About Us

The Paper Plan-it was originally founded in the Brainerd Lakes area by Marlene Waller-Sutherland 25 years ago. Tina Miller purchased the business in late 2019 to build on the incredible foundation of rock-solid client service, affordable pricing, and tailored solutions for our clients’ bookkeeping, payroll, and QuickBooks needs. We are passionate about numbers and creating innovative accounting solutions for our clients. We provide a sense of security for our clients – knowing the work will be done right the first time. Our clients can then focus on what’s important to them – growing their businesses.

Tina Miller, Owner/CEO

Tina has been in the financial and accounting business for over 15 years. She founded Bookkeeping Solutions to help clients understand their financial situation so they could focus on growing their business. Additionally, Tina has worked four tax seasons with a local CPA, processing tax returns and learning a new level of interpreting business financials.

When the opportunity came to merge her business with The Paper Plan-It, it was a perfect match. She loves working with her team and watching clients have those “light bulb” moments.

Tina graduated from Bellevue University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management. Tina is currently working on obtaining her Enrolled Agent certification to be able to offer more services to her clients.

When she’s not at work, she loves spending time with her husband, four children, one dog, and one cat!

Marlene Sutherland, Quickbooks Specialist 

Marlene founded The Paper Plan-It in 1997 before passing it over to the capable hands of Tina Miller in 2019. She feels privileged to be able to stay and help The Paper Plan-it expand into new and exciting areas of service. Her specialty is in providing QuickBooks solutions. Sometimes that is training in the use of QuickBooks. Other times it might be working to develop the filters and methods to create the perfect report for a business’s purposes.

She has been a QuickBooks ProAdvisor since 2011 and is currently working on certification for QuickBooks Online through Intuit’s Firm of the Future. She loves seeing the look of relief when working with client because she’s been able to take a burden off their shoulders, or if they have gained an understanding of how QuickBooks works and how it can work for them.

Marlene has a Bachelor of Science degree from Union College in Lincoln, Nebraska. When she isn’t working, she loves to travel and spend time with her incredibly funny husband, Tom.

Tanya Nelson, Account Specialist

Tanya has over twenty years of experience in the bookkeeping field. She joined The Paper Plan-it in 2016. Her clients have ranged from a local monthly payroll, to a multi-million-dollar, six entity, out of state business owner. Every client has new challenges, and no two are the same. She enjoys the variation and opportunities this creates. She has been able to learn things outside the normal skillset of a bookkeeper, such as medical billing and property management software.

When she is not at work, she and her husband live a relatively quiet life near Motley, spending time with family and friends.

Karen Wyman, Account Specialist

Karen has been with The Paper Plan-It for almost three years. Her work ranges from payrolls to reconciliations to general bookkeeping, depending on what the individual client needs. She likes all aspects of the bookkeeping profession. She particularly enjoys getting to know her clients and their respective businesses.

Karen has a Bachelor of Science degree from University of Idaho and a Bookkeeping Certificate from Central Lakes College.

Karen tends to be a homebody and likes to spend time with family and friends.  She also enjoys bicycling, reading and her flower gardens.

Tina Bohall, Payroll Processor

Tina has been with The Paper Plan-It for over seven years. Her specialty is payroll. She loves the variety of her work and the different clients she gets to work with.

When she is not at work, Tina enjoys visiting her children and grandchildren.

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