About Us

Brown, Crane & Associates, Ltd. has been in business since 1997. We strive to offer the most friendly and customer-service driven accounting practice in our area! We make it a point to go above and beyond the call of duty for our clients. We are proud of our business and of the great support staff we have working for us.


My name is Mathew Thomas (Tom) Crane. I am a Partner in Brown, Crane and Associates, Ltd., which was formed in 1997. I graduated from Monroeville High School in 1986 and Tiffin University in 1995, with a Bachelors degree. I also received my Enrolled Agent license in 2007. I currently live in Norwalk with my wife Jackie and my two children, Jessica and Zach. Jackie is an office manager for Wasiniak Construction. I am very active in my Church by serving as a board of directors and also on the Administration Council. I belong to several organizations including the National Association of Enrolled Agents, Ohio Society of Enrolled Agents, National Association of Tax Professionals and National Federation of Independent Business Owners. When I am not working, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends and golfing.



My name is Tracy Brown. I am a Partner in Brown, Crane & Associates, Ltd. I actually started the business out of my home in 1995. The business took off and grew to the point of adding a partner and employees and moving out of my home. I am a 1988 graduate of Monroeville High School and EHOVE Joint Vocational School. I also took classes at Bowling Green State University majoring in accounting. I have worked in the accounting field for 28 years. Several of those years were working in an accounting setting while I was also going to high school. I also prepare individual and small business tax returns. I was the President of the Huron County Chamber of Commerce in 2009 and I am still very active in the Chamber.I currently live in rural Norwalk with my husband, Eric. I have three children: Lauran, Erin, and Isaac. Eric is a financial advisor for Nationwide Insurance. He specializes in estate planning and retirement saving and investing. Eric and I are also involved in our family farm operation. As if all that work wasn’t enough, we also have several rental properties. In my spare time, I enjoy being with my family and friends, going to my kid’s sports events, gardening, riding bikes, cooking, and reading.


Our support staff is awesome! We have over 80 years, collectively, specializing in the areas of accounting and bookkeeping, payroll preparation, budgeting, analyzing and reporting of financial information. Our clients are our #1 priority! We go above and beyond to help our clients and their businesses succeed. We are truly blessed with a wonderful group of people who look forward to working with you to meet all of your accounting, payroll and income tax needs.