About Us

The Pickel & Bruckner team goes the extra mile to ensure top-quality service to clients. For a no-obligation consultation, contact us today using the form in the sidebar or call 785.823.1908.


Tom PickelTOM PICKEL began his career in public accounting in 1975 after graduating from Kansas State University. He has been a licensed Certified Public Accountant since 1977. In 1982 Tom started his own firm and in 2006 joined with John Bruckner to form Pickel & Bruckner, LLC. Tom has over 40 years of experience in providing tax, consulting and accounting services for individuals, partnerships, trust, estates and small businesses. His passion is helping his clients achieve financial success and stability.

Tom is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Kansas Society of Certified Public Accountants. He is an active member of Salina AMBUCS. He also serves on the Board of Directors of The First Tee of Saline County, Inc. For leisure, he enjoys traveling and golfing.

Originally from Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Tom is a Vietnam veteran and was stationed at Fort Riley where he met his wife, Phyllis. They have one daughter, Amy, and two grandsons, Cooper and Caden.

John BrucknerJOHN BRUCKNER has been a licensed Certified Public Accountant since 1988, and has been with Pickel & Bruckner, LLC since 2006. John specializes in tax consulting services for individuals, partnerships, trusts, and estates. Family businesses, farmers, and ranchers come to John for his expertise in accounting.

John grew up in Nebraska and graduated from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln in 1984. He and his wife Marvis have three adult children.

Being involved in his community is important to John. He’s active in the local Knights of Columbus, the Salina Area Youth Sportsmanship Initiative, and the Salina chapter of AMBUCS. During football season you’ll often find John on the field officiating high school and small college games.

John’s professional affiliations include the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and Kansas Society of Certified Public Accountants.

Lynn Caldwell

LYNN CALDWELL began working for Tom Pickel in 1984, and continued in her position as Office Manager after John Bruckner and Tom formed a partnership in 2006. Lynn provides support in all areas of accounting, and particularly enjoys working with payroll and income taxes. The best part of her job is meeting and visiting with clients, both old and new.

Spending time with her daughters, Katy and Summer, son-in-law, Spencer, and granddaughters, Larkin and Greer, is Lynn’s greatest joy. She also enjoys travel (especially to the beach with the grandkids), reading, music and watching old movies, among other hobbies.

Angie KoshgarianANGIE KOSHGARIAN joined Pickel & Bruckner in 2013. Angie has 19 years of experience providing support to accountants in all areas of tax accounting and financial statement reporting, including industry benchmark reporting.

Angie is a native Kansan, is married to Richard and has four grown stepchildren. Her hobbies including cooking, gardening, and playing piano and pipe organ. When Angie isn’t working at Pickel & Bruckner, she is plays piano and organ at First Presbyterian Church, and has been playing professionally since age 11.