Our Team

We specialize in doing the simple things right

We’re helping nonprofits manage all aspects of their financial operations. We have a broad background in working with nonprofits of varying sizes, missions, and budgets. We live and breathe the nonprofit mindset by donating our time, talent, and treasures outside our day-to-day work.

  • Nicholas Curran, CPA, CNAP

    Chief Executive Officer

    Nick has been involved in public accounting since 1998. He shifted his focus to provide specialized accounting services to nonprofit organizations in 2006. He leads the N4N team in preparing nonprofits for annual audits, assisting with annual budgeting, creating forward-focused financial projections, and offering vital outside perspective. Nick is active in AICPA, WICPA, Downtown Madison Rotary, and Tocqueville Society of United Way of Dane County. He was recognized in In Business magazine’s 40 Under 40 and was part of Leadership Greater Madison 14. Nick is proud to be a 2022 IRONMAN Wisconsin finisher. He enjoys spending time with family & friends, traveling, and cheering on the Packers and Badgers.

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    Becca Laufenberg, CNAP

    Senior Accountant

    Becca has over 20 years of experience in various accounting roles. Becca has worked as a Controller for retail and construction based companies. She has also worked in the Finance Department handling payroll and human resources for a local municipality. In her spare time she enjoys watching her kids play sports, outdoor activities with her family, playing softball and running.

  • Betsy Spore

    Director of Nonprofit Consulting

    Betsy Spore is a dedicated accounting professional with a diverse background in the nonprofit sector. With over 14 years of experience in the nonprofit industry she has navigated software implementations, payroll, revenue, financial statements, and internal controls. Betsy’s additional experience in government, health insurance, benefits administration, construction, retail and banking, demonstrates a commitment to diversified knowledge while making a positive impact. Prior to joining N4N, Betsy worked as Director of Finance and Accounting for a growth-driven, technology-based nonprofit where she successfully led and managed teams, developed and implemented strategic initiatives, and forged strong partnerships with stakeholders to maximize the organization’s impact. She currently lives in Lake Mills, Wisconsin and spends her free time on the lake with friends and family. She also enjoys her pets, mindfulness, live music, and exploring new places.

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    Casandra Doescher

    Staff Accountant

    Casandra has an Associate’s Degree in Accounting and is working towards a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management with her focus being Accounting. She has been working in the accounting field for the past 7 years at various levels. Nonprofits are near and dear to her heart – she has volunteered her time for two local ambulance services for the past 5 years. Outside of work, she enjoys running her two children around to various activities, reading, and playing sand volleyball.

  • Christopher Conrad

    Senior Accountant

    Christopher began his career after obtaining his bachelor’s degree in Accounting from University of Wisconsin – Green Bay in 2018. Christopher has spent the past five years working with a variety of nonprofit organizations including Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin. In his free time, he enjoys traveling, skiing, and cheering for the Green Bay Packers.

  • Derek Ziesmer

    Derek Ziesmer

    Senior Accountant

    Joining N4N after 3 years working with a small CPA firm in Illinois, Derek has his B.A in Accounting and is finishing his Masters of Accountancy. He is excited to join the team and do meaningful, rewarding work with local nonprofits. In his free time, Derek enjoys hiking and kayaking with his wife, fishing and hunting, disc golfing, and following sports.

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    Ella Schwierske

    Operations Manager

    Ella Schwierske joins the N4N team passionate to once again, serve the nonprofit community! Ella is used to a fast-paced work environment having spent the past 6 years working to coordinate projects and supporting busy IT Departments and software development teams. Prior to that, Ella brings over 7 years of experience in political communications having worked on both the governmental and NGO sides of environmental policy advocacy. She specializes in fundraising, events planning, campaign management and grants management. Ella is a proud Badger, holding a dual degree from the UW-Madison in the Biological Aspects of Conservation and Political Science. After work, Ella loves to be active and is an enthusiastic member of the Peloton community, also playing on numerous soccer and softball teams. Ella lives in Mt. Horeb with her husband Scott and their two cats.

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    Jake Lakowske, CPA

    Senior Accountant

    Before joining N4N, Jake was an office and financial manager for a local nonprofit for nearly 8 years. He has various experiences in other financial and administrative roles. He has a BBA in Accounting and a BBA in Entrepreneurship from UW-Whitewater. He also has an Associate Degree in Criminal Justice. Jake is passionate about helping to further the missions of other nonprofits using his knowledge and expertise. Jake enjoys passing time with his wife and daughter, working on his classic car, and watching all the packer games.

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    Jason Oswald, CPA

    Senior Accountant

    Jason’s journey to N4N began in 2010 with an opportunity to serve as Edgewood College’s Loaned Executive during the annual United Way of Dane County charitable campaign. This experience sparked a career of service to nonprofits guided by the campsite rule – to leave them in better condition than you found them. Jason brings a variety of finance and accounting experience to N4N as both an auditor and staff of nonprofit organizations. He is a CPA licensed in Wisconsin since 2015. Jason resides in Edgerton, Wisconsin with his wife and two children. His love of the outdoors frequently follows him to the office in the service of conservation-minded organizations engaged in the protection of our wildlife, lands, and water.

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    Jenny Metcalf

    Senior Accountant

    Jenny has over 20 years of accounting experience in several different industries – insurance, publishing, and most recently as the Finance Manager for a nonprofit organization. When returning to the workforce after having her youngest child, it was important to her to use her skills to help make a difference in the nonprofit community, so she is thrilled to be a part of N4N. Outside of work Jenny enjoys traveling, hiking, camping, kayaking, and biking with her family.

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    Kayla Muñoz, CPA

    Senior Accountant

    Born and raised in the Midwest, Kayla obtained her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Accounting and Tax from the University of Arizona before arriving in Wisconsin in 2018. In her spare time, Kayla enjoys caring for her pets, two dogs and a rabbit, and traveling whenever possible.

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    Kristin Couillard

    Staff Accountant

    Kristin earned her Bachelor’s Degrees in Business Administration and Public and Nonprofit Management from the University of Wisconsin – Green Bay. She has worked in various Office Manager and accounting roles for over 20 years. In her free time, Kristin enjoys going to a variety of Badger sporting events with her husband and kids. Her favorite activity though is cheering on her oldest son on the soccer field and her youngest son stopping goals at the hockey rink.

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    Kristin Rucinski

    Nonprofit Consultant

    After graduating from Indiana University, Kristin moved to Madison, WI in 2005 to pursue her Masters in Social Work degree. She has worked with nonprofits since that time, primarily in leadership roles. Kristin is passionate about sharing the knowledge she has learned over the years while also learning from new organizations. She is a former client representative of the N4N Advisory Board and the United Way of Dane County Board of Directors. Kristin is an avid sports fan, enjoys time with friends and family and is active with The East Side Club, having served as President of the Board in 2022.

  • Lana Becker

    Lana Becker, CPA

    Nonprofit Accounting Consultant

    A native of Wisconsin, Lana has spent over 13 years in non-profit accounting as the Director of Financial Accounting, Compensation and Treasury for University of Wisconsin Medical Foundation. Her range of experience includes Controller for small businesses (14 years) to Director of Financial Reporting for the University of Wisconsin System. Lana is dedicated to bring her range of expertise and perspectives to help support N4N clients in achieving their financial goals. Lana believes in a balanced healthy lifestyle. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, fitness and outdoor activities, and traveling. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Accountancy from Arizona State University and her CPA designation.

  • Leah Lange

    Leah Lange

    Staff Accountant

    Leah started her career in nonprofit accounting in 2001 working for a large, member-based association.Through the years she simultaneously maintained the books of multiple nonprofit subsidiaries and partners. She served as secretary to the Southwest Chapter of the Wisconsin Association of Accountants when she was an Accredited Business Accountant. Leah finds the necessary level of detail in revenue and expense recognition for nonprofits to be highly satisfying. When the weather is nice she likes cruising country roads on her motorcycle or working on her Vintage Airstream.

  • Maggie Ellison

    Maggie Ellison

    Nonprofit Accounting Consultant

    Maggie has spent the past 20 years in various accounting roles in education, manufacturing, public accounting, and nonprofits. In 2017 she became the accountant and Executive Director of a nonprofit in Madison and found her passion. She wants to focus her energy on organizations that are mission driven and working toward a better world. As an Oregon native, Maggie likes to spend time traveling west to see family, as well as to be closer to the mountains and ocean. After working in the cycling industry for seven years, she also loves biking with her husband and friends.

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    Melanie Staude

    Staff Accountant

    Melanie is experienced in customer relations, account management and public accounting. She is excited to focus on helping nonprofits achieve their financial goals. In her spare time Melanie enjoys being outdoors with her family and their three dogs.

  • Michael Jones

    Michael Jones

    Senior Accountant

    After graduating from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville with a B.A. degree in Finance and Accounting, Michael worked in the mortgage and insurance industries before moving to Madison, WI. He most recently has worked as the Business and Operations Manager for a small non-profit organization in the Madison area for the past 4 years. In his spare time, Michael enjoys being outside, playing softball, golf and fly fishing.

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    Michelle White

    Senior Accountant

    Michelle has 20 years of experience in the accounting industry working for a public accounting firm. She spent the first 14 years as an auditor for governments, school districts and nonprofits. Over the last 6 years, she has provided payroll and bookkeping services to a wide range of clients including nonprofits. In her free time, she enjoys watching sports, crafting, traveling, and spending time with her husband.

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    Rebecca Curran

    Operations Assistant

    Rebecca holds a BS from UW Madison with an emphasis in Graphic Design. She has served in many roles in Nick’s beginning ventures and is excited to help N4N now that their kids are older. Becca assists with firm marketing and graphic design, client annual filings, event management, and service project coordination. When not on the job you can find her driving her kids to swim practice, spending time with friends and family, going for a run, or doing something creative.

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    Sara Paull, CPA

    Director of Nonprofit Consulting

    Sara came to N4N after nine years in public accounting doing nonprofit audit and tax in the Milwaukee area. Her experience in the industry, as well as a board member and volunteer, continues to fuel her passion for working with nonprofits. Sara is a CPA, with a Master’s degree in Accounting from UW-Milwaukee and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Brown University. Sara lives with her two dogs in Wauwatosa, and spends her time reading, hiking, baking, and enjoying all the activities and food Milwaukee has to offer.

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    Sarah McClure

    Senior Accountant

    Sarah has more than 25 years of business and accounting experience in multiple industries. Most recently, she spent the last 2 years in public accounting, exclusively working with nonprofits; something she finds very rewarding. Outside of work, Sarah enjoys traveling with family and watching her teenage daughters’ various sports and interests.

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    Veronica King

    Senior Accountant

    Veronica began her career after obtaining her Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from Columbus State University. Born In Germany and raised in the South, she has spent the past eight years working with a provider offering turn-key solutions for the hospitality industry. Previously, Veronica worked with nonprofits in the Agricultural field such as GFVGA, GFA, and GWA. In her free time, she enjoys traveling and exploring new experiences with her children.

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    Angie Addison

    HR Consultant

    Angie Addison, PHR, SHRM-CP, is the founder of Milestones HR, LLC and enjoys working with small to medium-sized businesses for their Human Resources needs. She greatly enjoys partnering with Numbers 4 Nonprofits in their mission to serve nonprofits. She has been an integral part of supporting our team since 2018. Angie has been fortunate to work in both a Human Resources and an Operations capacity allowing her to become familiar with the inner workings of a company. Angie uses this knowledge to partner with business leaders on how to best integrate Human Resources as a contributing function of the business.

Join Our Team

Numbers 4 Nonprofits is always looking to add talented accountants passionate about helping nonprofit organizations achieve their missions.