About Us

History

Our firm was originally founded by Kenneth F. Patry and Michaela M. Fisher as Patry & Associates, P.C. in 1990 and changed its name to Patry, Fisher & Dudley, P.C. in 2002 when Phil L. Dudley, III became a partner in the firm. Michaela M. Fisher retired from the firm in May of 2009.  On December 5th 2014, we joined forces with Goracke & Associates, P.C.   Our combined teams will continue to provide you with the same level of service you are accustomed to and that you deserve.  With a greater amount of combined team experience, we will be able to serve you in ways that will exceed your greatest expectations. 

Our philosophy of delivering competent and timely advice is also upheld by Goracke & Associates;  therefore, this new partnership will strengthen and grow our new combined firm.  Our over 80 years of combined experience will elevate us to the next level and provide an unparalleled quality of service. 

We are a progressive firm catering to the needs of closely-held business owners. We believe in the value of strong relationships with our clients. We view every client relationship as a partnership and truly believe that any success we may have is the result of our clients being successful.

We are committed to providing close, personal attention to our clients. We take pride in giving them the assurance that the personal assistance they receive comes from years of advanced training, technical experience and financial acumen. Our continual investment of time and resources in professional continuing education, state-of-the-art computer technology and extensive business relationships is indicative of our commitment to excellence.

Our Philosophy

Our dedication to hard work has earned the respect of the business and financial community in and around Omaha. We believe this to be a direct derivative of our talent and responsiveness to our client base. Whether you are a current or prospective client, rest assured that individuals and businesses who choose Goracke & Associates, P.C./ Patry, Fisher & Dudley, P.C. receive competent and timely advice.

Our Team

kpatry@goracke.com (402) 218-2882

Kenneth F. Patry, CPA

Education
Fort Hays State University, Kansas - Bachelor of Science, Business with Accounting Emphasis, May 1973

Experience
Ken has nearly forty two years of experience in public accounting, including tax, audit and financial planning services to closely held businesses and their owners, with special expertise in "S" corporations and planning for and taxation of trusts and estates.

Professional Affiliations
Certified Public Accountant – Currently licensed in Nebraska, Kansas, Iowa and Georgia
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Nebraska Society of Certified Public Accountants
Omaha Estate Planning Council
Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy

Other
Treasurer for The Lofte Community Theatre
Chairman, Finance Committee, St. Joseph's Church, Springfield, Nebraska
Past-Chairman of Board, Midlands Chapter, Multiple Sclerosis National Society
Board Member for Several Private Foundations

pdudley@goracke.com (402) 403-3804

Phil L. Dudley, III, CPA

Education
Hastings College, Nebraska - Bachelor of Arts, Accounting, 1993

Experience
Phil has over twenty years of experience in public accounting focusing on audit and assurance services.

Professional Affiliations
Certified Public Accountant, Nebraska
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Nebraska Society of Certified Public Accountants

Other
Junior Achievement Volunteer

SKerns@gorake.com (402) 218-2887

Stacy L. Kerns, CPA

Education
Missouri State University, Springfield, Missouri - Bachelor of Science, Accounting, 1998

Experience
Stacy has over sixteen years of experience in public accounting including tax and audit work. She has extensive experience in preparation of corporate, partnership, fiduciary and individual income tax returns as well as tax planning.

Professional Affiliations
Certified Public Accountant, Nebraska
Nebraska Society of Certified Public Accountants

Staff Accountants

Casey Buckland
Direct line: (402) 218-2889
Facsimile: (402)392-2251
Email: CBuckland@goracke.com

Jody Waldrop Didamo
Direct line: (402) 403-3820
Facsimile: (402)392-2251
Email: JDidamo@goracke.com

Corey Cooney
Direct line: (402) 403-3808
Facsimile: (402)392-2251
Email: CCooney@goracke.com

Angie Tompsett
Direct line: (402) 218-2895
Facsimile: (402)392-2251
Email: ATompsett@goracke.com

Stephanie Connell
Telephone: (402) 392-0800
Facsimile: (402)392-2251
Email: SConnell@goracke.com

Administrative and Support Staff

Vicki Contreras
Telephone: (402)403-3827
Facsimile: (402)392-2251
Email: vcontreras@goracke.com

Colleen Cox
Telephone: (402)392-0800
Facsimile: (402)392-2251
Email: clientrelations@goracke.com

Shirley Caddell
Telephone: (402)392-0800
Facsimile: (402)392-2251
Email: clientrelations@goracke.com