Our Team

We are family owned and operated, and have been serving the Chisago Lakes and surrounding communities since 1970.

We also serve several clients in Greater Minnesota, Western Wisconsin, and several other states throughout the United States.  We are able to assist you in person or via mail, fax, e-mail and phone.

Cory Lindgren, Enrolled Agent

Accountant/Enrolled Agent/President

Cory is the owner of Lindgren Tax & Accounting, Inc. and graduated from Metropolitan State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting. He has been working with our clients since 2004. Cory passed the IRS Enrolled Agent Exam in 2009 and is authorized Enrolled Agent to represent all of our clients in front of the IRS and state government agencies. Prior to becoming an accountant full-time, Cory worked in the banking industry for ten years. Cory also serves on the Board of Directors for multiple non-profit organizations as their treasurer.

He is available year-round during our regular office hours and by appointment. Cory can assist you with individual, farm, small business, partnership, and corporate income tax preparation, income tax planning, accounting, and charitable gambling services.

Cory currently resides in the Chisago Lakes Area, with his spouse, Shawna Lindgren, and their three children, Bristol, Chase and Aspen. Cory’s interests and hobbies include spending time with his family and friends, snowmobiling, auto racing, camping, fishing, golf and watching sports such as baseball, football, hockey, and NASCAR.

Courtney Knuth, Enrolled Agent

Courtney Knuth, Enrolled Agent

Tax Professional

Courtney has been working for Lindgren Tax & Accounting, Inc. since May 2016.  She worked with us full-time from May 2016 through April 2022 as our Payroll, Bookkeeping, and Income Tax Specialist, but now works for us seasonally as an Enrolled Agent/Tax Professional. Courtney is available most evenings and Saturdays during tax season.

Courtney graduated from Concordia University with her Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting.  In 2020 she passed her three part exam to attain the Enrolled Agent (E.A.) designation.  Courtney currently assists our clients on from February through April with income tax preparation and planning.

Courtney really enjoys working with our clients and helping them plan for the future or making sure a client understands their taxes when it comes to their individualized tax situations.  She lives in the Chisago Lakes area with her husband and two sons.

Kassie Rivard

Payroll Specialist

Kassie joined our team as our Payroll Specialist in September 2022 and assists our payroll clients with Payroll Processing and Report Preparation.

Wade Clarin

Tax Professional

Wade joined our firm in 2018 to prepare individual income tax returns.  He can assist you with the preparation and planning of your personal income tax return.  He works for our office seasonally from February through April by appointment in the evenings or Saturdays.

Wade has a degree in Business Finance from St. John’s University and has over 25 years of expertise in finance, information technology, supply chain financing, logistics, business strategy and product development.  When not working with numbers, Wade enjoys gardening, hunting and fishing, horses, all Minnesota sports and outdoor activities.