Senior Accountants

Katie S. Porter, CPA

Position:          Senior Accountant

Phone:              417.887.0585

Fax:                    417.887.0619

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Katie joined Elliott, Robinson & Company, LLP as a Staff Accountant in September of 2012 then later was promoted in December 2014 to Senior Accountant. She is a May 2012 graduate of College of the Ozarks, where she earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting. As a Senior Accountant, she will have the opportunity to expand her role and manage client assignments and projects while identifying client needs and opportunities for financial growth.


Kevin Gerwel, CPA

Position:          Senior Accountant

Phone:              417.887.0585

Fax:                    417.887.0619

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Kevin joined Elliott, Robinson & Company in November 2015 as a Senior Accountant bringing several years of experience in public accounting. As a Senior Accountant, Kevin manages client assignments and projects while identifying client needs and opportunities for financial growth. His area of interest is taxation and is currently pursuing the designation as a Certified Fraud Examiner.


Matthew E. Blackwell, CPA

Position:          Senior Accountant

Phone:              417.887.0585

Fax:                    417.887.0619

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Matthew graduated with a Master of Accounting in May 2013 from Missouri State University, and worked in public accounting for about six years prior to joining ERCPA. He obtained his CPA certification in February 2015. Matthew’s interests and experience include work in compilations and Low-Income Housing audits, and we are excited to have his expertise as a part of the firm.


Ryan J. Carmichael, CPA

Position:          Senior Accountant - Republic Office

Phone:              417.732.7252

Fax:                    417.732.1003

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Ryan works at the Republic office with a focus on individual and partnership tax return preparation. He also serves clients as a Quickbooks Certified Desktop ProAdvisor. Prior to joining ERCPA in July 2016, Ryan worked in public accounting at BKD. Ryan earned his Master of Accountancy in May 2014 with summa cum laude honors from Missouri State University where he also obtained his Bachelor of Science in Accounting. He played a dual role while in school as a student athlete participating in collegiate basketball at William Jewell College and Missouri State University. He received his CPA certification in May 2015.