Kat Meissner, CPP

Kat graduated in 1985 from NCTC with a degree in Legal Secretarial Science. She worked in several law offices and then made a career
change to Greenheck Fan Corporation in Wausau, WI. For a few years, she was a stay-at-home mom and then joined forces with her sister at Christopher’s
Restaurant in Coleman. In 2000, Kat and her family moved to Iron River, Michigan, where Kat was the business manager for Ski Brule for 3 years.

Home kept calling, so in 2003, she moved back to Coleman, Kat worked for Eslien Law Offices until 2005 when the opportunity came up for her
and her sister to purchase TimePlus Payroll of Green Bay. As a client of TimePlus Payroll (in the restaurant) she knew the value of outsourcing payroll
and was very excited to be able to help other business owners succeed and grow their businesses. Eventually, the sisters split the business, TimePlus Payroll
became Kat’s, and the name was changed to Wisconsin Pay Specialists.

Today, along with payroll and bookkeeping, Kat and her team manage over 50 residential rental properties.   In the fall of 2013, Kat became a Certified
Payroll Professional (CPP) through the American Payroll Association and continues to learn and stay on top of the ever-changing payroll and bookkeeping
laws and regulations.

Kat, a wife, mother of three daughters, horse owner and grandma, loves to be with her family. She is an active member of St Anne Parish in Coleman and volunteers many hours to the SHINE Mission Group which helps the needy, elderly, and infirm.   Kat has experienced the death of her youngest daughter, a major software vendor collapse and other life changing hurtles but continues to believe in small business ownership where the struggle is real and so is the reward.

Kayla Cox

Kayla joined WI Pay in April 2017. She obtained an accounting degree through UWGB and has managed numerous small businesses.  Starting as a payroll processor, Kayla soon took over payroll tax management, quarterly and annual reconciliations, and setting up new clients. She is our go-to person for IT and excels at managing our bookkeeping clients.  Kayla resides in Coleman with her husband, two beautiful daughters and two dogs Buck and Fancy. For fun, Kayla likes to bow hunt, take a spin on her four-wheeler, and spend time with her family. Teaching Sunday School and cleaning her house are considered her down time.

Elysia Kust

Elysia joined WI Pay’s team in September 2017. Elysia is our office administrator and works in bookkeeping and property management divisions.  She is extremely organized and knowledgeable about small business operations.

Elysia’s family owned and operated a family restaurant which gave her an opportunity to learn QuickBooks and the ins and outs of running a successful business. In 2015 her family converted the business into 5 cabin rentals.  As a wife and mother of two, Elysia is always on the go. She enjoys photography, cooking, and taking care of her dog, Willow and her chickens.

Katie Torres

Katie joined WI Pay Specialists in April of 2020 as a payroll specialist.

After graduating in 1994 with an associate degree as an administrative professional, Katie has worked in offices in transportation, healthcare, and local governmentKatie utilizes her exceptional customer service and efficient office skills to excel in payroll and tax management.  She considers each payroll client her own personal account and watches out for their best interest. Katie has a son and two daughters and enjoys playing piano, reading, riding motorcycles, and trips to any warm beach.

Nicole Merkt

Nicole joined WI Pay in February 2021.  Nicole’s background was in dairy farming, and she graduated from NWTC with an accounting assistant technical diploma.   Nicole’s strong organizational skills and drive to learn and do more and more make her very effective as the head of our property management division.  She also works effectively in our payroll department utilizing her training and certification skills to assist our clients. 

Nicole resides in Lena with her husband and two children. She loves spending time with her family, writing, painting, being outdoors, and caring for her dogs, goats, chickens, and horse.

Judy Krueger

Judy, with a background including Leadership, Management, Training, Customer Service, Sales, Marketing, Accounting and Reporting brought her experience and skills to Wisconsin Pay Specialists in 2021.  With a rewarding career in the travel, meetings, group travel escorting, and hospitality industry for over 4 decades, she joined our team in operations, sales, and marketing. Judy has also worked part-time for a tax preparer, inventory in large retail, mortgage finance for home building and assists her husband who provides aeration and pond care systems/solutions at Glen Krueger Windmills.  She has been/is a volunteer Ambassador for the Greater Green Bay and Marinette-Menominee Chamber of Commerce’s; and the local Cougar Country Business Association. Judy treasures time with family and friends, extra time with grandchildren and great nieces and nephews, travel, reading, baking and community volunteering, and did we mention traveling?

Cooper

 

 

 

Meet Cooper!  Coop, our office Golden-Doodle greets our visitors at the door.  He is also responsible for PMA (positive mental attitude), reminding us when it is lunch time and encouraging us to get up and get moving throughout the day.  The rest of us strive to move as quickly and efficiently as Cooper does!