The Team

The team of professionals at Better Financial Solutions (BFS) includes Certified Public Accountants, educated seasoned tax preparers, certified Master QuickBooks Pros, dedicated Payroll Experts, and a knowledgeable, friendly supportive team. We stay on top of tax law changes to assist our clients (individuals and businesses) with tax planning and compliance. Our team has been guiding the financial success of our corporate and small business clients for decades. Small businesses drive our economy and we understand their needs. We want to be an asset in their financial growth and success. We are ready to help you.

We have formed trusted alliances with fellow CPA firms, IT Support Specialists, Investment Brokers, Law Firms and Health Care Specialists in order to provide our clients with the best possible solution for their business and personal needs.

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Marie Cutlip

Marie Cutlip, is an alumna of Walsh University and earned her CPA License in 1991. Her diverse background includes working for Fortune 500 International Companies, heading accounting departments and serving as Financial Controller to privately owned entities. Marie has years of public accounting experience working with one of the top law firms in the area of business law. She understands what it takes to be financially successful and is a Certified Financial Specialist. Marie stresses integrity, honesty and quality from the firm’s team of professionals and its clients. She offers first hand experiences, a common sense approach, and is able to bring her clients peace of mind. She has been married to her High School Sweetheart for over 40 years. She has two daughters and two granddaughters and enjoys spending time with her family. An avid swimmer, she enjoys scuba diving and snorkeling.

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Tina East

Tina joined BFS in 2013. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Information Systems. She has customer service, communications, and accounting experience. Tina obtained her Enrolled Agent credentials from the IRS by passing the comprehensive exams on individual and business taxes. She loves music and is the Director of Music Ministries at Northminster Presbyterian Church. Tina married her husband, Gordon in 1998 and enjoys spending time with him, their 3 children, and their furry kid.

Debbie Wooldridge

Debbie came to BFS in 2015 as an Executive Assistant. She graduated from Stark State College with an AAB in Business Management. She has administrative, customer service and retail merchandising experience. Debbie is a vital component of the BFS team with her vibrant personality and business organizational skills. She thoroughly enjoys kickboxing and spending time with her husband and furry kids.

Donna East

Donna joined the BFS team in 2018 as a Staff Accountant. She has a Master’s Degree in Education and worked previously as an Elementary School Teacher. She devoted many years to being a stay-at-home mom to her two sons. Donna has been happily married for over 25 years and enjoys spending time with her family when she is not working.

Bridget Jones

Bridget is a graduate of the University of Mount Union (Go Purple Raiders) and obtained her CPA license in 1990 while working as a staff accountant at Ernst & Young in Canton. She also has experience in the private sector including serving as Director of Accounting for a retail music chain and managing a private physician’s practice. She now enjoys working with small businesses and individual tax clients. Bridget loves spending her spare time with her daughter, extended family, and friends; especially while vacationing at Emerald Isle, NC.

Meredith Groves

Meredith joined BFS in June of 2023. She has a Master's Degree in Taxation and a CPA license. She recently returned to her accounting and tax "roots" after spending several years as a stay-at-home mom, and then serving in a private Christian school. She enjoys hiking and biking with her son, and spending time with family, including her 3 furry kids.