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Staff Profiles

John T. Grebe, CPA, CFP, President

Since earning a degree in Accounting from Eastern Illinois University in 1980, John has worked in various financial disciplines ultimately focusing on Public Accounting. Obtaining his CPA certification in 1982, he initially worked as a corporate financial analyst and internal auditor.

After gaining invaluable experience in the corporate world, John developed a desire to become more involved with the personal side of accounting – helping clients obtain financial security and success. Taking steps to realize this dream, he earned his Certified Financial Planning (CFP) designation in addition to obtaining his securities license (Series 6, 7 and 63) in 1988.

Making the move from corporate to small business, John joined the Wheaton, Illinois CPA firm of Volpe & McConnachie in 1991. Shortly after joining the business, he became an owner/partner. In 1996 he secured full ownership, changing the name of the firm to Grebe & Associates, PC.

John and his wife Dawn have three sons and reside in Wheaton, Illinois. He is an active community member and enjoys coaching, running, cycling and reading.

Professional Memberships: Illinois CPA Society, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

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Jana L. Blaschak, CPA, Senior Manager, Accounting Services

Jana earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting 1984 from Northern Illinois University. She also earned her CPA designation at that time. Jana has been at Grebe & Associates since 2000. She is an expert in QuickBooks, corporate accounting, and tax preparation. Jana lives with her husband in Naperville, Illinois.


Marie McGrath, CPA, CMA, MBA, Senior Manager, Tax

Has a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and MBA from Northern Illinois University. She also earned her CPA and CMA designations. Marie worked in the corporation accounting and software industries for many years. She has experience in large and small firms. Marie has been at Grebe & Associates since 2015. She is an expert in corporate and individual tax preparation, as well as small business and corporate accounting. Marie lives with her husband in Bartlett, Illinois.


Thaddeus Hunt, CPA, Senior Accountant

Thaddeus has been working at Grebe and Associates since 2020. He completed his Bachelor of Arts in Accounting from Judson University in 2016 before obtaining his Master of Science in Accounting from Aurora University in 2017. He became a fully licensed Illinois CPA in 2021. Thaddeus is experienced in individual and corporate tax preparation, financial statement preparation, tax research and the handling of government tax notices. He currently resides in St. Charles, Illinois, from which he was awarded a Key to the City.


Kim Kreil, CPA, Accountant

Kim Earned her Master’s Degree in Professional Accountancy and Bachelor’s Degree in Business Information Systems from Illinois State University in 2018, Kim joined the firm in 2021 and she has earned her CPA license in 2022. Kim has experience in corporate accounting, tax preparation, and QuickBooks. She lives in Wheaton, Illinois.


Nimisha Nalini, Accountant

Earning her Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting in 2009 from York University, Nimisha has been at Grebe & Associates since 2019. She is also working towards completing her CPA. She is experienced in QuickBooks, corporate accounting, individual and corporate tax preparation, payroll and sales tax. Nimisha lives with her husband in Naperville, Illinois.


Lora Bak, Accountant

Lora was awarded a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting in 1990 from Ohio University and her CPA in 1991 in Ohio. Lora has been with Grebe & Associates since 2015. She is an expert in payroll and accounting. Lora lives with her husband in Glen Ellyn, IL.


Kathy Thompson, Office Manager

Kathy recently joined Grebe & Associates. She is the face of Grebe & Associates and is available to assist clients and prospective clients when they reach out to Grebe & Associates. She has ample experience in planning and office management. She lives in Glen Ellyn, IL.