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Our Team

DANIEL D. LASKEY, CPA, PRINCIPAL

dlaskey@laskeycpa.com

Dan graduated from the University of Michigan in 1975. He was a branch manager for Farm Credit Services where he loaned money and analyzed financial statements for credit purposes. Dan was Jonah Certified by Eli Goldratt, physicist and author in constraint management in 1994. Dan is a QuickBooks Certified Pro Advisor. The company was the first to be "e-file" certified by the IRS in the State of Michigan. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants.


Dan played football his freshman year for Bo Schemblecher at the U of M. He was a member of the University of Michigan Flying Club where he won the state competition in spot landing. He was also on the Michigan State University Livestock Judging Team.


Born in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Dan was raised in the Milan / Saline area. Dan married Liz Carmody from Manistee in 1976.


LIZ LASKEY, MANAGER

lizlaskey@laskeycpa.com

Liz was born in Manistee, Michigan and graduated from Manistee High School. She attended Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa and graduated from Michigan State University. Liz taught school for Ithaca Public Schools, Carson City Public Schools and West Shore Community College. Liz has worked with Dan in the practice since 1981. Liz and Dan have two children. Pete is a graduate of Northern Michigan University and works in Lansing. Elissa is a graduate of Michigan State University and works in Farmington Hills.


MICHAEL E. THOMPSON, CPA

thompson@laskeycpa.com

Mike has been in practice over 29 years specializing in small businesses and individuals with an emphasis in consulting, estate planning, tax planning and tax preparation. Mike is a graduate of Manistee High School, he attended Davenport College and graduated from Western Michigan University in 1982. Mike worked for two local firms in the Detroit area before relocating back to Manistee in 1989. Mike is a member of the AlCPA, MACPA. and is a past treasurer of the Manistee County Community Foundation and past board member of the Manistee County Junior Baseball/Softball league.


ARIEL DUMMER, ACCOUNTANT

clientsupport@laskeycpa.com

Ariel joined Daniel D Laskey Company PC in June of 2000 as a Staff Accountant. Ariel provides client services which include remote computer support, payroll processing and reporting, and client write up. She also provides assistance to small and medium sized businesses with after-the-fact payroll tax calculations and reporting, and support for QuickBooks. Ariel has many years of experience in providing QuickBooks setup and support for all versions of QuickBooks. She received an Associates in Accounting from West Shore Community College and a Bachelors in Business from Davenport University. Ariel enjoys camping, kayaking and traveling.


BETSY KESON, CPA

keson@laskeycpa.com

Betsy grew up in Manistee and is 2002 graduate of Manistee High School. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Michigan State University and also earned a Masters of Science in Accounting from MSU. Her experience includes the Alliance for Economic Success in Manistee and Deloitte & Touche, LLP in Grand Rapids. She is knowledgeable, energetic and friendly and will be providing tax, accounting and consulting services. Betsy is a member of the MACPA. Her interests includes the beach in summer time, running, and upholstery.