Team

It's how we work with our clients that makes us special. Getting to know the ins and outs, pain points, goals and organizational structure of your business is what makes how we work, and our product and process so amazing. Put simply, we want to make your job easier and add value.

Each member of our team brings something unique to the table. Simultaneously, we all share the same passion for serving clients, and each other, in an extraordinary way, with kindness and respect above all else. They are pretty awesome, you'll see!

FOUNDER & CEO

Joy L. Pearson

Meet Joy - Finch & Daisy's, Founder! Joy brings to the table 20+ years of experience in leadership, staff development, project management, and process improvement. After working in Corporate America for 20 years, she decided that she wanted to try her hand at entrepreneurship, and work with companies all over the world to help develop highly engaged teams and efficient processes. Joy named Finch & Daisy in honor of her parents - they loved yellow finches and yellow daisies, and one of her goals is to continue to honor their memory. When not busy with Finch & Daisy, you'll find Joy spending time with her beloved children, Olivia and Jack, husband Chris, and 6 pets. That's right. 3 dogs (Henry, Maude, and Archie) and 3 cats (Penny, Bandit, and Bear).

OPERATIONS MANAGER

Melanie Sawyer 

Melanie uses her 25+ years of human resources, real estate, and operations experience to fuel her passion for helping people and building trusted relationships.  Known for her dedication and roll up your sleeves approach to any problem, she is committed to helping Finch & Daisy tackle the daily challenges of a growing business.  In her free time, Melanie enjoys vacations with her husband and two daughters, backyard bonfires and spending a lazy day on the lake.

MARKETING MANAGER

Jay Kallman

Lover of all things marketing and business development, Jay brings her creativity, and love of process and growth to everything she touches. With over 10 years in the business, there are few challenges she can't work through. When she's not supporting the team at Finch & Daisy, you can find her building massive Lego castles with her two boys, and snacking on red sour patch kids.   

Controller

Renae L. Baird 

Renae brings with her more than 20 years of real estate and corporate accounting experience. She has a passion for leading others, clear and defined processes, and ensuring the client is along for the ride every step of the way. In her free time, you'll find Renae walking her dog or catching up on the latest junior high news with her 13-year old daughter. 

ACCOUNTANT 

Dani Johnson

After graduating from the University of St. Thomas with an Accounting degree, Dani lived and worked in London while earning her Master of Arts in Entrepreneurial Management. Following this, she strengthened her experience in global business and worked in International Accounting as a Corporate Accounting liaison for Latin America. Dani enjoys combining her analytical brain with her passion for people. In her free time, Dani enjoys traveling as much as possible, yoga, and a good cup of coffee.

ACCOUNTANT 

Kate Carlson

Kates love and prowess for Excel is like nothing you've ever seen! With over 9 years in accounting-related fields, Kate brings extensive knowledge and passion to the work that she does, and has a special place in her heart for reconciliations, data conversions, monthly reporting, and analyzing data. On her free time, you'll find Kate who's a mama to two boys, either on the bleachers at a sporting event, or crawling around on the floor playing peekaboo with her youngest. 

ACCOUNTANT

Matt Jirik

Matt brings over a decade of experience in real estate accounting, from new apartment development to institutional commercial REITs. He is very proud to be working with such an ambitious and talented team, and excited to jump into the next project coming down the pike. Off the clock, you can find him bringing the family canoeing during the summer, pulling out the snowshoes after a good snowstorm, or checking out the latest Switch game with his three kids.

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