About US

Lagom (Law-gum), the philosophy of "Not too little, not too much" or "just right," is one that we believe in so much we put it in our name. At Lagom, our strength lies not just in the services we provide but also in the people who deliver them. From seasoned professionals with extensive credentials to innovative thinkers with a fresh take on business processes, every team member contributes to our shared vision: helping small businesses thrive.

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Tackling your ongoing tasks just like a versatile handymen

We think of ourselves a bit like a handyman–the kind you call to fix a leaky faucet and end up trusting so much you ask them to remodel your entire kitchen. Just like a versatile handyman who can tackle everything from minor repairs to major renovations, Lagom offers a range of services—from basic accounting assistance to complex software implementations and customized automation solutions.

In the same way that a handyman might spot potential issues you hadn’t considered, such as a structural flaw or an outdated electrical system, Lagom’s experts can identify areas for improvement in your business that you may not have noticed. We can help with everything from patching up your financial reporting processes to completely overhauling your accounting software or implementing a state-of-the-art ERP system.

And much like a handyman who returns to see how the new cabinets are holding up or if the paint color really worked out, Lagom is committed to long-term client success. They offer follow-up assessments to ensure that the solutions implemented are not only effective but are helping your business thrive in the way you envisioned.

So, when you bring in Lagom, you're not just getting a quick fix; you're investing in a long-term partnership aimed at optimizing and future-proofing your business.

Meet our dynamic team that stands at the heart of everything we do

Kevin Stage, CPA, CGMA, MBA

Kevin Stage, CPA, CGMA, MBA

Managing Member

With 18 years of diverse experience, Kevin’s love for helping people, learning new things, and problem-solving is evident in his work. His experiences and interests give him the unique ability to look at a company from all angles to discover opportunities for improvement. Every day is a chance to make a difference.

Kevin is passionate about travel, Disney, and spending time with his wife and two sons.

Samantha Higdon, CPA, CGMA, MS Accounting

Samantha Higdon, CPA, CGMA, MS Accounting

Member and GP Practice Manager

With a cumulative 13 years of experience, Samantha’s journey began as an end user in roles ranging from risk management to COO, giving her a unique perspective. Her extensive expertise in consulting clients on Microsoft Dynamics GP ensures our clients get the best of both worlds: process efficiency and data-driven decision-making.

Samantha loves making processes efficient and enabling each team member to play a pivotal role in their organization. When people take ownership, the sky’s the limit!

When she’s not breaking down processes, Samantha’s passion lies in traveling, with Ireland, Scotland, and New Orleans topping her list. She’s also a sports enthusiast and deeply values family time.

Hunter Perry

Hunter Perry

Practice Manager

Hunter’s unique blend of project management, data management, and bookkeeping ensures projects are executed perfectly. For Hunter, working collaboratively with her team to bring creative, individualized solutions for the client is a top priority.

Outside of work, Hunter enjoys spending time with family, exploring the outdoors, and trying new restaurants on date nights.

Becky Hite, MA Accounting

Becky Hite, MA Accounting


With a strong background working 11 years in the finance department at a credit union, Becky is instrumental in troubleshooting and enhancing processes for clients. She loves problem-solving and helping clients improve their work efficiency.

Outside the office, you’ll find Becky reading, hiking, or spending weekends at the lake, eagerly awaiting more adventures as her children grow.

Donald Stage, MBA

Donald Stage, MBA


Donald is a seasoned professional in manufacturing finance, budgeting, and payroll. He seamlessly supports clients using various accounting software, showcasing his versatility.

He enjoys supporting diverse clients while working remotely with flexible hours.

Beyond work, Donald enjoys tennis, pickleball, travel, and interior design.

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Minerva Farmer, MBA


Minerva brings precision and efficiency to the Lagom team. She appreciates her coworkers and the flexibility of her work. With experience in accounting, auditing, and tax preparation for businesses and individuals, Minerva offers a comprehensive understanding of financial landscapes. 

Minerva is an avid reader and enjoys spending time with her family and serene walks with her two dogs.

Gary McNulty Process Analyst

Gary McNulty

Process Analyst

Gary’s vast experience encompasses international banking, finance, and data management. At the core, he’s passionate about helping customers achieve their goals, and he strives to help clients make their jobs easier every day.

Outside of work, Gary is an avid photographer and enjoys old movies, music, theater, spending time with family, and traveling.

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Jennie Rhees

Process Analyst

Jennie brings her diverse experience as a small business owner and administrative specialist, offering unparalleled support and efficient processing for our clients. At Lagom, we ensure that the businesses we support thrive, and that’s what she loves about her job.

Outside work, Jennie enjoys family vacations, camping, gardening, and community outreach programs.

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Kayla Boltz

Assistant Controller

With nine years in accounting and finance, Kayla believes in collaboration and the growth it brings. She enjoys the opportunity to collaborate with others to achieve a common goal. Witnessing company growth is truly rewarding.

When she’s off duty, Kayla loves spending time with family, exploring the outdoors, playing ultimate frisbee, and indulging in local coffee shops.

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Jill Stage

Accounting Manager

Jill’s rich history in accounting and business management ensures our clients get the best insights and advice. The camaraderie at Lagom is what she enjoys most.

Jill’s heart is with her family, especially her grandkids, making every moment count.

Lagom’s strength is the sum of our diverse experiences and backgrounds. Our team is a testament to the fact that when diverse talents converge, greatness ensues. We’re committed to providing the best for our clients, and our dynamic team is pivotal in ensuring that vision. 

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Whether you're a small business owner looking for support or someone passionate about joining our ranks, you'll find the spirit of collaboration, expertise, and excellence at the heart of everything we do.