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

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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

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

Laurel has over 13 years experience working with small business owners on their bookkeeping needs. She has a diverse experience including the construction industry as well as retail and service businesses. Laurel is detail oriented and very efficient at processing large amounts of data and job tracking.