Miles V. Schmidt, CPA, MBA, MST
Miles V. Schmidt was born and raised in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He attended West Catholic High School and went on to receive a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Michigan. Miles holds a Bachelor of Art's degree from Furman University in Greenville, SC, a Master of Business Administration degree in Finance from Eastern Michigan University and a Master of Science of Taxation degree from Grand Valley State University. Miles passed the uniform CPA examination in November of 1982. Miles began his accounting career in Grand Rapids with Helmholdt & Co. In 1989, he joined the tax staff at BDO Seidman, LLP. Miles progressed to the level of Senior Tax Manager after he became seasoned and experienced as a tax professional. Miles left BDO Seidman in late 2000 taking many of his loyal clients. He immediately opened his own accounting practice, continued servicing the needs of his clients and began growing his client list. MIles is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants. Miles lives with his wife and nine children in Comstock Park, Michigan. Miles takes time to root for his favorite football team, the Michigan Wolverines, and helps in coaching his children in basketball, baseball, and other sports.
Megan R. Villarreal, MBA
Megan joined the firm in June 2005. Megan completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Accountancy from Spring Hill College located in Mobile, Alabama in May 2005. While attending Spring Hill College she was a member of the Honor Society and played on the women's basketball team. In January 2007, Megan graduated from the University of Phoenix with her Master of Business Administration degree. She is currently a Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor and has experience with Creative Solutions Software. Megan enjoys playing spending time with her husband, Ern and two daughters, Aubree and Amaya.
Scott J. Koning
Scott joined the firm in October 2003. He completed his Bachelors of Science degree in Accountancy from Calvin College in May 2003. While attending Calvin College, his studies were focused on financial accounting, advanced accounting, accounting systems, cost accounting, and auditing. In addition to his course work, Scott volunteered as the business manager for the school newspaper. Outside of work, Scott enjoys biking, hunting, fishing, and spending time with his family and friends.
Paul G. Schmidt, CPA
Paul was born and raised in West Michigan. He completed his Bachelor's of Arts degree from Alma College in 1995 and passed the uniform CPA examination in 1998. Shortly after graduation, he joined the audit group at Deloitte & Touche LLP. He left Deloitte & Touche in 2002 to teach accounting and general business at Grand Rapids Community College. While working at GRCC, Paul joined his Uncle's firm in February of 2003 to provide assistance during tax season and work on special projects throughout the year. Although he would eventully leave GRCC and start a small construction business, the seasonal nature of the industry allowed him to continue working with the firm on a temporary basis. In 2008, Paul's role with the firm dramatically increased and he now works year around for the firm. He credits the relationships with clients and colleagues and the opportunity for growth for reviving his career as an accounting professional. Paul currently resides in Grandville with his wife, Melissa, daughter, Savannah, and their golden retriever, Yokie. He and Melissa are also very active in the Arthritis Foundation. Outside of work, Paul enjoys traveling, golf and spending time with family and friends.
Sarah M. Cleveland, CPA
Sarah joined the firm in 2002 after serving two years with BDO Seidman, LLP in the tax department. She received her Bachelor of Accountancy degree from Michigan State University in 1997 and became a CPA in 2003. Sarah currently works from her home office as she is now a full-time Mother. Sarah enjoys spending time with her husband, Jay, and three children, Hayden, Reece, and Mason.