Our Associates

Rob Cruise

Robert F. Cruise, E.A.
President/Founder

robc@cruise-associates.com

PH: 402-564-5827

 

Mr. Cruise is the President of Cruise & Associates.  He founded the company over 20 years ago with the goal of providing an integrated personalized approach to someone’s income tax, business and financial life.  He holds an Enrolled Agent’s Certificate, which is a Federal license that allows him to represent tax payers all across the nation at all levels of the IRS.   He regularly represents tax payers in anything from a very basic audit all the way up to advanced collection issues, appeals cases, and has been involved in several tax court cases.  In addition, he currently holds the FINRA series 6, 7, 63 & 66 securities registrations, as well as insurance licenses for life, health and annuities.  He has been professionally managing client money for over 20 years. Outside of Cruise & Associates, he is involved in the Columbus Area Chamber of Commerce & Columbus Noon Rotary.  He is an active entrepreneur who operates several businesses, and a real estate investor, who owns, operates, develops and re-develops properties. Robert F. Cruise offers securities and investment advisory services through H. Beck, Inc which is unaffiliated with Cruise & Associates. Tax and accounting services are offered through Cruise & Associates.


Joanna BrowerJoanna Brower

Accountant

joannab@cruise-associates.com

PH: 402-564-5827

 

Ms. Brower is a 2001 graduate from Central Community College and has been a member of the Cruise & Associates Team since 2002.  She specializes in non-filers, payroll tax law and business accounting including QuickBooks consulting.


Jackie

Jackie Voichoskie, E.A.

Accountant

jackiev@cruise-associates.com

PH: 402-564-5827

 

Ms. Voichoskie has been an Enrolled Agent since 2002 and is a 2011 graduate from Bellevue University. She has been a member of the Cruise & Associates Team since 2014. Prior to joining our team she worked for over 18 years for various accounting firms in the Omaha area. She specializes in individuals, business tax law, and business accounting including QuickBooks consulting.


Pete HengPete Heng

Accountant

peteh@cruise-associates.com

PH: 402-558-6922

 

Mr. Heng is a 1991 graduate from University of Nebraska – Omaha and has been a member of the Cruise & Associates Team since 2011.  Prior to joining our team Mr. Heng owned and operated several businesses and was the Vice-President of Finance for a large advertising agency in the Omaha area.  He specializes in restaurant & bar accounting, Individual and business income tax.


Amanda_Franzen-originalAmanda Franzen

Seasonal Accountant

amandaf@cruise-associates.com

 

Ms. Franzen is a 2012 graduate of Nebraska Wesleyan and has been a part-time, seasonal employee of the Cruise & Associates team since 2016. She is an EMT for the Rising City Fire & Rescue Department and previously worked at Kobza Motors. Amanda enjoys camping, spending time with family, hunting, volunteering on the fire department and umpiring softball.


Andrew AndersonAndrew Anderson

Bookkeeper

andrewa@cruise-associates.com

PH: 402-564-5827

 

Mr. Anderson is a 2010 graduate from Central Community College and has been a member of the Cruise & Associates Team since 2011.  Prior to joining our team Mr. Anderson had spent six years working in the construction industry.  He specializes in construction accounting, payroll and QuickBooks consulting.


Heather NortheyHeather Northey

Bookkeeper

heathern@cruise-associates.com

PH: 402-564-5827

 

Ms. Northey has been a member of the Cruise & Associates Team since 2010.   Prior to joining our team Ms. Northey had spent three years working in the collections industry.  She specializes in collection law, accounting and QuickBooks consulting.


Dave HuberDave Huber

Vice President of Client Development

daveh@cruise-associates.com

PH: 402-480-0498

 

Mr. Huber is a 1978 graduate from Hastings College and has been a member of the Cruise & Associates Team since 2003.  Prior to joining our team Mr. Huber formerly had been a financial planner for 12 years.  His responsibilities at Cruise & Associates include marketing, client relations, and helping new clients transition from their former accounting firm to Cruise & Associates.


Monica NortheyMonica Northey

Operations

monican@cruise-associates.com

PH: 402-564-5827

 

Ms. Northey is a 1999 graduate from Cerritos Community College and has been a member of the Cruise & Associates Team since 2006.  Prior to joining our team she worked in banking for six years.  Her responsibilities at Cruise & Associates include overseeing the day to day operations of the firm.


Barbara BuresKristin Miller

Administrative Assistant

kristinm@cruise-associates.com

PH: 402-564-5827

 

Ms. Miller is a 1987 graduate from Central Community College – Columbus Campus and has been a member of the Cruise & Associates Team since 2014. Prior to joining our team she was administrative assistant with Columbus Public Schools. Her responsibilities at Cruise & Associates include marketing and providing administrative support for the firm.


Bonnie

Bonnie Esslinger

New Client Development Specialist

bonniee@cruise-associates.com

PH: 402-564-5827

Ms. Esslinger is a 2006 graduate of Mount Marty College and has been a member of the Cruise & Associates Team since 2014. Prior to joining our team she worked in marketing and sales in various industries. Her responsibilities at Cruise & Associates include managing all the marketing projects regarding new clients.