Professional and Experienced Staff

Jim Myers

Jim Myers, CPA
President / Founder

Jim is president and one of the founders of the firm. He has been working in the consulting, tax and accounting fields since 1984. He graduated from Lake Superior State University in 1988. He was born and raised in Escanaba and has lived in Walled Lake, Marquette, Sheboygan, Wisconsin and now resides in Ishpeming with his children Zach and Madison. Jim specializes in business consulting and development, business, indivudal, estate, trust, and non-profit tax preparation and is familiar with various accounting programs, especially QuickBooks. He enjoys spending time golfing, side-by-side riding, volunteering and travelling.

MICPA
AICPA

Member of Michigan Association of CPAs (MICPA) and American Institute of CPAs (AICPA).

MJ Chapman

Mary Jeanne Chapman
Vice President / Founder

Mary Jeanne, also known as MJ, is one of the founders of the firm. She was born and raised in Ishpeming, and graduated Magna Cum Laude from Northern Michigan University in December 2009, with a degree in accounting and financial planning. MJ specializes in individual and business tax preparation services, business development, and is a QuickBooksPro Advisor. She enjoys spending time exploring the outdoors with her husband and daughters.

MICPA
AICPA

Member of Michigan Association of CPAs (MICPA) and American Institute of CPAs (AICPA).

Thomas D. Peterson
Enrolled Agent

Tom has been in the financial services business since 1977. He graduated from Northern Michigan University School of Business in 1975 and shortly after started Peterson Financial Services, which was merged into Chapman & Myers, CPAs, PC in 2019. He is enrolled to practice before the IRS, and holds various licenses in securities, and insurances. Tom’s career mission is to provide the best accounting, tax and financial services possible to his clientele. In his free time, Tom enjoys travelling and spending time with his children and grandchildren.

National Association of Tax Professionals

Member of National Association of Tax Professionals (NATP).

Chelsea Bath

Chelsea Bath
CPA Candidate

Chelsea graduated from Northern Michigan University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and Corporate Finance. She plans to sit for the CPA exam in the near future. Chelsea was born and raised in Negaunee and in her free time she enjoys reading, playing tennis and swimming.

Ty Hartung

Ty Hartung
Accountant

Ty is originally from Green Bay, but has resided in Marquette since 1996. While in attendance at NMU, he met his wife Julie and the couple officially made Marquette home. He has been working in the accounting field since 2008 and enjoys working with clients. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family, watching his son play sports and traveling.

Ashley Aquino

Ashley Aquino
CPA Candidate

Ashley graduated from Northern Michigan University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting in 2019. She has started to study for the CPA exam and plans to complete her certification in the near future. Ashley enjoys hiking, snowboarding, reading, and knitting.