Intern Spotlight: Tax and Accounting
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GreenStone's tax and accounting department is as busy as ever this year. However, the team is joined by seven new interns helping to lessen the load and improve member experience. The interns will assist staff in processing year-end accounting information and preparing payroll in order to meet deadlines. The hands-on working environment will allow  Cole Menck, Jason Bucholtz, Michaela Wiesman, Jack Wilkinson, Joe Weiss,  Liz Rickerd, and Tony Minarik to gain valuable experience for their futures.


Cole Menck comes to GreenStone from Lawton, Michigan, and will work primarily at the Schoolcraft location. He graduated from Davenport University in December with a bachelor’s degree in accounting.  Fun Fact about Cole: he enjoys fishing and hunting in his free time.


Jason Bucholtz grew up exploring the outdoors around Madison, Wisconsin. He is an accounting major at Lakeland University, located in Plymouth, Wisconsin. He will be assisting the customers and staff in the tax and accounting department at GreenStone’s Little Chute location. Fun fact about Jason: he once encountered a bear in the woods while backpacking!


Michaela Wiesman is from Adrian, Michigan and will be working at her local Adrian branch. She is an accounting major with a concentration in finance at Sienna Heights University. Fun Fact about Michaela: she grew up in the Sunshine State of Florida. 


“Everybody has been so welcoming, and wanting my time here to be the best it possibly can be,” says Jack Wilkinson when asked about the beginning of his internship.  
Jack will be assisting the tax and accounting department at the corporate headquarters in East Lansing. He is from South Lyons, Michigan but he has been studying accounting at Michigan State University.


Joe Weiss comes to GreenStone all the way from Phoenix, Arizona. He is currently studying accounting at Davenport University and will be interning in East Lansing. Fun Fact about Joe: he is a musician. 


“I’ve really enjoyed meeting new people and getting to learn more about the accounting and tax process,” says Liz Rickerd. “I am excited to gain more experience in tax preparation and learn more about the accounting process and how it relates to the agricultural sector.” 


Liz is from Chesaning, Michigan but will be interning in East Lansing to help the tax and accounting team at headquarters. She is currently studying accounting at Davenport University. Fun fact about Liz: she has three dogs; a goldendoodle, a blue heeler, and a terrier mix.


Channon Turrell is from Imlay City, Michigan but has relocated to East Lansing as she is studying accounting in the Eli Broad College of Business at Michigan State University. During the first quarter of the year, Channon helps improve efficiency in the tax an accounting department. Fun fact about Channon: She is an avid supporter of agriculture; you may have seen her representing the sugar beet industry as the 2019 Michigan Sugar Queen!


Tony Minarik comes to us from Flushing, Michigan. He is currently studying accounting at Michigan State University. Tony has been busy helping to prepare tax forms, and recently engaged in a friendly competition with the other interns to see who could prepare the most forms without a single error in one day. A fun fact about Tony:  he can solve a Rubik’s cube. 


Be sure to check back in the coming weeks as we introduce all of GreenStone 2020 interns.

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