Employee Spotlight – Kevin Kelley
Kevin joined Lewis & Knopf in 2016 and currently serves as a manager. He assists clients in a variety of industries with their accounting, tax and audit needs. Prior to joining the firm, Kevin held accounting and purchasing positions in several industries including automotive aftermarket, construction and software development. He feels that his positive attitude and strong work ethic have helped to propel him forward in his career.
What year did you join Lewis & Knopf?
Tell us a little about where you attended college and the degree(s) you earned? Any special accomplishments.
Central Michigan University – Bachelor of Science in Business Administration 1985-89
Walsh College – Master of Science in Accountancy 2010-12
CPA designation – September 2016
What is your favorite thing about living in Michigan?
My favorite things about living in Michigan are the four distinct seasons, all are perfect with diverse landscapes. It also has a lot of great professional and college sports teams.
Tell us a little about your family.
I have been married to my wonderful wife Deanna for 27 years. We have three amazing kids and a loyal family dog. The oldest two kids, Hannah & Austin, are currently attending Grand Valley State University and the youngest, Amanda, is entering her senior year in high school. We have enjoyed raising our family in the small, suburban Detroit, village of Milford. My wife and I both come from large families and have attempted to instill in our kids the importance of family.
What kind of music do you like? What’s on the playlist in your car?
I enjoy a wide range of music. Depending on the mood, I may listen to classic rock, Big Band jazz, the latest pop, or even classical.
Do you donate your time to any charitable organizations?
My family has recently become involved with the Grace Centers of Hope organization that provides opportunities to restart and refocus the lives of people who suffer from addiction and/or are homeless.
Other than accounting, of course, what was your favorite course in college?
My American History course was enlightening. It spurred in me an interest of history that I never knew I had.
Do you like to travel? What’s your go-to vacation spot?
Yes, we like to travel and have enjoyed traveling across the country for a variety of kid’s activities and family vacations. My personal favorite vacation spot is the Florida Keys.
Chinese, Italian, or Mexican?
If you could travel in time, when & where would you go?
Travel to the future, just to see how technology changes.
What was your first job?
Grocery store clerk
If you could have any super power, what would it be?