Meet the Team
Our mission is to strengthen small businesses through a holistic, strategic, and technology driven approach, offering clients the peace of mind that comes with a dedicated financial partner invested in the improvement of both their enterprises and lives.
Michele L. Etzel, CPA
Meet Michele, the visionary founder and owner of Bayside Accounting, paving the way since its establishment in 2007. Michele is a distinguished alumna of the University of Baltimore, graduating summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. Her academic excellence laid the foundation for the success and growth of Bayside Accounting. Michele is not just a business professional; she is a passionate advocate for small businesses. Her holistic approach to partnering with them has been instrumental in their growth, embodying her commitment to their success. Beyond the realm of finance, Michele finds joy in her personal adventures. A travel enthusiast, she, along with her son, two daughters, husband, and nephew, explores the open road in their RV. Michele is particularly fond of beach destinations, where she basks in the warmth of the sun and finds serenity by the shore. Join us in celebrating Michele—more than an owner, she is a leader with a profound commitment to both the success of Bayside Accounting and the growth of the businesses she partners with. Her dedication and vibrant spirit continue to shape our journey toward excellence.
Meet Lyndsie Cartney, a devoted and accomplished member of the Bayside Accounting team since 2016. Beyond her professional achievements, she is a loving wife to her husband Matt, and a dedicated mom of two wonderful children, Emma and Ryan. Lyndsie is not just an expert in the world of accounting; she brings a personal touch to her work that resonates with both clients and colleagues alike. Her commitment to excellence and attention to detail have made her an invaluable asset to the Bayside Accounting family. Outside the office, Lyndsie cherishes her role as a wife and mother. You'll often find her cheering from the sidelines of a baseball field or basketball court, enthusiastically supporting Emma and Ryan in their sports endeavors. Lyndsie is also a fan of quality time, frequently indulging in the joy of date nights with her husband Matt. Their shared moments are a testament to the importance she places on nurturing her relationship and finding joy in the little things. In her rare moments of downtime, Lyndsie enjoys escaping into the pages of a good book and indulging in the simple pleasure of a Sunday nap. These leisurely moments are a testament to her ability to find balance in the demanding world of accounting and family life. Join us in celebrating Lyndsie – a professional with a wealth of experience, a loving family woman, and a vibrant individual with a passion for life both inside and outside the office.
Meet Cecilie, a valuable member of the Bayside Accounting team who embarked on her journey with us as an intern in 2020 and has since grown into a dedicated full-time employee. A proud graduate of Seton Hall University, she holds a degree in finance, bringing a fresh perspective and a wealth of knowledge to our team. Beyond her professional accomplishments, Cecilie is an avid explorer of Richmond, VA, constantly on the lookout for new and exciting local restaurants. Her culinary adventures reflect her enthusiasm for discovering the diverse flavors the city has to offer. In her leisure time, Cecilie enjoys immersing herself in the world of literature and finding solace in the art of crocheting. Her passion for learning and creativity extends beyond the world of finance, adding a unique and well-rounded dimension to the Bayside Accounting family. Join us in celebrating Cecilie—a dynamic professional, a recent graduate, and an individual with a zest for life, contributing both her expertise and vibrant energy to our team.
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