Bay Business Group, LLC is led by David Bradsher, CPA.

After 20 years in the CPA field, 11 with accounting giant Deloitte & Touche, David recognized the great need of small-, medium-sized and emerging businesses for specialized accounting services that would empower them to focus on the core of their business instead of spending valuable time on complex financial issues.

David’s vision, which grew into Bay Business Group, was (and still is) to provide these businesses with a service model typically available only to the largest companies.

Today, BBG is much more than a bookkeeping service. David and his team use a consultative approach that also includes guidance on business planning, tax planning, business strategy, forecasting and budgeting.

EXPERTS at outsourced bookkeeping and accounting.

David Bradsher, CPA

David Bradsher, CPA

President

David Bradsher, CPA is the President of BBG.

David is a seasoned professional with over 25 years’ experience serving clients large and small. David started his CPA career assisting small- and medium-sized businesses. He developed a deep understanding of the issues facing organizations and utilized these insights to provide practical and effective internal accounting and tax-reporting solutions.

Later, as an associate in the National Tax and Management Consulting practice at Deloitte & Touche, one of the Big Four public accounting firms, he developed a broad-based understanding of tax and accounting information systems.

As a Senior Manager, for Deloitte & Touche Management Solutions, he led teams focused on assisting small and emerging businesses achieve their visions for growth, profitability and stability.

Today, David serves clients that require and recognize the benefits of close attention from an experienced professional. Many of these clients may have utilized the services of an Accountant or Consultant in the past but now want something different, something more — a trusted business advisor.

David and his associates provide this level of service and focus on the needs of small, medium-sized and emerging businesses.

Alison Bober

Alison Bober

Bookkeeping Specialist

Alison has a wide range of experience to draw upon. A graduate of Rice University in Texas, she started her career as an actuary and then moved into the entertainment field in a variety of production positions. A mother of two daughters, Alison spends much of her free time in various volunteer positions with her church and community.

Julie Bradsher

Julie Bradsher

Vice President

Julie Bradsher, Vice President

In addition to leading the HR function at Bay Business group, Julie lends her expertise in HR benefits to Bay Business clients. Julie has more than 25 years experience in strategic planning, and research, along with vendor management in the fields of HR, marketing and media.

She has also served as PTA president at her son’s school for two terms, and has served on and chaired numerous committees at her church. Her free time is spent sailing on the Chesapeake Bay with her husband and son.

Alicia Chan

Alicia Chan

Bookkeeping Specialist

Alicia brings more than 15 years of experience to Bay Business Group. She speaks fluent chinese and received her B.A. in Business Administration from the George Washington University in 1990. She is the proud mother of two daughters.

Karen Perry

Bookkeeping Specialist

Karen joined Bay Business Group as a Bookkeeping Specialist after spending time at Deloitte & Touche, Freddie Mac and Qwest Communications. In addition to her love of all things accounting, she has raised three children, served as President of the McLean Crew Club as well as the McLean Theater Company, and makes a point not to miss any nearby Dave Matthews concerts.

Kathy Black

Manager

Kathy is a mother to six, yes count them, six children. To say that she is an expert at multi-tasking and prioritizing would be the understatement of the year. Prior to joining Bay Business Group, Kathy was a CPA with at Price Waterhouse Coopers, and served as an internal auditor for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Kathy joined Bay Business Group in 2016 as a Bookkeeping Specialist and was promoted to CPA Manager in 2019. As an accomplished pianist, in her spare time (spare time?) she serves as an accompanist to local churches, choirs and musicals.

Sheri Wilson, CPA

Sheri Wilson, CPA

CPA Manager

Sheri joined Bay Business Group in 2006. She has over 20 years of accounting and tax experience, including time in both public accounting and industry. She was a tax manager for Ernst & Young where she worked with a variety of clients, including nonprofit organizations and small businesses. Sheri also served as the Director of Community Relations for a small nonprofit, giving her a taste of nonprofit administration. Sheri graduated summa cum laude from Baylor University in Texas, and received her Masters in Taxation at The American University in May 1987. Sheri enjoys volunteering with her children’s schools, as well as for a variety of nonprofits in her community.

Mary Zarella

Mary Zarella

Bookkeeping Specialist - ext 114

Mary joined the Bay Business Group in 2005. A 1985 graduate from the Oklahoma State University with a B.S. in Accounting, Mary spent much of her early career as an accounts receivable manager for various companies in Texas. She spends much of her free time driving her three children to baseball, softball, volleyball and swim practice. Mary completed her first marathon last year.

Jackie Ard

Jackie Ard

Bookkeeping Specialist

Jackie Ard is one of our bookkeeping specialist. Jackie joined Bay Business Group in 2008, with extensive experience in payroll and accounts receivable. Jackie loves volunteering in her community, and has served as the treasurer for the Tri-City Baseball League in Texas. After that two-year stint, DCAA-compliant accounting is a walk in the park!

Desiree Nielsen

Bookkeeping Specialist

Desiree is a bookkeeping specialist at Bay Business Group. Desiree brings a wide range of experience to Bay Business Group, having served as a Residential Loan Officer, a licensed insurance agent and a residential marketing manager in her previous positions. She is a graduate of George Mason University in Fairfax, VA, and when not working at Bay Business Group, she enjoys being active in outdoor sports.

Cathy Constantine

Bookkeeping Specialist

Cathy wears dual hats as a super bookkeeper and a super mom proudly. As a former PTA Treasurer, Secretary, Girl Scout Cookie manager, Swim Team coordinator and hockey Mom, Cathy brings a level of multi-tasking and eye to detail that is unparelled. Time spent in Human Relations at the US Department of Justice as well as serving as a Personnel Management Specialist at the US. Merit Systems Protection Board helps round out her professional background. Cathy joined Bay Business Group as a Bookkeeping Specialist in 2016.

Leslie Campbell

Bookkeeping Specialist

Leslie is one of our bookkeeping specialist! Leslie is an accomplished professional with experience working in a fast-paced environment. She directed the daily operations of three different retail bank branches, developed a variety of training programs for bank associates in multiple states, and supervised the merger and acquisition of banking centers throughout the mid-Atlantic region. Leslie likes to relax at Nationals games with her husband and daughter.

Mary Leighty, CPA

Mary Leighty, CPA

CPA Manager

Mary is one of our Accounting Managers. With a focus on small-to-medium-sized businesses, as well as clients in the government contracting industry, Mary is committed to delivery tax and financial services that meet each client’s unique objectives. A seasoned professional and licensed CPA, Mary brings more than 25 years of accounting and tax experience to our clients at Bay Business Group. Mary graduated with Distinction from George Mason University with a dual major in Accounting and Decision Sciences and Management. In her spare time, Mary enjoys spending time with her family, travel, gardening and creating mosaic art.

Valerie Brennan

Bookkeeping Specialist

Another Bookkeeping Specialist is Valerie Brennan. Originally from France, Valerie is a Terrapin who received her Bachelors of Arts in Marketing and Logistics from the University of Maryland. She’s spent time in Finance, Real Estate, Operations, Logistics, Accounting – all the areas that make for a well-rounded QuickBooks specialist. In her spare time, she volunteers at the Rotary Club of Vienna, and enjoys a fun game of Rummikub or Sequence. She loves watching her kids play soccer, flag football and dance.

Kim Doyle, EA

EA Manager

Kim is one of our Accounting Managers! She is an Enrolled Agent. Enrolled Agents (EAs) are federally authorized tax practitioners who have demonstrated technical competence in tax law and licensed to practice by the US Dept of Treasury. Only EAs, Attorneys and CPAs may represent taxpayers before the IRS.

Kim has more than 20 years of active financial management experience. She joined Bay Business Group in 2011. Prior to joining Bay Business Group, she served as the manager of a local credit union. Before that, she managed the $5 million Conservation Policy Program for the World Wildlife Fund. Kim is well-versed in developing processes and procedures that simplify the complex world of government reporting structures.

A Cum Laude graduate of Duke University, Kim has lived in Spain and also served as a Docent at the National Gallery of Art.

Karen Herbert

Bookkeeping Specialist

Kim is one of our bookkeeping specialist! Karen received her B.A in Finance from Catholic University and earned her M.B.A at George Washington University. Prior to joining Bay Business Group in 2011, most of her work experience was spent in Financial and Systems analyst positions. Karen served as the president of her Homeowners association for five years. She enjoys playing competitive tennis and is an accomplished vocalist who performs in Northern Virginia.

Denise Nisbett

Bookkeeping Specialist

Denise is one of our bookkeeping specialist! Denise has a very diverse background with the early part of her career spent in the field of Biology as an instructor, educator and laboratory manager. The second half of her career has included Financial Planning, Accounting and Tax. A busy mother of two and a proud wife of a Naval officer, Denise brings her natural curiosity and love of process to her clients.

Tina LaFrenier

Bookkeeping Specialist

Tina is a highly motivated accounting professional with extensive experience in Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable. A native of Alabama and mother of five in a blended family, Tina is also a supportive Navy wife. Outside of work, Tina enjoys family time, traveling, and photography.

Jill Saylors, CPA

CPA Manager

Coming soon.

Jennifer Estevez

Office Manager

A graduate of George Mason University with a BA in communications, Jennifer joined Bay Business Group in 2016 as the Office Administrator. Jennifer cares deeply about our clients and believes they are best served if the office is running as smoothly as possible. She is organized, focused on customer service and likes being part of the BBG team. In her free time, she volunteers at her children’s schools as well for the Animal Welfare League of Arlington.

Lisa Toews-Daugherty

Financial Associate

Lisa has spent more than 15 years in the financial services field, working within the investment community and with senior management. Lisa earned her B.S.B.A in Finance and Marketing, Cum Laude, from the University of Richmond and her M.B.A from George Mason University with a thesis on Corporate Governance in Small Companies. Lisa has worked for a publicly traded company in Investor Relations, for a non-profit providing retirement plans to the public sector in the investment management division, and for a mutual fund company in both the Marketing and Compliance departments. She has also chaired a non-profit Endowment Fund committee for the past six years. An active member of her church and supporter of her two daughters’ sports and music activities, Lisa divides her spare time between chauffeuring to soccer, basketball, diving, gymnastics, cello and flute and book club.

Jennifer Durand

Bookkeeping Specialist

JOriginally from Phoenix, AZ, Jennifer has a traveled the world as a military spouse with her husband and two children. While moving her family from Japan, the UK, Bahrain, and now residing on the island of Malta, Jennifer has held various positions to keep her financial skills sharp. Most recently certified in Zero, the leader in cloud accounting software, Jennifer brings a diligence and energy that is most appreciated by her clients and colleagues at Bay Business Group.

Guia Wallace

Bookkeeping Specialist

Guia brings more than 20 years of accounting and bookkeeping experience to her clients at Bay Business Group. With a degree from the School of Foreign Service, International Economics, from Georgetown University, Guia is more than up to the task of tracking down the smallest accounting entry to balance her clients’ books. She has a knack for diplomacy in her relationships when working through difficult situations, and always seeks the best outcome for all. A true global citizen, Guia was born in the Philippines, grew up in Puerto Rico and Wisconsin and spent a year abroad studying in Japan. A mother of two and past PTA president for her children’s middle school, Guia enjoys exploring small town life with her husband in her spare time.

Sandra Miracle

Bookkeeping Specialist

Sandra is a Bookkeeping Specialist who truly enjoys unravelling her client’s knottiest problems. In her previous work life, Sandra was a Judge Advocate with the Coast Guard and had responsibilities for budget, legislation and major ceremonial events. Prior to that she served as a criminal defense attorney for service members. Sandra also spent time as the PTA President, Vice President and Treasurer at her children’s school. She knows how to deal with bureaucracy and likes a balanced budget.

Franziska Jupiter

CPA Manager

Coming Soon!

Darcy Gagne

Bookkeeping Specialist

Darcy recently joined Bay Business Group in 2018 as a Bookkeeping Specialist. She is a proud Navy wife and mother of two adult children, which helps her stare down any unruly client! She has experience as an assistant controller and in-house accountant, which is beneficial to helping her client’s achieve their goals. After multiple moves throughout the US with her husband, Darcy is now comfortably ensconced in sunny Florida. In addition to her work at Bay Business Group, she provides support to the families in the Navy’s Returning Warrior Workshops as a facilitator. When not working or volunteering, she can be found with a book in her hand under the sun.

Susan Desta

Bookkeeping Specialist

Coming Soon

Laura Fisher

Wealth Management Assistant

Coming Soon!