Stephen Rupert began with Rupert & Associates on February 2, 2004, as a staff accountant and tax preparer. In his 15-year career, along with the help of many wonderful mentors, he has gained an extensive background in Individual and Corporate taxes, Accounting, QuickBooks (Stephen was a QuickBooks Pro Advisor for many years), small business consulting/coaching, and entity formation. Stephen has been a licensed Enrolled Agent since January 2009 and is also a long-standing member of the National Association of Tax Professionals. He takes great pride in now being the sole owner of this 2nd generation family business, that is now in its 33rd year of business! Stephen grew up in Buda and currently resides there as well, with his wife, Heather, and their 2 children Jayce and Payton. Stephen is a huge fan of University of Texas Athletics and loves spending his Saturdays at DKR. When not working, Stephen enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, hunting, fishing.
Stephen Rupert, EA
Blain Moncrief, our Office Manager, has been a part of the Rupert & Associates team since November 25, 2017. She grew up in Austin, attending Westlake High School & Southwest Texas State University. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and History in 1991. She has traveled all over the world, and while she still loves to travel, one of her favorite places in the world remains the San Marcos River. Blain currently resides in Buda, Texas. She is usually the first face you see when you come into the office, waiting to welcome and assist our existing and potential clients.
John-Paul Zeller, EA
Prior to entering the financial services industry in 2009, John-Paul — who is a member of the National Association of Tax Professionals — worked as a forester, mapmaker, whitewater rafting guide, shrimp farmer, scuba instructor and landscaper. He loves politics, scuba diving, playing the guitar and disc golf. He even built a nine-hole disc golf course on his property in Wimberley, Texas, where he lives with his wife, Sharon Carter. They have multiple pets, including a dog, two cats, two ducks and dozens of fish.