Ralph J. Hartmann
Founder and President
Ralph Hartmann is a seasoned accounting, tax, and business consulting professional of more than 35 years. As the founder of Hartmann and Associates in 1978, he has helped successfully guide and advise thousands of businesses and individuals in bookkeeping, accounting, taxation and financial planning of all types.
Armed with the ability to first see problems then formulate creative solutions though the study and understanding of financials, accounting practices and taxation, he is consistently able to achieve his goal of providing financial peace of mind to his clients. Whether it’s brainstorming in a one-on-one session or engaging an entire audience via formal presentation, his passion is for understanding and driving success in business.
Hartmann has a Bachelor of Science in Business, with a minor in Accounting from Woodbury University in Los Angeles, California and has participated in both Rapport Leadership and Youth Leadership training. He is a member of the National Association of Tax Preparers, National Association of Enrolled Agents, and the National Society of Accountants and has been a member, board member, and chairman of the board of the Reno, Sparks Chamber of Commerce.
As one of ten accomplished children, Ralph credits his parents with instilling in him the overwhelming desire to understand what makes a business successful. He shares this passion with his life’s companion Linda and their dynamic family. He can always be counted on to share his considerable accounting and taxation expertise in both professional and educational venues. In his spare time, Ralph enjoys tinkering with anything mechanical and expanding his creative writing abilities through cowboy poetry.
Nancy L. Hedgpeth
Office Manager, Bookkeeper
Hartman and Associates’ office manager is Nancy L. Hedgpeth. In addition to making sure everything runs smoothly and on schedule throughout the office, Nancy is also a bookkeeper and handles both monthly and year end financials. Payroll processing and EFTPS tax estimates processing also fall under her prevue as do quarterlies, W-2’s and 1099’s. Nancy further applies her talents and experience as a QuickBooks Pro advisor. In between handling whatever comes her way as the H&A office manager, Nancy is an avid reader and enjoys cooking.
Receptionist, Administrative Assistant
As the first voice you hear when calling Hartman and Associates, receptionist Barbara Eldridge is pleased to initiate the client-centric experience. Applying her experience in both banking and escrow and title, she further provides administrative support to the office. When not supporting colleagues and clients at H&A, Barbara enjoys taking advantage of Reno’s 300 sunny days a year in a myriad of outdoor activities.