Staff

DENNIS AUKEMA, CPA

Dennis is the founder and owner of Aukema & Company P.C. With more than 30 years of experience, he goes beyond just crunching the numbers. Dennis helps clients gain a better understanding of their financial situation and assists clients in making both accounting and general business decisions. This advice is backed by years of experience of being a small business owner along with extensive accounting knowledge. He values building relationships with his clients and desires that each one succeeds. He is a member of the MiCPA and AICPA.

He was born in New Jersey and raised in Zeeland, MI. Before obtaining his accounting degree, Dennis worked on a farm which began his love the tractors spotted around office!  After graduating from Holland Christian and later Central Michigan University, he started his accounting career at Marathon Oil Company. In 1993, he started in public accounting at Disselkoen & Company which he later purchased a portion of the business in 1998 when he formed Aukema & Company P.C.

Dennis and his wife, Julie, live in Holland and both enjoy spending time hunting, fishing, traveling, and watching their 2 boys play football (or maybe just tailgating food).  They are actively involved members at Borculo Christian Reformed Church and Dennis is the treasurer for Zeeland Classis Diaconal Committee.


SCOTT MEYER

Scott joined the firm in December 2000.  He holds a BS in Business Administration with a concentration in accounting from WMU.  His main focus at Aukema is working with businesses and nonprofits, including financial statements for review and compilation engagements. 

With over two decades at Aukema & Company, Scott has developed many long-term relationships and enjoys implementing strategies to minimize taxes and improve overall business operations.


SARA BROWER

Sara has been with Aukema & Co since 2003 when she started with us part-time through college. After graduating from Grand Valley with her bachelor degree in accounting, she joined the team full time in 2006. With many years of experience, Sara has mastered the personal tax side of things. 

 In November of 2008, Sara married her husband Ross and they were blessed with three children: Quinn, Dominic, and Spenser. They have since expanded their family to include a four-legged friend, Gunner, a yellow lab. During the offseason, you can find her camping with her family or cheering on the Michigan Wolverines! Go Blue!


KATIE JONGEKRIJG

Katie started working for Aukema & Company, PC in 2005. She became fulltime in 2010 after graduating from Grand Valley State University with degrees in both accounting and finance.

Katie married her high school sweetheart, John, in October of 2010, and they had a set of twins, Ellie and Liam, in March of 2019. Katie and the family enjoy the outdoors, traveling, and spending time with friends and family. Katie’s primary work is on the accounting and tax preparation for businesses and some personal trust work. Katie and John are members of the Drenthe Christian Reformed Church.


MOLLY WIELING

Molly began working for Aukema and Company in 2012 while attending Grand Valley State University. Though her degrees are in Legal Studies, Criminal Justice and Accounting she found herself best placed at Aukema. She came on board full time in 2017.

Molly and her husband, Justin, have been married since 2017 and live in the West Olive area.

Besides keeping the office in order, Molly primarily works on 1041 trust returns, 1040 personal returns, 1099’s, payroll. Molly enjoys keeping the office decorated and planning company events. She is also known as the keeper of Dennis’ appointment book.


BROOKE VISSER

Brooke joined the Aukema Team in the fall of 2017 working part-time while in college. She graduated from GVSU in the fall of 2018 with a degree in accounting and started full time.  Brooke works mostly on business tax returns and financials, but she always takes on payrolls and any other projects that get thrown her way!

Brooke has been married to her husband, Will, since November 2019. When she is not working, she enjoys driving their golf cart with their dog, Diesel!


DAWN BROWER

Dawn Brower is best known as the Payroll Manager to our Aukema Team since starting in 2014.. Her knowledge and experience with running payroll, solving problems, and helping clients is a great asset. She enjoys taking on a challenge and getting to the bottom of an issue.

Dawn isn’t just a great member of our team – she keeps plenty busy with her husband Brad and their four kids. This Brower family enjoys riding quads, hunting, and cheering the kids on in their sporting events.


JULIE AUKEMA

Julie married Dennis in 1996, so she has been behind the scenes with Aukema & Company since it’s beginning.  She came on as an employee in 2011.  Julie graduated from Calvin in 1992 with her degree in Criminal Justice.  Julie works in our payroll department, processing payroll for our clients and preparing related tax documents.

Julie lives on the north side of Holland with Dennis since they were married.  They have two sons, David & Philip, who both attend Albion College and both are on the football team there.  Dennis & Julie are actively involved at Borculo Christian Reformed Church where they are members.  Julie loves spending time with her family, whether it is hunting/fishing or traveling.  The question always arises who is the better shot while hunting with Dennis, we will let you guess the answer to that one.  The Aukema’s family choice of vacation is Disney, where the villain characters are Julie’s preferred.