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 sons.

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 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.

Randall Buffington

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.

Vicki Chambers

Vicki brings a wealth of experience to Laskey Costello, with 25+ years of payroll experience and over 40 years in the banking industry. Vicki has two daughters and a son, all adults, and three grandsons. She and her husband live in Lakewood with their dog.

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 son and several 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.

Hunter Frye

Hunter graduated from Ohio State University in 2016 with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting. He currently lives in Fairview Park with his girlfriend and their two cats.

Holly Gregersen

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.

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.

Muimayn Salti

Muimayn joined Laskey Costello as an intern for the 2023 tax season through the Westshore Career Tech Program. He graduated from Lakewood high school in 2023 and plans to further his interest in accounting at tri-c, while gaining valuable work based knowledge with our experienced team. Muimayn lives in Lakewood and enjoys training mixed martial arts with his brother.

Rylie Spillman

Rylie graduated from Lorain County Community College with an associate in business management in 2022. She is currently working towards her Bachelor’s.  Rylie lives in Lakewood with her cousin and her cat, Winston.

Jennifer Trnavsky, EA

Jennifer joined Laskey Costello in 2023. She studied accounting at Cuyahoga Community College. She became an Enrolled Agent in 2019. Jennifer is the PTO president at Emerson elementary where her son attends school. Jennifer and her husband Darik live in Lakewood with their family. 

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.