Employee Spotlight: Lisa Freeman
Lisa Freeman joined the De Boer Bauman team as an intern in January 2016 and moved to full-time at the end of that tax season. Before coming to us, Lisa went back to school as an adult and graduated from Davenport University with an Associate Degree in Accounting.
Today, she works on the quarterly and annual payrolls and a couple of audits. She works on trust returns, sits on the Accounting & Auditing Committee, and spends the rest of her time on business and individual tax returns.
Lisa’s favorite part of DBC is the people she works with. “I love the staff and how it is really a family atmosphere,” she says. “It is a company that really does stand by its mission.” She also loves that working with DBC lets her live in Michigan. “The beach is my favorite thing about living in Michigan. I love spending days there enjoying the sun.” But Lisa appreciates other things than summer fun. “I love the changing seasons, too. When it’s fall and the leaves are changing, Michigan provides beautiful scenery.”
Lisa is originally from Pennsylvania, so she doesn’t have much family in Michigan. She says, “I have three beautiful daughters that I am very proud of. Since one lives in Seattle, one lives in Grand Rapids, and the youngest is in college, I have become an empty nester. But I absolutely love when they come to visit!” But despite the otherwise empty nest, Lisa does have one roommate. She recently adopted a cat named Henry from the animal shelter.