Our Firm

We are a small team of dedicated bookkeepers who love doing the work most people dread — Bookkeeping!  We can keep your books and payroll on track so you can focus on the rest of your business.

Emily J Marston
Owner
Bookkeeper
Catch-Up Specialist
Quickbooks Online certified Proadvisor, member Wave Accounting Pro Network, Xero Partner, Gusto Partner

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I have been a bookkeeper and small business owner for over 20 years.  As a small business owner and a DIY-er I understand all the many challenges business owners face, including the biggest challenge — delegating.

I have worked with retail, wholesale, manufacturing, restaurants, and many types of service businesses.  I am not a CPA but I do understand what your CPA needs from your bookkeeping and can provide clean ready-to-go financials.

Being a business owner myself I especially love working with small business owners, I understand all the heart and soul that goes into a small business and appreciate how much small business owners give to create so many diverse choices and make Bellingham special. Part of my background is being one of the founders of Film Is Truth 24 Times a Second, and I am currently serving as a board member to help transition that business to a nonprofit, allowing it to continue to be a resource to our community.  I was a founding board member of The Pickford Film Center, serving on that board for more than 6 years.  I have been involved in various small business groups over the years and love to attend small business conferences.  I believe there is always something new to learn.

Meet our staff

Erin Nelson
Bookkeeper and Payroll Specialist

Erin got her start in bookkeeping working in the real estate and property management field.  She also has a background in bookkeeping for construction related businesses and working with certified payroll.  More recently she has specialized in web-based businesses and destination-based sales tax.  Erin is a focused and efficient bookkeeper and problem solver.

Tamara Grimes
Bookkeeper and Payroll Specialist

Tamara brings a diverse background to the table having provided full-charge bookkeeping services to a variety of small businesses.  She has experience with real estate/property management, non-profits, service providers/consultants, retail, and more.  Tamara is professional and meticulous.

Jessica Conner
Bookkeeper, Payroll, and Accounting Specialist
Quickbooks Online Certified Proadvisor

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Jessica comes to us after a career change from a mathematics professor to the field of accounting.  She brings her experience as an instructor and her love of problem solving into her new found enthusiasm for accounting and bookkeeping.  Jessica’s high attention to detail and and desire to follow the rules makes her a good fit for small businesses of all kinds.

Laurel Deshaies
Bookkeeper, Payroll, and Accounting Specialist

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Calling Bellingham her home since 1991, Laurel got her start in bookkeeping with small businesses. Having over 14 years of experience as a business owner herself, her knowledge puts both longtime and new clients at ease while navigating the tricky and often intimate tasks of finance. For Laurel, every client is valued as a person and she understands that rapport is essential for building trust in business. When working with Laurel, one never doubts that their needs, wants, likes, and even hobbies are being considered with care.

When not crunching numbers, Laurel finds joy in the outdoors. She is passionate about gardening with native species, loves going on hikes with her daughter and sisters, and spends family time at beautiful Camp Kirby which is managed by her son and daughter-law.

Lisa Damron
Bookkeeper
Quickbooks Online Certified Proadvisor, Xero Accounting Specialist

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Lisa trained specifically in cloud based bookkeeping, in both Xero and Quickbooks Online.  She is process driven and brings her expertise in managing and streamlining systems for efficient bookkeeping practices.  Lisa loves helping people and making sure their needs are met to the best of her ability.  Her focus is on a job well done with caring and integrity.