Denny’s insurance experience spans 30 plus years in traditional and non-traditional sides of the industry. He has held his life, accident, health licenses since 1985, and more recently his property & casualty licenses, in a dozen states.

Denny is an agent for the Neptune Cremation Society & his focus is on assisting individuals, families (and veterans) for their End-of-Life plans and Social Security matters. He is a fully licensed agent for a National Funeral Trust company and an active agent for several insurance companies.

Nicholas Hesson, Preparer


Nick graduated from Lake High School with the class of 2008. He later spent 4 years coaching the Lake lacrosse team and spent another 4 years playing semi-pro football for both The Storm and Bearcats. Nick still lives in the local area with his wife Lori and their two children.


George Smith Jr, Preparer


George was born and raised in the local area and is a class of 2000 graduate from North Canton Hoover High School. He has been married for 13 years to his wife Tiffany and they have two Children. George volunteers much of his spare time to his kid's youth activities and coaches their sports teams.

Matthew Stroia, Vice President

Matt graduated from the University of Toledo in 1999 with a Bachelor of Arts & Sciences degrees in both Economics and History. In 2000, he began his career in financial services with Prudential Financial. In 2007, Matthew opened Stroia Financial, LLC, his own independent financial services company in North Canton, Ohio. Matthew maintains several insurance and investment licenses and is a Principal for Investment Network, Inc. in Fairlawn, Ohio. Matthew is a 1994 graduate of North Canton Hoover, is a member of several local, historical and community organizations.

Matthew currently resides in North Canton with his wife, Jessica and step-son Aiden.

Christopher V Lintner, Founder


Chris was raised in Alliance, Ohio and  began  preparing taxes in 1992 for a large provider in Cleveland, Ohio before opening and founding Buckeye Tax Service in 2002. Chris created and has left us with the legacy of Buckeye Tax Service. Unfortunately, Chris passed away January 10, 2016.

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Christopher M Allen, AFSP, Vice President


Chris is a local graduate of Lake High School and began his career in 1989 by obtaining his first license with the Ohio Department of Insurance. In addition to his multiple insurance licenses, Chris has continued his education and currently holds a series 6, 26, 7, 24 & 63 for investments and an AFSP through the IRS.

Chris Currently lives in Lake Township with his wife Tiffanie of over 20 years and has one daughter, Macy.

Call now to set up an appointment: 330.491.0400


Gary L Arnold, CFP , EA, President


Gary has over 35 years experience in the financial industry and before becoming President of Buckeye Tax Service, he served as President and founder of broker-dealer for a fortune 500 company. Gary currently owns a broker-dealer, Investment Network, Inc and also serves as it's President. 

In addition to being a Certified Financial Planner and an Enrolled Agent, Gary maintains multiple licenses and has designations of CLU & ChFC.