As a forensic accountant, I help my clients through difficult situations using my accounting and forensic experience to solve each project’s unique puzzle. I perform forensic investigations, data analytics, and internal control analyses and quantify economic damages in a variety of litigation areas, including no-fault wage loss, excess wage loss, survivors’ loss, wrongful death, and personal injury.
Fraud occurs everywhere, regardless of the industry or organization, which means I’ve worked with a wide variety of organizations, including those in healthcare, manufacturing, education, government, professional services, and not-for-profit.
I was introduced to forensic accounting at a job fair in college. Once I learned that every project had its own unique story and puzzle that needed solving, I was hooked. I learn something new on every engagement, making for a career that never feels boring. My clients appreciate that I’m thorough, prepared, and don’t let anything slip through the cracks. At the office, my coworkers know me for being reliable, whether that’s as a team player on projects or a consistent face for an office softball league.
Within my nearly 10 years of experience, I’m proud to have testified as an expert during a trial and restitution hearing for two separate matters involving the embezzlement from a vulnerable adult. Seeing the projects from start to finish and helping the victims’ families obtain justice in a difficult situation was a very rewarding experience. I’ve presented on numerous occasions to industry professionals on fraud and forensic accounting and given presentations on tips and tricks that can be used to find fraud red flags in accounting data.
I’m a member of the MICPA, the AICPA, and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. I have a B.S. in accounting from Central Michigan University. I’ve received extensive training on various data analytics tools and use advanced analytics during investigations to identify anomalies, including findings of fraudulent transactions.
When I’m not at work, you can find me looking for new trails to hike, going for a run, or leading my family’s bike convoy with my husband and two young sons. Keeping my golf and softball skills sharp keeps my summer months busy.