We are pleased to introduce our newest members of Brickley DeLong:
Jacob Barton, staff accountant (Grand Rapids)
Jacob joined the Firm in January 2015 as a tax intern. He continued working with us after tax season part-time and began full-time in January 2016. He is a graduate of Grand Valley State University. 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.
Kim DeJonge, receptionist (Muskegon)
Kim joined the Firm in January 2015. She lives in North Muskegon with her husband of 25 years. She has three kids and eight grandkids. Kim is a graduate of Baker College and has previously worked as a paraprofessional and an office manager. In her free time, she loves to hike, bike, and spend time with her grandkids.
Sara Evans, staff accountant (Muskegon)
Sara joined the Firm in February 2016 as a staff accountant. She is from Rothbury, MI and has lived in Muskegon for the past 12 years. Sara received her bachelor’s and master’s degree from Kaplan University. Her prep courses for the CPA exam are completed, and she plans to finish the exam in the next year. She is married and has a seven-year-old son and an eight-year-old daughter. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and watching her children’s sports.
Lannon Unick, staff accountant (Muskegon)
Lannon grew up in Farmington Hills. She started her career in retail banking, then bookkeeping, and then tax prep (when she went back to school full-time). She has lived in New York City for the past ten years. Her degree is from Brooklyn College in public accountancy. In her free time, she enjoys reading, knitting, Netflix, and languages. She speaks fluent Spanish, conversational French, rough Italian, and has begun learning German.
Margaret Westman, intern (Grand Rapids)
Margo began interning with us in January 2016. She is from Harbor Springs, a small town in Northern Michigan. She moved to Grand Rapids to attend Aquinas College where she is currently a sophomore in the process of obtaining a degree in professional accountancy. Upon completion of the five-year program, Margo plans to take time off to travel. Margo’s hobbies include hiking, kayaking, skating, and reading.
Beth Wilcox, staff accountant (Grand Rapids)
Beth joined the Firm in 2016 as a staff accountant. She is from Fremont, MI. She received her degree from Ferris University, which allowed her to stay relatively close to her family. Her hobbies include board games and scrapbooking. She recently got her scuba diving license. So far, she has only been diving in one lake and is excited to do more this summer. She has a fox terrier named Gambit, which she refers to as her baby.