Kay Tolbert was born and raised in Lebanon NH. She graduated from Lebanon High School in 1980, and started work as a Durable Medical Equipment & Documentation Specialist. After eight years in that role, she pursued her interest in bookkeeping by accepting the position of business manager with a local construction firm. A decade later, she moved to Opera North, a regional Opera Company headquartered in Lebanon, working there also as business manager. She was offered the position of Payroll Associate at Check-Write in 2014. She says the transition was easy because, “I have always maintained an ongoing interest in numbers and the bookkeeping world. I strive to learn new things whenever possible.”
Kay married her high school sweetheart, Stephen R. Tolbert, in 1981. They have two daughters, four granddaughters, and one grandson. She and Stephen are active members of the Local H.O.G. (Harley Owners Group) Chapter #2469, and enjoy riding their 2013 Touring Ultra Classic Electra Glide whenever time allows. Her other hobbies are scrapbooking, stamping, and making handmade jewelry. She is also “very passionate about my grandchildren.”
Jessica attended Clark University and graduated cum laude in 2005 with a BA in U.S. History, concentrating in Race and Ethnic Relations. (She was was also an active member and music director of the Clark Bars, Clark’s coed a-cappella group.) After Clark, she completed the intensive, eight-week graduate-level Tuck Business Bridge Program at the Tuck School of Management in Hanover, NH. Jessica began her accounting career with Schiffman & Company, PC (now SCHIFFMAN, DATTILIO & COMPANY, P.C.) as the office manager. This led to small bookkeeping projects, and Jessica discovered that she enjoyed accounting and working with small business clients. Offered a position as a staff accountant and auditor, she gladly accepted and spent five years working closely with personal accounts for high net worth individuals/families, closely held businesses, nonprofit organizations, manufacturers, and technology service providers.
Now back at Check-Write, Jessica focuses her efforts on assisting business owners with developing accounting systems, implementing accounting software, establishing internal controls, maintaining day-to-day financial data, performing simple monthly reconciliations, and more complex projects such as financial statement analysis and budgeting and year-end preparation of annual tax and audit data. As a Certified QuickBooks Pro Advisor, Jessica can specifically tailor the software to the needs of her clients. She also provides basic training in financial accounting to clients who wish to take more responsibility for their own financial data and procedures.
Jessica currently resides in Enfield with her husband, Dennis Goodrich, their two sons, and (befitting “a proud Cat Lady”) three Siamese cats. She is a passionate strength-training enthusiast, fitness model, and natural figure competitor with the Organization of Competitive Bodybuilders (OCB) and the International Natural Bodybuilding & Fitness Federation (INBF). She loves photography and outdoor sports, particularly hiking – two hobbies that she says go great together! When she says, “I love what I do,” she means both at work and at play.