Stephen Rupert began his career with Rupert & Associates in February 2004, as a staff tax preparer and small business consultant. In the years since, with the help of many wonderful mentors, Stephen has gained an extensive background in Individual and Corporate taxes, QuickBooks (Stephen was a QuickBooks Pro Advisor for many years), Small Business Consulting/Coaching, and Entity Formation. Stephen has been a licensed Enrolled Agent(EA) since January 2009 and is now a long-standing member of the National Association of Tax Professional(NATP). He takes great pride in now being the sole owner of this 2nd generation family business. Stephen was raised in Buda and is now raising his family there with his wife, Heather, and their two children, Jayce & Payton. Stephen is a huge fan of University of Texas Athletics and loves spending Saturdays at DKR. When not working, Stephen enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, hunting, and fishing.
Blain Moncrief, our Office Manager, has been a part of the Rupert & Associates team since 2017. She grew up in Austin, graduating from Westlake High School and then Southwest Texas State University in San Marcos with her Bachelor of Arts in English and History. She has traveled all over the world, and while she still loves to travel, one of her favorite places remains the San Marcos River. Blain moved to Buda since 2003. She loves the fact that she gets to live and work in her community. She is usually the first face you see when you come into the office, waiting to welcome and assist our clients.
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.
Karen Glover, our Quick Books Advisor, has been working in small business and non-profit bookkeeping, payroll, and office administration for 25 years. Karen joined the Rupert & Associates team during the 2019 tax season. She is a passionate advocate for small businesses as a vital backbone of our nation and enjoys helping them succeed by assisting them with their bookkeeping and related bookkeeping needs. She especially enjoys being part of the Rupert and Associates team and having the opportunity to serve multiple small businesses in the local area. In her free time, Karen serves as Treasurer for the San Marcos River Foundation and volunteers with their water quality testing and river clean-up programs. She enjoys swimming, snorkeling, kayaking, and camping with her husband and two teenage sons.