Our Team

We are a dedicated team who love doing the work most people dread — Bookkeeping!

We are small business specialists.

Emily Marston

Managing Director

QuickBooks ProAdvisor, Gusto People Advisor Certified, Xero Collaborator, Bookkeeping & Payroll Specialist*

*specifically clean up/catch up and systems implementation

Emily started this business due to her love of bookkeeping and small business.  Working with business owners to get their bookkeeping in order and working for them is what drives her.  Having run a retail business for over 20 years and a bookkeeping business for almost as long, Emily understands all the pressures facing small business and all the hats the owners have to wear.  Most business owners don’t like or ‘get’ bookkeeping, and they shouldn’t have to.  The DIY mentality of most entrepreneurs can distract them from putting their energy and expertise where it should be.  “Freeing up people to do what they do best is the goal.”

Emily is a lifelong resident of the Pacific Northwest, mother of two amazing boys, and spends down time gardening or snuggled up in a blanket reading or watching movies with a giant bowl of popcorn.

Founder of Film Is Truth 24 Times A Second

Emily has served on the board of directors for The Whatcom Film Association, Excellence Northwest, and Film Is Truth A Nonprofit Corporation.

Jessica Conner

Accounting Associate

eCommerce & Integration Specialist, QuickBooks ProAdvisor, WCC Certification in Payroll and Accounting, Masters of Science in Mathematics from WWU

Jessica understands the complexities involved in bringing client data together into a tidy financial picture. She regularly integrates sales technology with accounting technology to make everything fit perfectly.  A born puzzle solver, Jessica brings these skills to the field of bookkeeping to help clients streamline their processes providing the best fit solution.

Outside of work Jessica enjoys games with her family, pinball at local arcades, and solving puzzles, including a second place finish with her team in the WWU Great Puzzle Hunt 2021 Alumni Division.  

Lucy Bolton

Accounting Associate

QuickBooks Online Certification, Construction Trade Specialist, BA in Spanish & Linguistics from Western Washington University, Certificate in Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership from University of Washington

Lucy loves to get things tidied for clients – like Marie Kondo for bookkeeping! It’s so satisfying to bring clarity and function to the financial side of the clients’ businesses. She especially enjoys problem-solving and developing efficient and fail-proof systems to keep them on-track. Lucy uses her keen observation skills, attention to detail, and love for order to bring confidence and calm to her clients. She’s held accounting roles across various industries including screen-printing, construction, medical, and music licensing!

Outside of her work-from-home office, Lucy can be found watercoloring at Zuanich Point, playing tennis at Elizabeth Park, or cooking in the kitchen with her wife and three kids. A true Washingtonian, she prefers a rainy day over a sunny one and takes her sticker-adorned water bottle everywhere. 

Andrea Laura-Graham

Accounting Associate

QuickBooks Online Certification, Construction Trade Specialist, BS in Accounting from Western Governors University

Andrea is inspired to take the stress of bookkeeping away from business owners so they can use their energy elsewhere. She truly enjoys organization and being the behind the scenes support for others to thrive. Andrea believes the most fun part of bookkeeping is problem solving, the continued learning, and gained proficiency that ensues. Andrea likes to balance time in the office with getting outside as much as possible. She loves the sun, rock climbing, and avocados.

TJ Smith

Accountant/Lead Bookkeeper

B.S. Accounting, Honors Program, IL St. University; M.B.A., Accounting, Magna Cum Laude, Keller Graduate School of Business, DeVry University; QuickBooks ProAdvisor

For TJ, the most rewarding aspect of bookkeeping is being able to create value for clients so that they can focus on what it is that they do best.  Whether that be through cash flow management, streamlining processes, or providing insight into what their financials are actually speaking to them, that is what he strives to do in his role. With a love for puzzles, TJ enjoys being a problem solver.  Each set of books is an interwoven synopsis of a business’s activities, and conceptualizing that activity into useful, valuable reporting that serves to enhance a client’s business is solving a puzzle or creating a solution(s) for various pain points or areas of need for a client. His pride, passion and motivation are twofold.  The internal source to continuously get better at his chosen craft and be the best version of himself.  In his words, “better today than I was yesterday, and better tomorrow than I am today”.  The external source is to do the most effective job that he can of providing value to our clients in the capacity that they have chosen to entrust us to do for them.

When not working, TJ is a passionate sports fan.  He enjoys playing golf and basketball, watching sports, cinema, and reading (typically philosophy or things about quantum physics and the universe.  Since he was an ankle biter, TJ has been passionate about his Golf game for 3 decades, but more than anything, TJ is passionate about his son, Graham and is most proud of completing his MBA after becoming a father.

Lindsey McCoy

Administrative Manager

OSHA Certified, HIPAA Certified, BA in Literature & Creative Writing from Western Washington University, AA in Literature from Grays Harbor College

Lindsey specializes in administrative work – deadlines & spreadsheets? Sign her up! She enjoys keeping tasks on track with her organizational skills and making sure all EJM Bookkeeping systems are kept up-to-date. To say she genuinely enjoys administrative work is an understatement. Her experience in administrative positions spans from the Y.M.C.A., to a commercial cleaning company, and now EJM Bookkeeping.

Lindsey enjoys spending time with her animals (Trip, BamBam, Cheddar, & Jax), creating art, getting coffee with friends, traveling, and re-organizing her house any chance she gets. Oh, and she’s an admitted true crime junkie – listening to podcasts and watching true crime shows on television.

Marinda Seholm

Accounting Associate

QuickBooks ProAdvisor; Government and Not-for-profit Accounting and Payroll Accounting, Gusto Payroll Certification, AS in Business Administration and AS in Accounting from Whatcom Community College

Marinda is passionate about helping business be successful by doing the best bookkeeping work. She believes that having accurate and timely information is the key to great decision-making for business owners. Specializing in Government and Not-for-profit accounting brings a variety of work. Marinda enjoys meeting new clients and learning how that business works, then organizing and making sense out of a jumbled mess of information to ensure that everything is tracked and paid on time.

Outside of work, Marinda is a mother of two; who are active in sports and school programs. When she has free time, Marinda spends it crocheting, gardening, and chicken keeping. With an active family and a passion for organic and permaculture gardening, she stays busy for sure!

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