversees the operation, manages the day-to-day business, mentors and coaches employees as well as personally managing client accounts. Specialties include tax planning, long-range business and financial planning, succession planning and more.

Matt Matuzak, CPA, MBA, CGMA

Matt Matuzak, CPA, MBA, CGMA

Shareholder & Integrator

Matt Matuzak joined the firm in 2015, bringing extensive experience in finance, tax and business advisory services to Hare CPAs. Matt manages the day-to-day operations and will help to expand the Controllership portion of our practice.

David Rafalski, CPA

David Rafalski, CPA

Founder

Dave Rafalski founded Rafalski Hare, predecessor to Hare CPAs. David helped entrepreneurs build their businesses with sound financial and tax management for over 30 years. Today, he splits his time between golfing and fishing in Michigan and Florida, and his daughter and granddaughter in Philadelphia.

Janet Kanan, EA

Janet Kanan, EA

Senior Associate

Jan joined our firm in 2004, bringing experience in land development and construction that helped her to develop a customized job costing system within Quickbooks and become a Quickbooks Pro Advisor. Other specialties include tax planning, financing, and business growth planning.

Paula Kennedy, EA

Paula Kennedy, EA

Senior Associate

Paula joined us in 1983 and has served clients for over 30 years providing tax and accounting services in the retail, health services, manufacturing and construction industries. Her specialties include corporate, multi-state, sales tax, payroll taxes and extensive experience in individual taxation.

Ryan Perkins, CPA, JD

Ryan Perkins, CPA, JD

Associate

Ryan joined our firm on July 1, 2016. Ryan earned a Bachelor of Accountancy, magna cum laude, from Walsh College, and his Juris Doctor from Oak Brook College of Law. Ryan and his wife live in Clarkston, along with their son and two daughters. They enjoy hiking and frequent trips to the zoo.

Ryan Burke

Ryan Burke

Associate

Ryan joined us on a part-time basis in December, 2015, and moved to a full-time Staff Assistant on May 1, 2016. Ryan earned a BS in Accounting from Oakland University, and his MS in Finance from Walsh College. Ryan is a fitness buff and practices several forms of Martial Arts; Ryan is currently sitting for his CPA exam.

Susan Morin

Susan Morin

Office Manager

Susan Morin has been with us since 2008. Her responsibilities as Office Manager include client set-up and termination, internal accounting and bookkeeping, individual & small business corporate taxes, QuickBooks and Human Resources functions.

Audrey Houck

Audrey Houck

Executive Assistant

Audrey joined us in May, 2016, assuming our administrative duties. Audrey brings extensive administrative experience, as well as marketing expertise to Hare CPAs. Audrey is a self-proclaimed “motor head” and enjoys boating and classic cars.

 

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