ANGELA EDELMAN – OWNER
Angela’s vision to become a successful business owner started as a young child, as she watched her father own and operate a small business. Seeing the success and failures of her father, she knew that she could help businesses succeed if they had the right tools. Her father was a mechanic. And while he was great mechanic, he was not an accountant; but his businesses needed a great one to succeed.
As a young mother herself, she did not waiver from her steadfast plan. She graduated from Rasmussen College with a Legal Secretary Degree; an Associate Degree in Business Management followed by a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting.
During these years, she faced many obstacles but eventually found herself moving from Central Minnesota to Lake Itasca where she married Wesley Edelman. Together they have raised their son, Jordan and continued to watch their dreams become reality. Angela and Wes have opened multiple businesses in the Bagley and Bemidji area, including a diesel repair shop which her husband operates, a sales business, and a property management company. Despite Wes’s objections, she also has a hobby farm where her father helps maintain the animals and day to day operations.
While working directly with her husband across these business ventures, Angela’s concept for Smash Tax grew. A strong community-based business where you can be confident you are getting honest, reliable answers from her team.
Angela continues to grow her expanding Smash Tax business, starting out with tax preparation and now offering full bookkeeping services, payroll, and other accounting needs.
If Angela’s not behind her computer screen, you may find her enjoying a stroll in her sports car, traveling to new sites, at the local coffee shop drive-thru, riding Harley with her husband and dad, or enjoying a quiet evening at her farmstead with her extended family.
Through the years of life lessons one thing has not wavered in Angela’s sights, helping other small businesses succeed. Angela continues to share her ideas and stories with other small business owners to help them create and maintain a plan for success.
LACEY PETERSON –
Minnesota has always been home for Lacey. She graduated with honors from Park Rapids, MN and has her Certificate in Medical Coding. After entering the workforce, she decided that she loved the office atmosphere and joined Smash Tax seven years ago. She has since tested the waters in Property Management but soon realized that working for a family owned and operated business was her niche. She came back to our crew in 2020 and is the driving force and the voice behind the phone when you call to schedule a tax appointment.
Lacey is the proud owner of two wonderful dogs Zeus and Clementine. She enjoys spending her days outside sitting on the porch soaking up the sun with a good book or curled up watching reruns of her favorite shows.
Family and friends are the most important thing in her life, and she wouldn’t be where she is today without their support. She loves to laugh, has a knack of making others laugh and will by far leave the world a little happier than she found it. Her driving smile and positive attitude is part of what makes our customers leave our office with a smile.
NIKKI WILLIAMS –
OFFICE ADMINISTRATION SUPERVISOR
A native to Bemidji, Nikki divides her time between our Bagley and Bemidji offices supervising the day-to-day operations. After obtaining a degree in Supervisory Management with an emphasis in finance, she continued to establish her foundation in Northern Minnesota with her immediate and extended family close by.
Family is a pivotal part to Nikki’s daily lifestyle. She and her husband have three children who enjoy the Minnesota outdoor lifestyle. You can find them at the lake, camping, fishing, watching a sizzling bonfire or spending time with their animals. She enjoys relaxing with a good book or a glass of wine to wrap up her evening.
Customer Service has always been a passion for Nikki. You can see in her smile, that she offers genuine care for each client that walks through our doors. Nikki’s personality will show you that she will continue to strive for you to leave as a loyal customer, feeling confident, trusting that your financial questions lie comfortably in our staff’s hands.
HOURS OF OPERATION:
Monday - Friday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
EXTENDED TAX HOURS:
Tuesday and Thursday 8-8
Monday – Friday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
EXTENDED TAX HOURS:
Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 8-8,
Saturday: 9-6, Sunday: 9-5
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