Meet Our Team
When you engage FairWeather Group, you are commissioning our whole team to support you in your goals. Our professional team will partner with you to serve your needs as you grow your business. Our skills and experience are validated by our certifications in QuickBooks, Smartsheet, Box, QuickBooks Time, and many other valuable tools.
Dan Carpenter – Master Problem Solver
Before coming ashore in 1995 to start FairWeather Group, Dan spent almost 20 years traveling the world’s oceans as a navigator on merchant ships. During his travels, he visited every US State except for North Dakota, and every country in the Western Hemisphere except for Bolivia and Paraguay. All three places are, of course, far from the ocean. The attention to detail required for navigation, and the problem-solving skills required to safely manage a ship, both prepared him to solve the problems of growing small businesses.
Roxanne Prestigiacomo – Problem Solver
Prior to FairWeather Group, Roxanne served a marginalized and vulnerable population in the Monterey County. Her experience as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse allows her to delve deep into challenging matters and to examine problems from multiple perspectives. Roxanne enjoys gathering and putting pieces together; she has a great knack for puzzles. You can catch her behind a book for endless hours reading the latest psychological thriller. When she is not busy solving the next great mystery, you can find her competing in a tennis match against her husband Anthony or hiking the beautiful treks of the Monterey Peninsula with her mixed Siberian Husky named Codi.
James Carpenter – Problem Solver
James has been prepared by life to function well in today’s vibrant and diverse working environment. While he mainly grew up in Northern California, he spent part of his youth living in Belem, Brazil, at the mouth of the Amazon, and in Sao Paulo, a city of 25 million in the south of Brazil. This experience left him fluent in both English and Portuguese. While most of his time is now spent solving the business problems of Clients, he also manages to do interesting things such as jumping out of planes, and bungee jumping from the top of sequoia trees.
Michael Hawk - Problem Solver
With a strong passion for numbers and helping others meet their financial goals, Michael previously worked in private wealth management at two Wall Street firms, and then in academic administration across three public universities. Originally from ice-cold Upstate New York, he currently resides in scorching-hot Las Vegas with his wife and baby daughter. In his free time, he enjoys watching the LA Dodgers (sorry, Giants fans), playing tennis, traveling anywhere interesting, and learning new dad jokes.
Gigi Lerma – Problem Solver
I am the QuickBooks problem solver. I assist Clients when they have problems working in QuickBooks. I help with those hard to reconcile bank accounts, the Receivables that are over or under paid, and the uncleared Payables disputed by the Vendors. I am also the person that will support the Clients in Box. I assist with the proper naming of folders and files, the searching for needed documents, and the use of the workflow tools within Box.
Anthony Prestigiacomo – Problem Solver
I make sure that the Clients can use Smartsheet in their day-to-day operations. I assist them in mastering the three core features: Sheets, Reports, and Dashboards. Smartsheet shines when the data is correctly entered into the Sheets, then compiled in properly configured Reports, then displayed and shared throughout the company on a Dashboard. I am also the one that assists the Clients in the internal use of Trainual so that the Client’s employees can capture their policies, processes, and procedures.
Jessica Carpenter – Problem Solver
I am the person that trains new users in the many features of each cloud-based tool. QuickBooks, Smartsheet, and Box are only useful if the Client’s employees understand how to use them. The goal is always to empower our Clients and their employees with the skills and knowledge required to thrive. My most important tool during this training process is Trainual, a cloud-based software to collect and share your company’s policies, processes, and procedures.
Carmen Mendez - Problem Solver
I am the QuickBooks Online problem solver. I implement the best practices for bank reconciliations to ensure that all transactions are properly entered. I understand the process to correctly download and allocate bank and credit card transactions using the tools in the Banking section of QuickBooks Online. I am also the person that will assist Clients to learn and use the many powerful features of Box to manage the storage and sharing of documents.