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The Columbia EDP Team

 

EDP Management

Chuck Caine

Owner & Founder

In 1965 I opened the doors of Columbia EDP with a heart for the small business owner, believing we could help improve their daily operations in the area of payroll and HR.  Over the last 50 years, technology has changed as well as some of the services we offer our clients.  One thing has remained the same however, our belief that businesses deserve the best customer experience we can deliver!  A strong relationship with the Lord, my wife Jeanne and my family keep me going every day. 

Cathy Young

Owner/CEO

As Chuck's daughter, I grew up with Columbia EDP as such an important part of my life and part of my family's life since I was a little girl.  To be able to lead this company and be a part of its history is amazing!  I love the wonderful employees we've had over the years, they have become like a second family to me.  I also enjoy the many different companies we've had the opportunity to work, serve and grow with over the years.  Outside of Columbia EDP, I enjoy walking (preferably on the beach!), reading inspirational books and spending time with my grandchildren.  A great cup of coffee and my favorite music usually gets me up and going every day!

Joneta Dudley

Vice-President

It's an honor to have been a part of Columbia EDP for over forty years.  I love the family atmosphere here and we have an excellent staff with great products to offer our clients.  My responsibilities with Columbia EDP include basic bookkeeping for our company and supporting our staff in any way I can - may even mean stocking toilet paper in the bathrooms!  I enjoy traveling and learning about new places, but my favorite vacations involve lots of sand and sun.  I am always thankful for loving family and friends and to have a fulfilling job I enjoy.

Operations

Theresa Kite, CPP

Operations Manager

I have worked at EDP over 24 years and I love the family environment and the chance to learn something new every day. I have been married to Raymond Kite for almost 24 years and have a son (Colton) that will be 16 this year. We enjoy watching movies, camping and traveling.

Dawn Ianke

Operations Support Supervisor

I love the client interaction and the satisfaction of knowing I can help make life less stressful for the owners and their employees by taking care of their payroll. I love the beach, sun, my swimming pool and camping in our new Toy Hauler/Camper.  Family and friends are a very important part of my life, we love to entertain.

Alice West

Payroll Customer Support Representative

I enjoy working with numbers as crazy as it seems and I love taking care of our clients' payroll needs!  In my spare time, I enjoy various online activities from watching my favorite shows on Netflix to selling items on eBay, however spending time with my daughter brings me the most joy.

 

Monica Wallace

Payroll Customer Support Representative

I love the family fun atmosphere at Columbia EDP and I love providing quality customer service to all clients in a positive manner each day.  I love spending time with my boys, scrapbooking, walking and working in the yard.  My coffee gets me up and going in the morning but I MUST have my creamer!

Janice Shaw

Payroll Customer Support Representative

As the Columbia EDP receptionist and payroll customer support receptionist, I enjoy getting to greet our clients as they come to visit.  Getting to know more about them and to serve them better is always a pleasure.  I enjoy the friendly atmosphere and work environment.  My time away from the office is usually taken up with family, following Nascar and dirt track racing.   I definitely enjoy seeing my family happy, good Chinese food and of course chocolate!

Sherry Wolz

Payroll Customer Support Representative

I enjoy working with numbers and taking care of our clients' payroll needs.  In my spare time, I enjoy being outside, swimming, walking, and 4 wheeling.  Spending time reading and with my family and granddaughters is very important to me.

Janet Hendren

Payroll Customer Support Representative

I like punching payrolls, problem-solving and talking to and developing trust and friendship with our clients.  I enjoy vegetable and flower gardening, camping, swimming, reading, road trips, Chiefs football, entertaining family and friends in our home in my spare time.  A good cup of coffee and a beautiful sunrise usually gets me up and going in the morning!

Logistics

Kim Theberge

Processing & Logistics Supervisor

I love the family-oriented working environment and making our clients happy!  I really like coming to work and knowing that I have done something to help people and I get great satisfaction from fixing any issues that come up for our clients.  In my spare time, I enjoy reading murder mysteries and spending time with my kids and grandkids!

Cherry Wineland

Logistics Specialist

As the logistics specialist for Columbia EDP, I ensure that the payrolls get out of the door and to our clients on time.  I love the family and home atmosphere at EDP, the people are awesome!  Spending time with friends and family (especially my son!) top the list of things I like to do in my spare time.  Being part of the team at EDP and being able to help our clients usually get my day off to a great start!

 

Tax

Jim Claus, MBA

Tax Manager

In my role as Tax Manager, I enjoy the challenges of helping our clients make the right choices to get the best benefits when it comes to payroll taxes.  I love the family environment with Columbia EDP with a unified sense of purpose to help small business owners.  In my free time, I enjoy relaxing at Table Rock Lake in our RV, hiking, watching the St. Louis  Blues and of course, the St. Louis Cardinals play!  Great coffee and Imo's pizza are two of life's greatest motivators for me!

Jonathan Burks

Tax Specialist

My role with Columbia EDP is to assist companies with filing and paying their payroll taxes. Additionally, I assist companies with their Work Comp Audits and submit 401K contributions to their providers.  I enjoy a very friendly and helpful environment at Columbia EDP. I like to see the clients happy when they know they can concentrate on their business and not their payroll taxes.  In my spare time, I like to camp, fish and spend as much time with family as possible.

Products & Services

Jeff Levin

Products & Services Manager

I have been with Columbia EDP for over 12 years and I've enjoyed getting to meet with our clients to talk about the unique issues they face and how we can help them simplify their lives.  Over these years learning their needs and seeking out solutions to address those needs gives me a great purpose with my work.  In my spare time, I enjoy camping and hiking in the mountains with my wife of twenty-seven years!  Good coffee, good food, good friends and good God time usually get me going in the morning!

Melissa Karotka

Business Development

I love helping small business owners through payroll so they can run their business and not be stuck behind a desk.  I love seeing clients being successful and making things easier for them and I love the people I work for and with!  In my spare time, I enjoy watching my children's sporting events and juggling multiple schedules and getting everyone everywhere on time!  I also enjoy a good therapeutic workout each day to keep balance along with a few quiet moments on the front porch swing.

Keith Heckman, PHR, SHRM-CP

Data Information Specialist

I enjoy a dual role with Columbia EDP that covers both of my passions - HR Consulting and turning data into useful information for others.  Answering labor law questions and best practices for our clients is fulfilling as well as solving a good logic puzzle and putting that into useable reports for our clients.  In my spare time, I enjoy making my own beer for over 15 years and I enjoy sharing this knowledge with others.  A good cup of coffee and great friends usually get me up and going every day.

 

Caleb Jones

Products and Services Specialist

I love being able to help others do their jobs with less stress, and EDP gives me that opportunity every day.  I love to read and exercise in my free time.  I have a passion for Japan and have lived there for several months.  I have also spent several years learning this beautiful language.