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The Blazej Team

Blazej Accounting & Bookkeeping is known for its varied experience and deep bench. Our staff is here to help you with quick, efficient on-boarding and remarkable service.

Cheryl Blazej

Managing Partner

  • Born & raised in southern California
  • BBA, National University
  • Was transferred to Atlanta earlier in her career
  • Held several senior financial positions with Burroughs, Unisys and UPS
  • Founded Blazej Accounting & Bookkeeping in 2006
  • Loves: travel and Italian food
  • Lives in Roswell
  • Cheryl is “The Connector”: she connects people, she connects problems found in bookkeeping to the process that’s in place and she connects her clients’ operational habits with cost-saving tools.

QuickBooks Certified ProAdvisor

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Donna Kizer

Donna Kizer

Chief Operations Officer

  • Born and raised in Maryland
  • BSBA, East Carolina University
  • Moved to Atlanta after college
  • Joined Blazej Accounting in 2008
  • Loves: cooking, playing tennis and bacon
  • Lives in Milton
  • Donna is “The Teacher”: she loves to teach clients how to use QuickBooks and relishes teaching Blazej staff the right way to do things. She likes to find solutions and develop procedures to support them.

Suzy Brown

Bookkeeping Supervisor

  • Born and raised in Atlanta
  • Lives in Atlanta again, after detours through Norfolk, VA and Gaeta, Italy
  • Loves: boating and sushi
  • Suzy is “The Fixer”: loves getting accounts to reconcile on the first try and gets great satisfaction from helping clients find order out of chaos.
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Melanie McNaughton

Melanie McNaughton

Office Manager

  • Born and raised in Atlanta
  • BS, Emory University
  • Loves: Reading, running, chocolate
  • Lives in Roswell
  • Melanie is “The Finisher”: loves seeing things through and marking tasks off her to-do list

QuickBooks Certified ProAdvisor T Sheets Pro Certified

Albanie Campbell

Staff Accountant

  • Born and raised in Atlanta
  • BS, Kennesaw State University
  • Loves: spending time with her family and chocolate
  • Lives in Johns Creek
  • Albanie is “The Solver”: loves taking a mess and turning it into audit-ready financial statements
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Vernitra Hilton

Staff Accountant

  • Born in Ft. Lauderdale
  • BBA, Georgia State University, MAcc, Georgia State University
  • Moved to Georgia while still in elementary school
  • Loves: playing kickball, cooking and shepherd’s pie
  • Lives in Southwest Atlanta
  • Vernitra is “The Natural”: loves all things accounting

Susan Dumon

Bookkeeper

  • Born and raised in Winter Park, FL
  • BS, University of Florida
  • Moved to Atlanta after college
  • Loves: tennis and shrimp & grits
  • Lives in Milton
  • Susan is “The Advocate”: determined to restore order and organization to financial reports for her clients
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Trina Gardner

Trina Gardner

Bookkeeper

  • Born and raised in Robinson, IL
  • BS, Utah State University
  • Followed her husband in a career move to Atlanta
  • Loves: reading novels and tom yum soup
  • Lives in Roswell
  • Trina is “The Finder”: loves reconciling accounts and balancing balance sheets.

QuickBooks Certified ProAdvisor

Michelle Jernigan Morris

Bookkeeper

  • Born and raised in Whitehall, Michigan
  • BBA, Western Michigan University
  • Followed her husband to Atlanta via New York, in a job transfer
  • Loves: working out and fish tacos
  • Lives in Alpharetta
  • Michelle is “The Dynamo”: loves to tackle tough projects with gusto
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Esperanza Kathirgamu

Esperanza Kathirgama

Bookkeeper

  • Born in Colombia, moved to San Francisco originally
  • BS, San Francisco State & City College of San Francisco
  • Followed her daughter to Atlanta
  • Loves: reading, Sudoku puzzles and Thai food
  • Lives in Atlanta
  • Esperanza is “The Optimist”: believes she’ll accomplish every goal

Joyce Saccone

Bookkeeper

  • Born and raised in Chicago
  • BBA, Western Illinois University
  • Followed her husband in a career move to Atlanta
  • Loves: family/friend-time, TV, watermelon & popcorn
  • Lives in Alpharetta
  • Joyce is “The Perfectionist”: determined to do things correctly 100% of the time

T Sheets Pro Certified

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