about us

Working with us is like having your own expert accounting or HR department right down the hall.

Experienced, professional, and always available, we offer a full range of services to provide peace of mind — and help ensure your organization's long-term success. We know every business is unique, so we customize our solutions with personal attention and reasonable prices.

We’re game to take complete responsibility for the back office of your business, function as your CFO, provide employee training, or anything in between.

WHO WE ARE

Meet our team

Luella Schmidt
Founder & Chairperson of the Board
Luella founded Fine Point Consulting in 2006 and served as the company’s CEO for 14 years. She created Fine Point’s signature service delivery method to provide world-class accounting, CFO, and human resources support to startups and nonprofits — and she also developed a robust management system that’s become the gold standard for creating an engaged workplace culture and high-performing teams. Luella regularly donates her time to organizations fostering entrepreneurship as both a speaker and mentor.
Chelsea Stanton
President
Chelsea started with Fine Point in 2013 after receiving her Associate’s Degree in Accounting. She excelled in all areas of the company, earned her Bachelor’s Degree from Edgewood College, and has since been appointed President. Chelsea developed the Client Onboarding & Assurance department — her most recent previous position as Director of Onboarding and Quality Assurance allowed her to work with nearly every client and become the go-to expert on all things Fine Point.
Zach Miller
Chief Operating Officer
Zach attended Edgewood College where he earned Bachelor of Science degrees in both Accounting and Finance, a Master’s in Business Administration, and was a four-year member of the Edgewood College Soccer Team. Prior to joining Fine Point Consulting in 2015, Zach held roles as a financial accountant and collateral examiner for two separate publicly held companies. Zach is excited by the opportunities and challenges of working with different businesses across a variety of industries.
Jason Stansell
Milwaukee Practice Leader
Jason graduated from UW-Whitewater, where he received a Master of Accountancy. He began his career in Madison at a public accounting firm as an auditor of both public and privately held companies with an emphasis on startups and manufacturing. After leaving public accounting, he transitioned into helping turn-around manufacturing companies in the Milwaukee area. Jason serves as both a Controller and head of business development in Milwaukee. He loves helping different businesses with their unique needs and solving challenging problems.
Steph Breunig
HR Practice Leader
Steph came to Fine Point in 2016, after nearly twenty years in education. Her vast experience with students and teachers prepared her to provide support in many areas at Fine Point as Firm Administrator, where she helped develop a robust employee training and onboarding program, and gained her valuable HR experience. She was recently promoted to HR Practice Leader. She received her Bachelor’s of Science in English from Edgewood College and her Master’s of Education from University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. Steph is always excited to dig into new projects to help Fine Point and its amazing clients grow and succeed.
Louisa Else
Tax Practice Leader
Louisa graduated from Hamline University in Saint Paul with bachelor’s degrees in economics and creative writing, enhancing her education with a heavy emphasis on accounting as well. She started her career at BDO in Anchorage, Alaska, with a focus on corporate, not-for-profit, and small business taxation. She has been a CPA since 2014. After she and her family decided to come back home to Wisconsin, Louisa spent two years working in the field of tax accounting at a Milwaukee-based publicly traded company. At Fine Point, Louisa most enjoys using her diverse career experience to work closely with her tax and consulting clients to help them achieve their goals.
Danny Burns
Madison Practice Leader
Danny graduated from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse with a bachelor’s degree in both Accounting and Finance. Prior to joining Fine Point Consulting, Danny began his career in public accounting at Baker Tilly in Madison, where he obtained his CPA license. In his spare time, Danny enjoys playing golf, traveling, and spending time with friends and family. Danny is excited to use his prior experiences to help clients with their specific needs and continue to help them succeed.
Rossela Carreon
Staff Accountant
Rossela Carreon graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration - Accounting concentration from California State University San Bernardino in 2012. After graduating, she began working as an in-house accountant for a medical management company where she was exposed to a variety of complex accounting tasks. She then moved on to work for an accounting/tax firm in Los Angeles, California, helping a diverse range of industries. Rossela enjoys problem solving and providing great customer service to her clients.
Melanie Campoverde
Staff Accountant
Melanie graduated from Queens College in New York with a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology. While studying, she gained experience as a bookkeeper for an automotive dealership — this is where she discovered her passion for accounting! Since then she continued her career in the accounting field for various industries. Melanie is a very dedicated, hard worker who takes pride in her work and ensures that the client is receiving top quality bookkeeping services.
Hunter Decman
Staff Accountant
Hunter graduated from Luther College with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting. While in college he gained valuable accounting experience working with an HVAC contractor. He is excited to work with a variety of businesses at Fine Point. In his spare time, he enjoys playing sports, reading, and spending time with friends and family.
Diana Endres
Onboarding & Assurance Specialist
Diana joined the Fine Point team in 2013 and has over a decade of accounting experience. She graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration with a major in Accounting from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and became a CPA. She currently leads the onboarding of new clients and enjoys kicking off client relationships with a positive experience. Outside of work, Diana is mom to two young kids, enjoys golfing, reading, and eating at Chipotle.
Brad Hubele
Controller
Brad is a graduate of Upper Iowa University with a bachelor’s degree in accounting and finance. Prior to joining Fine Point in 2015 Brad spent the beginning of his career working in banking, and then as an accountant in the agriculture field. At Fine Point, Brad has received hands-on training in various roles in accounting and business that has helped him take on new roles, most recently Controller.
Allie Huber
Controller
Allie came to Fine Point Consulting in 2011 with experience in accounting for a small retail store. Since then, she has graduated from Upper Iowa University where she received her bachelor’s in Accounting. Allie enjoys working with nonprofit organizations and loves the variety of small for-profit businesses she gets to work with. She also enjoys traveling in her spare time.
Angie Jones
Staff Accountant
Staff Accountant Angie Jones’ experience encompasses a wide variety of industries, clients, and projects. Her background includes audits of nonprofits, local governments and schools, and full-charge bookkeeping, payroll, and taxes. After graduating from Idaho State University with a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Accounting, she accumulated 19 years of tax experience by working with H&R Block and a local firm before joining the Fine Point team in 2020. Her growth mindset is inspiring! She is always eager to meet new people and learn new skills.
Debbie Kasprzak
Staff Accountant
Debbie has been providing accounting services for over three decades since receiving her education at Rock Valley College. She joined Fine Point Consulting as a part-time Staff Accountant in 2018 and currently resides in Georgia with her loving husband and one-eyed Yorkie. Before relocating to Georgia, Debbie was a self-employed consultant for 20+ years in Wisconsin, assisting small businesses and startups with their accounting needs. Her free time is spent flower gardening, quilting, and creating stained glass designs, as well as volunteering with the elderly.
Leroy Kolacinski
Controller
Leroy holds a Master of Professional Accountancy degree from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and obtained his CPA license in 2002. Other prior educational accomplishments include a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in music education and a Master of Science in educational administration from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, along with a completed paralegal studies program at Carthage College.
Kyle Krantz
Intern
Kyle is a student at UW Madison studying accounting. He enjoys putting what he's learning in college into practice since joining FPC in 2019. In his spare time, he is involved in multiple student organizations and enjoys playing intramural sports with his friends.
Erica Adkins
Accounting Manager
Erica graduated from Rockford University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with an Accounting specialization. While working her way through school, she received hands-on training in tax and tax auditing during her internship. After completing her degree, Erica moved to the Madison area to begin her accounting career and later obtained her Master’s of Business Administration from Rockford University. When she’s not working, Erica likes to spend time painting and gardening.
Laura Miller
Staff Accountant
Laura Miller joined the Fine Point Consulting team in 2018. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Phoenix. After graduating, Laura has provided all different levels of accounting and bookkeeping services over more than two decades and has vast experience in telecommuting. She is a quick study who is dependable, strives to always exceed job expectations, and is contagiously compassionate. Laura is a Wyoming native and loves spending time with her family.
Gail Pawlak
Accounting Manager
Gail joined Fine Point in March of 2011 with over 30 years experience in accounting and management. Past experiences include manufacturing accounting, property management and managing the finances of an antique store she owned for 10 years.
Valeria Rodriguez
Accounting Manager
Valeria is an Accounting Manager with over a decade of experience. She began working in the Accounting field right after graduating high school and has amassed an extensive, diversified bank of knowledge in accounting by working in different industries throughout her career. She completed an Associate in Science degree in 2017.
Lenise Leknes
Accounting Manager
After graduating with an Associate of Science degree in 2009, Lenise began her career as a Junior Bookkeeper for a South Florida contractor. Since then, she’s grown and gained many experiences. As an Accounting Manager, she wears many hats to help out wherever she’s needed at Fine Point. Her collaborative attitude is a huge asset — one of her favorite things about Fine Point is the culture of teamwork. Outside of work, Lenise is the mother of a son named Taj. Fine Point’s results-based environment allows her to be there for him while still making a difference in her career.
Dan Karnick
Accounting Manager
Dan started with Fine Point Consulting in mid July. After spending five years in auditing and public accounting, he is excited to dive back into the bookkeeping world and grow with Fine Point Consulting. Dan is prepared to help out wherever he’s needed as an Accounting Manager — and he especially looks forward to being involved in the business side of things, an interest he’s had since college. His experience working with a variety of different teams and redeveloping entire audit processes has equipped him with valuable skills like adaptability and a commitment to being a team player.
Lindsay Dott
Assistant Controller
Lindsay started with Fine Point Consulting as an Assistant Controller right after Labor Day 2021. She comes from a strong tax background — with more than a decade of experience in public accounting, she’s particularly excited to help FPC’s tax team. Lindsay loves connecting with clients and coworkers. Her goal is to be a resource through all the ups and downs, lending her own support to help those around her find success. She enjoys being on the same team as her clients, ultimately having the opportunity to help companies grow from the ground up. Outside of work, Lindsay is a new mother to baby Jackson, who was born in November 2020. She and her husband also have two dogs: a 10 year old and a new puppy!
Marnie Farrell
Office & Tax Administrator
Marnie started with Fine Point Consulting at the beginning of December 2021. She joins the team as Office & Tax Administrator and looks forward to tackling a range of diverse and evolving responsibilities. Having spent most of her career as a copywriter—with additional experience working for legal and accounting firms—Marnie is excited to bring her attention to detail, ability to streamline processes, and knack for multi-tasking to the role. She is grateful to work with a team of incredible professionals who foster a welcoming and supportive environment. In her free time, Marnie likes to stay creative with cardmaking and photography. She loves spending time with her husband and two sons and is a proud basketball mom.
Isabel Sendra
Staff Accountant
Isabel joined the Fine Point Consulting team as a staff accountant in January 2022. She relishes the opportunity in this role to best support clients in their internal accounting needs. Isabel brings an array of industry experience to the role at Fine Point Consulting. Having worked in a private firm on the bookkeeping end, as well as in a public firm as an audit associate, she is well-versed on both sides of the client experience and looks forward to implementing this knowledge to streamline audit preparation for Fine Point clients. A Texas resident, Isabel loves the flexibility to work remotely and travel between Dallas and Houston. She enjoys hiking, a good Netflix series, and looks forward to balancing work with international travel.
Michelle Gomez
HR Generalist
Michelle started with Fine Point Consulting in 2022 as an HR generalist. She enjoys streamlining human resources processes for clients to allow their businesses to run more efficiently. Michelle loves the remote flexibility that Fine Point provides and especially appreciates the emphasis on a sense of community, despite the physical distance from coworkers. Prior to joining the team, she worked in a variety of HR environments — from large corporate offices to startups. Her favorite aspect of working with Fine Point Consulting? The ability to make a big impact in a small (but mighty) company! A recent transplant from south Florida to Louisville, KY, Michelle enjoys exploring the local food spots and capturing special moments on film.
Arden Lai
Staff Accountant
Arden started with Fine Point Consulting as a staff accountant in February 2022. She is excited to work on a strong team that demonstrates support for clients, as well as each other. Arden brings an array of accounting experience to the role, having worked for several years across startup, municipality, and property management environments. She appreciates the flexibility that Fine Point Consulting offers, coupled with the experience and professionalism of her coworkers. Outside of work, Arden can often be found hiking, spending time with family, and baking sweet treats. Having recently picked up photography, she enjoys doing engagement and graduation shoots with friends.
Heather Nathan
Assistant Controller
Heather is a University of South Carolina graduate with a bachelors in Business Administration - Accounting. She joins Fine Point Consulting as an Assistant Controller and enjoys helping clients work through and understand their financials. Coming from a management position, Heather is excited to be more client-facing in her new role and looks forward to gathering as much knowledge as possible working with a varied client base. She is proud to work in a collaborative and positive remote environment that allows her to strike a happy work-life balance. A mother of two small children, Heather jokes that her free time is spent keeping tiny people alive. The family loves to be outside together, enjoying the beautiful weather in South Carolina.
Douglas Leknes
Staff Accountant
A Staff Accountant, Douglas joined the Fine Point Consulting team in early May 2022. He brings prior experience in accounting to the role, as well as an excitement for working with small business owners and rising to the challenge of meeting a variety of needs. Immediately drawn to the flexibility of Fine Point, Douglas enjoys being in control of his day and being present at home as a father and husband. He is proud to be in a role that supports his family and hopes to grow within the company over the years. Outside of work, Douglas loves to play sports — especially basketball and football. Based in Forsyth, Georgia, he keeps busy with numerous home renovations when he’s not enjoying time with family.
Katie Wilkins
Staff Accountant
Katie joined the Fine Point Consulting team in May 2022 as a Staff Accountant. A small business owner herself, Katie enjoys being able to bring practical experience into her interactions with clients — whether that’s helping with financial statements or cleaning up accounts. A mother of four, Katie loves the work/life balance at Fine Point, as well as the strong connection between team members and clients. In addition to the environment, Katie appreciates working with Fine Point’s range of great technology and being at the cutting edge of the industry. Outside of work, Katie is an ultra runner, and loves to train in the mountains of Utah with her dog, avoiding snakes and coyotes.
Paula Lee
Staff Accountant
Paula started with Fine Point Consulting in May of 2022 as a Staff Accountant. She was drawn to working with Fine Point’s small business clientele after a career spent performing accounting services for small businesses across a range of industries; she especially loves the variety of working in a small company and finds it easier to catch errors when you can see the big picture. Paula takes pride in being a dependable teammate for others. An avid traveler, she looks forward to taking her work on the road — she and her husband recently finished building out their van for adventuring. When she’s not spending time outside, Paula likes to give back through teaching English as a second language, an endeavor she’s pursued most of her adult life.
Amber George
Assistant Controller
Amber joined Fine Point Consulting in August 2022. As an Assistant Controller, she enjoys managing the client experience, making recommendations on how to improve processes from an internal and client perspective, and finding opportunities for growth. No stranger to diverse client work, Amber brings several years of outsourced accounting experience to her role at Fine Point. Her background in retail management grants her valuable insight into customer service, client management, and inventory process. In her free time, Amber is passionate about spending time outdoors — particularly on the water. Only five minutes from the beach in Charleston, South Carolina, she enjoys swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving, paddle boarding, and kayaking.
Nigel Case
Staff Accountant
Nigel joined the Fine Point Consulting team as a Staff Accountant in October 2022, bringing several years of accounts payable experience to the role. Nigel is excited to engage with clients throughout the full accounting cycle. Initially drawn to Fine Point Consulting’s workplace culture, he enjoys the flexibility of the work environment and the friendliness of the team members. Nigel takes pride in his work ethic and appreciates that coworkers find him reliable and hardworking. In his free time, Nigel enjoys playing board games and video games, as well as hiking. As a Floridian, he likes traveling to places with higher elevation, but enjoys any opportunity to explore the outdoors.
Julie Warren
Staff Accountant
Julie started with Fine Point Consulting in October 2022 as a Staff Accountant. Initially drawn to Fine Point’s size, flexibility, and family orientation, she loves interacting with her team and working with a portfolio of small companies. Julie brings 20 years of experience to the role, having previously worked across the bookkeeping industry — including her own business working for small businesses and startups. Julie is excited to be with a company where she can continue to learn and grow her software base. In her free time, Julie stays busy with her 9-year old’s school and social activities. Originally from Washington state, she now lives in Helena, Montana, taking full advantage of the area’s hiking, camping, and fishing opportunities.