Meet Our Team Of Number Crunchers
Our team started small, but has grown over the years to include an incredibly dedicated group of accountants with a huge depth of knowledge, specifically in the restaurant and hospitality industry. Meet our team members below!
As Fresh’s fearless leader, Jess has brought us all together and guides us all to be a the most successful team we can be. Having lived all over the country and done a wide variety of jobs (A flight attendant ..Subway Sandwich Artist .. sold Rainbow vacuum cleaners ..), she really is a jack of all trades. She enjoys spending time with her family, watching her girls grow, reading a good book, and traveling.
Along with his wife, Jay has helped grow Fresh Accounting from a small company to what it is today. Starting this company was one of many adventures that Jay has embarked on throughout his life. Having lived in 10+ states across the United States (over 30 houses!), Jay’s resume includes Airplane Mechanic, Carpenter, Surfing Instructor and a variety of other jobs. While he resides in Pittsburgh now, cheering on the Steelers, spending time with family, working on his car, and watching soccer, he still dreams of surfing in Hawaii, his favorite place he has lived.
As the first point of contact for all new clients, Tracy is ensuring that new clients are all set up as our Onboarding Specialist. Based in Alabama, Tracy loves trying new restaurants with new friends and completing home improvement projects. Known by her friends as a loving, giving mother, Tracy enjoys spending time with her daughters. However, when she is not on the go, you can find her curled up with a sweet tea reading Christian fiction or a good mystery.
A member of our Bank Reconciliation team, Candace is dedicated and a hard worker…she believes you can achieve anything you work for, regardless of the circumstances! Her passion stems from a variety of causes that are close to her heart and, more importantly, is reflected in her children – she can be found watching them participate in baseball, ice hockey, softball, basketball, and football. No wonder her go to coffee order is something DARK!
The leader of our payroll team, Diana is here to help resolve any client issues, whether it’s with an employee pay or guiding the payroll team to a smooth pay day. Years of living in different parts of the country, Diana has settled down into a new home close to her roots, where she enjoys completing house projects and visiting family. However, she doesn’t like to sit still for too long. She enjoys camping with her husband and three dogs and taking trips to see her pride and joy – her grandson.
Shortly after graduation from WVU, Caroline joined Fresh and hasn’t looked back. She reviews, analyzes and issues financial statements and works closely with clients to go over their financial package. A busy bee, she loves running, hiking and paddle boarding and has recently starting making her own wine - what she calls a “fun and DELICIOUS hobby.” Most of all, she loves her dogs and is hoping to open up her own kennel and dog boarding in the near future.
Born and raised in Pittsburgh, Marlana is our Sales Tax and License Renewal go-to girl. She is an avid Penguins and Steelers fan and enjoys spending time with her husband and two little girls – her two proudest accomplishments. While Marlana has been described as honest, loyal, and sarcastic, she is also known for not being the best cook. That’s okay though! You don’t have to twist her arm to go out to an all you can eat seafood buffet for some crab legs – her favorite meal!
One of Fresh’s very first employees, Erin is a key player in reconciling client’s bank accounts and preparing, reviewing, and distributing monthly financial statements. Erin enjoys doing yoga and can be found spending time with friends and family at the beach, sipping on a cocktail or listening to live music outside. And can we can’t leave out football lover…..in fact, she is still celebrating her Philadelphia Eagles’ Super Bowl win.
Originally from Pittsburgh, PA and a proud graduate of Penn Sate, Kelly is our part of our Accounts Payable team and also dabbles in sales tax. It’s a tough job, but you don’t have to “Tell Her About It” because she’s got you covered! By the way, did we mention she’s a Billy Joel fan! When Kelly isn’t jamming out with Billy, she’s either chauffeuring her kids around town or making a coffee run to grab her favorite brew from Dunkin Donuts. Rest assured though, whenever you see Kelly, there’s bound to be lots of laughs because her motto is live life and be silly when you can!
Fresh’s very own Relationship Manager – when it comes to Kristin, professionally and personally, this girl is all heart. Whether it is in her previous position at the American Heart Association, where she ran school programs to help educate and raise funds for heart health or here at Fresh, where she builds relationships daily with new and existing concepts, Kristin’s fun personality keeps our company’s heart beating. Near and dear to her own heart? Traveling and taking on adventures with her husband and kiddos!
Former employee of PPG and PNC, Amanda has found her home at Fresh and is well versed, especially when it comes to your close and financial statements. Her employer isn’t the only thing that is Fresh – Amanda is passionate about healthy living and, after becoming a mom, discovered her love of cooking and coming up with new fresh healthy recipes. Amanda is our go to girl when it comes to questions about financials – or when we need an idea about what to have for dinner.
A key member of Fresh’s Financial Team, Maegan is a country girl at heart. She is a big fan of country music, the TV show Nashville, and country concerts. However, her ties to the country don’t stop there! Maegan grew up on a several acres, that were always filled with horses, ponies, cows, chickens, rabbits, goats, pigs – even an emu and ring-tail lemur. As she would call it, “a real life We Bought A Zoo.” Nowadays, she can be found cheering her son on at football, baseball or basketball games or planning her next family vacation!
Even though Kelly lives in Pittsburgh, PA, you’re guaranteed to find her traveling when it’s time to vacay, whether it’s on the East Coast in Florida or the West Coast in Cali! Of course, with all the hard work she does in our Bank Rec and AR departments, she deserves some fun in the sun! After a day in the hot sun there’s no question that she’ll be chilling out a one of the local ice cream shops enjoying a scoop of her favorite – Mint Chip! As we all know, vacations can’t last forever, especially for Kelly because she’s so active back at home. She’s a dedicated mother who loves spending time with her son at his sporting events and is also passionate about any activity aiding cancer research.
Being a member of our Accounts Payable team isn’t the only thing that keeps Jana busy. She stays active with her three boys, enjoys swimming and hiking, and cheering on her favorite teams – Alabama or the Atlanta Braves. Known for being goofy herself, Jana enjoys a funny movie or TV show and her family’s personal favorite, super hero movies! What would she pick as her own super power? Flying … super strength .. or invincibility!
Pittsburgh-raised, Jessica moved away after college but returned to Pittsburgh and found a new home at Fresh. She completes weekly bank reconciliations and monthly financial closes for our team! On the weekends, she can be found cheering her kids on at football and soccer games and cheer and watching Steelers and Pitt Football. And she’s not always on the cheering end – Jessica enjoys running and has completed two half marathons!
Everyone likes getting paid right? Well, if you ever wondered who helped make your paydays possible then Krystal is someone who can tell you how it’s done! Her weeks are packed full of processing Fresh’s payroll and new hire reporting. Before becoming part of our family, she also proudly served our country as a Marine which is exactly why you’ll hear her friends describe her as strong, reliable and understanding. Speaking of strong, strength building is exactly what you will find Krystal doing on the weekends – Stand Up Paddle Boarding! However, other than keeping herself strong, she continues to proudly serve by volunteering as the Executive Assistant for a non-profit which provides gym memberships to veterans to help them transition and create a network of peers.
Originally from Pittsburgh, PA, Anna is another one of our payroll geniuses. Processing payroll, as well as taking care of payroll taxes may keep her busy all week long, but she always makes time to do what she loves, which is having fun and hanging out with friends and family. Whether it’s planning a party or checking out every isle at Target with her little girl, Anna is sure to make whatever she is doing fun for herself and whoever she is with. Of course when she’s not out having a blast with friends and family, you’ll probably find her enjoying some “me” time at Starbucks sipping an Iced Caramel Macchiato or Caramel Iced Coffee while brushing up on her pop culture knowledge…you know, just in case she’s on a gameshow one day.
Managing payroll taxes and working on bank reconciliations, Lisa lives her life by the motto of “Scatter Kindness” and her coworkers would agree. Lisa is kind and helpful – often strategizing ways to work smarter, not harder! She is often finding ways that are more efficient and effective. Outside of the workplace, Lisa is a big fan of Christian music, enjoys singing, and, most of all, watching her boys play sports. Lisa is known for her faith and it shines through in all areas of her life.
Settled in North Carolina with a background in accounting, Rosalind is part of the payroll team and works on bank reconciliations. She is a loyal, witty (and sometimes sarcastic) friend, who loves a relaxing day of shopping and visiting the library to pick up a good book – maybe to take to the beach or to the mountains, depending on the direction she is heading on a fun weekend. While raising her son was her biggest accomplishment, she is still known for “gubering” - ubering for family.
A former paralegal/legal secretary, Lori is on Fresh’s bank rec team. Known for her funny, loud personality, Lori has a natural ability to make people laugh and lives by the motto of loving everyone unconditionally. She is a fan of Alabama football and the Green Bay Packers, spending the weekends cheering on a sporting event with family and, also, attending church on Sundays. A fan of music, Lori always has something playing and likes watching HGTV and Food Network – likely to keep up on her cooking skills and getting new recipe ideas since her family would say she is known for her cooking.