Our Team

At FairWeather Group, you are partnering with a professional team to support your goals and needs as you grow your business. Our skills and decades of experience are backed by active certifications in QuickBooks Online, QuickBooks Desktop, QuickBooks Payroll, Smartsheet, Box, and Trainual.

Dan Carpenter


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.

Certifications: QuickBooks Online Advanced, QuickBooks Desktop, QuickBooks Payroll, Smartsheet, Box, Trainual Consultant

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Michael Hawk

QuickBooks Consultant

With passions for finance and education, Michael previously worked 10 years in academic administration across three major universities. Originally from Upstate New York, he is remotely based in Texas with his wife and daughter. When away from the computer, Michael enjoys playing tennis, watching dramas and baseball (Let's Go Dodgers!), traveling Mexico and Europe, and learning new dad jokes.

Certifications: QuickBooks Online Advanced, QuickBooks Payroll, Box

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James Carpenter

QuickBooks Consultant

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.

Certifications: QuickBooks Online, Smartsheet

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