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Brickley DeLong Welcomes Seven New Employees and Three Interns

By February 6, 2015 No Comments

We are pleased to announce five full-time hires, three interns, and one part-time staff accountant for our Grand Rapids and Muskegon offices.

Jacob Barton, intern (Grand Rapids)
Jacob is currently in his senior year at Grand Valley State University. He has two more semesters to obtain his 150 hours, which allows him to sit for the CPA exam. In his free time, Jacob enjoys watching and playing sports, and he has a specific interest in college football and basketball. He currently resides in Wyoming, MI.

Michael Glowacki, staff accountant (Grand Rapids)
Mike has been interning with Brickley DeLong since January 2014. He has obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Public Directed Accounting from Ferris State University, and plans to start sitting for the CPA exam shortly. In his free time he enjoys fishing, being outdoors, and spending time with family and friends. He is excited to begin this new chapter in his life and looks forward to the upcoming tax season. He and his wife currently reside in Howard City.

David (D.J.) Hendrickson, staff accountant (Grand Rapids)
D.J. is from Kalamazoo, MI. He moved to Grand Rapids upon his graduation from high school. He attended Hope College, and then Grand Rapids Community College, where he earned his Associates in Accounting and General Business. He is currently attending Davenport University; in December 2015 he will have earned his BBA and MBA in Accountancy. D.J.’s hobbies include painting, photography, and general home maintenance. He lives in Grand Rapids with his wife and 16-month old son.

Bryan Jacques, staff accountant (Muskegon)
Bryan attended Grand Valley State University for accounting. Prior to studying accounting, he received a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from Central Michigan. He plans to start sitting for the CPA exam shortly. In his free time, Brian enjoys cycling and spending time with his wife. He currently resides in Grand Rapids.

Shelby Jacobs, administrative assistant (Grand Rapids)
Shelby graduated in 2013 from Ball State University with a degree in Advertising. She hopes to continue her education by getting a Master’s in Human Resources. Her hobbies include traveling, kayaking, reading, shopping, and spending time with her dog.

Zachary Meyers, intern (Muskegon)
Zach is from New Era, MI. He is currently in his third year of college, and is attending Grand Valley State University for accounting. He has previously attended both Calvin and Grand Rapids Community College. In his free time, he enjoys golfing and snowboarding.

Joseph (Joey) Nejedlo, intern (Muskegon)
Joey is from a small town in Wisconsin called Hortonville. He has also lived in Nicaragua and India; so, he is able to speak Spanish, Hindi, and Tamil. He received his first degree in Languages and Cultural Arts of Asia from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His second degree was in Education from Viterbo University in La Crosse, Wisconsin. Now, he is in the MSA program at Grand Valley State University. In his free time, Joey enjoys all kinds of outdoor activities, snowboarding being his favorite. He and his wife currently resides in Norton Shores.

Evan Patterson, staff accountant (Muskegon)
Evan grew up in Ravenna, MI. In 2013, during tax season, he interned with Brickely DeLong in the Muskegon office. He has now graduated from Grand Valley State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and Finance. Currently, Evan is working towards his MBA and 150 hours. He enjoys spending summers at his family’s cottage and snowboarding in the winter. It is a privilege to have Evan back with the firm full-time.

Tonya Shackelford, part-time staff accountant (Muskegon)
Tonya is a Grand Valley State University alumnus and a returning employee to Brickley DeLong. She is married and has four children ages 3 to 12. In her free time, she enjoys photography, scrapbooking, and watching her kids play sports, which include a lot of soccer and dance. She lives with her family in Twin Lake.

Brittany Wright, word processor (Muskegon)
Brittany is our newest administrative team member. Prior to her hire, she worked for a law firm in Grand Rapids. Currently, she is attending Baker College for business management. She lives in Muskegon with her husband and two children. Some of her hobbies include being involved in her church, reading, and hanging out with her kids.

For more information on careers or openings at Brickley DeLong PC, please visit our career pages or contact Christine Dill, firm administrator, 231-726-5835 or