Our Staff


Eugene L. Bottin, CPA:

I am a 1970 graduate of Mountain Lake Public School. I attended college at Southwest State University in Marshall, Minnesota. After graduating from college I worked for a CPA firm in the Twin Cities Area until 1981 when my wife and I moved to Windom.

My wife Betty and I have three children: Patrick, Kristy and Julie. Betty owns and operates a used clothing and new crafts consignment store in Windom.

During the summer months I am a grain farmer. I enjoy the change of pace between accounting and farming.

Brett R. Tibodeau, CPA:

I’m a native of Windom and graduated from Windom Area High School in 1989. After graduating from MSU-Mankato in 1993 with a major in accounting and a minor in business administration, I accepted a position in the audit department of a regional CPA firm in the Twin Cities.

In 2000, I moved back to Windom and joined the firm of Johnson & Bottin, Ltd., which has since become Johnson, Tibodeau, Bottin & Co., P.S.C. My responsibilities include management of the firm, financial statement and income tax preparation.

Cindy Espenson, CPA:

I am a native of Windom. After graduating from Windom Area High School in 1994, I received by BA degree in accounting from the College of St. Benedict/St. Johns University in 1997. I have worked for other accounting firms in the twin cities, Nebraska, and most recently Madelia until joining Johnson, Tibodeau, Bottin & Co., P.S.C.

My husband, Jason, and I live just outside of Windom on Fish Lake with our two children, Alex and Elliot. I enjoy waterskiing, reading and spending time with family and friends.

Robert Rempel:

I have been with the firm since November of 1987.

My job consists of doing payroll checks, quarterly and year-end payroll tax reports, which I enjoy doing. Other jobs are accounts receivable and accounts payable, also month-end reports, bank reconciliation’s, etc.

I grew up on a farm near Mountain Lake and graduated from Mountain Lake High School. I took a one-year course in accounting at Mankato Community College.

My hobbies are watching sports, reading and travel.

Nicole Yonker:

I am a native to Windom. After graduating from Windom Area High School in 1990, I received by degress in Accounting from Spencer College.

My husband, Ed and I live in rural Bingham Lake with our two sons. We have a cow/calf herd with Ed’s parents. I enjoy spending time with family and friends, scrap booking, gardening and camping.

Susan Hanson:

I have been with the firm since 1995. Previously, I’ve worked as a Health Unit Coordinator in Windom & Cambridge Hospitals.

I grew up in Windom and graduated from Windom High School. After graduating from St. Cloud State College, I married Mike Hanson, who is currently the Cottonwood County Environmental Officer. We’ve raised two sons, Chris and Caleb. We enjoy our six acres east of Bingham Lake and are learning to adjust to our almost empty nest. Outside of work and family, we’re involved with the worship at Living Word Lutheran Church.

Mary Alice Nickel:

A transplant from Nebraska via South Dakota, I’ve been serving as office assistant at the firm since 1991. My responsibilities range from welcoming and assisting clients to assembling tax returns and other secretarial duties. I’ve enjoyed meeting and learning to know many neat people through the years. Some of my interests include bicycling, walking, cooking and reading.

Diane Burmeister:

I grew up on a farm by Bingham Lake and graduated from Mt. Lake Public School in 1996. I spent 7 years in Omaha, Nebraska before coming back to Minnesota in 2003 as a Certified Massage Therapist. I joined Johnson, Tibodeau, Bottin & Co., P.S.C. as an Administrative Assistant in January 2006 were I jumped right in during tax season and have enjoyed it ever since.

My husband, Brian, and I were married in 2007 and live here in Windom. We have no children but do have one cute, well behaved doggie. I enjoy spending time with my husband, and also enjoy working with my hands fixing things or just making things better and easier to use.