Fine Point Meet & Greet: Bailey Green

Meet the newest Fine Point Consulting staff and learn a little bit about what makes them tick.

Tell us a bit about your background and your role at Fine Point Consulting.
I graduated from Montana State University–Bozeman with a BacBailey Greenhelor’s degree in business with a major in accounting and a minor in entrepreneurship. I moved to Tennessee for awhile after graduating before coming back to Wisconsin, where I’m originally from. I love the structure of accounting, but I also enjoy creative, out-of-the-box thinking, so when I saw the position for a staff accountant at Fine Point I was really excited because it offers the best of both worlds. Much of my work is bookkeeping: entering bills, making sure bills are paid on time, and accounts receivable to ensure we keep money flowing in for our clients. I love the variety of clients we work with here at Fine Point, as well as the people I work with. Both the clients and my coworkers are a lot of fun.

(Fine Point Owner) Luella is a big reader. Any favorite books?
My two favorite books are Walden by Henry David Thoreau and Wild by Cheryl Strayed. They’re both about adventure and connecting with nature, and I’m an outdoorsy person. Something about reading these books is very relaxing for me and keeps me grounded.

What’s something others may be surprised to learn about you?
I live in a tiny house – it’s 220 square feet. My fiancé and I started building it about a year ago, and we’ve been living in it since July. We chose to live in a tiny house because we wanted to live with less and get a greater control of our finances. It’s been a great way for us to pare down our lives and make time to do more things outside of the home. We love living in it, but traveling with it can be very stressful so we plan to stay where we are for awhile!

When you’re not working, you…
I love hiking, canoeing, and camping, and my fiancé and I spend a lot of time putting finishing touches on our house. I also love spending time with my dog, Sahara, a Heeler and the third resident of our tiny house. She is my brindle baby!


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Video: What Did You Want to Be When You Were Younger?

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Title Slide: What Did You Want to Be When You Were Younger?

Leah Shales: When I was younger I wanted to be a writer or an archaeologist, mostly an archaeologist.

Jen Hildahl: What did I want to be when I was younger? You know, I think that changed every day, so I don’t have a good answer for that. It certainly wasn’t an accountant. 

Luella Schmidt: Oh, when I was really young I wanted to be a writer, which I never really did anything with. I used to write poems when I was little. Later, my backup career was always, I thought it would be cool to be a History Professor, I don’t know if cool is the right word.

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Video: If Not an Accountant, What Would You Be?

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Title Slide: If Not an Accountant, What Would You Be? | With Luella Schmidt, Jen Hildahl, and Leah Shales

Jen Hildahl: I don’t know what I would be doing. I feel like I don’t know where else my skill set is. The only other job I’ve really had in my life has been a lifeguard, but you know it’s not very intellectually challenging so, as much as I think that was a great job, I think I would be bored by now. So, I’m happy being an accountant.

Leah Shales: I would either be, I would strive to be a Hollywood actress or I would be a professional roller derby person. I don’t roller derby now, but I think that it would be a really awesome career.

Luella Schmidt: To be a history professor. I’ve always thought history is just fascinating. I like to read a lot about it and I think teaching is a really noble profession.

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New Addition to the Fine Point Team

Fine Point Consulting is excited to welcome its newest consultant, Diana Schmidt to the team.

Diana is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin––Whitewater where she earned her degree in Business Administration majoring in Accounting. After launching her career in at a public accounting firm in Phoenix, Arizona, Diana relocated back to Wisconsin to pursue further training and receive her CPA after two years of gaining professional experience in the field.

Taking the opportunity to work in an accounting department at a local law firm while pursuing her CPA, Diana has demonstrated great work ethic and an eagerness to grow professionally. She’s very excited to move to Madison and begin a new journey with the Fine Point Team.

Video: Best Restaurants in Madison

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Title Slide: Best Restaurants in Madison

Jen Hildahl: My favorite Madison-area restaurant…

Luella Schmidt: I often go to Liliana’s, which is in Fitchburg. It is very close to the office so that’s one of our favorite hangouts for lunch. And Bonfyre is also very close to the office, a very good hangout for lunch. (more…)