Senior Tax Preparer
How Long have you been with Perfect Balance Accounting?
4 years at Perfect Balance Accounting. I was one of Laura’s first employees when she was at the Bankers Rd. location.
Do you have a specialty?
Individual taxes is my specialty but I also work with corporate taxes, payroll, and occasionally bookkeeping.
How many years of experience do you have in this field/position?
I started learning tax laws and preparing individual taxes for H&R Block when my son was young. Preparing taxes has kept me employed many years.
What other types of jobs have you had?
I have worked several types of jobs in my past. Some of my past jobs have been factory assembly, bank auditor, accountant/tax preparer.
— Bachelor of Science in Finance from University of Wisconsin – Parkside.
Other Certifications, or Continued Learning?
— Yearly tax update classes attended.
Married for 27 years to Kurt. WE have two children Sarah, 19 and Erik, 25. We also have a dog named Sadie. She is a 5 year old Terrier mix.
What are some of your hobbies?
Bike riding, travel, shopping, eating out and trying different ethnic restaurants, cooking, enjoying time with friends and family.
We have lived in Racine for over 20 years.
Do you volunteer or work with any particular charity or organization?
I volunteer at a weekly food distribution for Feeding America and a local church.
“People don’t realize how much they have to be thankful for until they have to pay taxes on it.”
Meet the rest of the staff!
Laura DeGroot, Owner
Melissa Vela, Senior Payroll Specialist
Tammy Wishau, Lead Accountant
Julie Rodriguez, Bookkeeper / Tax Assistant
Lisa Shockley, Office Manager, Bookkeeper
Alexandra Barrera, Accountant Intern