Meet Our Team of Professionals
Cynthia M. Costello née Laskey, CPA
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
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 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.
This is our team!
Over the years, we have put together a team of valued employees with the expertise to meet our clients’ needs. We think you’ll enjoy working with us as we work to help you achieve your financial goals. Welcome to Laskey Costello – we look forward to working with you!
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 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.
Randy earned his bachelor’s and master’s degree in accounting from Baldwin Wallace University in 2017. He joined Laskey Costello in 2022. Randy and his wife live in Elyria with his dog, and three cats.
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 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 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 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.
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 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 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.
Nicole Prater, CPA
Nichole joined Laskey Costello in 2022 after spending over 15 years with both regional and local accounting firms. She received her bachelor’s degree in accounting from Myers University in 2005 and became a Certified Public Accountant in 2016. Nichole enjoys all aspects of tax planning and researching strategies for businesses and their owners. She has previously served on the Finance Committee for the West Creek Conservancy. Nichole and her family live in Parma, and they enjoy hiking, traveling, and supporting our Cleveland sports teams. .
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.