About Us

We have resided at 700 S Prospect Ave., since the completion of our building in 1990. Our business has grown over the years, mainly through client referrals. We now employ a staff of 11, including five Certified Public Accountants and one Enrolled Agent.

Meet Our Staff

Derwood S. Miller, CPA, CFP
Partner

Derwood joined his father at M.J. Miller & Co. in 1983. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Eastern Mennonite University. Derwood became a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in 1986 and also earned a Certified Financial Planner (CFP) designation in 1999. He has extensive experience with business and individual income tax planning, business employment, business entity selection and financial planning.

Derwood is a member of the American Institute of CPA’s (AICPA), the Ohio Society of CPA’s, and the Financial Planning Association. He is an active member of multiple community organizations including the Lake Center Christian School Finance Committee and Evermore Community Church Haiti Missions Committee. Derwood resides in Hartville with his wife, Debbie.




Ryan K. Tatum, EA
Partner

Ryan joined M.J. Miller & Co. in 2000 and became a partner in the firm in 2007. He graduated in 1997 from Cedarville University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Finance and Accounting. He is an Enrolled Agent (EA), as recognized by the Internal Revenue Service. Ryan has prior experience in private industry, specifically manufacturing. He is a member of the Ohio Society of CPA’s and serves as a member of the Lake Center Christian School Finance Committee and on the Hartville Thrift Shoppe Board.

Ryan has extensive experience with business and individual income tax planning and preparation, small business consulting, and payroll taxation. He resides in Lake Township with his wife, Missy, and two sons, Jacob and Noah.




Wendy J. Mann, CPA
Partner

Wendy joined M.J. Miller & Co. as a staff accountant in 1994 and became a partner in the firm in 2007. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting from Goshen College and is a Certified Public Accountant. She’s worked in both public practice and private industry, specifically manufacturing and gas & oil companies. She is a member of the Ohio Society of CPA’s and has served on various community board of directors and church committees.

Wendy’s primary focus is small business accounting and taxation. She has extensive experience with non-profits and estate taxation. Wendy resides in Massillon with her husband, Mitch.



Joseph R. Betts, CPA
Accountant

Joe has been with the firm since October of 2014. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting and Master of Science degree in Accounting, with a concentration in taxation, both from Kent State University. Joe previously worked in private industry for an oil and gas exploratory company. He is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the Ohio Society of CPA's.

Joe has experience in payroll taxation, business and individual income tax planning and preparation, and general ledger accounting. He resides in Lake Township with his wife, Emily, and their children, Eli, Leighton, and Maren.



Joseph T. Dalton, CPA
Accountant

Joe Dalton joined the firm in October of 2015. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the University of Akron. His background includes 12 years in public practice and 9 years in private industry, most recently as a Corporate Tax Manager with a large domestic manufacturer. He is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the Ohio Society of CPA's.

Joe has extensive experience with individual and business planning, income tax compliance, accounting, and payroll. He served as treasurer for his local church, and has been involved with the children's, youth and men's ministries. Joe resides in Coventry Township with his wife Christina, and their two daughters, Haley and Makenna.



Linda G. Troyer, CPA
Accountant

Linda is the most recent addition to our staff. Linda holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting from Malone University. She became a Certified Public Accountant in 1989. Her career began with a well-known international CPA firm. She has since held various positions in public accounting and private industry. Linda was previously a member of our staff from 1998-2006.

Linda has experience in payroll taxation, business and individual income tax preparation, and general ledger accounting. Linda and her husband, Les, reside in Uniontown, are members of Maranatha Bible Church in Green, and serve on the Malone University Parents Council.



Founded in 1957 by Maynard Miller (pictured), M.J. Miller & Co. has a long history of success in serving our clients. Some of Maynard’s first clients are still with us to this day. We have served families for several generations with the same quality service our clients have come to expect.