OWNER & ACCOUNTANT
Sean brings over 15 years of accounting, finance, and operational experience to CDA BOOKS. He has worked in various industries including banking, accounting, manufacturing, real estate, automotive, and technology. The businesses he has worked with range from startups to well established companies.
Sean graduated as a Valedictorian from Lake City High School in 1999. He attended North Idaho College where he played baseball and earned both Dean's list honors and was named the "Male Academic Athlete of the Year" in 2001. Sean earned his Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Vanguard University of Southern California in 2003. While attending, he played baseball and was named a NAIA All-American Scholar Athlete. He also earned Dean's list honors and was named the "2003 Business Major of the Year." Since graduating, Sean has attended Lewis Clark State College completing several additional Accounting courses.
Sean's work experience provided him the privilege of serving for 6 years as the Hayden Chamber of Commerce's Vice President. Sean's work was also recognized in 2013 as he was honored for Business Leadership by North Idaho Business Journal as a Top 30 under 40 recipient.
Sean spends his free time with his wife Christy and three beautiful children. He enjoys camping, fishing, baseball, and volunteering with the Middle School Ministry at his church. Sean is also a Nationally Registered EMT.
Melissa thrives on finding solutions, streamlining workflows and communication, and showing business owners that accounting isn’t just a necessity, it’s a tool for growth. Exceptional books are a map of where your company is, where you want it to be, and how to get there.
Melissa's primary roles at CDA Books are onboarding, software integrations, and creating comprehensive workflows to alleviate clients of routine stresses. Melissa has served companies in numerous industries including ecommerce, retail, SAAS, manufacturing, construction, government agencies, nonprofit, and more. Melissa is a Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor with advanced certification and holds a Bachelor's degree in Accounting with over 200 hours in continuing professional education.
Her enthusiasm for knowledge extends outside of work as well. Melissa has been to 10 countries in the last 3 years and speaks French, Italian, and phrases in 15 other languages. When at home in CDA, she is likely biking, skiing, or nestled indoors studying Feng Shui, listening to accounting podcasts, or practicing the Scandinavian concept of “hygge”, meaning coziness.
Elizabeth joined the CDA team in May of 2020 to provide Administrative Assistance and to manage the growing Human Resources Department. She has strong sales, management, and customer service backgrounds in Industries such as Retail, Wedding Sales and Planning, Property Management, and Escrow.
To our clients she provides Recruiting and Human Resource services. Those tasks include, job posting and managing followed by preliminary phone screens, and other services such as updating company handbooks and process manuals. For us here at CDA books she wears many hats as the Communications Director as she handles our in house Human Recourses, Account Assistance, as well as our Social Media pages.
Elizabeth and her husband Aaron recently welcomed their first baby boy, Trenton, and enjoy sharing him with their family, friends, and two furry pups. They love to Travel and enjoy the great Pacific Northwest through hiking, nature, and being on the water.
Jamie joined the CDA Books team in November 2020 as an Accountant, but also serves our clients in many business administration and management capacities. She has a passion for the entrepreneurs of our society while priding herself in being a reliable resource for them and offering support as they thrive, grow, and focus on what they do best. She has experience assisting business owners in the following industries: property care and landscaping, construction, event planning, nonprofit, healthcare, and ecommerce.
With over 150 credit hours of higher education, Jamie is always looking for new opportunities to expand her knowledge and add value to our clients. She completed her Bachelor's of Science in Business Administration at Lewis-Clark State College, graduating with honors. She is also a member of the International Honor Society for Business, Management, and Administration.
Jamie grew up on the Kenai Peninsula of Alaska and now lives in the mountains surrounding Rose Lake with her two teenage daughters and Basset Hound, Hobbes. She enjoys spending time with her amazing family, reading, sewing, yoga, and learning new ways to embrace her rural lifestyle.