About Us & Our Team

Theresa D. Props, CPA Talented Team

For years, the accounting firm of Theresa D. Props, CPA has been providing quality, personalized financial guidance to local individuals and businesses. Our expertise ranges from basic tax management and accounting services to more in-depth services such as tax audits, financial statements, and financial planning. 

Community Firm

Our dedication to hard work has earned the respect of the our local business and financial community in Carmel, IN and the surrounding area. 

Highly Respected

We believe this to be a direct derivative of Theresa D. Props, CPA teams’ combined talent and responsiveness to our valued client base. 


Whether you are a current or prospective client, rest assured that individuals and businesses who choose our firm receive competent and timely advice.

We Value Our Clients

By combining our expertise, experience and the team mentality of our staff, we assure that every client receives the close analysis and attention they deserve. Our dedication to high standards and work ethic is the reason our client base returns year after year.

Our Mission

Our mission is to help clients maintain financial viability in the present, while taking a proactive approach to achieve future goals. This requires open communication to reach an understanding of our clients’ needs through research and sound analysis. We are dedicated to meeting these goals with high standards of excellence and professionalism.

2018 Carmel Small Business Excellence Award

We have been a staple of the area’s business community for years, and pride ourselves on the level of esteem we have earned. To this end, on July 28, 2017, Theresa Props CPA was selected for the 2018 Carmel Small Business Excellence Award in the Payroll Services classification by the Carmel Small Business Excellence Award Program. The 2018 Carmel Small Business Excellence Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Carmel Small Business Excellence Award Program and data provided by third parties. The Carmel Small Business Excellence Awards recognizes outstanding small businesses that serve the Carmel area. Each year, our selection committee identifies businesses that we believe have achieved outstanding success in their local community and business classification. 

Meet our Team

Our highly experienced team of CPAs and Accountants are dedicated to providing the highest level of accounting/financial services for each and every client. 

Theresa D. Props, CPA

Education: BS Accounting Butler University, Indianapolis, Indiana, 1990
Certifications: CPA

Theresa began her public accounting career in 1990 in the audit department with the seventh largest CPA firm in the nation, Laventhol & Horwath. She accepted a position with Indiana National Bank as an Internal Auditor. In 1994, Terri fulfilled a lifelong dream by founding Theresa D. Props, CPA. Serving the needs of a variety of small businesses and individuals accounting, financial and tax services. Terri has an affinity for people and has dedicated her professional career valuing the principle of relationship with her staff and clients over any other precept. This fundamental truth has won her the admiration of the community that she continues to serve. Terri lives in Camel with her husband and four cats.

Tod M. Utter, CPA

Education: BS Accounting Taylor University, Upland Indiana, 1987 Certifications/Licensure: CPA and Investment Advisor Representative

Mr. Utter began his career in 1988 as an auditor in State Government with the Indiana State Board of Accounts. His public accounting career began in 1992 working with a variety of small businesses and individuals primarily in the areas of taxation and estate planning. In 1997 he became a partner in the public accounting firm of Schafer, Lawrence & Utter, LLP working mainly with McDonald’s Owner/Operators in central Indiana. In 2005 he became a founding and managing partner of UK CPA Group, LLP where he continues his work in franchise accounting, taxation and consulting for small businesses and individuals. Mr. Utter lives on the City’s northeast side and has two children.

LaShanda Rorie, CPA Candidate

Education: B.S. Accounting IUPUI, Indianapolis, IN

Mrs. Rorie is an accounting professional in private, non-profit, and public accounting. Her finance career began with NBD Bank in 1996 and continued with BAA Indianapolis LLC through 2002 where she worked in capital finance. Mrs. Rorie was certified in Economic Development Finance and Housing Development Finance with the not-for-profit organization Oasis Christian CDC. She was the program Director for the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) programs for nine years. She Joined Theresa D Props, CPA in 2016, focusing primarily on individual, small business taxation, tax planning and business software training. Mrs. Rorie enjoys spending time with her family and friends and loves to travel.

Gabriel Rivera, Accountant

Education: BS Finance University of Puerto Rico at Carolina / BS Accounting University of Puerto Rico Río Piedras Campus.

Mr. Rivera began his career in 2004 as a bookkeeper in an accounting firm Gustavo Torres Decos, CPA. His Tax Accounting experience began in 2008 working with a variety of individuals primarily in the area of taxation. He joined the firm in 2018 where he continues his work as staff accountant servicing clients primarily in the areas of taxation and QuickBooks advisory. Mr. Rivera lives in Carmel IN with his wife.

Lori Wormuth, Accounting Clerk

Mrs. Wormuth began her career in 1988 as a bank teller for Merchants National Bank. In 2000, after several departmental promotions, she was elevated to Assistant Manager and Retail Banking Officer. In 2002, three children became her commitment, and she placed her career on hold until joining the firm in 2018. Mrs. Wormuth has been married for 32 years and has three children.

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