Staff Members

Andrew L. Mitchell, ABA, EA

Managing Partner

Andy has lived in Northern Michigan area since l991. He graduated in 1991 from Northwood University with a Bachelor's of Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting.  He earned his Accredited Business Accountant (ABA) credentials in 1995 and his certification as an IRS Enrolled Agent (EA) in 2002.  Andy enjoys outdoor activities including biking, hiking, and kayaking as well as working in his gardens. His other interests include music, cooking and traveling to the Southwest.

 

 

Kimberly Underhill, ABA, EA

Senior Staff Accountant

Kim has been a resident of the Traverse City area since 1980.  She graduated in 2003 from Lake Superior State University with a Bachelor's degree in Accounting with a concentration in Public Accounting and joined the firm in 2004.  Kim is a senior staff accountant and earned her Accredited Business Accountant (ABA) credentials in December, 2007 and her certification as an IRS Enrolled Agent (EA) in May, 2006.  Kim's interests include camping, going to the zoo and DIY projects around the house but her main interest is spending time with family.

 

Tim Kaufman, MACC

Accountant

Tim has been visiting Traverse City area in recent years but resides in Las Vegas, Nevada. He graduated from the University of Idaho in 2003 with a Masters in Accountancy. Prior to joining A. L. Mitchell & Associates he has worked for several large companies focused on Internal Audit and Internal Controls.  Tim enjoys various outdoor activities including camping, biking, and snowboarding. His other interests include working on house projects and cooking.

 

Arlene Forrester

Legal Assistant

Arlene had visited and vacationed in the Traverse City area for many years before becoming a permanent resident in 2000.  She graduated from the Legal Assistant program at Oakland University in Rochester, MI, and is a Certified Legal Assistant.  She worked as a legal assistant for a down-state law firm for 25 years and owned her own manufacturing business for 15 years prior to moving to Traverse City.  Unwilling to "retire," she became a member of the staff in October, 2006.  Arlene's greatest joy is spending time with her grandchildren and family.  She also enjoys golf, sewing and crafts, plus the vast offering of fine restaurants and cultural events in the area.

 

Affiliations:

  • Authorized IRS E-File Provider
  • Certified QuickBooks Pro Advisor
  • Accreditation Council for Accountancy and Taxation
  • Independent Accountants Association
  • National Association of Tax Professionals
  • Michigan Department of the Treasury
  • American Bankers Association
  • Enrolled Agent Information

     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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