Our Staff

  • Charles F. DeNet, CPA/PFS

    (Founder and Shareholder)
    Phone: 651-888-7461
    Email: cdenet@dkacpas.com

     

    With over 35 years of public accounting experience, Chuck has developed a strong background in the areas of individual and business income tax, financial planning and estate planning. His practice specializes in providing highly personalized tax and financial planning services to individuals, families and small businesses.

    Chuck graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1979 with a Bachelor of Science in Business (Accounting), attained the Certified Financial Planner (CFP) designation in 1988, and the AICPA Personal Financial Specialist (PFS) designation in that same year. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Minnesota Society of Certified Public Accountants and the Financial and Estate Planning Council of St. Paul.

  • Michael J. Kenefick CPA

    (Founder and Shareholder)
    Phone: 651-888-7462
    Email: mkenefick@dkacpas.com

    Mike has worked extensively in the tax area with over 30 years of public accounting experience. He has a strong background in providing both individuals and small businesses with a full range of tax and accounting services. In addition, Mike specializes in the estate and trust areas where he enjoys getting to know his clients on a personal level.

    Mike is a 1981 graduate of the University of Notre Dame with a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree in Accounting. He is member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Minnesota Society of Certified Public Accountants and the Financial and Estate Planning Council of St. Paul.

    With four children, Mike and his wife are kept very busy. Whenever they can, they get away to their cabin and enjoy time together. Mike also enjoys traveling, gardening and an occasional round of golf.

  • Joan K. Morrow, CPA

    (Shareholder)
    Phone: 651-888-7465
    Email: jmorrow@dkacpas.com

    Joan has over 13 years of experience in public accounting and has been with DeNet Kenefick & Associates for the last two years. She specializes in individual and business tax services, and works hard to fully understand her clients’ short- and long-term goals in order to ensure the strategies being utilized encompass both tax and non-tax related goals and needs.

    Joan became a shareholder in July 2015 and brings a fresh perspective to the office. As the newest member of the leadership team, she has been enjoying getting to know our clients and she is committed to developing long term relationships with them.

    Joan graduated from the University of St. Thomas with a bachelor’s degree in Accounting and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Minnesota Society of Certified Public Accountants. She lives in St. Paul with her husband and four sons, and enjoys cheering them on at their various sporting events, spending time with them at family cabins, and settling in with a good book when she can find a quiet moment to herself.

  • Steven G. Wormley, CPA

    (Shareholder)
    Phone: 651-888-7464
    Email: swormley@dkacpas.com

    Throughout his career as a Certified Public Accountant, Steve has primarily served entrepreneurial business owners. He has assisted clients with accounting and tax issues, financial modeling, business coaching, and business succession consulting. He has worked inside private companies as well as CPA firms, and operated his own CPA practice for 16 years. In January 2012, he joined DeNet Kenefick & Associates as a shareholder, complementing the firm’s existing strengths in providing personal, individualized financial solutions and guidance to its clients.

    Steve earned his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina in 1979, and was licensed as a Certified Public Accountant in Minnesota in 1981. He is married and has four adult children and a growing number of grandchildren, who all enjoy spending time at the family cabin outside of Ely, Minnesota.

  • Ann E. Peterson, CPA


    Phone: 651-888-7470
    Email: apeterson@dkacpas.com

    Ann has close to 30 years of experience in public and private accounting. She left public accounting in 1991 for a stint in various private companies and returned to public accounting in 1999. She joined DeNet Kenefick & Associates in January 2012.

    Ann enjoys working directly with small- to mid-sized companies helping them manage their accounting data and processes. She provides hands-on support and guidance in a variety of areas including accounting systems, financial reporting and payroll.

    Ann graduated from the University of Minnesota with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Minnesota Society of Certified Public Accountants. In her free time she stays active by walking, biking and doing Pilates. She enjoys going to the theater, reading and playing board games with her family.

  • Jason L. Becker, CPA


    Phone: 651-888-7463
    Email: jbecker@dkacpas.com

    Jason is a 1992 graduate of Bethel College in St. Paul, Minnesota with a Bachelor of Arts in Business with an emphasis in Accounting and Finance. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accounts and Minnesota Society of CPAs, and he’s held an active CPA license since 1997.

    Jason spent five years with Sands DeNet, P.A. and has been with DeNet Kenefick & Associates P.A. since 2004. Jason has a strong background in providing individuals and small businesses a wide range of tax and accounting services.

    Jason lives in Eagan with his wife Melissa and two sons. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family, fishing, reading, and home brewing.

  • Deb Yurcina


    Phone: 651-379-0300
    Email: dyurcina@dkacpas.com

     

    Deb has had a lengthy career in public accounting, boasting more than 30 years of experience in the field. She has worked with Chuck and Mike for over 22 years, and has been with DeNet Kenefick and Associates since its inception.

    Throughout her career with DeNet Kenefick, she has enjoyed forming one-on-one relationships with many of our clients and always looks forward to assisting them with their individual tax needs. Along with individual taxes, Deb specializes in estate and trust taxation.  

    Deb graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelor of Science degree. When Deb is not working she spends time with her husband, children and grandchildren. She likes to take road trips and relaxes by crocheting or reading.

  • Matthew Kari, EA


    Phone: 651-888-7473
    Email: mkari@dkacpas.com

     

    Matt joined the DeNet Kenefick & Associates team as a staff accountant in June of 2015. He brings several years of experience with him and has been an enrolled agent for 9 years before joining our company. Matt has experience in individual and business taxes, as well as QuickBooks and payroll.

    During his free time, Matt enjoys spending time with his wife, kids and grandkids. He enjoys traveling, yard work and is passionate about woodworking.

  • Linda Dunn


    Phone: 651-888-7460
    Email: ldunn@dkacpas.com

    Linda has worked with DeNet Kenefick in the area of Office Administration since the firm was founded in 2001. She enjoys her work of providing excellent customer service and making sure that the office runs smoothly. Over the years she has been able to get to know many of our clients and looks forward to interacting with them each year.

    Linda is a graduate of Augsburg College and she is married with two adult children. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, reading, trying new restaurants and going to the theater.

  • Julie Hagen


    Phone: 651-888-7469
    Email: jhagen@dkacpas.com

    Since joining the firm in 2005, Julie has played an important role in helping keep the office of DeNet Kenefick & Associates running smoothly. She is one of the first contacts our clients have with our office and enjoys having a personal conversation with each person that calls or visits. She takes pride in providing excellent customer service to everyone who crosses her path.

    Prior to joining the DeNet Kenefick team, Julie spent 13 years in the customer service industry. Julie holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Minnesota and when she’s not working she keeps busy spending time with her husband, four children and two granddaughters. She enjoys outdoor activities, traveling and reading.