About Us

Going the Extra Mile For You!

Welcome to Arise! Our story began many years ago in a small rural community where we both learned the value of hard work, integrity, relationships, and community.  Our experiences during those early chapters taught us lasting truths that we still hold today.  Treat people fairly, go the extra mile, trust is earned, life is fragile, there are no free lunches… are just a few of these experiences that have been weaved into our character. We know life is about the journey and the paths we take in life. At Arise we do more than expected and strive to outshine the rest…we look for ways to go the extra mile. It is our hope you journey with us.    

~Keith and Kelly Heil

Keith E. Heil, CPA Arise CPA Overland Park, KSKeith E. Heil, CPA, PFS

Owner/President of Arise

With over 30 years offering financial advice, Keith, is passionate about helping our clients simplify, understand, orchestrate, and protect their financial life in a truthful and transparent relationship.

Keith is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants.  Keith is an accredited Personal Financial Specialist (PFS) awarded by the AICPA. Keith is also an Independent Registered Investment Advisor Representative.  Keith has served on the Faculty Advisory Board for the Accounting Department of University of Central Missouri.

Keith grew up in Carrollton, Missouri where he was active in his family’s farming operation for eight years. He graduated from University of Central Missouri with a degree in Business Administration and Accounting.  Keith and his family moved to the Kansas City area in 1994 where he continued his career as a senior tax manager and director for KPMG.

When you don’t find Keith in his office, you will most likely find him in a duck blind, on a boat fishing, or exploring a sandy beach with his wife, Kelly.  He is proud to officially be in the “Pa” category with 4 beautiful grandkids.

Kelly D. Heil Arise CPA Overland Park, KSKelly D. Heil

VP-Client Relations

I grew up always wanting to help people and cheer them on. My early days were spent cheering for basketball, then later football.  I saw the need for an effective cheerleader and how it could change the energy in the gym or the crowd at a football game.  I am always in my “sweet spot” when cheering on others…happy times or sad times.  Here at Arise I am the VP of Client Relations.  Some say I am the color in the office but I am here to make you feel right at home.  Our home is your home!

After spending close to three years at the University of Central Missouri, I finished my BA in Education/Special Education at Missouri Valley College in Marshall, Missouri. I am also a certified Christian Life Coach from The Institute for Life Coach Training.

I love spending time with my family and friends especially in the beauty of nature.  My greatest title now is Grandma to 4 very special littles!!