A Napa Bookkeeper to trust
Barbara Felsch, Owner
Hello. My name is Barbara Felsch, I am the Founder and Chief Bean Counter at Benchmark Bookkeeping & Business Services.
Raised in Napa since the age of seven, I graduated from Napa High with the Class of 1990. It was in my Senior year of high school that I took an Accounting class and decided then that it was the career I would pursue. A few months after I graduated I began working at Bank of America in Sonoma full-time while beginning evening classes at the Napa Valley College in pursuit of an Accounting Degree.
In 1995 I left Bank of America when offered a bookkeeping position for a software development firm in Sonoma. Beyond doing all of the Accounting for this business I also handled all of the office management. During the next 10 years working for this firm, I fulfilled my undergrad requirements at Napa Valley College, and went on to graduate with honors from the University of Phoenix with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Accounting.
In 2005 I began working as the Office Manager, performing all the Accounting functions, for Whiting Nursery in St. Helena. When Whiting Nursery announced it would be closing its doors, it was then that I felt I was ready to go out on my own.
I started my bookkeeping business in October of 2008. Starting out it was just me providing bookkeeping support to a handful of local businesses I knew who needed part-time bookkeeping help. My love for doing what I do coupled with my love to work with different people has helped grow the business to where it is today.
When I’m not crunching numbers, I love spending time with my husband, Ed, and our 8 year old son, Chase Anthony! We love camping, fishing, hiking and listening to good music! I personally love watching movies; my favorites being chick-flicks, even the cheesy ones, and I must admit kids movies!