Meet Our Team of Professionals

Cynthia M. Costello née Laskey, CPA

Partner

Cindy earned an accounting degree in 2005 at the University of Dayton. She completed her MBA degree from Cleveland State University in 2006 and became a Certified Public Accountant in 2008. Cindy has been with the firm since 2005 and was named a partner in 2012. She serves as a board member of the Lakewood Foundation.

William R. (Will) Costello Jr., CPA

Partner

Will is a 2004 graduate of The Ohio State University. He received his MBA from Cleveland State University in 2006 and became a Certified Public Accountant in 2013. Will serves as the fiscal officer of the Lakewood Public Library and Rocky River Public Library. Cindy and Will are married and live in Lakewood with their two sons and daughter.

Alex Baker

Alex graduated from Towson University in 2013 with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. She joined Laskey Costello in December 2019. Alex lives in Lakewood with her husband and son.

Emily Brambrick

Emily graduated from the Illinois Institute of Art- Chicago in 2018 with a bachelor’s degree in marketing and management. After six years in Chicago, she joined Laskey Costello in December 2020 as office manager and now resides in her hometown of Avon Lake with her family.

Mary Brennan

Mary has been with Laskey Costello for over 20 years. She earned her accounting degree from Cleveland State University in 1984. She and her husband Danny have three sons and a grandson. They live in Lakewood.

Katie Costello-Bryant

Katie has been with Laskey Costello for over 18 years. She is currently completing her bachelor’s degree at the University of Toledo. Katie and her husband live in West Park with their five children.

Melissa Klesta née Collins

Melissa has been with Laskey Costello since 2015. She earned both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in accounting from Cleveland State University in 2007 and 2011 respectively. She became an enrolled agent in 2021. Melissa lives in Lakewood with her husband and two children.

Anne Culi

Anne is a graduate of Bowling Green State University and joined Laskey Costello in July 2015. She is our billing and accounts payable manager. She is active in animal rescue and has trained her two deaf dogs using sign language. She and her husband, David, live in Gates Mills with their two sons and pets.

Laura Doyle

Laura has been with Laskey Costello for over 20 years and is a graduate of the University of Dayton. Laura lives in Lakewood with her husband. They have two adult daughters and three grandchildren.

Holly Gregerson

Holly graduated from Cleveland State University in 2021 with her bachelor’s degree in accounting. Holly lives in Parma with her dog. She was an intern for the 2020 and 2021 tax seasons before joining the firm full-time in December 2021.

Merna Habib

Merna graduated from Cleveland State University in 2020 with a bachelor’s degree in accounting. She joined Laskey Costello in January 2020 as an Intern and became a full-time staff accountant in December 2020. She moved from her native Egypt to the States with her parents and sister eight years ago. Merna and her husband celebrated their wedding in October 2021.

Jordan Labus

Jordan graduated from the University of Cincinnati in 2017 with a bachelor’s degree in accounting. She joined Laskey Costello in June 2019. Jordan lives in Lakewood with her dog.

Nenad Marceta

Nenad joined Laskey Costello in November 2019 as a payroll specialist. He earned his bachelor’s degree in accounting and finance from the University of Novi Sad, Serbia, in 2012 and since then has been working in the accounting field. Nenad and his wife live in North Olmsted with their son.

Laurie McClosky, CPA

Laurie earned her MBA with a concentration in accounting in 1995. Prior to that she earned her BBA in Finance and Operations Management from Baylor University. She became a Certified Public Accountant in 2003 and has been with Laskey Costello since 2012. Laurie is married and lives in Avon Lake. 

Mackenna Mulac

Mackenna graduated from Kent State University in 2019 with her bachelor’s degree in accounting. Mackenna lives in Lakewood and was an intern for the 2019 tax season before joining the firm full-time in June 2019.

Kathy Wild, CPA (inactive)

Kathy has been with Laskey Costello for 25 years. She earned her accounting degree in 1987 from John Carroll University and became a Certified Public Accountant in 1989. She is married with three children and lives in Sagamore Hills.

Timothy P. Laskey, CPA (retired)

We are, of course, indebted to Tim Laskey who founded the company in 1985. The firm changed its name to Laskey Costello in 2012. Tim has overseen the transition of the company to the next generation and is now retired. Tim and Patti enjoy much of the winter months in their home in Florida.