About Us

BDE was founded in 1987 by Brice Evans. Now, over 30 years later BDE provides tax and professional services to hundreds of companies and individuals annually.

The company’s mission is to provide personalized tax, consulting, and accounting services uniquely designed to meet client requirements.

Brice Evans, EA, President

Brice has been the owner of BDE Tax and Professional Services since 1987. He has been a native to the Loves Park area and graduated from Harlem High School in 1982. He went on to graduate from Luther College in Decorah, Iowa where he received his BA in accounting, minor in mathematics, member of Phi Sigma Omicron fraternity and played collegiate sports, being football and rugby. Once he knew that being a tax practitioner was his passion he then advanced his credentials to become a tax advisor by becoming certified as an "Enrolled Agent to Practice before the Internal Revenue Service" (EA) in 1991.

Martha Davidson, CPA

Martha is a CPA and a graduate from Northern Illinois University with Master Degrees in Accounting and Taxation. Most of her professional career was spent working in tax departments of large manufacturers with an expertise in international taxation. She also spent several years managing large case IRS audits for a fortune 250 company. Her personal income tax knowledge was enhanced by years of donating time to prepare tax returns for the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program in Rockford and preparing returns for co-workers in exchange for donations to various charities. She joined Brice’s team in 2015 and enjoys working with individuals and small businesses.

Bill Erdmann, CPA

A USAF veteran Bill Erdmann is an Illinois licensed CPA and a graduate of DePaul University with a Bachelor of Science in Commerce. He has spent over 25 years in the corporate world serving as CFO and COO in the hospitality, fitness, and manufacturing industries. Moving in to business consulting, he has provided tax, audit, accounting, and training services for power sports, distribution, healthcare and a wide variety of businesses and individuals. Having travelled to over 25 countries around the world he now limits travel to the Northwoods to spend time with family and friends. Bill has been active in community service organization fundraising and served as Treasurer and Finance Chairman for several 501(c) (3) entities.

Susan Schuring, Office Manager

Susan is the Office Manager at BDE Tax and Professional Services. She has over 16 years in administrative experience and thoroughly enjoys working with people. Her management responsibilities include Customer Service and Satisfaction, Employee Production and Scheduling, Billing and Accounts Receivables along with a variety other tasks.

Donna Amdur, Professional Services

Donna has worked for BDE Tax & Professional Services for nearly 10 years! She has held many roles throughout her time at BDE including (but not limited to) payroll, accounting, sales tax, office manager, & overall customer service! She genuinely cares about each and every client that comes thru our door and does her best to ensure they feel welcomed and get the best service we can offer.

Cindy Six, Tax Preparer

Cindy's professional career and interests have been centered with taxes and accounting in the legal and medical fields. Her skills progressed through onsite training and education. She has been with BDE for over ten years. She enjoys the freedom of working with a company whose priorities are first and foremost focused on high ethics and integrity. She is a valued member of a great team that works together to resolve difficult tax and accounting situations.