Serving Phoenix based organizations


Providing clients with a unique team-based approach to bookkeeping and accounting services.

Together our team brings decades of experience and expertise, managing the day-to-day bookkeeping processes, finances, and technology stack with a focus on sustainability and a long-term win/win relationship. This is the System Six-way, and a process and culture we’ve developed over a decade.  Our foundation is built upon each team member valuing accuracy, integrity, expertise, and a willingness to serve. We truly believe that our clients’ success is our success. On our Monday morning team huddles, you’ll hear us often discussing the similarities that a well-run business shares with a championship sports team.  We’re consistently coaching, learning, and growing together, aiming to deliver our best work to both our clients and our teammates, every day.

Meet Our Phoenix Area Team

Jeremy Allen

Founder Entrepreneur, business owner, husband, and father of three beautiful girls, Jeremy founded System Six in 2008. He believes that “Our Clients’ Success is Our Success” and serves on the board of the Seattle Chapter of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization. He loves spending time with family, and runs outside often.

Kelly Schwaninger

Team Lead and Director
Kelly has been part of System Six since the company started in 2008. She lives in and works from Chicago and utilizes the flexibility of working remotely from home to spend time with her two children and she loves “bringing order to chaos.”

Lia White

Team Lead and Director Lia joined System Six in 2012 following a career in public accounting in Phoenix and San Francisco.  Lia loves the exciting challenge of serving clients with expert accounting knowledge and high-tech cloud-based apps.  Lia lives in the Pacific Northwest after many years living in the AZ desert, and she loves to get outdoors as often as possible!

Brooks Wheatley

Team Lead and Director After four years in not-for-profit accounting, Brooks arrived at System Six in early 2015. He helps clients streamline their processes and move to the cloud, and leads System Six’s business operations. He loves spending time with his wife and daughter, and works from the Spokane office.

Julie Ghetti, CPA

Bookkeeper Recently retired after 25 years of serving as Finance Director/Deputy Town Manager in Fountain Hills, AZ. Julie earned her Masters of Public Administration from Arizona State University and was admitted to the Arizona State Board of Accountancy as a CPA(retired.) She is a current member of the Arizona Society of CPA’s, and brings a strong focus on providing the highest level of customer service to her clients.

Isaac Richter

Data Scientist and Cloud Applications Expert Brilliant and funny, Isaac often leaves our team and clients amazed at what is actually possible with data. In the world of cloud accounting, Isaac is a master-craftsman, accessing QuickBooks data, and connecting it in relevant ways that make businesses easier to run and more profitable.  Isaac lives in Seattle with his wife and daughter, and has amazing origami and orchid growing skills as well.

Becky Watkins

Sr. Bookkeeper and Cloud Accounting Specialist Analytical and detailed, Becky joined System Six in 2016. She is married, has 5 pets, and enjoys technology, fantasy, and a good story. Becky works in our Seattle office, and helps to keep the team informed on the latest trends in VR and Sci-Fi.

Joe Carufe

Managing Director Joe earned Finance and Accounting degrees from the University of Tennessee in 2009 and has been involved in the cloud accounting space ever since. As a director he focuses on strategy, technology, efficiency, and talent integration. He lives in Knoxville, TN with his wife and sons and they enjoy fly fishing, hiking and anything outdoors!

Tammela Reichel

Sr. Bookkeeper Tammela supports System Six clients with bookkeeping, payroll, bill pay, and state and city taxes. Tammela is from the Midwest, and her bookkeeping skills are equally matched with her wit and dry sense of humor. She lives in Redmond, WA with her husband, Jim. When Tammela isn’t keeping books, she can be found out in her garden or off hiking in the great Pacific Northwest.

Tim White

Sr. Bookkeeper  Tim has been with System Six since June of 2012 and is a graduate of Westmont College. He supports several senior team members on our most complex clients, is our resident and Expensify expert, as well as a Certified QuickBooks Pro Adviser. Tim loves southern California sunshine and enjoys sports, scripture, and learning advanced Excel functions like Power Query.

Jessica Mulkey

Bookkeeper Detailed, organized and a desire for accuracy, Jessica joined the System Six team in December 2017.  She serves clients with bookkeeping, bill pay, payroll and state/city taxes. She lives in Olympia, WA with her husband and three energetic boys. Besides her keen sense of numbers she enjoys sewing, home renovations and being active.

Lauren LaFontaine Polyakov

Bookkeeper Lauren has been with System Six since 2017. She graduated from Central Washington University with a degree in Business Administration. She provides bookkeeping and marketing support to System Six. She lives in Puyallup, WA with her husband and two-year-old son, Mason. Lauren enjoys family vacations, hiking and is a huge Seattle Seahawks fan.

Carole Stusinski

Sr. Bookkeeper Carole joined System Six in 2011. She has worked in the bookkeeping field for thirty plus years and enjoys supporting her fellow System Six team members. She works remotely from her rural home in Winthrop, WA where she lives with her husband, dog, cat, and two horses. She enjoys spending time with her grown daughters and four grandchildren.

Colleen Hudspeth

Bookkeeper Colleen graduated from the University of Phoenix with a concentration in Accounting in 2016. She’s been with the firm since 2017. She lives on a ranch in North Eastern Washington with her husband and 3 kids. When they aren’t outside playing with the animals, they enjoy hiking and horse riding.

Kristy Fontes

Sr. Bookkeeper Kristy joined System Six in 2018. She graduated from Arizona State University with a degree in Accountancy. She lives in Phoenix with her husband and four kids. She enjoys spending time with her family, and playing the piano or watching Netflix.

Jaime Daniels, CPA

Sr. Bookkeeper and Client Lead Jaime is an active CPA and MBA, earning her degrees from Bryan University and Babson College. She has worked for both for-profit and non-profit organizations in various industries, including high-tech, education, health/fitness, healthcare, and senior care. Having moved from the northeast, she enjoys living in the Florida sunshine with her family.

Corinne Gates, CPA

Sr. Bookkeeper and Client Lead Corinne has worked in both public and private accounting for over a decade and has an active CPA license. Originally from Indiana, she earned her B.A. degree from Grace College in Winona Lake. Now a resident of southwest Michigan, Corinne enjoys spending her time exploring the natural beauty of the region and can usually be found with her family paddling down the river in a kayak.

Cindy Robison

Sr. Bookkeeper and Client Lead Cindy joined System Six in 2019 and has worked as a Sr. Financial Analyst for over fifteen years. Having studied Business ethics at Baylor University, and subsequently graduated from Arizona State University with honors, Cindy has applied strategic financial analytics to a wide variety of small businesses, investment firms and environmentally driven  projects. She enjoys devoting her spare time to assisting military related non-profit organizations, backwoods hiking with her dogs, and working in her garden.

Paula Tisdell

Sr. Bookkeeper and Client Lead Paula has worked in the accounting field for more than seventeen years and earned her Accounting Degree in 2007. She loves providing top notch service to clients from her home office in South Carolina. She also loves spending quality family time with her husband and three children who are all avid runners and love the outdoors.

Karen Andrews,CPA

Sr. Bookkeeper and Client Lead Karen has been a CPA for over 25 years, working in the family office industry and previously running her own firm serving small businesses.  She loves the variety of working with multiple clients and helping them be successful.  Karen recently moved to Kauai to be near her daughter and grand-daughter. She loves the beach, ocean, flowers, hiking and the overall beauty of living in Hawaii.
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