Meet Your Virtual Accounting Team

We’re here to make accounting as EASY as possible for you. To start, we think it's important that you know who we are. We love our clients. In fact, we love them so much that we put a sign on the wall that says just that.

Meet each one of us below. We're excited to help you get the most out of your accounting.

As a virtual accounting team to businesses throughout America, we're on a mission to get companies out of debt and profitable by 10% or more.

 

Eddy Hood, CEO of Ignite Spot
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Eddy Hood, MBA

CEO
Eddy Hood, CEO of Ignite Spot

Eddy Hood, MBA

CEO

Professional: 

Eddy has worked in the accounting field since 2003.  He worked in construction accounting for four years and later went on to work as an auditor in public accounting.  In 2008, he launched Dashboard Accountants which was later rebranded as Ignite Spot Accounting.  He received his Bachelor's Degree in Accounting from The University of Utah and his MBA from Weber State University.  

 

Personal: 

Eddy love's film photography. He has a darkroom in his house and he develops all of his own work.  You can check out some of his shots at www.hoodsphotography.com

He also loves strength training, dutch oven cooking, and camping with his family.  

 

Location: 

Kaysville, UT

Ryan Steck, CPA

Director of CFO services
Dan Luthi, COO of Ignite Spot
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Dan Luthi

COO
Dan Luthi, COO of Ignite Spot

Dan Luthi

COO

Professional: Dan graduated from the University of Utah with a degree in Accounting. He began working at Ignite Spot in 2010 as bookkeeper and has been serving as our Chief Operating Officer since 2014. Dan has helped grow the team from 3 to 30 incredible people and has driven Ignite Spot to be 100% cloud based.


Personal: Outside of work Dan likes woodworking and spending time with his boys target shooting and playing golf. When asked why he chose Ignite Spot he said, “The focus of Ignite Spot has been an inspiration for me through my entire experience here. The desire to work with clients to obtain their goals, dreams, and development strategies around how to make their business better, give me excitement every day.”


Certifications: Quickbooks Online, Quickbooks Desktop, Tsheets Pro, Bill.com Expert, Bill.com Guru, Expensify Approved

Location: Kaysville, Utah

John Riggs, Director of Tax
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John Riggs, CPA

Director of Tax Services
John Riggs, Director of Tax

John Riggs, CPA

Director of Tax Services

Professional:

John has over 12 years of experience working in tax and accounting. He has gained valuable experience working with a wide variety of industries, including public, private, and non-profit entities. He is proficient in preparing and consulting on most business entity types including corporate, pass-through, individual, exempt organization and fiduciary tax returns. He considers himself a business and tax advisor that wants to be an integral part of his client’s success and business strategy.

 

John is licensed to practice public accounting in the state of Utah. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Utah Association of Certified Public Accountants.

 

John received his Bachelor's degree in Accounting from the University of Utah in 2005, and later his Masters of Accountancy degree with special emphasis in taxation in 2008 from the University of Utah.

 

Personal:

John is a Utah native that currently lives in the Salt Lake Valley with his wife and four kids. In his free time, he enjoys woodworking, hiking, camping and playing outside with his kids. His second love is IT, technology and computers and is always looking for ways to be more efficient. One of his long-term goals is to learn computer coding and web development.

Guy Morrison, Account Manager at Ignite Spot
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Guy Morrison

Manager
Guy Morrison, Account Manager at Ignite Spot

Guy Morrison

Manager

Professional: Guy has worked in the accounting field for 9 years. Prior to that he worked physically demanding jobs in mining, oil refining, and construction. He had some friends studying accounting and realized it was a great fit for him.


Personal: Guy loves the outdoors, fly fishing, hiking, gold prospecting, and metal detecting. He dreams of living in Alaska one day. Guy met  his wife at an Amway convention! Guy chose Ignite Spot because of the flexibility and the variety that comes with doing accounting work for a myriad of businesses across the United States.


Certifications: Quickbooks Online, Quickbooks Desktop, Tsheets Pro, Expensify Approved


Locations: Kaysville, Utah

Paulo Souza, Account Manager at Ignite Spot
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Paulo Souza

Manager
Paulo Souza, Account Manager at Ignite Spot

Paulo Souza

Manager

Professional: Paulo began working for Ignite Spot in 2014 where he has excelled as first a bookkeeper, then an Accountant, and now as an Account Manager.  He holds an Associated Accounting Degree from LDS Business College. Paulo manages a diverse portfolio of clients with industries including: pharmacy, retail, and real estate.


Personal: Paulo was born and raised in Brazil and speaks English, Portuguese, and Spanish.  His hobbies include: soccer, hiking, and most anything that happens outdoors. He chose to work at Ignite Spot because he’s able to constantly learn new things every day and feels like he can make a difference by helping entrepreneurs chase their dreams.  


Certifications: Quickbooks Online, Tsheets Pro, Bill.com Expert, Expensify Approved


Location: Kaysville, Utah

Korbyn Gallegos, Controller at Ignite Spot
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Korbyn Gallegos

Manager
Korbyn Gallegos, Controller at Ignite Spot

Korbyn Gallegos

Manager

Professional: Korbyn earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from Weber State University and an Associate’s Degree in Paralegal Studies from Salt Lake Community College. He has been with Ignite Spot since 2015 and was promoted to Controller in 2017.


Personal: He chose a career in accounting because it’s the same everywhere you go! He originally intended to go into the legal field and found that rulings, the application of the law, and procedure all vary greatly as you go throughout the country. A lot of the time, it is mostly arbitrary at best where accounting is concrete.


Location: Utah

Heather Miller, Accountant at Ignite Spot
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Heather Miller

Accountant
Heather Miller, Accountant at Ignite Spot

Heather Miller

Accountant

Professional: Heather is one of Ignite Spot's veteran employees and has been working with us since July 2011! She graduated with her Bachelor's Degree in Business and Accounting.  Heather has been a tax business owner for 20+ years and a small business accountant for over 20 years.


Personal: She has three dogs and some of her hobbies include: cooking, hanging out in the pool, and impromptu dance parties.  A random fact about Heather is that she likes to read IRS tax guides...for fun. She chose Ignite Spot because she likes working for a company that values its employees.


Location: Pennsylvania

Talia Blazek, Accountant at Ignite Spot
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Talia Blazek

Accountant
Talia Blazek, Accountant at Ignite Spot

Talia Blazek

Accountant

Professional: Talia is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Business Administration with an emphasis on finance and plans to get her Certified Management Accountant certification after that.  What drew her into Accounting is that it is like a puzzle that you have to find the correct way to solve and explain it in ways that make sense to those who don't understand it.


Personal: Talia loves hiking, painting, and traveling the world.  Her husband serves in the United States Air Force and they lived in South Korea with their daughter for two years where they learned the customs and to speak the language!


Certifications: Quickbooks Online, Tsheets Pro, Bill.com Expert


Location: Utah

Tom Williams, Accountant at Ignite Spot
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Tom Williams

Accountant
Tom Williams, Accountant at Ignite Spot

Tom Williams

Accountant

Professional: Tom is a licensed CPA with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Commerce (concentration in Accounting) from the University of Virginia, McIntire School of Commerce. He started to work at a hospitality company right out of school, first in the corporate accounting area and then in the audit department.  It was there that he had the opportunity to visit some of our international sites. Tom fell in love with the different locations, and when he got the chance, spent the next few years working as a Director of Finance in Europe (Warsaw, Munich, Budapest), “The Islands” (Bermuda, St. Thomas), and Mexico (Puerto Vallarta, and Cancun).



Personal: He has a Chihuahua named Chulo who seems to suffer from an intense, amplified Napoleonic Complex.  Tom is a voracious reader and enjoys travelling because of the chance it gives him to immerse himself into a foreign culture.


Certifications:Certified Public Accountant, Quickbooks Online


Location: Virginia

Nelson Shendow, Accountant at Ignite Spot
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Nelson Shendow

Accountant
Nelson Shendow, Accountant at Ignite Spot

Nelson Shendow

Accountant

Professional: Nelson served in the U.S. Army for six years and has completed two combat tours.  He has worked at Ignite Spot since 2015 and enjoys the satisfaction of bringing his client’s dreams to life.  


Personal: Nelson chose accounting because he grew up with entrepreneurial parents and realized early on that understanding your financial position is crucial to the lifeblood of a business.  


Location: Kaysville, Utah

Breanne Jorgensen, Accountant at Ignite Spot
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Breanne Jorgensen

Accountant
Breanne Jorgensen, Accountant at Ignite Spot

Breanne Jorgensen

Accountant

Professional: Bree holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Technical Management with an Accounting Major.  She also holds an Associate’s Degree in Accounting. Bree brings with her lots of experience in construction and project management. She knows what the life of an entrepreneur is like since her and her husband run a construction business together.  


Personal: Her hobbies include hiking and rock-climbing. Bree became an accountant to help people like her dad (an entrepreneur with big dreams and goals) understand their financials and how they can use their money to their advantage. 

 

Location: Utah

Tasheena Pedersen, Accountant with Ignite Spot
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Tasheena Pedersen

Clerk
Tasheena Pedersen, Accountant with Ignite Spot

Tasheena Pedersen

Clerk

Professional: Tasheena holds a degree in Accounting - Financial/Managerial Associate of Applied Science from LDS Business College.  She began working for Ignite Spot in 2016 and has assisted many of our largest clients.


Personal: Tasheena has been INSIDE Buckingham Palace! She chose a profession in accounting because she took a class in high school and realized it came naturally to her, was understandable, and she was good at it.


Certifications: Tsheets Pro, Bill.com Expert, Expensify Approved


Location: Kaysville, Utah

Colleen Pafford, Accountant at Ignite Spot
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Colleen Pafford

Accountant
Colleen Pafford, Accountant at Ignite Spot

Colleen Pafford

Accountant

Professional: Colleen came to Ignite Spot in 2017 with over 20 years of experience in accounting. She didn’t choose a career in accounting, it chose her. Colleen was working as a nurse for a doctor and because of one too many accounting blunders, the doctor had to close her doors and Colleen saw a future where she could help entrepreneurs stay in business.


Personal: Colleen makes homemade soaps, lotions, balms, and candles (all natural NO CHEMICALS).  She chose to work at Ignite Spot because she feels like part of a family and a team where she actually get to play the game and be heard, and the flexibility she has here is a great big plus.


Certifications: Quickbooks Online, Quickbooks Desktop, Quickbooks Point of Sale, Expensify Approved, Tsheet Pro


Location: Texas

Robyn Scheib, Office Manager at Ignite Spot
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Robyn Scheib

Office Manager
Robyn Scheib, Office Manager at Ignite Spot

Robyn Scheib

Office Manager

Professional: Robyn chose a career in accounting because she knows that it’s vital to any business and she wants to help businesses make better financial decisions and grow as big as they want to.  She holds a Certificate of Accounting from Davis Tech College


Personal: In her free time she loves anything that includes the outdoors including running, hiking, and snowshoeing.  Robyn loves working at Ignite Spot because of our vision to help other businesses to be as successful as they can be.


Certifications: Quickbooks Online, Tsheets Pro, Bill.com Expert


Location: Kaysville, Utah

Stefanie Riegel, Accountant at Ignite Spot
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Stefanie Riegel

Accountant
Stefanie Riegel, Accountant at Ignite Spot

Stefanie Riegel

Accountant

Professional: Stefanie holds a Master’s of Professional Accountancy from Louisiana Tech and chose a career in accounting when she discovered she wasn’t a very good computer engineer.  


Personal: Her hobbies include: Learning Chinese, Writing, Making Jewelry, Golf, Soccer, & Paddleboarding.  Stefanie was formerly a Production Assistant/Office Manager/Controller Assistant for Moonbot Studios which earned her an IMDB account (seriously, look her up).


Location: Florida

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Luke Barber

Controller
Melanie Marx
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Melanie Marx

Accountant
Melanie Marx

Melanie Marx

Accountant
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Shana Butler, Accountant at Ignite Spot
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Shana Butler

Clerk
Shana Butler, Accountant at Ignite Spot

Shana Butler

Clerk

Professional: Shana holds a Master’s Degree in Accounting and chose this field because it’s easy for her to understand and she loves when the numbers add up.  


Personal: Shana loves spending time with her six kids and sewing while watching movies or listening to books.  Half of her siblings and parents live in Canada!


Certifications: Quickbooks Online, Bill.com Expert, Expensify Approved


Location: Kaysville, Utah

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Camilla Zapata

clerk

Jenna Gadelha

Sales Manager
Baylie Sims
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Baylie Sims

Sales Admin
Baylie Sims

Baylie Sims

Sales Admin
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Holly Frazier, Director of Client Success at Ignite Spot
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Holly Frazier

Director of Client Success
Holly Frazier, Director of Client Success at Ignite Spot

Holly Frazier

Director of Client Success

As your Client Advocate, Holly’s primary role is to ensure the satisfaction of our clients. She serves as your onboarding specialist and continues to maintain our partnership throughout your time as an Ignite Spot client.


Professional: Holly chose to work at Ignite Spot because she loves the mission and working for a company that cares about their employees’ development as whole and not just what we can do from 9-5.


Personal: Her hobbies include gardening, cooking, refinishing old furniture, and spending time with family. Holly’s secret dream is to write comedy.


Certifications: Tsheets.com, Expensify Approved


Location: Kaysville, Utah

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Kathy Romney

Clerk

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Teresa Jewkes

Accountant

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Brandon Tempest

Clerk

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Marisa Baham

Clerk