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Who We Are

Our team is at the heart behind everything we do.

 

We take a unique team-based approach to bookkeeping and accounting.

Together our team brings decades of experience and expertise, managing the day-to-day bookkeeping processes, finances, and technology stack with a focus on sustainability and a long-term win/win relationship. This is the System Six-way, and a process and culture we’ve developed over a decade.  Our foundation is built upon each team member valuing accuracy, integrity, expertise, and a willingness to serve. We truly believe that our clients’ success is our success. On our Monday morning team huddles, you’ll hear us often discussing the similarities that a well-run business shares with a championship sports team.  We’re consistently coaching, learning, and growing together, aiming to deliver our best work to both our clients and our teammates, every day.

Meet Our Team

Jeremy Allen

Founder
Entrepreneur, business owner, husband, and father of three beautiful girls, Jeremy founded System Six in 2008. He believes that “Our Clients’ Success is Our Success” and serves on the board of the Seattle Chapter of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization. He loves spending time with family, and runs outside often.

Kelly Schwaninger

Controller and HR Director
Kelly has been part of System Six since the company started in 2008. She lives in and works from Chicago and utilizes the flexibility of working remotely from home to spend time with her two children and she loves “bringing order to chaos.”

Lia White

Senior Accountant and Director
Lia joined System Six in 2012 following a career in public accounting in Phoenix and San Francisco.  Lia loves the exciting challenge of serving clients with expert accounting knowledge and high-tech cloud-based apps.  Lia lives in the Pacific Northwest after many years living in the AZ desert, and she loves to get outdoors as often as possible!

Brooks Wheatley

Accountant and Director of Operations
After four years in not-for-profit accounting, Brooks arrived at System Six in early 2015. He helps clients streamline their processes and move to the cloud, and leads System Six’s business operations. He loves spending time with his wife and daughter, and works from the Spokane office.

Julie Ghetti

Accountant and CPA
Recently retired after 25 years of serving as Finance Director/Deputy Town Manager in Fountain Hills, AZ. Julie earned her Masters of Public Administration from Arizona State University and was admitted to the Arizona State Board of Accountancy as a CPA(retired.) She is a current member of the Arizona Society of CPA’s, and brings a strong focus on providing the highest level of customer service to her clients.

Isaac Richter

Data Scientist and Cloud Applications Expert
Brilliant and funny, Isaac often leaves our team and clients amazed at what is actually possible with data. In the world of cloud accounting, Isaac is a master-craftsman, accessing QuickBooks data, and connecting it in relevant ways that make businesses easier to run and more profitable.  Isaac lives in Seattle with his wife and daughter, and has amazing origami and orchid growing skills as well.

Becky Watkins

Bookkeeper/Cloud Accounting Specialist
Analytical and detailed, Becky joined System Six in 2016. She is married, has 5 pets, and enjoys technology, fantasy, and a good story. Becky works in our Seattle office, and helps to keep the team informed on the latest trends in VR and Sci-Fi.

Joe Carufe

Sr. Bookkeeper & Director
Joe earned Finance and Accounting degrees from the University of Tennessee in 2009 and has been involved in the cloud accounting space ever since. As a director he focuses on strategy, technology, efficiency, and talent integration. He lives in Knoxville, TN with his wife and son and they enjoy fly fishing, hiking and anything outdoors!

Tammela Reichel

Bookkeeping Expert
Tammela supports System Six clients with bookkeeping, payroll, bill pay, and state and city taxes. Tammela is from the Midwest, and her bookkeeping skills are equally matched with her wit and dry sense of humor. She lives in Redmond, WA with her husband, Jim. When Tammela isn’t keeping books, she can be found out in her garden or off hiking in the great Pacific Northwest.

Tim White

Accountant and Bookkeeper 
Tim has been with System Six since June of 2012 and is a graduate of Westmont College. He supports several senior team members on our most complex clients, is our resident Bill.com and Expensify expert, as well as a Certified QuickBooks Pro Adviser. Tim loves southern California sunshine and enjoys sports, scripture, and learning advanced Excel functions like Power Query.

Jessica Mulkey

Bookkeeper
Detailed, organized and a desire for accuracy, Jessica joined the System Six team in December 2017.  She serves clients with bookkeeping, bill pay, payroll and state/city taxes. She lives in Olympia, WA with her husband and three energetic boys. Besides her keen sense of numbers she enjoys sewing, home renovations and being active.

Lauren LaFontaine Polyakov

Bookkeeper
Lauren has been with System Six since 2017. She graduated from Central Washington University with a degree in Business Administration. She provides bookkeeping and marketing support to System Six. She lives in Puyallup, WA with her husband and two-year-old son, Mason. Lauren enjoys family vacations, hiking and is a huge Seattle Seahawks fan.

Carole Stusinski

Senior Bookkeeper
Carole joined System Six in 2011. She has worked in the bookkeeping field for thirty plus years and enjoys supporting her fellow System Six team members. She works remotely from her rural home in Winthrop, WA where she lives with her husband, dog, cat, and two horses. She enjoys spending time with her grown daughters and four grandchildren.

Colleen Hudspeth

Bookkeeper
Colleen graduated from the University of Phoenix with a concentration in Accounting in 2016. She’s been with the firm since 2017. She lives on a ranch in North Eastern Washington with her husband and 3 kids. When they aren’t outside playing with the animals, they enjoy hiking and horse riding.

Samantha Eng

Bookkeeper, MBA, CPA
Samantha has worked in public accounting and non-profit organizations for the last 25 years. Prior to joining System Six in 2018, she worked as a Sr. Accountant for Princeton University. She lives in Princeton, NJ with her husband and enjoys spending time with her son and two grandchildren. Her family likes traveling and has been to all seven continents!

 

Kristy Fontes

Bookkeeper
Kristy joined System Six in 2018. She graduated from Arizona State University with a degree in Accountancy. She lives in Phoenix with her husband and four kids. She enjoys spending time with her family, and playing the piano or watching Netflix.

Jaime Daniels

Sr. Bookkeeper and Client Lead
Jaime is an active CPA and MBA, earning her degrees from Bryan University and Babson College. She has worked for both for-profit and non-profit organizations in various industries, including high-tech, education, health/fitness, healthcare, and senior care. Having moved from the northeast, she enjoys living in the Florida sunshine with her family.

Corinne Gates

Sr. Bookkeeper and Client Lead
Corinne has worked in both public and private accounting for over a decade and has an active CPA license. Originally from Indiana, she earned her B.A. degree from Grace College in Winona Lake. Now a resident of southwest Michigan, Corinne enjoys spending her time exploring the natural beauty of the region and can usually be found with her family paddling down the river in a kayak.

 
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