Saginaw, Davenport Office

Tom

Thomas W., McDonald, Jr., Attorney, CPA
Managing Partner

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Tom has been a licensed CPA since 1976 and manages McDonald & Associates, as well as assisting in legal matters and prepararing tax returns. In 1981, he became a licensed Attorney and was appointed as a Chapter 13 and Chapter 12 U.S. Bankruptcy Trustee in 1982. Tom became a licensed private pilot in 1972 with commercial, instrument and twin-engine ratings. In his leisure time he enjoys restoring of Chris Craft wooden boats.

Education
University of Michigan JD Thomas Cooley Law School
Bachelor of Business Administration

Associations
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants
Michigan Bar Association
Saginaw County Bar Association
National Association of Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Trustees

George

George Snyder CPA, CFP® Business Development Specialist
Managing Principle

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George serves clients as a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Financial Planner®. He provides accounting and financial services to a variety of businesses, as well as individual tax preparation and planning, estate planning and long term succession planning. George is an avid outdoorsman and enjoys hunting, archery, bicycling, hiking and travel.

Education
Michigan State University
Bachelor of Arts
Michigan State University College of Financial Planning

Associations
Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants

Community Involvement
George is involved in his community as an active member of the Saginaw Field & Stream Club.

Annette

Annette Hugo McTaggart CPA, CFP®, CVA
Managing Principle

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Annette serves clients as a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Financial Planner® and Certified Valuation Analyst. In 1991, Annette was admitted to the United States Tax court. She provides clients with accounting and tax preparation, valuations, pension plans and litigation support services. In her free time, Annette enjoys bicycling, boating and skiing with her family.

Education
Saginaw Valley State University
Bachelor of Science in Accounting

Associations
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants
National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts
Northeastern Estate Planning Council
International Board of Certified Financial Planners

Community Involvement
The Junction of Hope board member
Roman Catholic Diocese of Saginaw Finance Committee Member
St Jude Thaddeus Faith Formation
Mid Michigan Estate Planning Council

Eric

Eric Puchel, E.A.
Accounting Department Manager

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Eric worked as a bookkeeper for Meijer and a tax preparer for H&R Block before joining McDonald & Associates in 2006. His responsibilities include preparing bank reconciliations, financial statements, payroll reports, and corporate and individual tax returns. In his free time, Eric enjoys reading, spending time with friends and family, and watching and playing sports.

Education
Saginaw Valley State University
Bachelor of Business Administration with major in Accounting

JJaner

Justin M. Janer, CPA
Manager of Litigation Support & Trust Administration Support

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Justin has been preparing individual, partnership, nonprofit, and corporate tax returns since 2010. His duties also include the preparation of monthly, quarterly, and yearly payroll tax reports, and financial statements, tax planning and other special projects. Much of Justin’s personal time is spent in athletics. He regularly plays recreational sports, such as softball, basketball, and hockey. As an avid college basketball fan he attends many events. Justin enjoys movies and spending his summer weekends in northern Michigan boating, water skiing, wake boarding, and camping.

Education
Central Michigan University
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Major in Accounting
Master of Business Administration Concentration in Consulting

dorene

Dorene Bodhaine
Accountant

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Dorene’s responsibilities include preparing financial reports such as bank reconciliations, financial statements, state withholding and sales tax reports, as well as federal quarterly reports for business clients. She has experience preparing worker’s compensation audits and over ten years experience doing payroll. Dorene has three children. In her free time she enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading, playing card and board games, making crafts, painting, walking, gardening and bike riding.

Education
Baker College – Accounting courses
Ferris State University – Accounting courses

Community Involvement
Vice President of the St. Charles Area Museum
St. Charles Beautification Day Committee member

Tiffany

Tiffany Fortier
Accountant/Payroll Manager

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Tiffany is the McDonald & Associates Payroll Manager. In addition to her payroll processing duties, she specializes in agricultural bookkeeping and returns. Her other responsiblities include the preparation of individual, business and nonprofit tax returns, preparation of monthly, quarterly, and yearly payroll tax reports and financial statements. She has been with McDonald & Associates since 2005 and when at home spends time with her husband and two young children, operating the family farm She also enjoy camping and anything that involves being outdoors.

Education
Saginaw Valley State University
Bachelors of Professional Accounting

Community Involvement
Tiffany is active in her community as Spaulding Township Treasurer and President of Spaulding Boosters Association

George Jr

George Snyder Jr.
Business Manager

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George worked at McDonald & Associates from high school through college preparing financial statements and payroll reports, as well as corporate and individual tax returns. He moved to Chicago in 2011 and was responsible for management of the accounting and finance department for a start up Telecommunications Company where he prepared financial statements for investors, facilitated the annual financial statements audit with external auditors, and was part of a series A financing. George moved back to the Great Lakes Bay region to rejoin McDonald & Associates in 2016. George’s responsibilities at the firm are centered on business development, providing external financial officer service for clients, evaluating where clients are vulnerable financially, and assisting clients in the development of a plan to maximize their wealth by increasing the value of their business. He is an avid outdoorsman and enjoys bow hunting, hiking, and spending time on the water, as well as golf, hockey, exercise, and reading.

Education
Northwood University
Bachelor of Business Administration in Banking and Finance, and Management, with a minor in Economics

Community Involvement
Saginaw Field and Stream
Bay City Bowmen Club

Besty

Betsy Walraven
Accountant, Certified Payroll Specialist

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Betsy brings thirty years of industry experience to her responsibilities of preparing financial statements, corporate tax returns, and processing payroll and payroll tax.

Education
Saginaw Valley State University
Bachelor of Arts

Associations
National Association of Certified Public Bookkeepers

Donna

Donna Richardson
Customer Service Specialist

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Donna has been with McDonald & Associates since 2006. As a Customer Service Specialist, Donna greets clients, sets appointments, performs office tasks, and assembles tax returns. Donna is involved with the Mid-Michigan Kennel Club & Central Michigan Agility Club, as well as training and showing her dogs in agility. She also enjoys the outdoors, whether it is spending time in the pool, walking in the woods or on the beach with her dogs.

Education
Douglas MacArthur High School
Delta College

Courtney Rogers 

Courtney Rogers
Customer Service Specialist

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Courtney is experienced in auditing, accounts receivables and payables, general bookkeeping, general accounting, reconciling accounts, and monthly balancing of accounts. She is responsible for greeting clients, setting up appointments, deposits, filing, assembling tax returns and any duties assigned by or not completed by fellow staff members. Courtney has been married for sixteen years and has three teenage daughters plus two dogs. She spends time in the outdoors walking, running, rollerblading, floating in the pool, relaxing at the beach, or up north on Drummond Island or the Sleeping Bear Dunes. Courtney enjoys going to the gym, being with friends or a good book.

Education
Delta College
Accounting courses

michelle

Michelle Kettler
Tax Specialist

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Michelle is knowledgeable in tax law and preparation. Her duties include tax preparation, IFTA reporting, firm accounting and she helps out with office tasks and client payroll. She had six years of experience with H&R Block before joining McDonald & Associates in 2012. In her free time she enjoys reading, scrapbooking, beading, camping & fishing with her family, crocheting, being a 4H volunteer and raising livestock. Michelle was the State of Michigan Homemaker of the Year in 2012 and the Saginaw County Homemaker of the Year in 2011.

Education

  • Michigan State University - Bachelor Degree of Science
  • Delta College - Accounting and Finance courses

Community Involvement

Michelle serves on the Saginaw County 4H Leader’s Advisory Board and The Saginaw County Agricultural Society. She is a Superintendent for the Saginaw County Fair. Michelle is also a member of the Saginaw County Officers Association, Saginaw Area Local Treasurers Association and a Township Treasurer.

rebecca

Rebecca Sapak
Co-Op

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Rebecca works on client's monthly and quarterly financials, as well as drop-off tax returns. Also, she assists with front desk and receptionist duties. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and boyfriend. Rebecca likes to spend time outdoors and loves to read.

Education
Currently enrolled at Saginaw Valley State University, Rebecca will graduate December 2016 with a degree in accounting and minors in finance, communication, and entrepreneurship.

katlyn

Katlyn Sevcech
Co-Op

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As a co-op while studying at Saginaw Valley State University, Katlyn works on tax returns, financial statements and filing as needed. She enjoys archery, fishing and camping

Education
Currently at Saginaw Valley State University

Saginaw, Shattuck Office

colleen

Colleen Doughty
Accountant/Office Manager

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Colleen’s duties include the preparation of business financial statements, payroll, payroll taxes and tax forms, accounts payables and accounts receivables, as well as office supervision. She has over 30 years of industry experience and in her free time enjoys spending time with family and friends.

Education
Brown City High School
Central Michigan University
Saginaw Valley State University

sue

Susan Still
Accountant/Payroll Specialist

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Susan has 25 years of experience in accounting and income tax preparation. Her duties include the preparation of bank reconciliations, financial statements, and payroll checks, as well as calculating sales tax and payroll reports.

Education
Baker College
Bachelor of Business Administration with major in Accounting
Data Entry, Program Systems Institute
Basic and Intermediate, H&R Block Tax Schools

tammy

Tammy Richter
Customer Service Specialist

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Tammy is responsible for greeting clients, answering phones, scheduling appointments, tax assembly and assisting clients with completed returns, accounts receivables and billings, accounts payables, preparing payrolls and many other office and client related tasks. She has 30 years of industry experience. During her free time she enjoys the outdoors by working in her flower garden and spending time with family and friends.

Education
Bridgeport High School

Midland

Vickie

Vickie L. Bonnell
Accountant

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Vickie is a Quickbooks Pro Advisor® and has forty years of industry experience. Her responsiblities include monthly accounting for business clients, payroll tax preparation, billings and accounts receivable, and business and personal tax preparation. Vickie enjoys reading, gardening, traveling, and bowling in her free time.

Education
Michigan State University Income Tax School

Beth

Beth Snyder
Office Manager/Tax Specialist

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Beth combines her duties as office manager with tax preparation, which she has performed at McDonald & Associates since 1998. She has a busy family life, which includes interests in crafts, 8 and 9 ball pool, kayaking, hiking, and fishing.

Education
Bay City Central High School
Delta College
Continuing education with Gear Up

Community Involvement
Beth is actively involved in Toys for Tots.

Stephani

Stephanie J. Johnson
Tax Specialist

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Stephanie joined McDonald & Associates in 2006 and is involved with personal income tax preparation, monthly business accounting, billings, and accounts receivable. She spends her free time reading, making crafts, attending sporting events, and listening to music.

Nesty

Anastasia “Nesty” Padilla
Customer Service Specialist

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Nesty joined McDonald & Associates in 2006. She assists customers by handling their phone calls, greeting them at the front desk, setting appointments and assembling tax returns along with many different office demands. In her spare time she likes spending time with her husband, daughter and friends, cooking and hair styling.

Grand Rapids

Jeffrey B. Burns

Jeffrey B. Burns, CPA, MST
Business Development Specialist

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Jeff brings 28 years of experience to managing McDonald & Associates Grand Rapids locations. In his leisure time he enjoys sports, motorcycling, and hunting.

Education
Andrews University
Bachelor of Business Administration with major in Accounting
Grand Valley State University
Master of the Science of Taxation

Associations
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants

Community Involvement
Jeff serves his community as Holland Seventh-day Adventist School Treasurer and as one of the church’s Deacons.

Natalie J DeWind Cole

Natalie J Marocco, E.A. 
Regional Director/Accountant

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Natalie has over 25 years of accounting expertise in the private and public industries. At McDonald & Associates she serves clients with tax and payroll processing. She is a Notary Public and a Diamond Level QuickBooks Pro Advisor. For pleasure, she enjoys reading, activities with her pets, and travel.

Education
Andrews University
Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration

Community Involvement
Natalie is a local church officer and is involved with short-term mission outreach.

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Renee Hulbert
Business Development Advisor

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Renee’s responsibilities will be customer service as the initial point of client contact, payroll processing, and tax preparation and review. She has a great deal of industry experience, such as accounting, bookkeeping, including private and governmental, tax preparation and review, preparation and participation in audits and public hearings. Renee assisted technology associates with the development and improvement of in-house software for payable processing. She is knowledgeable in retail accounting from cash drawer balancing to freight bill processing and resolution of invoice inconsistencies. In her free time she enjoys spending time with family and friends, walking, biking, Zumba and Old School dance, and traveling.

Education
Associates Degree, Montcalm Community College
Tax Certification - H&R Block

Community Involvement
Renee has always been active in her community. Her past activities include church greeter and Cradle Roll teacher. She has also been involved in high school band, swimming, tennis and volleyball support, classroom assistant. Volunteer for Kids Food Basket, Feeding West Michigan and God’s Kitchen.

Ashley J. Cole

Ashley J. Cole
Payroll Specialist

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Ashley is responsible for payroll processing, tax return review, and acting as the office receptionist. She is active with local church youth programs and in her free time enjoys dog training, League of Legends, crocheting and baking.

Education
Grand Valley State University
Bachelor of Science in Psychology

Associations
PsiChi
International Honor Society in Psychology

Sparta

John Rohrer

John W. Rohrer CPA, MBA
Consultant

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John’s responsibilities include tax and accounting services. He has experience as an accounting professor at Spring Arbor University and CFO of a tool and die company in Grand Rapids. In his free time he enjoys reading about history, especially WWII, traveling and gardening.

Education
Eastern Michigan University - Bachelor of Business Administration
Grand Valley State University - Master of Business Administration

Community Involvement
Cedar Springs Rotary Club
Cedar Springs Free Methodist Church

Violet Rohrer

Violet K. Rohrer
Administrative Assistant

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Violet is responsible for transition support working with McDonald & Associates’ clients. Her industry experience includes External Program Manager at Spring Arbor University. She enjoys traveling, gardening and spending time with her grandchildren.

Education
Spring Arbor University
Bachelor Degree in Mathematics with a Teaching Certificate
University of Michigan
Master Degree in School Counseling

Community Involvement
Violet is actively involved in the Sparta Rotary Club, her church, and as a charter school board president.

Jackie Larsen

Jackie Larsen
Client Support Specialist

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Jackie is responsible for assembling tax returns, as well as updating and archiving files. She enjoys working in her yard and watching the birds that visit her feeders. Her creativity is expressed in knitting, crocheting, quilting and creating greeting cards. Jackie also helps cater weddings and parties on the weekends.

St. Charles

lori

Lori Albosta, E.A.
Accountant

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Lori has been with McDonald & Associates for 20 years as a tax preparer and an enrolled agent. In her free time she enjoys RZR Riding with her husband up north, fishing, reading, and spending time with two daughters.

Education
Saginaw Valley State University
Bachelor of Business Administration with a Major in Accounting

Community Involvement
Volunteer at church with various projects within church and community.