About Us

Optimized Tax Management

We work with you on a personal level to determine the best solutions for your unique needs, then leverage our seasoned expertise to achieve the best possible results. We welcome year-round questions and provide tax assistance during all stages of your life.


We are your trusted partner in success. Our firm is large enough to offer a full range of professional services at a fair price, but small enough to give you the individual attention that you deserve. Unlike many firms, we encourage face to face meetings throughout the year. In many cases, we prepare your tax return with you sitting at our desk.


Rest assured that when a need arises, our firm is ready and capable to handle everything for you so you can focus on what matters most to you.

Staff Profiles


Mike Tanking is an Enrolled Agent and is in his 17th year preparing tax returns and providing payroll processing and accounting services. He grew up near Netawaka and graduated from Jackson Heights High School in 2002. Mike graduated from Ottawa University in 2006 with a Bachelors degree in Business Administration. In his free time, he enjoys coaching youth sports, playing golf, attacking home improvement projects, and spending time with family.




Corrin Tanking grew up near Manhattan and graduated from Rock Creek High School in 2002. She graduated from Ottawa University in 2007 with a Bachelors degree in Communications. Corrin is our office manager and oversees appointment scheduling, client communications, electronic filing, and information return reporting. Her favorite offseason pastime is running long distance races. She has run full marathons in 16 different states, including the Boston Marathon in 2009.




Kay Andler is in her 4th year preparing tax returns and providing payroll processing and accounting services after previously working at Denison State Bank in Holton for 8 years as an ag loan officer. Kay grew up in the Hoyt area and attended Royal Valley High School. She graduated from Kansas State University with a Bachelors degree in Agribusiness in 2010 and a Masters degree in Agricultural Economics in 2011. Kay has had a life long passion for agriculture- specifically cattle- and spends many hours working on her family farm.




Michelle Callison joined our team in September, 2022. She assists in payroll processing and accounting services, and will assist in preparing tax returns this filing season. Michelle is a 1994 graduate of Jefferson West High School and graduated from Kansas State University in 1999 with a degree in Agribusiness. She was a co-owner of Lasting Impressions in Holton for the last 6 ½ years, and worked for the company for over 13 years prior to that. She and her husband Matt live near Circleville with their 3 children where they also raise quarter horses, cattle, and dogs.