For the numbers that are hard to work with.
For the numbers that are hard to work with. 

Our Team


Have you ever wanted to say, “Have your people call my people?” Now’s your chance. Let us be your people—your numbers people. With us, this is what you get:


• One-on-one attention with an open-door approach

• Accountable advising and trustworthy transactions

• Accurate and timely work

• Unparalleled level of dedication 

Joseph T Braun, CPA

CPA & Chief Executive Officer/Advisor


Most people played house growing up. Not Joseph, he played

‘office’ his entire childhood in the basement on a concrete floor.

Talk about preparing for the real world. 


During college, Joseph completed a tax internship in 2008 with RSM McGladrey, CPA

firm in Minneapolis. The experience that was acquired during this time was very

valuable and has ultimately assisted him during his business career. At the duration of

the internship, an opportunity was provided for him to join the Firm upon graduation and

work full-time as a Tax Accountant. However, there were some uncertainties as it

related to school and location and therefore, he came back to Fargo to finish school.

From 2008 to 2012, he has been involved in the private sector of accounting, ranging

from hotels to financial institutions, while consulting with small businesses on a limited

basis. This all was done before choosing to pursue a full-time career in the public sector

of accounting. Joseph is a member of the American Institute of CPA’s and the North

Dakota Society of CPA’s. 


It seems Joseph has had a thing for numbers his whole life. He even met his wife in

their TAX 101 class at NDSU. He now shares his love of numbers, marshmallows and

hot tamales with her. Joseph is a sports fan. His favorite professional athlete was Kirby

Puckett. “Be The Best You Can Be” was one of the phrases that stuck with him while

reading his books and watching him play. Joseph once broke out of his CPA shell in

Cancun, where he saw Florida Georgia Line in concert on the beach in Cancun, as they

set-up the stage next to the resort when they were shooting a music video.

Nolan Larson, CPA

CPA & Manager/Advisor


Like father like son... The family always knew that Nolan would become an accountant, as he was the frequent problem child with leaving scraps of paper tallying statistics of whatever activity he was doing all over the house.


Nolan grew up and met his wife in Wahpeton, ND.  He comes from a home that cherished relationships with friends and family. He completed his degree at NDSU and received his Masters in Accountancy in December 2014, just in time for Tax season!


Nolan has gained valuable customer service and accounting experience throughout the years of participating in roles affiliated with numbers in the hospitality and public accounting industries.  He looks to utilize such experience to provide value-driven principles to the team at PrimeNumbers and partner with its' Clients.


Outside of the office, Nolan enjoys going to the gym, camping, golf, and video games.  Him and Katie have 3 cats: Sherlock, Watson, and Irene.



Stephanie Schueller



Stephanie never realized that she would be just like her mom, an accountant. I guess the saying is true... like mother like daughter!  In college, she tested out childhood education, then sign language and finally moved onto Business Administration.


Since high school, Stephanie has succeeded in the world of customer satisfaction, putting a customer’s needs first and giving them the attention and respect they deserve. Stephanie went to school at Minnesota State University Moorhead and with her dedication and hard work she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. She moved away from her small hometown in central Minnesota to live in Fargo and has become very accustomed to life up here. Her friendly attitude, knowledge of Business, and many years of experience are what provide her with the right amount of reliability that PrimeNumbers and clients can count on.


Now to the really important stuff, Stephanie plans to own a bulldog someday and name him Otis. Maybe he can tag along with her on her trip to Subway 2-3x per week. Yes, she loves it that much. She is the first person in the family to move away from hometown and once she retires wants to move to Lake Havasu, AZ. We hope she doesn’t retire soon as we’d like to keep her around. 

Ashley Ruther



Ashley started her schooling in nursing, converted to Cosmetology, than 3 years later found a passion for numbers and entered the accounting program for school.  Coincidentally, her mother is also an accountant. 


During her free time, she enjoys traveling the world and would like to someday, connect with each continent at least once.  She has also been sky-diving and would like to pursue getting licensed for such activity.  This along with caring for her 2 children, Ashley takes the challenge of becoming successful as a business professional and caring mother at the same time. 


Ashley takes pride on ensuring that the utmost level of customer service is given to each and every Client. She has been a witness to many different situations that would require patience and leadership to encounter the ups and downs of each day.  She anticipates utilizing such attributes to serve all of the clients for PrimeNumbers and looks forward to development partnerships with all involved. 

Connect With Us

Call us at 701-356-7531 701-356-7531 with

any questions or to schedule an appointment. You can also use 

our contact form located on the 'Contact Us' page.

Contact Info

3175 Sienna Drive South Ste 101
Fargo, ND 58104


Phone: 701-356-7531 701-356-7531
Fax: 701-356-7475

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