Community Involvement: Shepherdstown Bike Path Committee Secretary; Shepherdstown Day Care Board Member; Adjunct Professor at Shepherd University
Hobbies: Cress Creek Ladies Golf and Mason Dixon Ladies Golf
Susan Tolbert is the owner of Your Books Accounting LLC in Charles Town, WV which offers QuickBooks bookkeeping services to small and mid-sized businesses. She enjoys getting to know her clients and helping them grow their businesses. Susan has a knack for being able to turn a shoe-box of paperwork chaos into meaningful numbers that can help her small business clients make better business decisions.
Some of the recent projects Susan has completed for clients include catching up the books for a construction client which included finding $100,000 in unrecorded revenue, correcting a QuickBooks installation for a medical professional, improving a client’s credit score by ensuring bills were paid on time, saving a trucker $8,000 in federal taxes, and helping a nurse lower her IRS payments.
Susan is a Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor, certified in both desktop and online versions of the product. Her company offers QuickBooks selection, setup, installation, customization, training, and troubleshooting as well as monthly, quarterly or annual bookkeeping services, payroll, tax return preparation, loan package preparation, financial reports, business consulting, and other accounting services.
Susan has 15 years of audit experience with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Her industry experience includes building construction, moving and storage, mining, heavy construction, government, electric and gas distribution, auto repairs, non-profits and small business.
Susan earned a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Nevada Las Vegas. In her spare time, she has quite a variety of hobbies, from counted cross-stitching to zip lining. She most enjoys socializing, spending time with family, watching deer from her deck, watching Chicago Med, traveling, and volunteering for CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children).
Pamela L. Toth
A native of New Jersey I transferred to West Virginia a little over 15 years ago to work at the new Ecolab facility in Martinsburg, with my two children Amber, now a senior at Shepherd University and Ajia, a senior at Martinsburg High School. Having worked at the Ecolab New Jersey plant for 18 years I saw this not only as an opportunity to grow on a personal level but to give my children the opportunity to experience a slower pace of life not weighed down by the hustle and bustle of city life. I am currently the Senior Purchasing Manager with over 30 years of service.
Although a single mother’s life has definitely presented its challenges and my children on a number of occasions have definitely tried my patience I cannot imagine my life without them. The commitment and dedication I have for my own children was one of the reasons I became a CASA (court appointed special advocate for abused and negligent children) volunteer in 2007. I felt the need to ensure the safety and well-being of other children. In 2014 I joined the Board.
Being both humbled and graceful for what I have achieved I look forward to giving something back to the community. My give backs include being a member of the Ecolab Education Grant Committee (which distributes money to area schools), the Community Relations Committee (which distributes money to area nonprofit organizations), President of EcoEssence which is an employee network for African Americans, formerly Special Advisor and Secretary on the Board of the Berkeley County/Martinsburg Chapter #5421 AARP, volunteer at the Boys and Girls Club of the Eastern Panhandle, Board member for RAPP (Relatives as Parents Program) of the Eastern Panhandle and as a member of the Baker Heights Baptist Church I volunteer monthly to visit the Care Haven Nursing Home in Martinsburg and donate my time and supplies to clean the Church at once a month.
A 2004 and 2006 graduate of Mountain State University, I have a Bachelors degree in Organizational Leadership and a Masters in Strategic Leadership.
“Our lives are not determined by what happens to us but by how we react to what happens, not by what life brings to us, but by the attitude we bring to life. A positive attitude causes a chain reaction of positive thoughts, events, and outcomes. It is a catalyst, a spark that creates extraordinary results.” –Anon.
Dr. Veronique N. Walker has over 20 years of experience serving in roles designed to produce reasonable solutions where opportunities for change have existed – roles including a school district associate superintendent, director, and coordinator; a school counselor; and a community in-home therapist/lead family service specialist. As the Associate Superintendent of Equity and Inclusion for Berkeley County Schools, West Virginia, she leads and oversees programs including equity, inclusion, cultural proficiency, multiculturalism, global competency, educating teenage parents (ETAP), Providing Academic and Self-Esteem Support (PASS), and professional learning.
She is a 1995 graduate of Shepherd University where she earned a bachelor of arts degree in psychology. She also earned a master of arts degree in counseling from Marshall University, and a doctor of education degree in organizational leadership and certification in administration and supervision from Shenandoah University. Additionally, Dr. Walker is a licensed professional counselor and a national certified counselor.
Since her tenure as a school district employee (2007), she has had the opportunity to facilitate, co-facilitate, and organize 150+ trainings, workshops, mentoring sessions, and conferences including, and not limited to: professional growth and development; multiculturalism and cultural proficiency; bullying prevention, safety, and anti-harassment; mental health and social services; and child, youth, and adolescent trends.
Dr. Walker values the trait of perseverance – for she has experienced that perseverance is the essence of any desired goal.