Jenson & Co. CPA Advisors will guide you expertly through the ever-changing tangle of tax laws in order to minimize your tax liability. We will evaluate your information and help you make smart decisions throughout the year that will increase your bottom line. We will assist you with setting both long and short-term goals that help you achieve your individual needs and desires.
From traditional tax preparation to complex accounting solutions to planning for your future, our focus is on finding new opportunities and creating solutions that will help you succeed.
Robert Van Winkle
Robert is majority partner of Jenson & Co. CPA Advisors and a licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA). His role not only encompasses the nuances of tax compliance and strategic planning but also thrives on direct engagement with a diverse clientele ranging from individual clients to bustling businesses. With a broad spectrum of tax and accounting expertise at his disposal, Robert provides relevant, timely, and strategic advice year-round, ensuring his clients’ financial clarity and success.
Born in the charming city of Aberdeen, South Dakota, Robert’s principles are deeply rooted in his Midwestern upbringing, which emphasizes integrity and hard work. He now calls Dayton home, living a fulfilling life with his wife and three children.
Outside his professional realm, Robert cherishes an active lifestyle, seeking adventure in golf, hunting, and travel. He also deeply values his time spent in the company of friends and family, nurturing relationships that enrich his personal life and provide balance to his dedicated professional endeavors.
Tom is the founder of Jenson & Co. CPA Advisors and has been a CPA for more than 40 years. He started his career as a Revenue Agent with the Internal Revenue Service where he learned the ins-and-outs of tax compliance with that bureaucracy. Tom honed his tax skills in the tax department of a major national real estate development company and continued to develop valuable skills in public accounting prior to starting his own firm in September 1989.
Lifelong learning is important to Tom, and he has an earned MBA degree. In addition, he also has achieved the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certification. Tom conducts seminars on tax strategies and tax planning and is recognized as a leading expert in the tax aspects of using Self-directed IRAs for nonstandard investments such as real estate.
He is active in civic and community organizations such as Rotary International, Maple Grove Arts Center, and Maple Grove Business Association and along with his wife, Laurel, is involved in their local church. Tom is a long-time resident of Maple Grove, where he and Laurel raised three sons. The family has expanded by three daughters-in-law, 12 grandchildren, and a dog.
Theresa joined Jenson & Co in November of 2022 as a CPA with over 33 years of public accounting experience. She likes the variety of services that CPA firms provide and enjoys working with clients on everything from payroll and accounting support to tax planning. The relationships with clients that develop over the years and being a part of a team have always been the most enjoyable aspect of her career.
Theresa and her husband recently moved to Maple Grove after living in St Paul for over 34 years and have one daughter and son-in-law. As an avid gardener, one of the first projects she worked on at their new home was revamping the garden spaces to accommodate her love for medicinal herbs, vegetables, and a butterfly garden. She also enjoys spending time with family and friends and trips to the North Shore and South Shore of Lake Superior.
Dominic joined Jenson & Co. in May 2023 as a Senior Accountant and has over 5 years of public accounting experience. He holds a Master’s Degree in Accounting and is looking forward to obtaining his CPA License. Dominic embraces taking on new challenges and enjoys collaborating with his colleagues and fellow accountants in the workplace.
Dominic grew up in Kodiak, Alaska, and moved to Texas and Florida before relocating to the Twin Cities in 2019. In his free time, Dominic enjoys cooking, playing basketball, and spending time with friends and family.
Nicole joined Jenson & Co. in January 2015 to provide bookkeeping, payroll, and administrative assistance. Nicole is a Certified Payroll Professional and a QuickBooks Certified ProAdvisor. She enjoys using this training and knowledge to assist clients in understanding their payroll and uses customized training to help clients use their QuickBooks more effectively. Nicole has completed her AS in Accounting and her AAS in Accounting Technology and is excited to gain more knowledge in the field of accounting and continue to connect with clients.
Nicole grew up in Maple Grove and currently resides in St. Michael with her husband Dan, two sons, and a dog. In her spare time, Nicole enjoys spending time with family and friends and being outdoors either at home or up north.
Amy joined Jenson & Co. in January 2022 with over 3 years of experience with client support for payroll and tax preparation and a marketing background of over 9 years. She has an AS in Business Administration and is currently continuing her education, with a concentration in Information Systems Management. Amy truly enjoys the challenges of the developmental stages of a project.
Amy believes that spending time and being present with her family and loved ones are all she really needs in her life. She and her family are originally from New Orleans, Louisiana, but currently live in Otsego. In her spare time, Amy enjoys baking, arts & crafts, playing board games, and learning new things. She also enjoys the outdoors, so whenever opportunity strikes, she’s likely out exploring Minnesota or going on road trips with her husband, two kids, and dog.
Marci joined Jenson & Co. in September 2019 to provide administrative assistance and support. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Business and is currently continuing her education. Marci looks forward to gaining more knowledge in accounting and working with clients and staff.
Marci grew up in Detroit and moved to Cleveland. She relocated to Minnesota and currently resides in Maple Grove. In her free time, Marci works part-time as a nanny and likes to work out, read, and bake.
Jack joined Jenson & Co. in January 2023 as a Bookkeeping Specialist. He attended college on an athletic scholarship and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Accounting. Jack developed his work habits while working in his family’s business and is currently pursuing his CPA License. He enjoys working with numbers and is eager to learn all he can.
Jack currently lives in Brooklyn Park and enjoys playing board games in his free time as well as spending time with his family.
Laurel is the Office Administrator at Jenson & Co. and is responsible for the busy day-to-day operations of the company. With many years of professional experience, Laurel enjoys the client relations aspect of her job most of all.
She was born in Minneapolis, grew up in Brooklyn Park, and currently resides in Maple Grove, where she and her husband, Tom, raised their three sons. All three sons have brought three daughters-in-law into the family as well as 12 precious grandchildren. Spending time with family is one of her greatest joys. She would rather sit down with a bowl of popcorn than go out for a lobster dinner.
Mark takes on the role of Marketing Director with Jenson & Co. in January 2020. In 2014, Jenson & Co. formed a partnership with Mark Cheeley, Private Wealth Advisor with Ameriprise Financial, Inc. to assist us in providing financial advisory services to our clients. He has 22 years of experience as a Private Wealth Advisor and has received the following acknowledgments: Ameriprise Circle of Success, NABCAP Premier Advisor Award, and FIVE STAR Wealth Manager 2008-2020. As part of our commitment to your overall financial health, he specializes in financial planning, investments, insurance, education planning, and small business plans.
He has an MBA, with undergrad emphasis in Finance and Economics, and has earned designations including RFC® Registered Financial Consultant CRPC®, Chartered Retirement Planning CounselorSM CFS®, and Certified Fund Specialist.
Required Disclosure: Investment advisory products and services recommended by Mark are made available through Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc., a registered investment adviser. Ameriprise Financial, Inc. and its affiliates do not provide tax or legal advice. Consult your tax advisor or attorney regarding specific issues. Jenson & Co. is not a broker-dealer or investment advisory firm. Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. Member FINRA and SIPC.