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MEET THE TEAM

Bio Julie Shiflett

Julie Shiflett

Founding Partner / Multi-faceted Finance Aficionado / Personalysis Guru and Coach
  • Out of office: Listening to any live music – especially outdoors. Anything outdoors – hiking, biking, fishing, camping, wine tasting, and Washington State University football!!
  • Fun Fact: A late-in-life passion for professional coaching, helping others achieve their potential in their career, relationships, and life. Quite different from my decision as a nine-year-old to become an accountant!
  • Expertise: My background is as a CFO and Administrative officer with responsibility for accounting, finance, human resources, purchasing, and information technology. Publicly held, family owned, venture capital backed, manufacturing, retail, agricultural, healthcare, the list goes on…. I have experienced the opportunity to be involved in many different company structures and industries and love the variety and the opportunity to bring best practices from many areas together to serve my clients In addition to all of my experience I have formal education including degrees in business, accounting, economics, technology management, and organizational development. I love project focused work including strategic planning, initial and subsequent public offerings, exit strategies, system implementations, establishing, documenting or establishing internal control structures, and much more that I am excited to share with your team. As part of my passion, I am also a Certified Personalysis Practitioner.
Bio Dusti Burmeister

Dusti Burmeister

Managing Partner / CFO / Controller and Analyst Extraordinaire
  • Out of office: I am a lake girl! I love every aspect of living on a lake where its quiet, beautiful and full of outdoor fun. In the summer we spend as much time as we can swimming, boating, playing on the beach and jumping off of the dock. In the winter we ski every weekend as a family – I guess you could say that being outdoors is definitely where I prefer to be!
  • Fun Facts: One summer in high school I worked as a carney and in college I worked at a very large hazardous waste (super fund) site where we would tie off to trees and dangle off hillsides to soil sample…lets just say that I was very happy to graduate from college with a degree in finance and start working in the “real” world after those jobs! Oh…and I also have a deaf bunny, which no one believes until they meet the sassy little critter.
  • Expertise: I have 25 years of experience in accounting and human resources. I have worked in Idaho, Washington, Oregon, Utah and California (Silicon Valley) for various companies ranging from large public and private companies to small start ups. I’ve touched so many different industries I couldn’t name them all. When I left the Silicon Valley in 2007 I started my first contract job and I was hooked! I love digging into new clients, in different industries and filling different roles. My happy place (in my work life) is building budget and forecasting models. I can take on the role of CFO but dig into the weeds like a Controller and build models like a Financial Analyst. The diversity of being a contractor at NW CFO allows me to continually learn and grow which is what I like most about my job and I’m excited for each and every role I take on.
Bio Daurell Bell

Daurell Bell

Lead Tax & Accounting Connoisseur
  • Out of office:  Golfing -love it love it. Snow Skiing, love it, love it Water Skiing love it but sold the boat, Horse Rides through the Mountains, yes,
  • Fun Facts:  Summited Mt. Rainier with a group of 15 and 16-year-old boys just because, served on the Board of MAMA’s Hand in North Bend, WA, a home for battered women needing refusal and safety with their children, in charge of raising one year’s operating budget funds, for my mid-life crisis started a bank, Puget Sound Bank in Bellevue, recently sold to Heritage Bank
  • Expertise:  My background has been heavily in Tax and Accounting serving as head of tax at the AT&T subsidiary handling cellular operation with responsibility as for all tax and controller at times. One fact not many will know is that while at AT&T I wrote federal legislation that basically taxes all cell calls to your home address rather than let every jurisdiction you happen to roam in try to tax the same revenue over and over. I have the signed bill from the House and U.S. Senate on my whatever wall at home.  Also wrote a chapter in CCH book on Taxation of Telecom.  I was the CFO of the bank I formed.   My formal education includes a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Brigham Young University and a Masters in Accounting with a Tax Emphasis from Utah State University.
Bio Anya Chernyshova
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Anya Chernyshova

Transformational Business, Leadership & Team Coach / Personalysis Ninja / Marketing & Content Strategist
  • Out of office: Traveling the world – I feel at home in the US and Europe, while New Zealand, Brazil, Japan and South Africa are all on my “hot” list of places to visit. Cooking, being in nature, playing the piano – indulging all of my five senses. Personal growth – I am a life-long learner and spiritual junkie.
  • Fun Fact: I was born and raised in Russia, and came to the US when I was 18 as a foreign exchange student. I went to school in Southern Utah and fell in love with the beautiful red rocks. Then I traveled to California for an internship that turned into a job… long story short, many years later I’m still here and loving it!
  • Expertise: Prior to launching my coaching  and consulting business, I spent 20+ years serving as a marketing executive at Fortune 500 companies and Silicon Valley startups. Working for organizations of all shapes and sizes in life sciences and technology, I’ve had the opportunity to create value across B2B and B2C products in various marketing roles, as well as build entire functions and departments from scratch. In addition to earning undergraduate business degrees and an MBA, I am also a Certified Business, Leadership & Team Coach, Transformational Coach, and Personalysis Practitioner. My passion is helping business leaders thrive and multiply their impact by breaking through the blocks that hold them back and mastering key areas of leadership, communications, productivity, creativity,  and more. I’m excited to work with you and your team to support them in realizing their full potentials and being the best that they can be! 

Glenn Leland

Personalysis Guru and Coach / Experienced Strategy and growth executive
  • Out of office: Scuba, beach walks, videography and travel are my passion.  Earlier in life an avid skier, but avoid high speed contact these days. 😉
  • Fun Fact: Sometimes there is a debate between those who gain life experience outside a formal education process and those who attend college.  I fit into both camps.  I advanced to senior leadership in a publicly traded company without a college degree and then mid-career attended Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University (rated number 1 in the world at the time) earning an MBA. 
  • Expertise: My career started as a paramedic in South Central Los Angeles and grew into leadership roles in what are now the largest emergency medical services (EMS) organizations in the world.  That chapter of my life took me to every continent except Antarctica and Australia (yet) and books I authored and presentations I gave have been used to design systems worldwide.  Because I am a natural teacher (5.0 yellow in my connection dimension for you who know Personalysis), and can simplify complex concepts, I have worked for four universities and teach strategy to graduate students.  That willingness to teach and ability to connect with audiences lead me into a business development focus, leading to significant growth for employers.  I have been leader of teams awarded the INC Magazine 5,000 fastest growing companies award a very rare eight times.  I was exposed to Personalysis in the late 1980’s and found it to be a very helpful tool in both leadership of our growing organization, but also helped me better understand and interact with my clients.  I believe Personalysis is a key reason for my sales success.  As a result, I attended advance training and became a certified practioner for Personalysis and have introduced over 1,000 people to the tool. In addition to Personalysis, I am an instructor for the Balanced Scorecard Institute, Certified as an Executive Coach by the Ken Blanchard Institute and a Client Associate for Miller Heiman, Strategic Selling and Conceptual Selling.
Tiffanie Cryer

Tiffanie Cryer

Executive Administrative Assistant/Architect and Organizer  
  • Out of office: Country living, animals, and gardening/farming – love getting my hands dirty, best therapy around! Only thing that beats it is having the pleasure of doing it all with family!!
  • Fun Fact: Open-mindedness & Respect are two of my core values in life. It’s of great importance to me to treat others and be treated with these two things – which is one reason why working with NWCFO and our team is priceless. Not only are these practiced within, but it’s also incredibly amazing to be a part of supporting others so that they may have the same inside their company by learning how to understand themselves and their peers through Personalysis.
  • Expertise: After earning my accounting degree because of my love for numbers and trying to find my place in the finance world, I found my passion in everyday tasks, organization, and helping assist others. I founded my virtual business to assist like-minded business owners with systems and processes so their time spent is doing what they enjoy most, while the backend of the company can run smooth and efficient.
Ray Seely Bio

Ray Seely

Financial Analyst, Controller, Accounting Systems Counselor, and Excel Guru.
  • Out of office: I love to run, swim, bike, or do all 3 at once (Ironman), hike (summitted Mount Rainier) and camp (with the family & dog).
  • Fun Fact: During a past Bloomsday event, I got the opportunity to rappel out of Riverfront Park’s Clock Tower in front of thousands of people. This sparked a trend and I have now rappelled out of helicopters and jumped out of airplanes.
  • Expertise: I have 30 years of experience in Financial Planning & Analysis and Accounting. I have been responsible for accounting, FP&A, administration, and human resources with diverse industries of high-tech SaaS, hospitality, online e-sales, banking, and consulting. This includes private (VC and Angel funded) and public companies. I have overseen system conversions including QuickBooks to Oracle financials. My strength and joy are sparked when solving puzzles to benefit a company’s profitability using Excel, databases, and ERPs. My education has a strong technical emphasis (Mathematics, Computer Science, Accounting & MBA).
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