Thanks to the many hands, the work is made light. Among those many hands are…
Renee Gasparovich, Executive Assistant
Renee has been Ed’s EA since the company started. Ed knew from working with her at her prior non-profit position that she would work for him one day. When she wrote him for a reference after leaving the non-profit, Ed snapped her up immediately. As he knew she would be, she has been an integral part of Ed’s and the company’s success.
She graduated from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Liberal Arts, summa cum laude. Her 17 years of office process experience. 11 years of which have been as an executive assistant, truly reflect her passion for supporting the executive. She has been successful in both the non-profit and for profit worlds, bringing office organization and harmony to both environments.
She is a native Detroiter and a mom of boys. With what little free time she has, she enjoys reading, spending time in nature, and any form of art.
William F. Kennel, Director of Accounting
Bill’s professional designation is Enrolled to Practice before the Internal Revenue Service, aka Enrolled Agent.
Since 1975, Bill has held his Life and Health Insurance Licenses from the State of Michigan and started the William Kennel Insurance Agency.
In 1982, he purchased the Highland Accounting firm. He developed that firm as Kennel Accounting and Financial Services.
Over the next 20 years he combined Retirement Plans, Business Buy – Sell Agreements, and business transfer planning, as well as complete accounting and income tax preparation, to grow his firm from 80 clients to 1280 clients.
During that time he personally prepared over 8,000 income tax returns of every nature.
In 2003, he transitioned the practice to one of “repairing” tax returns, as well as preparing tax returns, and continues to do so today.
Bill is a pro golfer, and former NHL hockey player who also loved to play, coach, and officiate football, baseball, and basketball.
His vocation is keeping your money in your pocket. Bill is often quoted, “Remember, whatever the problem is, it is not bigger than you or I, especially working together.”
Deiontae Nicholas, Social Media Manager and Business Development Associate
Deiontae is a 2018 graduate of Wayne State University with a BA in Communications. He is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Sports Administration/Management also from Wayne State University. He is a former scholar athlete for the WSU’s football team (2014-2019). All-league and All-region running back and 3-year captain (1 of 3 in the entire history of WSU football). He was the Vice Chair of the NCAA Student Athlete Advisory Committee, tasked with representing and advocating for over 120,000 collegiate student-athletes.
He believe that the process of guiding a person from one stage of life to the next is one of the most rewarding things in the world! He is eager and excited to learn how the mind works and what he can do to help others master that process. He is a lifetime learner and wouldn’t have it any other way.