Meet Our Team
Those who appreciate our services don’t necessarily like or have time to do bookkeeping and accounting. They understand that in order to be successful, it needs to get done with consistent quality. Our clients generally tend to be busy, or sometimes frazzled and stressed out. We love to produce results again and again collectively as a team.
Melissa Guy, EA
As a spunky mother of 3, CEO of Unchained Financial Services, an Enrolled Agent and Eva Rosenberg’s Official ‘Tax Nerd’, Melissa brings with her 20+ years of tax and accounting experience.
Melissa uses that wealth of knowledge to make sure Unchained Financial Service Clients receive solid business planning strategies. Together Melissa and the financial team build customized client packages that suit a client’s specific industry needs. Knowing, no two businesses are alike, our team works together to tailor packages. Packages are based on the companies needs as well as the individual’s desires.
Unchained Financial Services networks with other industries such as insurance agents and lenders, website designers as well as marketers to help get startups off the ground with full HR Setups at affordable rates.
The Unchained Financial Team keeps existing businesses running at full speed with impeccably clean, well-planned bookkeeping. From Startup to Accounting, Tax Planning and even Resolution, the team works tirelessly to help “Unchain” business owners from their desks and get them back out fulfilling their dreams of growing their businesses.
In Melissa’s down time she loves to get together with her family throughout the country. You can often find her dragging out her Nikon for a day of non-stop photo taking with her kiddos or at the many hidden gems in the culinary world in her local LA area.
Abbilene Overton, EA
Chief Financial Officer
Abbilene is a certified Unchained Financial Services Accounting Wizard (still no letter from Hogwarts though). She has been a Federal Auditor, Controller, and Accounting Manager for over 18 years. She worked for a CPA firm for years prior to starting Unchained Financial Services with Melissa. She is a QuickBooks Genius and Queen of Excel and iif files. Abbi manages the team and has experience working with all types of industries including automotive, manufacturing, non-profits, law firms, restaurants, and construction to name a few. It is never a dull day at UFS and you will often find Abbi saying “no worries”, “we got this”, “just grab a shovel and get started”, and “let’s make it work”. This positive outlook not only keeps a good work environment but it also helps her and the team problem solve. If a client needs a report, budget, analysis, or something else, she will not get decision-locked, but will instead find a way to make it happen. She is quirky, “Adorkable”, and gets the job done right. Outside of work Abbi is Captain of a Relay for Life Team, an avid golfer (thus she is handicapped), travels, coaches soccer, and is a chauffeur to her 2 kids for their many activities. Abbi loves to hang out with her 2 beautiful kids, awesome Husband of 13 years, and their ferocious 6 lb. attack dog, Cheddar.
Erin has been doing team management and administration for over 20 years. She is a natural organizer, communicator, and catch-all bean counter. She is kind of like the Caramel Sauce in a Snickers…. sweet, a bit nutty, but keeps us all together working as a team. Best yet, being a native Seattle-ite, she makes a mean cup of joe. Erin is constantly following up with team members to make sure that our clients are getting the best possible service. We make sure to complete our tasks as she knows where we live and may order a singing clown as revenge (insert evil laugh). When she isn’t checking her clipboard, she enjoys hanging out on the beach with her friends & family. Erin has been married to her amazing husband for 14 years and has 3 kids that keep her BUSY. In the summer you will often find her swimming in her pool, having a cook-out, or watching projected movies outside.
“Pictures were drawn by the incredibly talented, Bella”