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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.

2019 Graduate Leadership North Fulton   QuickBooks Certified ProAdvisor   Aero Certified T Sheets Pro Certified

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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 and playing tennis
  • 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.

QuickBooks Certified ProAdvisor Aero Certified T Sheets Pro Certified

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 Aero Certified T Sheets Pro Certified

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Juli Paladino

Accounting Manager

  • Born and raised in the Washington, DC/Maryland area
  • BA, Notre Dame of Maryland University
  • Relocated to Atlanta in 2017
  • Loves all things Disney & Italian food
  • Juli is “The Futurist”: loves giving clients a true financial picture, that makes it easier to plan for the future.

QuickBooks Certified ProAdvisor Aero Certified T Sheets Pro Certified

Katie Best

Accounting Team Lead

  • Returned to Atlanta in 2013
  • BBA, Accounting, University of Georgia
  • Loves the outdoors, tennis & spending time with her kids
  • Katie is “The Organizer”: loves cleaning up a client’s books, so they are on track for accurate financials.

QuickBooks Certified ProAdvisor Aero Certified T Sheets Pro Certified

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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

QuickBooks Certified ProAdvisor Aero Certified T Sheets Pro Certified

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 Aero Certified T Sheets Pro Certified

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Anne Barrett

Bookkeeper

  • Almost a Georgia native, she returned to Roswell in 1996 to be near her parents
  • BS, Florida State University
  • Loves: going to the beach and eating surf 'n turf
  • Lives in Roswell
  • Anne is “The Detailer”: loves the details and balance in bookkeeping.

QuickBooks Certified ProAdvisor Aero Certified T Sheets Pro Certified

Stephanie Spencer

Bookkeeper

  • Found her way to Atlanta by way of Southern California, the Midwest, Florida and London
  • Pursuing BA, Liberty University
  • Loves: Crafting and working out; charcuterie with a cheese board
  • Lives in Sandy Springs
  • Stephanie is “The Rock”: as a former business owner, understands the ups and downs and likes handling the details to free her clients to focus on growth.

QuickBooks Certified ProAdvisor Aero Certified T Sheets Pro Certified

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Kerrin Wikle

Bookkeeper

  • Moved to Roswell as a teenager
  • BA, Auburn University
  • Loves: spending time outdoors with her husband, four sons and dogs
  • Lives in Roswell
  • Kerrin is “The Advocate”: loves gaining an understanding of her clients' financial circumstances and working with them to build success.

QuickBooks Certified ProAdvisor Aero Certified T Sheets Pro Certified

Erin Hallman

Accounting Team Lead

  • Raised a "military brat," Erin made her way to Georgia as a teenager and has been here ever since.
  • Worked in accounting for over 15 years
  • Loves: cop shows, serious spring cleaning and french fries.
  • Lives in Dallas
  • Erin is “The Clarifier”: she applies her love of order to sets of books that have been neglected, cleans them up and leaves them tidy and accurate.

QuickBooks Certified ProAdvisor Aero Certified T Sheets Pro Certified

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Jennifer Isaacson

CPA

  • Found her way to Atlanta by way of Milwaukee and Knoxville
  • BBA, Emory University & MPA, Georgia State University
  • Loves: reading, binge-watching Netflix and tacos
  • Lives in Peachtree Corners
  • Jennifer is the "All-Arounder": instead of focusing on just one department, she has a passion for accounting across all aspects of a business

QuickBooks Certified ProAdvisor Aero Certified T Sheets Pro Certified

Amy Rodriguez

Bookkeeper

  • Currently lives in Gilbert, AZ
  • BA in Psychology and Minor in History from North Central College in Naperville, IL
  • Started working as a bookkeeper at the age of 14 for a family business
  • Loves: reading books, working on family history and pizza
  • Amy is “The Multi-Tasker”: she loves being able to solve problems for clients and enjoys the day-to-day tasks of bookkeeping

QuickBooks Certified ProAdvisor Aero Certified T Sheets Pro Certified

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Christa Scardina

CPA

  • Born and raised in the suburbs of Atlanta
  • BBA, Mercer University
  • Loves: running, reading and spending time with her kids
  • Christa is "The Manager": she is committed to making sure her client’s financials are correct so that they can make informed decisions based on accuracy

QuickBooks Certified ProAdvisor Aero Certified T Sheets Pro Certified

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