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Main Office

  • Village Green Office Park
  • 69B Monroe Avenue
  • Pittsford, NY 14534
  • Main Number: 585-232-3190
  • Fax: 585-232-1162
  • Toll Free: 888-738-7967
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Christopher G. Gamble, CPA, CFP ®

Corporate Officer - Chief CPA & CFP® & Tough Mudder
  • Phone: 585-232-3190 ext. 102
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Chris is a founding partner of kg+co and is responsible for the strategic direction of the firm and ensuring the delivery of quality, valuable services to kg+co clients.

With an emphasis on honesty and willingness to engage in conversations that aim to figure out the core underlying issues of a problem, Chris appreciates the process of helping clients see opportunities and challenges from a different point of view.

Chris also enjoys creating processes, whether around the office or with clients, to increase efficiency, consistency and help analyze financial information to make better decisions.  While many CPA’s focus on historical analysis of last year’s numbers, Chris believes helping improve and project the current year numbers is much more valuable.

EDUCATION: St. John Fisher College 1993 B.S. in Accounting

Certified Public Accountancy license obtained 1997

Certified Financial Planner™ license obtained 2003

AREAS OF EXPERTISE: Tax planning for closely held-businesses; Real Estate, Construction, Personal Services, and Entertainment industries; Estate planning; and Financial planning.

PROFESSIONAL & COMMUNITY SERVICE INVOLVEMENT: 

Former Treasurer - Rochester Rotary Charitable Trusts, Inc. 2007 - 2016

 Member of American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

Member of New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants

Member of Western New York Entrepreneurs' Organization. EO is a global organization of business owners helping each other learn and grow, both professionally and personally.

PERSONAL: Chris and his wife, Tammy, live in Webster with their 3 children, Riley, Nolan and Colton.

Chris enjoys listening to music, working out and participating in numerous running and adventure races each year.  He also enjoys trips with his friends to attend sporting events for the annual "All Sports Weekend."

 

Michelle M. Bryant, MBA, CPA

Corporate Officer - Vice Chief-in-Charge
  • Phone: 585-232-3190 ext. 103
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Michelle began her career with kg+co in 1999, and achieved the honor of becoming a partner in 2004. In her career she strives to stay abreast of the latest knowledge, and apply that knowledge on a daily basis. "Knowledge is power," says Michelle.

Michelle's dedication to educating herself is evidenced by her successful completion of the Certified Public Accountancy exam on her first attempt in November 2001 - a feat accomplished, on average, by less than 10% of all participants who take the exam.

Michelle takes pride in the work she does, and enjoys assisting clients in meeting their tax and financial planning and compliance needs. She strives to be as responsive to her clients needs as possible, while also taking the time to know and care about her clients on an individual, personal basis. 

EDUCATION: St. John Fisher College 2001 Masters of Business Administration

St. John Fisher College 1999 B.S. in Accounting

AREAS OF EXPERTISE: Tax planning and compliance; Business financial reporting; Trusts and Estates administration; and Computerized accounting systems selection, implementation and training.

PROFESSIONAL & COMMUNITY SERVICE INVOLVEMENT: Certified Public Accountancy license obtained 2002; Member of American Institute of Certified Public Accountants [AICPA]; Member of New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants [NYSSCPA]; Board of Directors.

PERSONAL: Michelle resides in Greece, NY.

Outside of the office, Michelle continues to illustrate her dedication to others through her involvement with the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. She currently serves on the auction committee for the Rochester's Finest event, and volunteers as needed. She formerly served on the Board of Directors,a nd chaired various event committees.

In her spare time she enjoys baking, gardening, listening to music and traveling. 

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Lynne T. Kroner, CPA

Resident Expert
  • Phone: 585-232-3190 ext. 101
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Lynne has over thirty years of experience in taxation, accounting, estate planning and financial planning. Lynne has developed expertise in the following areas:

Estate Planning - including tax considerations, valuations, gift planning and retirement planning and document review.

Trust Accounting - including planning for the creation, related gift valuations, accounting and tax preparation.

Accounting Services for Small Businesses and Individuals - including reviews, compilations, personal and business planning, purchase and sale of businesses, and tax audit representation.

Tax Planning - including tax considerations related to all facets of individual, corporate, partnership, and trust entities.

Real Estate - including choice of entity, valuation, accounting, purchases and sales.

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Ryanlynn McCollum, CPA

Tax Reduction Rockstar
  • Phone: 585-232-3190 ext. 106
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Ryanlynn joined Kroner Gamble & Company CPA, P.C. during the summer of 2006.

Her job title says it all... "Tax Reduction Rockstar."  Ryanlynn handles many of kg+co's more complex client matters and has a can-do attitude that inspires her co-workers.  Ryanlynn also leads the kg+co wellness initiative as well as many aspects of our client workload.

EDUCATION: Rochester Institute of Technology 2005 B.S. in Accounting

PERSONAL: Ryanlynn participates in numerous Spartan Races each year (and those are the hard core obstacles races) and often travels around the US for each race.  Ryanlynn is currently ranked in the top 20 Spartan races in her age group and has plans to keep moving up in her ranking.

Creative-minded and musically inspired, Ryanlynn also likes to design CD compilations. By using exhausting detailed lists and elaborate spreadsheets, she has compiled such works as "The 100 Boss 80's Hits," "The Ultimate 500: 1955-2007," and "The 100 Best Cover Songs."

Patty Surdyke

Administrative Assistant
  • Phone: 585-232-3190 ext. 0
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Patty has been with kg+co since 1995. Prior to joining the firm, she had extensive experience as an administrative assistant in the medical field and in advertising + marketing. In addition to her many administrative duties, she plays a vital role in assuring a successful tax season and maintaining positive relationships with our clients.

EDUCATION: Erie Community College North AAS in Medical Office Assistance

PERSONAL: Patty is originally from the Buffalo area. She now lives in Bergen with her husban, Keith. She has two sons, and two grandchildren. Some of her hobbies include camping and hiking.

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Gina Bliss, CPA, CFE

Accountant Extraordinaire
  • Phone: 585-232-3190 ext. ext. 105
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Gina joined kg+co in 2013. She loves working with clients, learning their businesses and being part of a team that helps them achieve goals.

EDUCATION:  SUNY Geneseo 1994 B.S. in Accounting

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:  Tax compliance and planning, especially for individuals and closely held businesses, Financial statements, Fraud investigation and forensic accounting

PROFESSIONAL AND COMMUNITY SERVICE INVOLVEMENT: Board of Directors and Treasurer, Bergen Volunteer Fire Department, Emergency Medical Technician, Bergen Volunteer Ambulance, Founder and Advisor for EMS Explorers, Bergen Volunteer Fire Firefighters, Member of American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Member of Association of Certified Fraud Examiners

PERSONAL:  Gina lives in Bergen, NY with her daughter, Isabelle and  her dog, Addie.

Fitness is fun for Gina.  She enjoys trail running and cross-fit training. Gina recently learned to ski and is working on golf now.  She also reads and gardens when she’s not maintaining her 100 year-old house.  She completed her first Tough Mudder in 2013 and thought it was a blast! 

Christopher Bonghi, CPA, MBA

Consultant
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Christopher specializes in providing assurance and accounting services to kg+co clients. His experience encompasses clients in a broad range of industries, including: manufacturing, hospitality, real estate, construction, employee benefits, oil & gas, automotive, not-for-profit,  and governmental.

Christopher holds both a Bachelors of Science in accounting and a Masters in Business Administration from Canisius College.  He formerly held Partner-level positions with two large local CPA firms, one in which he helped co-found. His experience also includes significant tenure with two “Big Four” international firms in Rochester, New York where he worked principally on both closely-held and publically-traded corporations. He is a member of both the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants and has had numerous community affiliations over the years including the Big Brothers/Big Sisters Program, Niagara Community Missions, and various alumni associations. Christopher also is a member of advisory boards of certain clientele and serves as a quality control review partner for several out of town CPA firms.