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DGN promotes seven staff members

Dennis, Gartland & Niergarth (DGN), northern Michigan’s largest locally owned, full-service public accounting firm, recently announced the promotion of seven staff members.

Trina B. Edwards, CPA, CGFM was promoted to Audit Partner. Trina joined the firm in 2008 and has 24 years total in public accounting, including significant experience with governmental entities such as county, city, township and village audits as well as non-profit entities. Trina graduated from Northwood University summa cum laude and is a Certified Government Finance Manager.
 

Elizabeth Hedden, CPA was promoted to Senior Tax Manager. Liz joined the firm in 1997 and graduated from Ferris State University. Liz brings a high level of expertise in oil and gas accounting with over 20 years in the industry as well as performing work across other industries performing tax planning and preparation services. She is a graduate of the Upstream Academy Emerging Leaders program.
 

Aaron Mansfield, CPA, CFE was promoted to Senior Audit Manager. Aaron joined the firm in 1999 after graduating from Alma College and has since been designated as a Certified Fraud Examiner. Aaron has performed government/non-profit auditing for a variety of organizations, including manufacturing, oil/gas and other governmental entities. He is a graduate of Leadership Grand Traverse and the Upstream Academy Emerging Leaders program.

Julie Burks, CPA, CVA was promoted to Audit Manager. Julie joined the firm in 2010 and graduated from Ferris State University, summa cum laude and has further achieved her Certified Valuation Analyst designation. Julie has experience in auditing business, government and non-profit organizations.         


Atesha Sedlacek, CPA was promoted to Senior Accountant. Atesha joined the firm in 2015, and received her CPA license in 2018. Atesha graduated from Ferris State University. She is a QuickBooks ProAdvisor and is a principal member of the DGN QuickBooks training team. Her emphasis is in small business accounting, payroll and payroll taxes.


Miku Crouch, CPA was promoted to Senior Accountant. Miku joined the firm in 2017 and has performed in multiple areas of the firm including tax, audit and small business functions across a diverse selection of industries. She holds a Bachelors of Economics degree from University of Nagasaki in Sasaebo, Japan. Miku passed the CPA exam in 2018.


Tayler Rodes, CPA, MST was promoted to Senior Accountant. Tayler joined the firm in 2017 after graduating from Ferris State University with her Bachelors in Accounting and from Grand Valley State University with her Masters in Tax. Tayler has performed work in tax, audit and small business functions supporting a variety of industries. Tayler passed the CPA exam in 2018.  



Dennis, Gartland & Niergarth is northern Michigan’s largest, locally owned, full-service public accounting firm. Founded in 1973, the firm is based in Traverse City, Michigan with nearly 50 experienced, highly trained staff dedicated to providing outstanding accounting, tax and consulting services to businesses and individuals throughout the state and beyond. DGN's guiding principle is – Our clients’ success is our business.

The DGN team is led by several partners with broad expertise in public accounting and its many services:

  • Thomas E. Gartland, MBA, Founding Partner
  • Brad P. Niergarth, CPA
  • James G. Shumate, CPA, MST
  • Robert C. Thompson, CPA, CVA, MBA
  • Michael D. Shaw, CPA
  • Mary F. Krantz, CPA, CHBC
  • Shelly K. Bedford, CPA, MST
  • Heidi M. Wendel, CPA, CFE
  • Shelly A. Ashmore, CPA, MST
  • James M. Taylor, CPA, CFP®
  • Trina B. Edwards, CPA, CGFM