Grace Abel grew up in Boise, Idaho, and moved to Missoula in 2019 and joined BDM in 2022. She enjoys spending time on the river, riding her bike, reading and spending time with friends and family.
Caitlin McGuire, a Missoula local, proudly joined the BDM team in 2022. She brings with her an extensive background in customer service, banking and administrative environments. Outside of work, Caitlin enjoys spending time with her husband, son and daughter. Caitlin and her family love gardening, hiking, foraging and adventuring in the beautiful Montana outdoors.
Shalleen Davis joined BDM in August 2022. She graduated from Whitworth University in 2017. After graduation, she moved back to her hometown of Butte and worked in public accounting for four years while gaining a lot of experience. She moved over to Missoula to become a part of our team and to be closer to her family here. Her work experience is in individual and business taxation and she especially enjoys working with small businesses. In her free time, she enjoys traveling and spending time with family and friends.
Rebekah Moiza grew up in Washington where she graduated from Whitworth University with a B.A. in Accounting in 2017. She recently moved to Missoula to be closer to family after living in Florida for the last couple of years. She has worked in public accounting for four years and joined BDM in 2022. In her free time outside of the office, she enjoys running around with her son, cooking up new recipes and exploring Missoula with her family and friends.
Like the majority of her teammates, Jen Gonzales is also a born and raised Montanan. She moved to Washington during her college years and honed her craft as a Certified Human Resource Professional specializing in payroll and benefits for companies in the construction, financial and health industries, before returning home to Montana in 2011. With a blended family of kids ranging in age from elementary school to college, she spends most of her time zipping up and down the roadways of western Montana and Idaho trying to keep up. Jen enjoys her non-car time on Flathead Lake or on walks with her blind senior citizen Shih-Tzu, Speedy. Any remaining moments are spent in pursuit of travel destinations with open water and temps above 80 degrees.
Shannon Sullivan was born and raised in Butte. She went to school at the University of Montana and graduated in 2016 with Bachelor’s degrees in Accounting and International Business. After college, she moved to Bozeman and then to the Seattle area to work in public accounting. In 2019, Shannon and her partner decided to move back to Missoula. Shannon joined BDM in 2022 and has experience in individual and business taxation along with financial statement preparation. Places Shannon can be found around Missoula: at a brewery, on the river, on the trails or at a concert. She loves Missoula and is so happy to be able to work with the wonderful people in this community.
Melanie Bengtson arrived from Germany to earn a Master’s in Organic Chemistry from the University of Montana in 2002. After a short stint with a biotech company in Colorado, she sensed there was no opportunity for a chemist and started at an automotive shop as a lube and tire technician. She earned an Associate of Occupational Science – Automotive Technology from Westwood College and advanced to ASE certified master mechanic. She moved back to Montana and after a substantial life changing event decided to return to the University of Montana to earn a Master’s in Accountancy from the University of Montana in 2016. Melanie joined another Missoula CPA firm as a tax season intern in January 2015 and progressed to tax senior by June 2022. A unique focus was on individuals and businesses with international transactions, as well as multi-state businesses. Melanie joined BDM as a tax accountant in August 2022. She is currently on the board of the Healthy Acres Healthy Communities Foundation. Outside of work, she lives on acreage outside of Missoula with a few beef cows, a flock of chickens and a large garden. When not at home, she can be found in the mountains with her dogs or horse.
Shawn Sproull, a Missoula native, received his B.S. in Finance from the University of Montana in 1998. After graduating, Shawn spent six years as the nursery manager at Caras Nursery and Landscape before his dad convinced him to join Hide & Sole, the family business. Over the course of 14 years, Shawn learned all the ins and outs of running a small retail store. Shawn has two wonderful kids and enjoys all that Montana has to offer.
Tiffany is a Missoula native and brings 26 years of customer relations experience to her position as an office administrator. She enjoys a variety of activities ranging from biking, hiking, and paddleboarding, to reading, painting, and spending time at her family place on Flathead Lake with her husband and son.
Toni was born and raised in Montana, educated in Missoula, and has been fortunate to travel to many U.S. states and abroad. Prior to joining BDM, she worked as an office manager/payroll and billing administrator at a family law firm. She and her husband, Rod, raised their two daughters and have two grandchildren. Music has always been a big part of her life so she loves going to see her local singer-songwriter daughter and granddaughter perform.