Grand Rapids

2156 Plainfield Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49505

Jeffrey B. Burns, CPA, MST
Business Development Specialist

Jeff brings 28 years of experience to managing McDonald & Associates Grand Rapids locations. In his leisure time he enjoys sports, motorcycling, and hunting.

Andrews University
Bachelor of Business Administration with major in Accounting
Grand Valley State University
Master of the Science of Taxation

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants

Community Involvement
Jeff serves his community as Holland Seventh-day Adventist School Treasurer and as one of the church’s Deacons.


Renee Hulbert
Enrolled Agent / Business Development Advisor

Renee provides client services including, client contact, general office support, accounts receivable processing, tax preparation, review and assembling of returns. She has extensive experience in financial services, such as accounting, bookkeeping, in both the private and governmental sectors as well as preparation and participation in audits and public hearings. Renee assisted technology associates with the development and improvement of in-house software for payable processing. She is knowledgeable in retail accounting from cash drawer balancing to freight bill processing and resolution of invoice inconsistencies. In her free time she enjoys spending time with family and friends, walking, biking, attending group exercise classes and traveling.

Associates Degree, Montcalm Community College
Annual “Gear Up” education seminars on tax changes
Continuing education requirements for IRS accreditation

Enrolled Agent status issued by the IRS
Tax preparation certification by IRS
Tax Certification – H&R Block

Community Involvement
Renee has always been active in her community. Her past activities include church greeter and Cradle Roll teacher. She has also been involved in high school band, swimming, tennis and volleyball support, classroom assistant. Northview Education Foundation board member, Volunteer for Kids Food Basket, Feeding West Michigan and God’s Kitchen.


Dylan Slomp
Business Development Advisor

Dylan joined McDonald & Associates in 2021. His responsibilities include business and individual tax preparation, developing financial statements, and managing client QuickBooks.

Dylan completed a tax preparation internship in Holland for the 2020 filing season. He graduated from Davenport University in 2021 with a BBA in Accounting, earning a place on the Dean’s List.

During his leisure time, he enjoys cooking, camping, golfing, watching sports, and enjoying the outdoors.


Jody Sprite

With more than 23 years of experience in private and public account, Jody has been responsible for maintaining accurate financial data to prepare monthly cash and accrual financial statements. She verifies the detail supporting the financial statement such as sales tax, withholding taxes, and payroll. Jody will be responsible for business, corporate, and individual tax preparation, as well as managing client QuickBooks. In here leisure time she enjoys traveling and spending quality time with friends and family.

Bachelors in Business Management with a Minor in Human Resources

Certified Tax Preparer

Association of Certified Fraud Examiners


Please contact me about your accounting and financial services.