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About Us

Our Firm

Founded in 1970, Kelley Hardesty Smith and Co began helping our clients achieve success by offering a variety of accounting services to closely-held enterprises of all sizes.

Kelley Hardesty Smith and Co is a full-service CPA firm.

We offer a wide array of accounting, advisory and financial services to individuals and privately held businesses throughout Indiana and the surrounding states. We specialize in turning your information into recommendations to help achieve your personal and business goals.


Our Mission

To provide you with financial and consulting services that will assist you in attaining your business and personal goals.

To recognize the personal worth of our team members by providing an atmosphere that allows personal satisfaction in work accomplished, professional growth in the career experience, advancement opportunities and means to share in the company's success.


Our Commitment

We are committed to your success. We make it our business to know your business in order to help you improve your financial position. We will help you implement strategies to lower your taxes, improve your capital position, define your business structure, develop your acquisition potential and much, much more.

We earn our fees by adding value to your company. Together we can apply our knowledge to enhance your company's growth and success.


Our Partners


Mark Scheaffer C.P.A., Managing Partner

Mark joined KHS in August 1988 and became a partner in 1991. He took over the managing partner responsibilities when after the three KHS namesakes retired. Mark graduated from Oklahoma State University in 1984. He has worked with Shop with a Cop, Breakfast with Santa, Beech Grove Education Foundation, Greater Beech Grove Chamber of Commerce, Institute of Management Accountants and the YMCA. He is also an avid supporter of Friends of NRA which funds youth shooting sports programs.


Bryan Whisler C.P.A., Partner

Bryan became a partner in the firm in August of 2006. He continues to concentrate in the business development area of the practice. Bryan received his B.S. in Accounting from Indiana University in 1992 and holds leadership positions in a variety of professional and community organizations. Currently he is focusing his community efforts on increasing the networking relationships among food and clothing pantries in Central Indiana. Bryan also is an avid supporter of Friends of NRA which funds youth shooting sports programs.




Our Partners: Past and Present


Bryan Whisler, *Bill Kelley, *Bill Hardesty, *Larry Smith, Mark Scheaffer









Our Team

Annette Van Curen, C.P.A.

Annette joined KHS in September 2012. She graduated from Kennesaw State University of Georgia in 2003 and earned her C.P.A. license in 2017. In her spare time, Annette likes to travel, shop and spend time with family.

Kara Lauth, C.P.A.

Kara joined KHS in 2016 after successfully building a client base on her own. She graduated from Manchester College in 1993 with her Bachelor of Science in Accounting. She earned her C.P.A. license in 1997. In her spare time, Kara enjoys traveling, being outdoors and spending time with family and friends.

Lisa Feldhake C.P.A.

Lisa has been a team member for more than 30 years. She began her career in 1981 after graduating magna cum laude from Indiana University with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting. Lisa joined the KHS team in 1984, and went part-time in 1988 to raise her three daughters with her husband Kris. She’s an active member of St. Mark Catholic Church. Outside of work, she enjoys traveling, reading and spending time with her family.

Gregg Husa, C.P.A.

Gregg is the newest addition to the KHS team joining in December of 2018. Gregg attended Butler University receiving his BA in Accounting in 2015 and his Master's in Professional Accounting in 2016. He earned his CPA license in 2018. Being from the Chicago area, he loves to cheer on the Cubs. Gregg also enjoys spending time with family and friends and traveling in his free time.

Rick Vorndran

Rick joined the 25-year-plus club at KHS in 2015. He became part of the KHS team in March of 1990. Rick says he has enjoyed getting to work with and getting to know many of the firm’s clients over the years and looks forward to building upon these relationships in the future.