Our team

Are you a busy entrepreneur with little time to focus on the financial aspects of your company? We get it. You feel like you need to concentrate more on the daily grind of the business operations — putting out fires and taking care of customers — and that leaves precious little time to think about the long-term sustainability of your company. And even though you have good intentions, you don’t always get to those crucial tasks of creating a budget, analyzing your cash flow, or planning your business growth, right?

Welcome. You’re in the right place. We are Featherstone and we are passionate about helping small business owners just like you…and in ways you probably never expected!

Melinda May, MT, CPA

Melinda May, MT, CPA

CEO

I understand the daily, internal activities of a business. After 20+ years working in the accounting and tax fields, I’ve had the opportunity to collaborate with many businesses your size.

While I’ve spent time in a public accounting practice, working with several clients concurrently, I’ve also worked inside one company (including as a CFO) for 18 years. As a “hybrid” accountant, this gives your business the advantage of my vast experience with many types and sizes of companies — something you’ll find invaluable when it comes time to strategize and plan.

You can find all the details here.

Ivonne Delao

Ivonne Delao

Ivonne is an experienced senior accountant that likes to work one on one with clients. Ivonne brought 6 years of experience in the field, including 2 1/2 years in public accountant, with responsibilities spanning from accounting, tax, financial reporting and business management. She has worked with large companies, small business, startups and individuals. Ivonne received her undergrad at University of Miami (Go Canes!!) and furthered her education at George Washington University earning a MBA. Ivonne is currently getting her Enrolled Agent (EA).

She truly enjoys the interaction with clients and solving difficult tax problems. Ivonne has a broad work experience that really enables her to assist any type of client that she encounters. When not working hard for her clients she enjoys running, cooking and spending time with her amazing husband and labradoodle, Liberty Bell.

Mary Podlesny

Mary Podlesny

Mary has served as a budget manager, director of finance and CFO with over 25 years of experience. She has worked in the for-profit and nonprofit arenas. Mary’s responsibilities have included the oversight of both operating and capital budgets, revenue forecasting, debt management, performing accounting and payroll functions, director of human resources, and more.
Mary received her Bachelor of Business Administration from St. Norbert College in Green Bay, WI and her MBA in Finance from George Washington University. She enjoys working with different clients and the challenge of working within various industries. In her spare time, Mary volunteers as a board member for Mental Health America of Fredericksburg, as well as at her church. She enjoys time with her family and travel.

Kollin Carter

Kollin Carter

Kollin is the newest member of the Featherstone team.  While he continues to pursue his undergraduate degree in Accounting at the University of Mary Washington, he works on applying the theory he learned in school to real situations.  Kollin originally fell in love with accounting after attending his first accounting class, in his first semester of college! Along with his curious personality, strong problem-solving skills and determination to keep his life in order, it’s not surprise that he has found himself all tied up in the accounting world.

Kollin thoroughly enjoys the distinct and puzzling challenges that come along with being an accountant.  While solving puzzles is great, his favorite part about this business is building relationships with clients and connecting with them on a one-on-one level.  Since accounting has universal application and can be used in both businesses and with individuals, he finds the field intriguing as he is exposed to a wide variety of industries and clients.  No two days are the same!

Out of the office, Kollin loves to relax, enjoy life and spend time with his family and friends.  He also looks forward to his adorable little dog, Sushi, jumping into his arms when he comes ever day.