Dale Buelow, Founder, E.A.
Dale founded Buelow Tax Service in 1972. He started life in Baraboo, Wisconsin, and earned a Bachelor of Science in Economics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has served his clients as an income tax consultant for over 40 years.. Dale is a member of several professional organizations and over his career has obtained numerous credentials and awards, including recognition from the Director of the Internal Revenue Service as being a top twenty scorer on the Internal Revenue Service Enrolled Agent Exam.
Dale believes in always trying to keep a promise and treating people the way they deserve to be treated. One of the things that Dale takes great pride in is the commitment of the Buelow Team to work for the best interest of the clients. He has set high standards of dedication and knowledge that his staff aspires to match.
Dale has been happily married to his wife, Cathy, for 18 years. They have two four legged sons at home, Jazz and Blues, who are frequently found napping in Dale’s office. Dale enjoys traveling, boating, and fishing and is often seen riding his bicycle to and from work.
Virginia Clayton, Tax Consultant
Virginia has been a member of the Buelow family for 35 years! She started doing taxes with Dale in 1975. Virginia earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from the University of Buffalo in New York, where she grew up. Prior to coming to Florida, she worked in public accounting with a CPA firm in Aurora, New York for nine years.
Virginia feels that many of her clients are old friends, and we’re sure that many of them feel the same way about Virginia.
Maryanne Hood, E.A.
Maryanne originates from Hempstead, New York, and graduated from Adelphi University with a Bachelor of Arts in Bilingual Education. She worked for the US Postal Service for 20 years in various locations around the country including Washington D.C. and Tampa, which brought her to Florida for the first time in 1978. After retiring from the Postal Service, she returned to Florida in 1995 and became a member of the Buelow Team in 1997. Maryanne loves her job here because she enjoys helping people and her patience and personality assist many of her clients through what is often a dreaded time of the year.
When not working at the office, she volunteers her time at St. Vincent DePaul and plays “mom” to her two dogs, Pebbles and BJ. She also enjoys doing crossword puzzles and Sudoku.
Al Gagnon, E.A.
Al comes to us from Massachusetts, where he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business and Finance. He was employed by a Fortune 500 bank in Boston for twenty years, where he worked as an Estate and Trust Officer. He is also a graduate of the National Graduate Trust School at Northwestern University and focused on trust taxes and administration for his bank clients. Al came to Florida and joined the Buelow Team in 1996.
Although he is usually the first one in the office each morning, Al does enjoy traveling and playing cards with friends around the pool in his free time.
Don Coovert, CPA
Don started life in Muncie, Indiana. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Accounting at Ball State University and a Masters of Accounting at Indiana University. He has worked as a Director of Tax for a coal company, managed the Tax Audit Division for the Indiana State Tax Commission, and served as President of a tax consulting firm. He has also served both as Chairman and on the Executive Committee of the Board of Taxpayer’s Federation of Illinois. Don moved to Florida in 1996 and joined the Buelow Team in 2002.
In the off season, Don enjoys the quiet life of the outdoors, spending much of his time in the Canadian wilderness. He also enjoys spending time with his 8 children and 20 grandchildren.
Jack Anderson, Tax Consultant
Jack is a native of Connecticut and earned a Bachelor of Science in Accounting at Boston University. He enjoyed a 35 year career working in accounting and finance as a CPA, which included serving as Chief Financial Officer for several different computer technology companies in New England and California. Jack has added his vast experience and talents to the Buelow Team since 2006.
Jack works hard to understand all the potential tax issues as they relate to each individual client and then make recommendations to optimize their present and future tax situation. He enjoys finding opportunities to improve his clients overall financial situation.
Ken Kondel, E.A.
Ken has been a member of the Buelow Team for seven years. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and a Master of Science in Environmental Sciences from Florida International University. He is a long time Florida resident and spent 25 years working as an Environmental Scientist for a local company.
In his spare time, Ken enjoys fishing and always loves a good joke, especially if it is about a fish that was, “This big”.
Kevin Gosse, E.A.
Kevin hails from Wisconsin, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Physics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Before relocating to Florida in 2002, he had spent twelve years entertaining his love of nature operating his own business growing certified organic greenhouse tomatoes.
Kevin joined the Buelow team in January 2010 after attending Buelow Tax School. Kevin’s business experience gives him a special focus on servicing and the needs of our clients. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling, biking and is teaching himself Russian.
Linda Aloisi, E.A., Certified QuickBooks Pro Advisor
Linda has been a tax consultant for over 19 years of which seven were spent working as the tax specialist at a CPA firm. Having earned her Enrolled Agent certification 16 years ago, she brings a solid background and wealth of knowledge with her to serve the needs of her clients. In addition to her duties as a tax consultant, she also acts as head of the Accounting Department and is in her second year as a member of the Buelow Team.
A native of Massachusetts, Linda moved to Florida from Mexico in 1999 with her husband, John, who she has been happily married to for 28 years. They have two children and two grandchildren and in her free time, she enjoys playing golf and sailing.
Marilyn Reid, Tax Consultant
Marilyn started doing taxes in 2001, became a member of the Buelow Team as an already seasoned tax consultant in 2006, and is currently preparing for the Enrolled Agent exam. She attended Mt. San Antonio College before starting a 29 year career in the airline industry, where she developed her expertise in customer service as a flight attendant.
She moved to Florida from Connecticut in 1988. Marilyn met her husband, Bill, a pilot, while working for the airlines, and they have been married for 19 years. They both enjoy playing golf and tennis and spending time traveling around the country in their RV when it is not tax season.
Janet Shriver, Office Manager
Janet was born and raised in Aurora, Illinois, where she attended Aurora University earning her Certificate of Business Management. She has been with the Buelow Team for 18 years. In addition to the normal duties of Office Manager, Janet takes pride in duties as Network Administrator and keeping all of the Buelow Staff equipped with the latest technology.
Janet and her husband, Don, came to Florida in 1992, have been married for 29 years, and have raised three successful children. They are blessed with seven grandchildren. In her spare time, Janet likes to follow baseball, especially the career of her grandson, as he is a minor league pitcher.
Sandra Stewart, Customer Service Representative
Sandra has slowly been working her way south over the course of her life, arriving in Florida in 2003 and joining the Buelow Team in 2009. Originally from Ontario, Canada, she lived in Michigan for 16 years, where she became a US citizen. Sandy has a diploma in Business Administration from Bryan & Stratton Business Institute in Buffalo, New York, and spent 25 years working as an Executive Administrative Assistant for a fortune 500 company.
Sandy and her husband, Brian, have been happily married for 26 years, which brought them three children and four beautiful grandchildren. Sandy loves her job and enjoys the interaction with the clients, answering their questions, and making popcorn. In her spare time, she likes to play golf and volunteer for Hospice Care.