07 Jan Janice Mortenson, CPA, MBA
My passion has always been small business. In “past lives”, I owned a company called Woodsilk and another called Postal Boxes Plus, as well as working with my husband on his business. As a former business owner, I believe that I am in a unique position to understand the challenges of entrepreneurs, whether in startup mode, growth mode, or mature and steady. Motto: Work with small business owners to: Reduce Taxes, Increase Profits, and Better Manage Cash Flow. Client success is my success!
The route to Public Accounting was a circuitous one. But once I took that step, I never looked back. It is my privilege to work with not one business or two businesses, but with many businesses and business owners. Every business’s needs are unique. There is no one size fits all.
Bachelor of Arts: University of Minnesota, Child Psychology
Bachelor of Science: University of Minnesota, Elementary Education
Master’s in Business Administration: Seattle University
Took CPA Exam and passed during last year of the Master’s Program
Originally Licensed in Washington State; Now Licensed in Michigan
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Michigan Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Member of National Society of Accountants
Past President of JMW Enterprises, Inc. dba: Woodsilk
Past Proprietor Postal Boxes Plus
Treasurer Warm Hearts Foundation
On a Personal Note
My husband, Jim White, and I enjoy traveling, hiking, and photography, while visiting our scattered children and grandchildren. My brothers and sisters and I all grew up in West Africa with missionary parents. They live all over the country with their families, but we enjoy family reunions almost every year.