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.
Cecilia Rupert Webb, EA
Manager of Business Tax and Accounting
Cecilia joined Rupert & Associates in 2005 and helps with management of the firm. She manages the business tax and accounting services for clients. Previously, she served as the senior business tax and accounting specialist. She received her Bachelor of Business Administration degree in accounting from the University of Texas at San Antonio in 2005.
Cecilia is a member of the National Association of Tax Professionals and is a QuickBooks ProAdvisor. She is a problem solver who is always up for a new challenge.
Darrell Rupert, CPA, CFP®
Personal Financial Advisor
Darrell Rupert is a personal financial advisor and Certified Public Accountant who is dedicated to helping others define and achieve their financial peace. He has passed the FINRA Series 7 and 66 exams, as well as the insurance licensing exam for the state of Texas. He received his Bachelor of Arts in business at California State University, San Bernardino, before obtaining his MBA from St. Edwards University in Austin, Texas, in 1982. His easy-going nature and ability to listen to others and provide sensible explanations helps to put his clients’ minds at ease.
Darrell is a member of the Texas Society of CPAs and the National Association of Tax Professionals. He was a member of the U.S. Air Force from 1970–79 and served as a staff sergeant during that time before working in the Texas State Auditor’s Office, where he supervised audits of the state government agencies of Texas from 1979–85.
Wealth Management Assistant
Tonya Stene officially joined Rupert and Associates in June of 2018 as Darrell Rupert’s Wealth Management Assistant. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Management from the University of Phoenix in 2012. In her free time, Tonya enjoys puttering in the garden, jigsaw puzzles, and cooking.