When Dana Stoneman first joined Hellam Varon in 1994, she was the youngest accounting manager for the franchise where she had been working. That franchise also happened to be a client of Hellam Varon. When asked why she moved to Hellam Varon to continue pursuing her career, Dana responds with a big smile, “Because they asked me!” And, of course, the rest is history.
Dana has always been fascinated by numbers. Math came easily for her in school, and she is drawn to the puzzle-solving nature of working with numbers. This translated well to accounting and assisting clients with their bookkeeping and accounting questions related to their small businesses. As a Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor, she enjoys helping her clients move from “shoebox accounting” to better long term solutions.
Outside of work, Dana enjoys sports, sports, sports…although these days she watches more than she plays! She and her family are skiers and hikers. She has even tried her hand at paragliding. Dana and her husband have supported their kids’ athletic pursuits and teams over the years, as well as our Seattle professional and college sports teams. Their television time often revolves around games, and her latest passion is hockey. Whew! That’s a lot of sports time! Now, Dana and her husband are looking forward to being empty nesters (and perhaps adding another sport or two to the mix?).
Dana greets all her clients and colleagues with a giant smile and a great laugh. If you ask her why she has made her career home at Hellam Varon, she says without missing a beat, “It’s the family feeling you get here. The firm is always supportive and flexible. I really enjoy what I do. I guess I’m just saying I’m happy.” And that makes us really happy, too!
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