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.

John and Sharon Wagner

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 Kelly


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.

Carie Gross

Office Assistant

After being out of the workforce for 14 years as a full time at home mom, Carie was excited for the opportunity to come on board as our part time administrative assistant in the fall of 2018. She holds a
BA in secondary education in English and Communications. Outside of work, Carie is the treasurer of her church, a PTO member, a Girl Scout leader for her daughter’s troop, secretary of the executive board for Center Stage Theatre, and can be found performing musical theatre every summer with her son. Carie and her husband enjoy surprising the kids with fun travel plans whenever time and finances allow. In addition to their family of four, their home is a happier place with their two goofy rescue dogs.



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 has spent most of his life in the Midwest. He has been a small business owner and tax preparer for over 25 years and  has been with Accounting Alternatives for 14 years.
John enjoys singing in his church choir and playing his trombone with the Kalamazoo Concert Bank and Kalamazoo Philharmonic.

Paulette Moerdyk-Catlin


Paulette was raised in Portage and attended Western Michigan University where she earned a Masters’ in Accountancy. While she moved from the area in 2004, she returned in 2017 and is very happy to be among family again. Paulette is married to Roy and has three children. Paulette has 23 tax seasons under her belt and is looking forward to serving you during her 24th . In addition to income tax preparation, she has worked in a variety of industries and capacities; having worked from medical services to rubbish removal her experiences are varied. She is a small business owner and enjoys crafting in her spare time.



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.

  • telephone  Phone: (269) 324-0001

    fax  Fax: (269) 324-4092

    email  EMail:

    address  Add: 9835 Portage Rd.

            Portage, Michigan 49002


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