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Jeffrey D. Moore

Co-Founder & CPA

Born and raised on a ranch in the Sandhills of Nebraska, Jeff graduated from McPherson County High School in Tryon, NE. He obtained a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree from Nebraska Wesleyan University in Lincoln, NE in 1998. After college, he worked in the commercial and agricultural lending department of a Nebraska bank, as well as the accounting department. In 1998, his wife Rayan and he moved to North Platte, NE, where they raised two children. In 2002 he obtained his certificate while he was working at a Nebraska-based CPA firm. After receiving his certificate, he went to work as a Chief Financial Officer for a company in North Platte, NE, with a variety of industries they were involved in – including hotels, convenience stores, quick service restaurants, construction company, commercial rental property, and fuel transportation. During the 14 years as CFO, he continued to prepare tax returns on a seasonal basis for a local CPA firm.

Industry Expertise

  • Agribusiness

  • Construction

  • Real Estate (Commercial, Agricultural, and Residential)

  • Professional Services

  • Transportation

  • Restaurants

  • Convenience Stores

  • Hotels

  • Estates

  • Trusts

education

  • Nebraska Wesleyan University

    • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, emphasis in Finance and Accounting

Community Involvement

  • NebraskaLand Days Board Member (2014- 2019) – Treasurer 2019

  • American Youth Soccer Board Member and Coach (2005 – 2013) – President 2006-2010

  • Youth Basketball Board Member and Coach (2005-2010)

  • Youth Baseball Board Member and Coach (2006-2012)

  • Nebraska Registered Official

Professional
Affiliations

  • Member, AICPA

  • Member, Nebraska Society of CPAs

Practice Focus

  • Business Tax Services – including planning, entity classifications, and preparation

  • Individual Tax Services – including planning and preparation

  • CFO Services

  • Succession Planning

  • Tax Structuring

J. Matthew Hawks

Co-Founder & CPA

Matt has practiced public accounting since 2005. He provides accounting, auditing, consulting and tax services to a wide variety of individuals, small business, and not-for-profit organizations

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Professional
Affiliations

  • Member, AICPA

  • Member, Nebraska Society of CPAs

Practice Focus

  • Business Tax Services – including planning, entity classifications, and preparation

  • Individual Tax Services – including planning and preparation

  • CFO Services

  • Succession Planning

  • Tax Structuring

education

  • University of Wyoming –

    • Bachelor of Science in Accounting

Cortney Davis

CPA

Cortney started with Aspyr Professional Group in our Hastings location in January of 2019. Prior to joining Aspyr Professional Group, Cortney had a mix of both public and private accounting experience. She worked in public accounting for 5 years, prior to joining the private sector for 2 years. Cortney graduated from the University of Nebraska at Omaha with a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting and Finance. She went on to receive her Certified Public Accountant designation. Cortney (a Hastings native) and her husband, Eric, live in Hastings with their two sons, Jennings and Sullivan.

Practice Focus

  • Business Tax Services – including planning, entity classifications, and preparation

  • Individual Tax Services – including planning and preparation

  • Audits, Reviews & Compilations

  • Succession Planning

  • Tax Structuring

  • Payroll

  • HR Consulting

Industry Expertise

  • Construction

  • Health Care

  • Restaurants & Bars

  • Retail Stores

  • Real Estate

education

  • University of Nebraska at Omaha

    • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, emphasis in Finance and Accounting

Professional
Affiliations

  • NE Society of CPAs

  • AICPA Member

  • Hastings Young Professionals "30 Under 30" Award Winner 2019

  • Former Adjunct Professor of Accounting (2017-2018) – Central Community College

Community Involvement

  • Hastings Young Professionals – (2016-Current)

  • Leadership Hastings Board Member & Graduate – Past President (2016-Current)

  • Adams Central Schools Foundation – Treasurer (2019-Current)

  • Teammates Mentoring Program Board Member (2015-2019)

  • Hastings Catholic Schools Foundation Board 2021 - Current

  •  Leadership Hastings ended in 2021 so you can leave it but change the year to 2021

  •  Wellspring Board Member 2020-Current

  •  Hastings Area Chamber of Commerce Board Member (2020-Current)

Shannon W. Meyer

CPA

Shannon grew up on a farm and cattle operation in central Nebraska. He graduated from Bertrand Community High School in 1993, obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration with Accounting Emphasis from Hastings College in 1997, and then graduated from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln with a Master of Professional Accountancy degree in 1998. Shannon has over 20 years of experience working for a Big 4 CPA firm, during which time he was based in Lincoln, Nebraska (1998-2007), Brussels, Belgium (2008-2011) and then Minneapolis, Minnesota (2012-2019). Serving a wide variety of clients and industries, Shannon has a diverse background in US corporate, partnership, individual, trust, estate and gift taxation. He specializes in agricultural tax compliance/planning and international individual taxation. Drawing upon his Big 4 expatriate knowledge and multiple assignments to India and Belgium, Shannon is uniquely qualified to advise on international tax reporting and planning for US citizens residing abroad and foreign nationals residing in the US.

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Practice Focus

  • Business Tax Services

  • Individual Tax Services (domestic and international) – Including planning and preparation

  • Expatriation Consulting

  • Succession Planning

Industry Expertise

  • Agriculture

  • Consumer Goods

  • Pharmaceutical/Biotech

  • Construction

  • Estates & Trusts

education

  • University of Nebraska – Lincoln

    • Master of Professional Accountancy

  • Hastings College

    • Bachelor of Arts – Business Administration with Accounting Emphasis

Professional
Affiliations

  • Member, AICPA

  • Member, Nebraska Society of CPAs

Community Involvement

  • Japan America Society of Minnesota Board Member and Treasurer (2013-2019)

  • AmCham Belgium Young Professionals Member (2010-2011)

  • Lincoln Community Playhouse Board Member and Treasurer (2001-2007)

  • Kiwanis Club of Seward (2021 – Present)