Nice to meet you.

Separately, we’re auditors, federal policy experts, accounting specialists, software developers, and customer service professionals. But together, we’re more. Motivated by a desire for better disaster recovery, as a team we pool our skills and experiences to make a difference. We help communities affected by disaster to optimize and be compliant with disaster funding. We support contractors providing disaster relief with great tools. We save the federal taxpayer money by reducing costs by streamlining data and documentation and reducing administrative bloat. We’re able to do all these things and more because we recognize and apply the strengths that each of us has, and make them team strengths.
This team is honored to be part of your disaster recovery journey.


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Laurel Matula


There’s probably a lot of adjectives for me, but I think everyone might agree I’m an analytical thinker whose hobby is hard work. Mix those two together and you get someone always trying to improve the system–even if the system doesn’t necessarily want to be improved. But, I always seem to keep on trying! In addition to working with Trey on new software modules (and people watching from my view of the Bentonville Square), I spend my time clearing paths so all of us can more easily do good things for communities affected by disaster.

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Trey Staley

All Things Software

Trey is hard wired for efficiency. Like, we’re talking, he knows how to shave 30 seconds off of his 4 mile commute, factoring the time of day, day of week, what car he’s in, and weather. We’re talking geeked out efficiency. Think you’ll find Trey on the scenic route? Not likely (unless he’s on his mountain bike). This innate efficiency is evident in all the software tools he builds. He’ll tell you his good software code is a product of laziness not efficiency (“If I build it right the first time, I won’t have to touch this code ever again!”), but we’re pretty sure there’s not a lazy bone in his body (except for maybe that titanium rod in his femur).

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Lena Remar

Cost Tracking Specialist

Lena has an accounting degree, but everyone’s pretty sure she also has some kind of numerical superpower.  Like Marvel-worthy.   Lena is the special kind of team member that is responsible for the accuracy of high dollar invoices and grants, but she always seems to be the one doing the office chores (like cleaning out the microwave) that the rest of us seem to think just happen by magic.  She keeps things on the rails.  We all may be equal here, but it’s fair to say that Lena is a bit more equal than the rest of us.  Lena is responsible for the contractor time and invoicing modules of the software for both Operational and Administrative (Cat Z/Management Costs/DAC tracking) Contractors, but she routinely swoops in to solve FEMA PA project problems too! 

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Lindsay Smith

Project Support

Lindsay started working in disaster recovery over 10 years ago, reviewing debris tickets for accuracy.  Sounds simple…turns out, it is not.  There’s so many ways those silly things can be wrong wrong wrong and cause reimbursement nightmares.  Lindsay has taken the knowledge she learned with debris data management and applies it to project qa/qc, data integrity, and software success.   She Cares.  And that Counts!  These days, she mostly works as the key liaison person between our software templates/exports and the validation team, but she basically is a Jill-of-all-trades, and can do just about anything (except brag about herself, she definitely can not do that).  

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Erin McCauley

Project Specialist

Pulling from her background in state government, including a stint as a State Public Assistance Officer (that’s not only a someone, but an official someone in our FEMA Public Assistance world), Erin endevours to do the most right thing for her applicants. And in this world–sometimes figuring out the most right is pretty darn hard! So many factors! So many paths! So many steps in the process! Is $1000 more in grant funding really “better” if it means the applicant  has to wait several more months to get all grant dollars?  If you see smoke, it’s just Erin’s brain doing all the calculations. (cheat code–for most of our cash strapped clients, the answer is no: it is not worth seeking the extra $1000 if it causes more than a million to be delayed).

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Susan Remar

All Things Accounting

Trust.  Worthy.  Trustworthy.   That is Susan Remar.   She could not fib or exaggerate or inflate even if she wanted to.  She keeps us all straight.  We all have super nice things to say about her, except for one glaring issue:  she never lets Laurel claim Macy’s receipts as “Safety Gear”  (even if the shirt is neon pink). Susan handles all of our internal bookkeeping and external invoicing, and  generally works to keep us financially shipshape.  


Sara Fields

Compliance Specialist

Did you know project compliance can be an art form? Take a peek at Sara’s work and you’ll see just how beautiful and elegant project compliance can be.  She can quote PA Guide and CFR Chapter and Verse.   Show her any CEF or RS Means, and she’ll find all the problems.  If you don’t agree with her assessment, there’s no sense trying to prove her wrong.  She’s right.  If you think otherwise, you just don’t understand all the factors yet.  She’s super. She’s good. She’s super good.

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Justin Staley

Project Specialist

Justin comes to us after a career in the Navy in cryptography.  He likes puzzles, and there’s no stopping him til the problem is solved (that’s a nice way of saying he’s stubborn).   Which means, he’s our go to for any problem spreadsheets or software.  We just wave the scent of a problem in front of him like a bloodhound, then we stand back while he sniffs it out.  It. will. be. solved.   He spends his non-puzzle time doing project validations and closeouts.  

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Susan Hartman

Project Manager

Susan pulls from her career of nonprofit leadership to help organizations understand and optimize disaster grants.  Susan’s goal is to help all understand the process, issues, and path forward.  Disaster response and recovery have all kinds of emotions involved, so we’re lucky to have such a calming spirit around.  She always says call anytime, and you know what?  She means it.  


Amanda Hall

Project Specialist

Amanda is a troublemaker. She causes fights. Ruffled feathers surround her. How could this sweet face be the cause of such turmoil? Well, if you must know, we fight amongst ourselves to have Amanda on our projects. She’s a whip smart farm girl that doesn’t know the meaning of quit, lounge, or failure. She’s a quiet multitasking solver. She’s the kind of magic worth fighting for.  


Bryton Booher

Project Specialist

Bryton’s calm demeanor works to keep the rest of us high burners in check.  His projects are always going just fine, he never has any questions, and life is always pretty darn good (as long as there are sports news, sports radio, sports blogs, and well, you know, sports!). He works mostly on state validations and variance packages, but he’s been spotted out in the field doing site visits and damage assessments measuring road and bridge dimensions more than a couple times.  

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Project Specialist

Sarah has a bionic brain. In a company full of smarties, she’s a super smarty.  It’s kind of humbling.   But the rest of us try to accept and work through it–one way we have found to cope is to give Ms Sarah all the really hard stuff that needs to be done RIGHT NOW.  She works in all areas, but she’s always requested on qa/qc/final reviews, equipment cost codes, and task that require complex thought and high levels of customer service.  


Brandon Betsworth

Traveling Consultant

Brandon is a sneak attack in good work.   He’s not going to be the guy in the meeting that talks the talk.   He’ll be the guy off to the side, who you thought had bad manners because he was on his phone the whole time; but come to find out he wasn’t ignoring the meeting scrolling social media–he was just leisurely taking notes in his own Brandonese to-do list format.  And before you know it, he was the guy that walked the walk (keyboard-wise, that is) and Just. Got. It. Done.    Brandon is a great office-mate–he always knows how to fix the printer, set up the starlink, and reset the routers.   Just don’t expect him to offer the “local color” (aka gossip) as he is just terrible at eavesdropping and gossiping, even when asked to please eavesdrop for his boss and repeat every word back to her.   Oh well, no one can be perfect.

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Mary Allgood

Project Specialist

Mary joined us after a career in bookkeeping.  She likes everything to have a place, and for everything to be in its place.  So she’s the perfect soul to take the chaos of disaster funding and make all the numbers prim and proper and nice and neat.  She works mostly on the electric cooperative projects, but she pitches in wherever she is needed.  


Kylie Russell

Project Specialist

Kylie  started with us as a small part time job while she was in school.  After a couple of weeks of general office support, we moved her into data entry tasks, then invoices to scan, then costs to validate.  Turns out, she can do about just  anything you put in front of her.  When we realized that our office gopher was really a project verification and validation package machine, we jumped with joy, increased her hours, then told her she could never leave.  Never.

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Robert Haslam

Project Specialist

Robert brings his background as writer to expertly validate and review FEMA PA projects.  He seeks to understand and thirsts for information–which is so vital in our need to piece together the who, what, why, when, and how much of project flow, cost reasonableness, and overall eligibility of a project (based on a few scraps of paper, invoices, and timesheets).    He’s helping out on our electric cooperative projects, where he routinely pulls from his technical editing and writing background.  

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Brenda Gattis

Traveling Consultant

Brenda has never met a stranger.   We send her to a disaster affected city, and within a few weeks she knows everyone!  Brenda can jump into whatever is needed.  Debris Monitoring?   She can do it.   Site inspections with FEMA?   She’s there with her measuring wheel, sunscreen, and bottled water.   Project Meetings with FEMA PDMG?    She has her agenda ready.  She’s plug and play!

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Jonica Bridenstine

Team Lead

Jonica. Jonica. Jonica.   She’s got it all going on.   She can do the work.  She can teach the work.   She can lead the work.   She can liase with decision makers and leadership about the work.   And in the spare moments of the day, she can draw pictures of fun FEMA policy interpretions.   Did you not know there was such a thing?   Then you haven’t met Jonica.  Jonica is all business.   She’s a master of teams, templates, slack, adobe, pivots, hlookups, nestedifs, and all the softwares; but her basset-mix Dude?  Well, The Dude abides.

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Kerry Staley


Old timers use the term yeoman’s work, I never knew exactly what those old timers meant, so I had to look it up, and what do you know, it describes Kerry:    “very good, hard, and valuable work that someone does especially to support a cause, to help a team.”    Kerry can be counted on to jump from task to task in giant data and documentation pools as each day dictates–she can organize the seemingly unorganizable, put together beautiful grant closeout documents, and deliver a beautifully clean audit report.   Can an audit report be beautiful?   Just ask to see one of Kerry’s, you can judge for yourself.    Now that’s enough of that, we’re embarassing her.


Joe LoBianco

Project Manager

Joe was JoeLo before Jenny from the Block was JLo. He’s awesome. He’s wonderful. He’s awesomely wonderful.   In an organization of get-it-doners, he’s one of the top get-it-doners.  Working mostly in and for Kentucky clients, Joe is full service–damage assessments, FEMA interaction, cost estimates, grant processing, procurement, state funding/payment, closeouts; he does it all.  New team members love being trained by Joe, because, well, he’s Joe.

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Randi Stump


Randi’s background in state government helps her navigate all the requirements of grants for our clients.   She currently leads our buyout team, coordinating over 200 data and document elements for 300+ homeowners affected by flooding.     How does she keep it all straight?   A good memory, a pleasant phone voice, a big whiteboard, and software, lots and lots of software.

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Shawn Ericksen


Shawn.   aka The Brain.  He solves things.   He builds things that solve things.   He solves things that build things.   He makes this software talk to that software in nice pleasing software ways.    Once he makes the  the beep beep talk to the boop boop, the rest of us mere mortals can pull up a single web address and be able to see all that we need to see in one location.

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Anna Kremer

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Corey May

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Chelsey Langston

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Jose Luis Ramirez


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When we’re not on site with your community,
we call Bentonville, Arkansas home.

Having a well serviced airport and easy interstate access as part of the infrastructure of Northwest Arkansas means that no matter whether we’re flying or driving, we can be en route just as soon as you engage us.  No matter your location, we can probably be on site with your community within 12-16 hours.

Office Locations

406 Blankenbaker Pkwy STE I
Douglass Hills, KY 40243

216 N Main St
Bentonville, AR 72712

Mailing Address

PO BOX 431
Bentonville, AR 72712