DANIELLE HAYDEN

DANIELLE HAYDEN

Creator of the Profit Planner & Co- founder of Kickstart Accounting

As a Chief Financial Officer for over 10 years, though she loved accounting, but felt like something was missing while just helping investors and board of directors of large companies.

That’s when she realized she felt a certain thrill for helping entrepreneurs, especially women, who were breaking the rules of business in order to create something amazing – something the rest of the world didn’t expect them to do.

Since co- founding Kickstart Accounting she saw that entrepreneurs need more than just a bookkeeper; they need real financial analysis and education in order to get the confidence required to create the sustainable wealth they deserve.

So she created The Profit Planner to help business owners know how to analyze their business correctly, generate more profits easily, and gain greater confidence in business and by getting really intimate with their financials.

LINDSAY DARBY

LINDSAY DARBY

Co- Founder of Kickstart Accounting

Lindsay started her accounting career with positions ranging from public accounting to industry roles as a Staff Accountant and Plant Controller.

After over 10 years of following a traditional accounting career path, she was eager to use my knowledge and experience to help entrepreneurs make smart financial decisions.

When the opportunity to launch Kickstart Accounting, Inc., appeared she was excited to start helping small business owners improve their financial management and realize their potential.

Sara

Sara

Lead Account Manager

Sara lives in Independence, Ohio with her husband, Shawn, and their five children. She has been in accounting for 15 years and enjoys helping her clients grow their businesses!

“Getting to know my clients on a more personal level is awesome, it really opens up the communication and allows me to better understand their business model and goals.” She says

Sara loves working from home and says most would consider her a night owl as she is most productive in the evening! In her free time, she enjoys reading, working out, and spending quality time with her family.

The most bizarre thing she has ever eaten is Octopus and if she won the lottery she says she would buy a house on the beach in the Caribbean.

Kelsey

Kelsey

Lead Account Manager

Kelsey began her journey at East Carolina University (go Pirates!) with a major in Biology – Premed. She very quickly realized this was absolutely not for her.  “I thought to myself “What is the farthest major from premed?” Accounting it was! And it was the best decision I ever made.”
After graduating with her Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, she began her professional journey working at a tax firm in Washington, NC. A couple of years and a marriage later, the military moved her family to Savannah, GA where she started working for Kickstart Accounting. Fast forward another 2 years and 2 kids later, “I am still loving where I work and the relationships I have built with all my clients!”
If Kelsey won the lottery, she would buy her dream home and go on endless vacations! And if a genie gave her three wishes, she would wish for unlimited wishes!

 

Lisa

Lisa

Kickstart Accountant

Lisa lives in Brunswick, Ohio with her daughter and husband. She has been in accounting for the past 10 years.  She originally went to college to be a nurse but decided that accounting was the way to go.  Lisa has a bachelor’s degree in accounting and an MBA.  Once she graduated with my MBA, she found out she was pregnant and decided to quit her full-time job to become a stay at home mom.  “I have always wanted to be a mom but realized that I still liked to work.  Finding a stay at home job has helped me balance my mom and wife duties and I am still able to contribute to the family.”  
In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family.  “We love to travel!  My daughter is on the gymnastics team so we spend a lot of time at the gym!  In the summer we spend a lot of time outside.”  
If  Lisa won the lottery, she would hire a personal chef and someone to clean her house!  
Kimmy

Kimmy

Kickstart Accountant

Kimmy spent eleven years with GE Lighting’s finance team, gaining experience in various capacities as a Finance Analyst and Accounts Payable Manager. In 2017 she joined the Kickstart Accounting Team and enjoys working to meet the individual needs of each client.

In her free time, Kimmy enjoys spending time with her husband and their two children, hitting the coasters at Cedar Point, and attending concerts. She also likes hanging out on the beach…Any day at the beach is a great day!

The most bizarre thing that she  has ever eaten is sardines and  she ended up liking them! If she won  the lottery she would hire a chef. The last thing she Googled was sunset Time on Dec 13th, 2020 and 1099 best practices.

Ali

Ali

Kickstart Accountant

Ali was born and raised in Westlake, Oh and currently lives there with her husband, 3 teenage boys, and 2 boxer dogs, Zoe and Chloe. She has a degree in fashion merchandising from Kent State University and for 20 years, Ali owned and operated an upscale boutique in Westlake.

If she won the lottery, Ali would travel the world and spend lots of time with family and friends!!

Katelyn

Katelyn

Kickstart Accountant

Katelyn lives in Southeast Georgia. She has a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Georgia Southern University. She has over ten years of experience in a variety of industries including nonprofits, churches, healthcare, and construction. For her, accounting is all about helping small businesses make sense of their numbers and achieve their goals.

When she is not working, she’s probably planning her next trip or reading about something interesting. She is also mom to a variety of rescued cats and dogs.

If she won the lottery, she would spend the winnings on traveling the world.

Victoria

Victoria

Operations Lead

Victoria was born and raised in Chattanooga, TN, but the military has moved her to Germany, North Carolina, and most recently Georgia – where she currently lives with her husband. Victoria has a bachelor’s degree in business administration and has a passion for helping businesses grow and perfect their processes.

During her time living abroad, Victoria discovered her love of traveling. Her favorite place she has traveled is Plitvice Lakes National Park in Croatia. In her free time, Victoria enjoys yoga, hiking, and kayaking.

If Victoria won the lottery, she would travel around the world trying local cuisines and doing yoga.

Krista

Krista

Bookkeeper

Krista is originally from New Jersey but spent the past decade living in San Diego, CA. She recently relocated to Ft. Worth, TX, where she lives with her fiancé and dog – a labrador retriever named Denzo. To say she is obsessed with Denzo would be an understatement! Krista has over 5 years of experience working in accounting. She loves working with finances and helping small business make sense of the numbers.

In her spare time, you can find Krista cooking, painting, reading, or spending time with her fiancé and Denzo. Family is super important to Krista, who loves being an aunt! She even has weekly zoom calls with her family.

If Krista won the lottery, she would want to travel and taste foods from all over the world. She considers herself a foodie and said that food is her #1 motivation for traveling!