Who We Are
Our firm opened in October 1976 on the second floor of the Stebbins Building in downtown Hastings. John L. Walker, CPA and Partner, founded the firm after four and one half years with a large international public accounting firm in South Bend, Indiana office. Christopher J. Fluke, CPA and Partner, joined the firm as a staff accountant after his college graduation from Michigan Technological University in 1981. Katherine Sheldon, CPA and Partner, joined the firm as a staff accountant after her graduation from Western Michigan University in 1992. We moved to the second floor of MainStreet Savings Bank (presently Hastings City Hall) in 1988, and moved to our present location on Apple Street in October 1994. David G. DeHaan, CPA and Partner, as of January 1, 2009, joined the firm in 1997, after graduating from Kalamazoo College with a Bachelor’s Degree.
We are members of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants. We also belong to the Private Companies Practice Section of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. The Private Companies Practice Section is an organization consisting of member firms that promote quality control in auditing. Member firms are required to be be reviewed by other firms (called peer reviews) every three years to test the existence of adequacy of internal quality control. We have had “peer reviews” since 1991 and have received an unqualified opinion in each of those reviews.
At Walker, Fluke & Sheldon, PLC we are dedicated to developing valuable partnerships with our clients by providing high quality services and products through energized professionalism while benefiting the communities we serve.
Theresa Steffes: Certified Public Accountant/Director of Human Resources
Ross Sprague: Certified Public Accountant/Audit Manager
Lori Joostberns: Certified Public Accountant/Ionia Manager
Susan Chrisman: Certified Public Accountant/Richland Manager
Steve Soules: Certified Public Accountant
Brett I La Valley: Certified Public Accountant
Jim Jasiak: Certified Public Accountant
Lynn Fetterman: Senior Tax Accountant
James Strock: Staff Accountant
Evan Kain: Staff Accountant
Kristie Welton: Bookkeeping Manager/Staff Accountant
Julie Welton: Hastings Manager/Senior Bookkeeper
Marcia Shanafelt: Senior Bookkeeper
Sally Jasperse: Bookkeeper
Megan Grove: Bookkeeper
Deb Hatfield: Director of Marketing/Director of Finance
Barb Overbeck: Administrative Assistant
Gabby Snell: Administrative Assistant
Jamie Warren: Administrative Assistant
Brenda Stacey: Administrative Assistant