With a BBA (Bachelors of Business Administration) in Accounting and an Illinois Registered CPA (Certified Public Accountant), Heather has been working in the accounting field since 1997. Even as a teenager, she enjoyed helping her self-employed father with the books of his construction business.
With so many years of experience, Heather learns quickly and has a lot of patience to help clients manage fine details and solve any problems. She particularly enjoys cleaning up business systems and researching answers to questions. It’s the best way to learn about a business and keeps the day-to-day exciting. Clients say that she is thorough and a good communicator. Heather is also our non-profit expert.
She treasures her five-year-old daughter for whom she left the corporate world to work with small businesses. Heather enjoys the freedom to spend so much time with her family and all of their activities.
Born and raised in Iowa, Heather moved to Chicago for work after college. She now cyber-commutes from Florida “because my family got tired of winter!”
“Previously, I volunteered with both Big Brother/Big Sister and PAWS Chicago. Both are wonderful organizations doing great things. I feel so proud of the work I did with my little sister to introduce her to opportunities and experiences she never knew existed. I was also very comforted by how quickly animals at PAWS found loving forever homes.”
Heather also enjoys yoga for how it makes her body feel and how it calms her mind. Going to class full of a wide variety of people is inspiring: “I truly believe anyone can do it!”