Our Firm

Our History

Our firm was started in 1958 and has gone through a number of name changes and entity forms since then. Our most recent name change, effective March 18, 2011, changed our name from Kalcher, Vanderwal & Torrey, P.C. to Vanderwal, Spratto & Richards, P.C. We now have been providing professional accounting and tax services to our clients for over fifty years.

Dale L. Vanderwal, C.P.A.

Dale received his Bachelor of Science degree in Accountancy from Ferris State University in 1977, and his C.P.A. certificate in 1979. Dale joined the firm in 1977 and became a shareholder in January 1980. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants.

Areas of Practice:

  • Audits — Non-profits and Governmental
  • Preparation of reviewed and compiled financial statements
  • Small business consultation
  • Tax planning and preparation for: Individuals Businesses Trust & Estates

Dale has served as a board member and treasurer for Faith Reformed Church, Traverse City Christian School and the Traverse City Optimist Club. Dale Vanderwal can be reached at: dalevanderwal@vsrcpas.com

David L. Richards, C.P.A., A.B.V.

David received his Bachelor of Science degree from Ferris State University in May 1984. He joined the firm in August of that year and became a shareholder in January 1996. David is a current member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants. He received his Accredited Business Valuation certification in 2002.

Areas of Practice:

  • Business valuations
  • Audits – Governmental and Non-profits
  • Preparation of reviewed and compiled financial statements
  • Small business consultation
  • Tax planning and preparation for: Individuals Businesses Trust & Estates

David is currently a member of the Manistee Elks Lodge, Manistee Moose Lodge, Manistee Golf and Country Club, and Manistee United Methodist Church. David is currently serving as the Treasurer of Manistee United Methodist Church. David has also served as President, Treasurer for the Manistee County Little League and Manistee Jaycees, and founding member of Manistee Sunrise Rotary. Dave Richards can be reached at: daverichards@vsrcpas.com

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Kimberly G. Johnson 

Kim is a 1998 graduate of Ludington High School.  She received her Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accountancy from Grand Valley State University in 2003.  Kim joined the firm in October 2003 and became a shareholder in January 2015.  She is a member of the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants and is a Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor.

Areas of Practice:

  • Audits – Governmental and Non-profits
  • Preparation of reviewed and compiled financial statements
  • Small business consultation
  • Tax planning and preparation for: Individuals Businesses Trust & Estates
  • Bookkeeping and payroll
  • QuickBooks training & support
  • QuickBooks Certified ProAdvisor

Kim has been a member of the Ludington Area Jaycees since 2004 and has served as treasurer for a number of years.  She, her husband Matt, and daughter Avonlea make their home in the Ludington community. Kim Johnson can be reached at: kimjohnson@vsrcpas.com

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Krista D. McDougall, C.P.A

Krista attended Benzie Central High School. After working in the banking industry for 10 years, she received her Bachelor of Business Administration in Accountancy from Baker College in 2012. She joined the firm in November of 2012, received her C.P.A. certificate in 2014 and became a shareholder in July of 2017. She is a current member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants and is a Certified Quickbooks ProAdvisor.

Areas of Practice:

  • Audits – Governmental and Non-profits
  • Preparation of reviewed and compiled financial statements
  • Small business consultation
  • Tax planning and preparation for: Individuals Businesses Trust & Estates
  • Bookkeeping and payroll
  • QuickBooks training & support
  • QuickBooks Certified ProAdvisor

Krista is a board member of the Manistee County Housing Commission, the assistant Treasurer of the Historic Vogue Theatre of Manistee and a member of the 2016-2017 Manistee County Leadership Program. She resides in Manistee with her husband, Craig, and their children. Krista can be reached at: kristamcdougall@vsrcpas.com

MANISTEE ASSOCIATES 

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Sara A. Schubert

Sara graduated from Manistee Catholic Central in 2006 and went on to earn her Bachelor of Science Degree from Walsh College in 2010. She is a life-long resident of Manistee and began her career with the firm in January, 2012. Sara is a current member of the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants and is a Certified Quickbooks ProAdvisor.

Areas of Practice:

  • Audits – Governmental and Non-profits
  • Preparation of reviewed and compiled financial statements
  • Tax planning and preparation for: Individuals Businesses Trust & Estates
  • Bookkeeping and payroll
  • QuickBooks training & support
  • QuickBooks Certified ProAdvisor

Sara is currently the treasurer for the Manistee Community Kitchen, a local non-profit organization and also the Secretary of the Red Apple Beach Association. Sara resides in Manistee with her husband Josh and daughters Penny and Heidi. Sara can be reached at: saraschubert@vsrcpas.com

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Taylor E. White

Taylor is a 2010 graduate of Manistee High School. She received her Associate of Applied arts and Science Degree in Accountancy from West Shore Community College in May of 2014. She is currently beginning the final stages of her Bachelor of Business Administration in Accountancy from Davenport University. She will graduate in April of 2016. Taylor joined the firm in November of 2014. She is a current member of the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants and is a Certified Quickbooks ProAdvisor.

Areas of Practice:

  • Audits – Governmental and Non-profits
  • Preparation of reviewed and compiled financial statements
  • Small business consultation
  • Tax planning and preparation for: Individuals Businesses Trust & Estates
  • Bookkeeping and payroll
  • QuickBooks training & support
  • QuickBooks Certified ProAdvisor

Taylor has previously been involved in the MRA youth soccer program as a coach and in an area mentorship program for elementary students. Taylor can be reached at: taylorwhite@vsrcpas.com

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Katrina D. Jankowski

Katrina is a 2009 graduate of Manistee High School. She received her Bachelor of Business Administration Degree in Accountancy from Northwood University in August of 2016. Katrina joined the firm in July of 2016 with 2 years of prior accounting experience. She is a current member of the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants and is a Certified Quickbooks ProAdvisor.
Katrina is an active member in the Manistee Jaycees, and a volunteer at the Armory Youth Project in Manistee. She resides in Freesoil with her husband Nate and their dog, Rodee.
Katrina can be reached at: katrinajankowski@vsrcpas.com
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Amanda L. Ferwerda 
Amanda is a graduate of Ludington High School. She received her Bachelor of Business Administration in Accountancy from Grand Valley State University in 2012. Amanda joined the firm in January of 2017 with 4 years of prior experience in public accounting.
Amanda is a member and volunteer of the Big Bear Sportsman’s Club and serves on the board of Maple Grove Township. She resides in Kaleva with her husband Mike and their daughter Anna.

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Mari J. Manke

Mari studied Business Management at West Shore Community College. She received her School Administration Professional Certification in 2007 and is a State of Michigan Notary Public. After retiring from public education, she joined the firm in July of 2011 as an Administrative Assistant and Office Manager. Mari served as an active member of the Michigan Institute of Educational Management and the Michigan Pupil Accounting and Attendance Association for over 20 years. Mari also served on the Northwestern Michigan Transportation Consortium, Portage Lake Association, was past Vice President of the Onekama Consolidated Schools PTO, was past secretary of the Onekama Consolidated Schools Site-Based Management Team, was past Vice Chairperson of Onekama Area Coordinating Council and was past President of the Onekama Area Coordinating Council-Parks, Recreation and History Task Force. Mari can be reached at: marimanke@vsrcpas.com

All associates and partners of the Manistee Office can be reached at: (231) 723-6275

LUDINGTON ASSOCIATES

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JoAnna L. Story

JoAnna is a 1994 graduate of Mason County Central High school.  She received her Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences Degree in Accounting from Davenport University in 2000.  During 2005 she was awarded a Master of Business Administration degree in Accounting from the University of Phoenix.  She joined the firm in September 2015 with over 18 years of prior public accounting experience.  JoAnna has been a Member of the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountantssince 2008.

Areas of Practice:

  • Audits – For-Profits, Non-profits and Governmental
  • Preparation of reviewed and compiled financial statements
  • Small business consultation
  • Tax planning and preparation for: Individuals Businesses
  • Bookkeeping and payroll
  • QuickBooks training and support
  • Non-Profit start up and consulting
  • Consulting on internal control policies and procedures

JoAnna continues to serve as a board member, Treasurer, coach, and referee for the Mason County AYSO soccer organization where she has volunteered for many years.  During the 2013 and 2014 school years she also volunteered her time to coach Cheer for the Fremont Youth Football league.  JoAnna is also a member of the West Michigan Old Engine Club, the Ludington Boat Club, and her children actively participate in 4H in Mason County. JoAnna resides in Scottville with her husband Rich and their three children, Nathaniel, Haley, and Anna. JoAnna can be reached at:  joannastory@vsrcpas.com

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Ashley M. Shurlow

Ashley joined our firm in September of 2016.  Ashley has several years of prior administrative assistant and customer support experience.  She is a life-long resident of Mason County.  Ashley is very active in our community.  As a  mother of seven, she is actively involved in hockey, equestrian competitions, dance, and numerous other youth centered activities.  Ashley is 4-H leader as well as a current director on the board for the Western Michigan Fair Association. Ashley can be reached at: ashleyshurlow@vsrcpas.com

All associates and partners of the Ludington Office can be reached at: (231) 425-4960

TRAVERSE CITY ASSOCIATES

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Scott D. Myers, C.P.A.

Scott received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Accountancy from Ferris State University in 1997. He began his career with the firm in March 1998 and received his C.P.A. Certificate in 2000. He is a current member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants.

Areas of Practice:

  • Audits – Governmental and Non-profits
  • Preparation of reviewed and compiled financial statements
  • Small business consultation
  • Tax planning and preparation for: Individuals Businesses Trust & Estates
  • Bookkeeping and payroll

Scott is currently a member of the Traverse City Rotary Club and has been serving in various financial capacities since 2003. He and his family are also members of East Bay Calvary Church. Scott can be reached at: scottmyers@vsrcpas.com 

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Anne C. Lovell

Anne joined the firm in 2011 as an Administrative Assistant. Her accounting experience from years of working in the banking industry made her an asset and a perfect fit for the firm. Her professionalism and knowledge are a great benefit. Anne and her family have resided in Traverse City area for over 30 years. Anne can be reached at: annelovell@vsrcpas.com

All associates and partners of the Traverse City Office can be reached at: (231) 946-2300