Who We Are

About Us

Bay Business Group is more than just an accounting firm. We’re an all-in, full-service dream team dedicated to one thing – helping you make your organization better.

Truly Personal Treatment

Every client gets a dedicated CPA manager and accountant team collaborating to manage your needs. You’re not just another number to us.

Consistent 5-Star Reviews

When it comes to finances, nothing is more important than trust. Place yours in the people who have earned it among your peers.

300+ Years Combined Experience

With a skilled team comprised of over 30 highly accomplished and awarded industry veterans, we’ve got you covered.

An Extension of Your Team

We work as a team with you and offer quarterly strategy sessions and detailed monthly financial reports. We provide sound financial guidance so that you can focus on your daily operations and be confident that your accounting needs are handled.

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Our Story

We have a 23-year history of helping you succeed.

Reputable, reliable work that keeps up with the times. Let our growth be the catalyst for yours.

Your New Team

An unflinching focus on results you'll tell your friends about.

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Alicia Chan has over 20 years of accounting experience. Beyond bookkeeping, she also works with our clients with their individual tax preparation. She has previous experience in corporate banking risk management and grant management at a non-profit cancer organization.

Systems Accountant

A graduate of Rice University in Texas, Alison’s experience has included risk management consulting, movie and television production support, and over 15 years working with accounting and payroll systems. Now an empty-nester with two young adult daughters, Alison enjoys RV travel with her husband.
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Cathy Constantine


Cathy has over 10 years of HR experience with the government including time with Merit Systems Protection Board and Dept of Justice. She has a Bachelor’s in Business from Gettysburg College and has been at BBG for 7 years working with DCAA clients. She enjoys time with family and loves hockey.
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Chan Zhu

CPA Manager

Chan is a Certified Public Accountant with 15 plus years of experience as a diversified accounting professional in multiple functional of a public accounting firm.
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Chantell Miranda


Chantell graduated from the University of Utah with a BA in Accounting, and brings experience not only from working for the U.S. Government while living overseas, but also has extensive experience in money management operations. Chantell is a proud mother of two.
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Cindy Roth

Payroll Accountant

Cindy Roth is a Payroll Accountant and joined Bay Business Group in 2024. She has extensive experience in payroll and bookkeeping. She works locally in our Falls Church office.
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Darcy Gagne


Darcy has a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of MD and has worked as an accountant for 9 years. She has experience as an assistant controller and in-house accountant. In her free time she enjoys reading, stitching and playing with her grandchildren.
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Daria Perez


Daria graduated from Salisbury University in 2017 and lived in Ocean City, MD for 13 years. She has over 7 years of experience in bookkeeping. She lives in Puerto Rico with her husband. She loves to travel, baking, and go to Escape Rooms.
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David is a seasoned professional with over 25 years’ experience serving clients large and small. David started his CPA career assisting small- and medium-sized businesses. Today, he serves clients that require and recognize the benefits of close attention from an experienced professional.
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Denise Nisbett


Denise joined Bay Business Group in 2012 and has over 20 years of accounting experience. Her background is in tax, non-profit and DCAA accounting. She earned her B.A. from the University of Toledo in Ohio, where she currently resides.
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Drew Selby


Drew is an Accountant. She currently lives in Ohio with her family. She has a BS in Accounting and has worked in the field of accounting for 3 years. In her free time she loves painting, drawing and writing.
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Franziska Jupiter

CPA Manager

Franziska is a native of Germany. She joined Bay Business Group as a CPA Manager in 2017, after stops at Lufthansa Group as well as a Mid-Atlantic account CPA firm. Our clients are fortunate that she brings extensive tax experience to BBG.
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Guia Wallace


Guia brings more than 20 years of accounting and bookkeeping experience to her clients at Bay Business Group. With a degree from the School of Foreign Service, International Economics, from Georgetown University, Guia can track down the smallest accounting entry to balance her clients’ books.
Jackie Ard


Jackie joined Bay Business Group in 2008 with experience in payroll and accounts receivable and is one of our accountants. Accounting is the perfect occupation for Jackie since she is very detail oriented and gets tremendous satisfaction when the debits and credits balance!
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Jamie Townsend

CPA Manager

Jamie grew up in the Northern Virginia area and graduated with a B.S. in Accounting from George Mason University. She brings a dedicated focus and discipline to her clients, helping them maintain compliance with the ever-changing rules and regulations of the IRS.
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Office Manager / Bookkeeper

Jennifer cares deeply about our clients and believes they are best served if the office is running as smoothly as possible. She is organized, focused on customer service and likes being part of the BBG team. Jennifer loves to travel and has lived in Bulgaria, Austria, El Salvador and Slovakia.
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CPA Manager

Joanna Barreto is one of our CPA managers; she joined Bay Business Group in 2021. Joanna is a native of Puerto Rico and holds an MBA in Accounting from the Inter American University of Puerto Rico—Metropolitan Campus. Outside of the office she spends her time spoiling her two dogs, Skye and Adriana.
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CFP, Financial Advisor

Julie has more than 25 years experience in strategic planning, and research, along with vendor management in the fields of HR, marketing and media. Her free time is spent sailing on the Chesapeake Bay with her husband and son.
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Karen Herbert


Karen received her B.A in Finance from Catholic University and earned her M.B.A at George Washington University. Prior to joining Bay Business Group in 2011, most of her work experience was spent in Financial and Systems analyst positions.
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Before joining Bay Business Group in 2021, her prior work experience was spent in Financial Management positions with specialties in both team leadership, communication, and conflict resolution. She is an accompanist who both teaches piano and performs in Northern Virginia.
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Kerry has a BS in Insurance & Risk Management from Indiana State University. While living in Hawaii, Kerry turned a volunteer position into a job as a bookkeeper on Pearl Harbor. Kerry loves BBG where she puts her diverse life and work experiences to work to providing clients excellent service.
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Kim Doyle, EA

EA Manager

Kim has more than 20 years of active financial management experience. She joined Bay Business Group in 2011. Prior to joining Bay Business Group, she served as the manager of a local credit union. Before that, she managed the $5 million Conservation Policy Program for the World Wildlife Fund.
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Laura Fisher

Wealth Management Specialist

Laura joined Bay Business Group as a Bookkeeping Specialist, but realized her true calling is in the financial planning field and moved to BBG Financial Planning as a Wealth Management Assistant.
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Leslie directed the daily operations of three different retail bank branches, developed a variety of training programs for bank associates in multiple states, and supervised the merger and acquisition of banking centers throughout the mid-Atlantic region.
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Lisa Toews-Daugherty

Financial Advisor, Director Operations & Planning, BBGFP

Lisa has spent more than 15 years in the financial services field, working within the investment community and with senior management. Lisa earned her B.S.B.A in Finance and Marketing, Cum Laude, from the University of Richmond and her M.B.A from George Mason University.
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Mary has a consulting background at firms such as IBM, Price Waterhouse Coopers and Anderson Consulting, among others. An early developer of B2B e-business technology, she designed strategies to offer services in the areas of Direct Settlement and Pricing across industries.
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Mary Leighty, CPA

CPA Manager

Focusing on small-to-medium-sized businesses and clients in the government contracting industry, Mary is committed to delivering tax and financial services that meet each client’s unique objectives. Mary brings more than 25 years of accounting and tax experience to our clients at Bay Business Group.
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Matthew Young


Matthew is a CPA with over 10 years of experience supporting clients on accounting, financial, and strategic issues. Matthew supports the Bay Business team and ensures that they have the necessary resources and tools to best serve our clients.
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Michael has over 10 years of public accounting experience. He has an MBA from the University of Chicago and previously founded a non-profit focused on sustainability. When he’s not crunching numbers, you’ll find him biking on the Mt. Vernon trail or chasing his kids around Alexandria.
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Theresa Griffith


Theresa’s previous accounting positions incorporated processing multi-state payroll for nearly 100 employees, supervising a team of 7-10 administrative personnel through the United States for a federal client, and serving as the contract leader.
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Tina is a highly motivated accounting professional with over 17 years experience. Her specialties include DCAA compliant accounting, non-profits and small business services. She is highly proficient with both Unanet and QuickBooks accounting software platforms. Tina enjoys family time & gardening.
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Originally from France, Valerie is a Terrapin who received her Bachelors of Arts in Marketing and Logistics from the University of Maryland. She’s spent time in Finance, Real Estate, Operations, Logistics, Accounting – all the areas that make for a well-rounded QuickBooks specialist.

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