People + Culture

We are a woman-owned business, powered by experienced, interesting people you will enjoy working with.

 

Our Story

 

We are a small but mighty bookkeeping, tax preparation and advisory firm which specializes in creating and maintaining custom, efficient and affordable accounting solutions for small businesses.
Everyone on our team brings a unique set of skills, experience and perspective to our work and to our relationships with our clients. We pride ourselves in our ability to connect earnestly with each other, with our work and with you. You will undoubtedly find that we all TRULY enjoy being in service to others.

 

“Do your little bit of good where you are; it's those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.” - Desmond Tutu

Meline McWhirter, Enrolled Agent

Matriarch of the Mothership

Meline is not your average accountant. She just happens to be particularly great with numbers, but passionate people are her passion. With a formal education in Environmental Engineering and Advanced Mathematics, she got her "accidental"  start in accounting 25 years ago, which led her to launching Natural Numbers Bookkeeping and Taxes in 2003. While bookkeeping and tax preparation are important and inevitable, one cannot live on numbers alone. Behind the scenes and outside of office hours, Meline is regularly off-grid, adventure motorcycle camping in the varied, remote, and less-populated landscapes of Southern California. Sharing delicious food from her garden and kitchen with her family and friends is core to her sense of connecting with the people she cares about most.

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Kelley Healey

Bookkeeper. Accounting Countess. Ledger Lover.

Living and working in Seattle, Kelley is well versed in e-commerce, construction, real estate development and outdoor gear.  She brings to the table over 14 years of bookkeeping and accounting experience along with another 10 years of independent work in the photography industry. She loves strategizing, categorizing and putting things in order. Taking both a holistic and granular approach to problem solving, Kelley strives to understand the correlation between operating systems and the needs of each business she is helping. Kelley has worked with numerous start-ups from the ground up.  When she is not reviewing budgets, reconciling accounts, or preparing financials, Kelley plays billiards competitively. When she is stressed – she does long division! 

 

Stacey Jo Langhans

Bookkeeper. Reconcili-agent. Methodical Muse. 

Stacey Jo grew up in Seattle and is obsessed with tea. She has been known to put a pot on and work until sunlight. When she is not  working, she loves to cook and spend time with her family and their two bloodhounds. She also recently picked back up the saxophone and it's like 6th grade never left!  Stacey Jo  studied Computerized Accounting at North Seattle Community College and has 14 years of bookkeeping experience for a variety of business structures, both large and small.  She has a passion for designing custom operating procedures, tailored to fit the needs and budgets of her clients. Working at a law firm for many years helped her refine her communication skills and solidified her dedication to never missing a deadline. She enjoys problem solving and she is not afraid of a challenge. A quick learner, she considers herself to be responsive and reliable while also being able to maintain flexibility. 

Deon de Wet

Account Manager. Business Advisor. Insight Engineer.

With a Bachelor's of Commerce degree from the University of Pretoria in South Africa, Deon has always considered himself to be a guide first and foremost.  Whether managing a facilities services company in Los Angeles as Chief Executive,  leading therapeutic Yoga retreats in Thailand or while guiding adventure motorcycle tours in the California backcountry, Deon's true talents lie in illuminating the way for others on their personal and professional journeys. By asking the right questions and sleuthing out areas of less-than-optimal function and inefficiency, Deon can help you find a sense of clarity within a confusing situation, ultimately leading you to the most effective application of a better solution.
 

Joselyn Snyder

Office Manager. Bookkeeper. Analytical Ace. 

With a Bachelor’s degree in Art and Philosophy from University of California Santa Barbara, she has a knack for finding creative yet systematic approaches to everything she undertakes. Joselyn has a penchant for organization and is passionate about communicating and connecting with others in both professional and personal settings. A self-starter with more than ample motivation, Joselyn is eager to improve whatever she has taken on. Joselyn grew up in Southern California and enjoys finding solitary places in nature to clear her mind. When she is not working she loves to skateboard, write poetry and read. 

Jenna Field

Bookkeeper. Efficiency Expert.

 

Jenna has always called the Pacific Northwest home and is passionate about all things outdoors. When not backpacking or skiing, she has grown her professional career in retail finance, merchandising, planning and bookkeeping. She has a Bachelor of Science in Merchandising Management from Oregon State University and continues to further her accounting education at North Seattle Community College. Jenna loves efficiency, working with numbers and creating order out of chaos. Her superpowers include great attention to detail, effective communication and problem solving. When not expanding and refining her accounting acumen, she enjoys developing her creative and athletic skills by taking pottery and tennis classes. 

Colin Hurren

Business Advisor. Solutions Sorcerer. 

Colin was born and raised in the UK and graduated from Warwick University with a degree in Management Science. He honed his expertise at Princewaterhouse in London to qualify as a chartered Accountant. Working for the legendary George Lucas, he made his mark as a production accountant on iconic films including Raiders of the Lost Ark; and Return of the Jedi. It was here that Colin showcased his pioneering spirit by designing the British Film industry's first filly integrated computerized accounting system. Colin co-founded a television production and distribution company that spanned across London and Los Angeles. His Midas touch flourished in Los Angeles as he founded, nutured, and successfully sold businesses in diverse feilds such as environmental services, aesthetics, and computer accessories. He became a trusted advisor and consultant, sharing his wealth of knowledge and insights with other businesses. His ability to navigate through the highs and lows of various industries, combined with his penchant for clear, strategic thinking, has made him an invaluable resource to those he works with. 

"Wow. Impressive. Prompt. Efficient. And incredibly helpful."

As a new business owner, Natural Numbers Bookkeeping and Taxes, Inc. provided exactly the kind of support that dissolves my fear of convoluted tax requirements, and gives me confidence I'm presenting my business accurately and appropriately. I'm pretty excited to have found a trusted advisor!"

- Janet S, Seattle, WA

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