Krista Wilder, CPB
Directing Partner & Director of Accounting
Krista Wilder has been part of the Treeline team since 2005. Throughout her career, Wilder and her staff have managed accounting services for a variety of clients, including charities, small businesses, start-up corporations, and trade associations. Krista has her Bachelor’s of Science in Accounting from Oakland University in Rochester, MI and specializes in accounting clean-up, set-up and transition. Krista is a QuickBooks ProAdvisor and is currently pursuing her Certified Fraud Examiners (CFE) license. She prides herself on making financial reports easy to understand and visibly appealing.
Wilder lives in Oxford, MI with her husband, three children, two dogs, two cats and free-roam bunny. When her brain stops spinning numbers long enough for her to step outside, Krista enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She can often be found turning yarn into something useful (aka knitting or crocheting), reading, teaching meditation/yoga, or playing in her backyard with her children.
Michael Palmer, MBA
Director of Business Planning
Michael Palmer has an entrepreneurial spirit and always visualizes the “big picture.” Palmer has been a driving force in creating three separate for-profit businesses and growing them into profitable multi-million dollar corporations. Palmer specializes in organizing ideas into profitable businesses and creating strategic multi-year plans to reach a series of goals. Michael has a B.A. from Michigan State University and an M.B.A. from the University of South Florida.
Michael is an avid outdoorsman, amateur dendrologist, and a fan of MSU sports.
Accounting Associate & Editing Guru
Danielle Brown joined Treeline in November 2012, with a varied professional background that includes three years of experience providing all of the administrative services for the quoting department of an automotive wire harness manufacturer as well as running photo booth services at events. She is very detail-oriented, excels in editing, and learns and adapts quickly, putting her wide skill set to use handling both accounting and administrative services for several clients. Danielle’s accuracy and helpful nature allow her to support some of our most complex clients in maintaining awareness and understanding of their business finances. She earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Oakland University in Rochester, MI.
Danielle lives in Lake Orion, MI in a loving, multi-generational household and is the single mother of a wonderful son and a sweet rescue cat. She enjoys doing anything creative, spending time with her family and friends, and being outdoors in the summertime.
Consultant – Accounting Services
Irina Bayer has an associate degree in business administration with a concentration in accounting from Oakland Community College. She is currently studying at Walsh College to earn her bachelor’s degree in accounting. Irina’s background also includes more than seven years of customer service experience. She has a vocational degree in retail from Germany, where she worked as an assistant store manager.
Irina was raised in Germany in a small town between Frankfurt and Cologne and relocated with her husband to the United States in 2012. She now lives in Oxford, MI with her husband, two daughters, and a pet rabbit named Rosy. Irina spends most of her time working, studying, and caring for her family. She likes to travel and learn about other cultures and their countries. In her free time, Irina enjoys long walks and spending as much time as possible with her family.
For more information, please contact Irina at Irina@yourbusinesschampion.com
Perry Bender, CPA
Senior Consultant - Accounting Services
Perry Bender holds a B.A. from Michigan State University, an Associate’s degree in liberal arts from Delta College, and the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) designation since 1993.
Perry has worked in a variety of environments helping individuals and business clients navigate a variety of tax, accounting, technology, and developmental issues and changes. Perry has experience as a CPA/Tax Accountant, Controller/ Commercial Real Estate Property Manager, Finance Director for a privately owned Commercial Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) along with his own Tax and Accounting Practice. Growing up in a family-owned business, Perry learned early on of the challenges and growing pains of an ever-changing environment.
After successfully raising two daughters in Frankenmuth, MI, coaching girls fastpitch for over 10 years, church involvement, and treasurer for Frankenmuth’s Baseball/Softball Association, Perry had an opportunity drawing him to the west side of Michigan. He now claims it’s true, the west side is the best side.
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Jackie Debusschere joined the team as an Administrative Champion, where she will be streamlining our administrative processes and maximizing our efficiency as a team and business. Previously, Jackie worked as a Department Specialist for the Michigan Women’s Commission and Michigan Department of Civil Rights where she worked closely with the Executive Team and a 15-member Commission to manage special projects, create and maintain presentations, flyers and the website, and coordinate and execute department wide meetings. Jackie holds a B.A. in journalism from Oakland University in Rochester, MI.
Jackie lives in Goodrich, MI with her husband, three children and innumerable chickens. She loves to volunteer in her children’s classrooms and is passionate about sewing.
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Maya excels at helping others, whether that be at work, mentally, emotionally, and physically. She has experience in office management and helping businesses move from paper management to electronic databases.
Maya loves to travel, experience new adventures, and spend quality time with her family. She hopes to one day be an inspiration to others and show the importance of self-love. A quote that she lives by is “Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over, it became a butterfly”.
For more information, please contact Maya at Maya@yourbusinesschampion.com
Consultant – Accounting Services
Nikki is a self-motivator, very organized, has a great “can do!” attitude, and is currently working on completing her QuickBooks Online certification.
Nikki has three boys – Cameron (Cam), Conlon (Con) & Cavan (Tank) and enjoys spending her free time with them. She is also SUPER crafty (if there is a craft, she can do it!).
For more information, please contact Nicolle at Nicolle@yourbusinesschampion.com
Consultant – Accounting Services
Stacy Peelish is a graduate of the University of Phoenix with a Bachelor’s in business management focusing on accounting and management. Stacy was nominated by her Academic Advisor and numerous teachers for the exclusive National Society of Leadership and Success based on her exceptional leadership skills. She is currently working through the induction process and obtaining leadership certifications; she is on track to complete everything in 2022.
Stacy has also recently obtained her QuickBooks Online Certification! She has a fantastic go-getter personality that is an inspiration to our team members and clients.
Stacy is a mother of two and a military spouse who continually works to make things fun and educational for her family. She loves to travel, experience new places and their cultures. Stacy’s main hobby outside of spending time with family is reading, so if you are ever looking for her after hours, you can find her physical body sitting with her Kindle in hand, but her mind will be on a grand adventure.
For more information, please contact Stacy at firstname.lastname@example.org
Accounting & Integration Specialist
Jesse is a passionate, self-taught individual who started building software programs and integrations when he was 12. He initially learned by watching youtube videos but formalized his education by attending ITT Tech in Everett, WA. Before joining the Treeline/YBC Team, Jesse was a Technical Contractor that specialized in small business management and customer service. Jesse is working towards his Zoho Developer Certification
When he is not writing software for fun, Jesse likes to clean, spend time with his dogs (Atlas and Apollo), hang out with his cats or talk/write with his husband. Jesse’s husband is currently deployed to Kuwait and is expected home in June 2022.
For more information, please contact Jesse at Jesse@yourbusinesschampion.com