The business has other staff members, without who they would not be able to take care of all their clients. Each and every one of our staff represent the spirit of our company driven and committed.
John and Sharon hope the staff also feel like part of the family business.
We would like to welcome you to be part of our family and friends.
Sharon is a CPA and started this business in her home in 1978. As the client base grew, and after several moves around Portage and Kalamazoo, she landed at the current location on Portage Road.
John is an IRS registered tax preparer. He left a moldmaking career and joined Sharon in 2002.Their partnership works well. Sharon has always been in charge of the accounting. John took over managing the payrolls and related payroll reporting. They also both have their own tax clients.
Dee has been a valued employee with Accounting Alternatives for over 15 years. Many clients are familiar with her warm smile and positive demeanor. She loves cats and gardening in her off hours.
Tawnya came to us 1 and a half years ago with over 5 years experience in data entry and customer service. She is currently attending school for her Bachelors in Accounting. Her hobbies include brain enhancing puzzles and spending time with family.
Tammy Pritchard joined our team in the fall of 2015. She comes to us with over 30 years of accounting experience. She was Vice President/Treasurer of her family owned Sand & Gravel Corporation for over 22 years. She has owned several small businesses and a daycare photography franchise serving Southwest Michigan. She loves "grandma day" once a week and serving at Radiant Church.
JOHN A. BONNEMA
IRS REGISTERED TAX RETURN PREPARER
Spent most of his life in the Midwest. Has been a small business owner and tax preparer for over 25 years. Has been with Accounting Alternatives for 13 years. Enjoys singing in his church choir and playing his trombone with the Kalamazoo Concert Bank and Kalamazoo Philharmonic.
Charles "Chuck" Moerdyk
Charles "Chuck" Moerdyk, CPA has over 45 years of diverse experience in accounting and related fields. His experience includes auditing, taxation, accounting system design and installation, school business management, and teaching accounting and related courses at the college level. He works with Accounting Alternatives clients on a range of services and also has over 18 years experience as a part-time Lay Pastor.
Steve has been working for Accounting Alternatives since 2016 but has done his own taxes and those of friends and family for decades.
Steve has lived in the Vicksburg and Mendon area all of his life. He is semi-retired from Vicksburg Schools where he has served as a teacher, principal and now, communications director and Webmaster. Several years ago, he and his sister took over the family business in rental properties, so he also works running the business and supporting other small business owners in the area. He has been married for 34 years and he and his wife, Holly, are expecting their first grandchild soon.
Being an educator, Steve naturally enjoys helping and serving people. He understands that preparing and paying taxes are not things that people look forward to, so he works to make the process as comfortable as possible, and understands the struggles of small business people and local families.