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Staff Accountants

Here at Yerkes & Michels we pride ourselves in the quality of our employees. We could not do what we do without them and their value is proven time and again with our high level of customer satisfaction.  All of our Staff Accountants have a minimum of a Bachelors in Accounting (or related field) and undergo rigorous training in each of their areas of work.  All accountants also obtain a minimum of 80 hours of continuing education every two years in the areas of accounting and auditing, as well as attending all tax schools and tax update courses for a minimum of 16 hours every year.  Additionally, at Yerkes & Michels, CPA, you can be assured that no engagement leaves our office without the thorough review of one of our experienced Certified Public Accountants. 

Our Team

Tammy Peters  

Tammy came to work for Yerkes & Michels in August of 2018.  She resides in Independence with her family and she enjoys watching sports and spending time with friends and family.  

Areas of work: Tax Preparation, Audits, Agreed-Upon Procedures, Compilations, and Bookkeeping. 

Education: Associate of Arts from Independence Community College, Bachelor of Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting from Pittsburg State University, 2016.   

Haylie Wolf

Haylie came to work for Yerkes & Michels in December 2020. She resides in Mound Valley with her husband and their children. She enjoys reading, spending time with family, working out, and watching the Kansas City Chiefs.

Areas of work: Tax Preparation & Planning, Compilations, Audits, Bookkeeping, and Business Consultation

Education: : Liberal Studies Associates and an Early Childhood Education Associates in December of 2012 from Independence Community College. Bachelors in Accounting with a concentration in Forensic Accounting and Fraud Examination from Southern New Hampshire University in December of 2020.

Makayla Bales

Makayla came to work for Yerkes & Michels in March of 2021. She resides in Parsons, KS with her family. She enjoys kayaking and spending time with family, friends, and her dog Oakley.

Areas of work: : Tax Preparation & Planning, Audits, Agreed-Upon Procedures, Compilations, and Bookkeeping.

Education: : Associate of Arts in General Studies from Independence Community College in 2018; Graduated in 2020 from Missouri Southern State University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Office Personnel

These ladies are at the heart of our firm and exemplify the level of quality we as a firm are committed to. They are the first contact for all of our clients and help the rest of us out in any manner we require. Each of these ladies work in payroll preparation and no job title could fully encompass the multitude of other tasks they assist with throughout the year. Without our office personnel, it would be impossible for us to achieve our goals as a firm.

Hayley Crawford
Office Manager

Hayley came to work for Yerkes & Michels in November of 2015 as our Payroll Clerk. In mid 2020 she was promoted to the position of Office Manager where she's continued to excel in customer service and firm promotion. She resides in Coffeyville, KS with her husband Don and daughter Alexis. Hayley and her family enjoy spending time at the lake, boating, four-wheeling, attending drag races, and shopping.

Janet Scott
Payroll Clerk

Janet has been with Yerkes & Michels since the fall of 2020 after working at O'Malley's Equipment for the last 27 years. She resides outside Sycamore, KS, has two sons and 9 grandchildren. She enjoys spending time with her family.

Allison McDonald

Allison joined Yerkes & Michels in 2021. She resides in Independence, KS with her husband, three children, and family pets. Allison loves spending time with friends and family, camping, and being on the lake.

Judy Carroll
Sedan Secretary

Judy joined Yerkes & Michels after her retirement from Emert, Chubb, and Gettler Law Firm, to work part time as our secretary in the Sedan office. She resides outside Independence, KS with her husband, Dan Carroll. Judy enjoys spending time with her four children and multiple grandchildren, as well as writing her blog and co-authoring children books.