Adam Schensema, CPA

Partner

Adam has been in public accounting for 20 years, after spending his first two years in private accounting. Adam is a graduate of Marian University, earning a bachelor’s degree in accounting in 1998. Adam works in all areas of accounting, specializing in taxes for both businesses and individuals, resolving matters with the taxing authorities and providing QuickBooks and accounting consulting services.  Adam is a valuable resource and reliable advisor to his clients, always responding in a timely manner.

Outside of the office, Adam enjoys playing ice hockey and softball.   He also enjoys spending time with his family, and attending his kids sporting events.

Michelle Schensema

Partner

2019 marks Michelle’s 21st year in public accounting.  Michelle graduated from Marian University in 1998 with her bachelor’s degree in accounting.  Michelle works in all areas of accounting including taxes for businesses and individuals, tax planning and advisory services, controllership services, compilations, and reviews.  Michelle prides herself on building trusted client relationships.  She is a constant resource to business owners and tax clients and works closely with clients to help them make sound business and tax planning decisions.  Michelle is a very detailed orientated person and provides a personal service that clients appreciate.

In Michelle’s free time she enjoys spending time with Adam, and their children, Jadyn, Hope and Chase.  She also keeps busy keeping up with all of the kids activities and sports as well as biking, playing volleyball, and bible study.

Laura Egelseer, CPA

Laura has a bachelor’s degree in accounting from UW-Whitewater.  She worked many years in public accounting before taking some time off to spend more time with her growing family.  Laura kept herself busy with her family and volunteering at her church with payroll processing and general accounting work.  In 2017, Laura’s family no longer needed her full time, so she began to work again in public accounting on a part time basis.

In November 2017, Laura joined Schensema CPA.  Laura prepares both business and personal income tax returns.  Laura’s knowledge and experience in public accounting and tax return preparation have been a great asset to our firm.

When not working, Laura enjoys spending time with her family, reading, and boating on Big Cedar Lake.  Laura and her husband, Rod, love to travel and have three children, one in high school, one in college, and one in the work force in the health care field.

Jodi McKew – Bookkeeper/Tax Preparer

Jodi has a double bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Human Relations with a minor in Business Administration from Marian University.  Jodi has worked with several Milwaukee area companies with their accounting and bookkeeping needs.  Jodi joined our firm in 2021 doing various bookkeeping work, payroll reports, and personal tax return preparation.

Outside of the office, Jodi enjoys spending time outside working on her yard and garden.  She also volunteers at her children’s schools with their many activities.  During the winter she can be found cheering her boys on at the hockey rink.

Andrea Gierach, CPA

Andrea brings over 15 years of tax accounting experience to our firm.  Andrea graduated from Concordia University with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting in 1996.  After working for over 6 years for a regional accounting firm, Andrea moved on to being a corporate tax manager and personal accountant at local businesses.  In 2015 she decided to take some time off to focus on her family and 3 children.  Now that they are grown, Andrea has joined our firm part-time in 2022.  Andrea brings experience in business tax, sales and use tax, as well as personal income taxes.

Andrea fills her spare time enjoying her summer home on little Green Lake here in West Bend with her husband, children, and her 4 dogs.  Her favorite hobbies are photography, traveling, and cooking.

Jadyn Schensema – Office Manager/Tax Preparer

Jadyn joined our firm in 2021. She handles the various office and administrative duties of the firm.  She also prepares personal tax returns during tax season.