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.


Sarah Jeffrey Sena, CPA:

I grew up in Windom and graduated from Windom Area High School in 2005. I then attended the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota where I graduated with a major in Accounting and a minor in Spanish in 2009.

After graduation, I joined the audit team of a big four
accounting firm in Minneapolis. In 2012, I moved to Brazil with my husband, who is Brazilian, and now travel back and forth between Brazil and the US. We have one daughter, Paula. I enjoy going to the
farm most days where my husband has a small dairy operation.

Nicole Yonker:

I am a native to Windom. After graduating from Windom Area High School in 1990, I received by degrees 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.


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.

Bailey Turner:

I grew up in rural Mountain Lake and received my A.A.S in Accounting from Minnesota West in 2017.

My husband, John, and I were married in 2016 and live in rural Bingham Lake. When I am not at work I am probably helping my husband farm or doing chores for our cow/calf operation. My hobbies are riding horse, running and gardening.