Monique Blystad

Managing Director

Gift Tax
Trust and Estates

Headshot of Monique Blystad, a Managing Director at Tonneson and Co.


Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Monique Blystad is a Managing Director at Tonneson. Monique joined the firm’s Tax department in 2021, bringing with her over 19 years of professional experience. Her expertise lies in the realm of taxation, with a focus on Gift Tax, and Trusts and Estates. Monique specializes in working with High-Net-Worth individuals, Family Offices, and providing Tax Planning & Consulting services. Her client base includes private equity entities and high-net-worth individuals.

Monique is a CPA and holds a BS in accounting from the University of New Orleans. She is an esteemed member of the Louisiana Society of CPAs (LCPA) and the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA). Her dedication to her profession and commitment to staying current with industry practices are evident through her active involvement in these professional organizations.

As a Managing Director at Tonneson, Monique finds motivation in providing exceptional client services and ensuring that deadlines are met promptly and efficiently. She is driven by a strong sense of responsibility and a desire to deliver the best outcomes for her clients.

Monique’s dedication to client service, extensive expertise in taxation, and commitment to maintaining strong professional connections make her a valuable asset to Tonneson. Her ability to balance work and personal interests demonstrates her well-rounded approach to life, contributing to her success in the Tax department.

Get to know Monique Blystad

Outside of her professional endeavors, Monique enjoys various activities that bring joy and balance to her life. She finds pleasure in cooking delicious meals, staying active through exercise, and cherishing quality time spent with her family. Monique resides in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, along with her two sons, and their two dogs —a Doberman and a Siberian Husky.