Who We Are

The husband and wife team of Brian and Melodie Tooley are the backbone of Cherry City Bookkeeping and Tax Service, Inc. Married for 35 years, they bring a wealth of experience and knowledge to Salem’s small business community. As the owner and accountant, Melodie does the number crunching for CCB, while Brian, who joined CCB as the general manager in 2004, provides guidance and vision to the business and to our small business clients.

CCB has its roots in Laudahl & Co., a partnership between Melodie and Bud Laudahl opened in 1985. As Bud entered semi-retirement in 2003, Melodie purchased the business and changed the name to Cherry City Bookkeeping and Tax Service, Inc. in 2007. Bud continues to aid CCB in reviewing tax files and consulting on corporate and partnership accounting and tax issues.

Melodie Tooley (EA 83183, LTC 4590-C)

Melodie began her career in accounting as a bookkeeper in 1972. In 1982 she became a Licensed Tax Preparer, in 1987 a Licensed Tax Consultant, and in 2006 an Enrolled Agent. By keeping current on all the latest changes in the tax regulations and utilizing her experience in accounting and as a small business owner, Melodie strives to keep her clients educated and informed so they can avoid the pitfalls, stay in compliance, and stay in business. To this end, Melodie attends 40 to 60 hours of continuing education annually. Outside the office, Brian and Melodie enjoy spending time with their son and daughter-in-law and 2 grandchildren, Eliza & Harrison.

Lisa Hemingway (907492-P)

Lisa recently joined Cherry City and brings over 25 years of accounting and bookkeeping experience with her in a variety of industries.  As a prior QuickBooks Advisor and computer trainer, she strives to provide excellent customer service and efficiency in her role working on QuickBooks and payroll. In her free time, Lisa enjoys gardening, reading, traveling to the beach, remodeling her home, and hanging out with her family and dogs.

Bonnie Brown (907294-P)

Bonita Brown, better known as Bonnie, has 15 years of bookkeeping and payroll and 12 years of income tax preparation, working on individual, schedule C’s and small business returns. Because of her family, Bonnie has always kept up on the ins and outs of the tax laws for Truck Drivers.

In her spare time Bonnie enjoys spending time with her family especially her 3 grandkids, going to concerts or having BBQs or fun around a fire-pit wherever it may be with friends.