MAcc Fall 2021 Students

Davis Auth

My name is Davis Auth and I am from Highlands Ranch, Colorado. I am currently studying Finance here at UVM, but I am in my last semester with few credits left which gives me the freedom to start the accelerated MAcc program this spring. This summer I plan to be living in Boston while taking part in an audit internship through RSM. I am also a part of the UVM Men's Varsity Soccer Team and have taken part in team sports for as long as I can remember. Apart from school and soccer, I spend my free time hanging out with friends, hiking, playing golf, and working. Apart from my goal of completing my Master's degree, I also want to compete in a marathon before my collegiate days are over. I am happy to be back in New England and can't wait to get the coming semester underway!

 

 

Jacob Bouffard

I am from Willisto Vermont, I was a business administration major with a concentration in accounting at UVM. I am interested in various outdoor activities like golf and snowboarding. This summer I was an audit intern with KPMG.

 

 

 

 

Lindy Burch-Durkee

Hi! My name is Lindy and I’m from Wells, Vermont. In May of 2021 I graduated from UVM with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, an Entrepreneurship theme, concentrations in Accounting and Marketing, and minors in Art and Economics. During my time at UVM, I’ve been an active leader of the Schlesinger-Global Family Enterprise Case Competition as well as the Family Business Club. Outside of the classroom, I enjoy crafting and spending time with my boyfriend, Kyle, and our cat, Tails. When I’m not in Burlington, I love to visit my family on our farm in southern Vermont.

 

Emily Cazjer

My name is Emily and I’m originally from Manahawkin, New Jersey but have been a resident of the state of VT for the past two years! This past May I completed my undergraduate degree at UVM, and I am so excited to return to campus for my graduate education. In my free time I enjoy being outside to hike and especially ski my favorite destination being British Columbia! I also enjoy cooking and exploring local Burlington restaurants and breweries.

 

 

Reiko Choiniere

My name is Reiko Choiniere and I am from Saitama prefecture in Japan. I came to the US/Burlington in 2006 for CCV and graduated from UVM in 2012 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History. I am a UVM employee since 2013 and am currently working at the Cost Accounting department. I love traveling, growing indoor plants (right now I am obsessed with orchid rescue) and spending time with my husband and our cat Tabi. I am looking forward to learning with you all in the MAcc program!

 

 

Kristen Connors

Hi, my name is Kristen Connors! I’m currently a senior at the University of Vermont completing my last semester while beginning the accelerated MAcc program this fall. During my time at UVM so far, I’ve competed in several case competitions and I am currently the co-president of the family business club. This upcoming summer I’ll be working the assurance department at EY Boston. In my free time I enjoy hiking, ice skating, cooking, and crafting. Can’t wait to meet everyone!

 

 

 

Ashley Darrell

Hi! My name is Ashley and I am originally from Concord, Vermont. I graduated from Castleton University with a Bachelors of Science in Accounting in May of 2021. UVM's MAcc program drew me to Burlington where I accepted a position as an Associate Accountant at Davis & Hodgdon Associates.  In my free time I enjoy hanging out with my friends, kayaking,  and look forward to being able to begin traveling!

 

 

 

Ian Denis

Suburban DC Native. Member of UVM Varsity Cross-Country/Track and Field

 

 

 

 

 

Ymir Geirsson

I’m from Akureyri, Iceland. I finished my UG degree in Business Administration from the University of Akureyri. I love sports and I’ve been playing soccer my entire life.

 

 

 

 

Lucy George

Hi! I’m Lucy George and I’m a recent graduate from the University ofVermont. I’m originally from Proctor, VT and I’ve loved being in Burlington. Over the summer I interned with Johnson Lambert and I look forward to joining them again as an Audit Associate after completing the MAcc program. In my free time I enjoy cooking, baking, spending time with my friends and visiting the local parks.

 

 

 

 

James Gillert

Hi, my name is James Gillert. I am from Portland, Maine, and I graduated from Saint Michael's College in Spring 2021 with a degree in Economics. I got interested in studying accounting further during my senior year there. I enjoy outdoor activities such as bike riding, reading or writing, and playing guitar. I was formerly in the U.S. Navy as an avionics technician, and the experience gave me an awesome perspective on the world while helping me prepare for college. This past summer, I have been interning with Vermont Catholic Charities. I'm excited to start the MAcc program and to grow my skills in this field.

 

 

Haley Golderman

I am from Slingerlands, NY which is right outside of Albany. I graduated this past spring from UVM with a concentration in accounting and a global business theme. This summer I had a remote internship with KPMG in Audit. When I am not working or in classes I enjoy spending time outside either at the beach, on a bike ride or on a boat with my family and dog.

 

 

 

Joe Goldsbury

From Colchester and now live in Essex Jct with my wife Renee. I am a tax accountant/preparer at J A Goldsbury, PC where I have been for over 5 years. I completed my undergrad in 2010 in finance, but have found my passion "later in life" in accounting. I love sports, movies (comedy in particular) and my family.

 

 

 

 

Lindsay Hallowell

Hi everyone, my name is Lindsay Hallowell! I'm currently a senior at UVM finishing my undergraduate degree and starting the accelerated MAcc program. I am from Essex, VT and I have really enjoyed going to school in Burlington. In my free time, I like watching and playing sports. My favorite team to watch is the Washington Capitals. I also like hiking and doing other outdoor activities. I look forward to a career in public accounting!

 

 

Joshua Hotaling

Hi everyone, my name is Josh Hotaling and I'm originally from the Saratoga Springs area of NY. Currently I live in Plattsburgh with my wife and family. I graduated from SUNY Plattsburgh back in 2012 with my bachelors in mathematics. I've recently started working at UVM in the Administrative Business Service Center and am really looking forward to continuing my education. When we have free time I like to cook, spend time with the kids, enjoy the outdoors, play with our dogs, and travel.

 

 

Sean Jeffers

My name is Sean Jeffers, I grew up in Burlington Vermont so coming to UVM and continuing my education with the Macc program was an easy decision for me. I enjoy traveling and have been to France, Alaska, the Galapagos and Belize. My photo is one taken of me while in Belize.

 

 

 

 

Julia Jermain

My name is Julia Jermain. I graduated from UVM in 2015 and have since lived in San Francisco and New York City. I recently moved back to Burlington and am excited to join the MAcc program. I am happiest when outdoors, whether it's hiking, skiing, biking, or just spending time with my friends and family on the beach!

 

 

 

 

Nacho Lerech

Argentina, Business Management degree. I would love to do an internship in something related to sales.

 

 

 

 

 

Qinghua Li

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Danny Lidiak

Hi! My name is Danny! I'm from Silver Spring, Maryland and I completed my undergrad at the Grossman School of Business in 2021. I'm excited to continue my education with the UVM MAcc program and stay in the Burlington area for another year. In my free time I love to sail, hike and spend time outdoors (like every other Vermonter). I am a two-time intramural broomball champion and I'm looking for my third title if you want to join my team! After I complete the MAcc program I will be getting my CPA and joining PwC in Montpelier full-time as an audit associate. I'm very excited to start this program and looking forward to working with you all!

 

Anna McMinn


From New Jersey, studied accounting and finance at UVM and internedat PwC summer 2021. I am very interested in ESG/sustainability accounting and am working within this area post grad!

 

 

 

 

Gabriella Miller


I am from White River Junction, Vermont, and received my undergraduate degree from the University of Vermont. My personal interests include writing, traveling, and hanging out with my cats.

 

 

 

Matt Nguyen


Hello everyone, my name is Matt Nguyen and I am from Essex,Vermont. I recently finished my undergraduate degree at the Grossman School of Business, and I’m excited to be back to start the MAcc program! This past summer I participated in an Audit internship with KPMG in their Colchester, Vermont office and will be joining the firm full time as an Audit Associate in their Boston office. During the first week of July, I went out to the West Coast for the first time and joined my friends in California for a week. In my free time, I enjoy watching/playing sports, spending time outdoors, and hanging out with friends and family. I look forward to having a great year with you all in the MAcc program!

 

Amelia Pflaster


Hi everyone, my name is Amelia and I’m from Charlotte, Vermont. I recently graduated from UVM with a B.S. in Business Administration, concentrating in accounting, with a minor in psychology. This summer, I completed an audit internship at RSM in Boston. I look forward to rejoining the firm as a first-year assurance associate after finishing the MAcc program. In my free time, I love skiing, cooking, and spending time with friends and family. I’m looking forward to spending another year in Vermont and starting my MAcc courses this fall!

 

 

 

Wil Repka

Hi, I’m a current Senior completing the last semester of my undergraduate degree right here at UVM. I’m originally from NJ, but I’ve come to love all that Vermont has to offer. I’m excited to further my education in accounting, where I hope to pursue a worthwhile career. In my free time I enjoy skiing, mountain biking, SCUBA diving and rollerblading. I cannot wait to meet everyone and begin this exciting journey.

 

 

 

Jonathan Rivard

My name is Jonathan Rivard. I'm from Natick, MA, but I have been living in Burlington for the past few years while attending UVM for undergrad. In my free time, I enjoy going on hikes with my dog Moose, cooking, and exploring Vermont.

 

 

 

 

Linda Serrantonio

I am from Essex, Vermont and received my undergraduate degree in 2001 from Champlain College.  Since then I have been working full time and raising four wonderful children.  Now that they are getting older, I am looking forward to focusing more time on myself and furthering my education.  I currently work at the University of Vermont in the Sponsored Project Administration office as the Team Lead of Research Finance & Reporting.  In my free time, I enjoy all forms of exercise, being outdoors, watching my children play sports, and camping with my family.  I am excited to start the MAcc program this fall.

 

 

Deanna Shappy

Hi there! I’m Deanna, a proud Vermonter, who set her sights on the MAcc program during my first accounting course at CCV in 2017. As an adult student, I had to overcome many challenges to be where I am today, and I could not be more excited about my accomplishments!
In my free time, you may find me near a pool table, practicing for my next match. The photo included was taken while I was warming up before a tournament in Spain. Although, when summer arrives, I’ll be in my garden, talking to my tomato plants.

Thank you for taking the time to learn a little about me, I look forward to beginning this next chapter with my fellow classmates!

 

Matt Spargo

Hello, my name is Matt Spargo and I am from South Burlington, Vermont. I am currently completing my last semester of undergrad here at UVM's Grossman School of Business while also beginning the Accelerated MAcc program. I currently work at the Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Inspector General/Office of Auditing Services within the Federal Government, where I work mainly on social programs such as Medicaid and Medicare. My favorite activities include rock climbing and hiking, and I'm very much looking forward to continuing my education through the MAcc program.

 

Erin Suler

 

 

 

 

 

 

John Weinheimer


Hi, my name is John Weinheimer and I recently completed my undergraduate degree from UVM with a dual concentration in accounting and business analytics. I'm originally from South Burlington, VT, and I enjoy skiing, hiking, boating, and playing hockey. In the past year I was fortunate to participate in two audit internships -one with Gallagher, Flynn, & Company based in South Burlington and another with RSM in Boston. I look forward to returning to UVM for the MAcc program!

 

 

Kyle Wentzel

After graduating from Saint Michael’s College in 2018, I was fortunate to begin a full-time position here at UVM in the Disbursement Center. I specifically focus on travel & expenses, but I also assist with the University’s Purchasing Card program when needed. At St. Mikes, I studied business and accounting, but outside of class I was an active firefighter with Saint Michael’s Fire & Rescue, where I also served as the engineer and second lieutenant. I assisted in the maintenance and repair of our apparats and equipment in both of those positions. After graduating, I transferred to a different department and now serve on the Colchester Center Volunteer Fire Company, but I continue to work part-time as a dispatcher for St. Michael’s College and St. Michael’s Fire & Rescue. Although I currently live in Colchester, VT, I am originally from Portsmouth, RI, and I also enjoy skiing, camping, kayaking, and swimming.