Meet Hawthorne CPA Bob Fylstra
Bob is the founding member of Fylstra & Fylstra, LLC and has over thirty years of experience in public practice. Prior to the formation of the firm, Bob received his BA in Business Economics from Calvin College and his MBA in accounting from Rutgers University. He started his career working with his father, and his strong family values continue today with the recent addition of his son, James to the firm. Bob is a Certified Public Accountant, licensed in New Jersey. He is a member of several organizations, including the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants, The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Hawthorne Chamber of Commerce, and the Atlantic Stewardship Bank Business Development Board. He has also served on the Eastern Christian School Association Board and was formerly a treasurer for the Eastern Christian Children’s Retreat.
Bob values the long-standing and close relationships he has developed with his clients and he enjoys golf and reading when not in the office.
Meet Lori Fylstra
Lori has always enjoyed spending time with and helping her elderly family members and friends. Over the past several years, Lori has been assisting her mother and in-laws navigate through the aging process. This has inspired her career as a daily money manager in addition to being the office manager for Fylstra & Fylstra, LLC.
Her first career was as the owner and floral designer for Annie Lori Designs. Her experience as a designer helped shape and influence her current role. In addition to owning her own business, Lori worked in commercial banking for over ten years. During her banking tenure, Lori navigated a variety of roles including teller and administrative assistant for the VP/ General Auditor. Lori also studied business administration at Montclair University. Lori currently volunteers as a member of the the Friends of the Holland Christian Home Foundation and is a member of the Association of Daily Money Managers, Hawthorne Chamber of Commerce, Hawthorne Rotary Club, The Alliance for Senior Services, and Bergen Health Alliance.
When Lori is not at the office she enjoys trying out new recipes for family and friends, reading, and listening to live music.
Meet Anne Ryan
Anne is a new addition to our team, but not new to the business. She comes to us with 35 years of experience, including her time as a controller at Poggen Pohl US, Inc. She has proficiency in QuickBooks, small businesses, and start-up accounting in addition to individual, corporate, and partnership tax preparation.
In her free time, you will find Anne volunteering and doing bookkeeping at St Joseph’s Home for the Elderly, where she spends time caring and visiting with elderly residents.
Meet James Fylstra
From a very young age, James has always had a keen sense of detail. This led him to study business administration and accounting at Seton Hall University. He proceeded to work for Deloitte Tax LLP, where he assisted Fortune 500 companies in calculating their Research & Development tax credit. In this demanding and fast-paced environment, James was able to earn his CPA license and further refine his ability to exceed expectations. In November 2016, with encouragement from family and friends, James decided to join his father at Fylstra & Fylstra, LLC to pursue an opportunity of working with his local community. When he’s not in the office, James enjoys playing bass guitar and piano, occasionally playing small gigs at local venues. He also enjoys golfing and running.
Meet Diane De Fino
Diane began her career working as an Executive Secretary to the President of Mail Order House before joining the education community, working as an Executive Secretary to the Business Administrator & Board Secretary of a local public school district. Diane has brought her comprehensive executive experience to Fylstra & Fylstra, LLC, assisting the firm in many capacities. Diane enjoys traveling, knitting, reading, and spending time with her grandson.
If you have accounting issues and are in need of a skilled and experienced Hawthorne CPA, don't hesitate to get in touch with us.