About Peak Business Consultants
Since 2004 Peak has been using standard best practices in financial record-keeping, working in conjunction with their customers, CPA’s, and tax professionals alike. At Peak, our objectives are simple. We seek to:
- ensure that our clients remain continuously in touch with the fiscal health of each aspect of their business
- are supported in the many demands of managing a varied workforce
- are provided with both the tools and the accurate financial data they need to maintain their focus on running the business that they love
Our firm is both bonded and insured and we pride ourselves on strict client confidentiality and professionalism. This allows us to remain a valuable resource for medical, legal, and financial clients who are held to strict regulations and reporting requirements.
Our clients span many industries to include professional offices, architects, landscapers & contractors, IT firms, medical groups, nonprofits, legal offices, and veterinary practices (just to name a few!)
Core Values: We are proud to have defined (and adhere to) a company-wide set of core values. If you want to see who we really are behind the curtain, you can find our defining principles in this PDF:
The Peak Team
As the owner of Peak Business Consultants, Maki Pombo is deeply committed to the mission, values, and clients of the firm. With over 17 years of experience, Maki continually strives to do more than manage the needs of customers; she endeavors to see Peak’s Consultants become valued partners to each of their clients and takes great pride in seeing financial successes at every stage of growth. Maki took over as the leader of Peak in 2006, shortly after completing her Masters in Business Administration degree from the Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics at UNH. Since that time she has continued to build the business with the support of her talented team. Over the years, Maki has worked to both deepen the level of Peak’s client service offerings as well as diversify Peak’s client base.
When she is not helping her clients, Maki enjoys outdoor adventuring of all kinds with her husband Matt, daughter Maya, and dogs Ruby & Leroy.
Samai Knight is a New England native with over 17 years of accounting experience, having worked with both large corporations and small business on a wide variety of accounting related projects. Samai most recently worked for Liberty Mutual as a Financial Analyst focusing on innovation, policy/ procedure development, and financial compliance. Samai has her MBA from Southern New Hampshire University and brings a diverse mix of financial and managerial experience to the Peak team.
In her free time, Samai enjoys learning about different cultures, reading, and spending time here on the Seacoast with her family.
As our Office Admin, Kaitlyn is the pulse of our client service team, she welcomes clients and visitors alike and is always happy to answer questions or direct people to the right contact. She is our front line liaison to the team and essential to our team-based work environment. Kaitlyn came to the Seacoast area by way of New Jersey and has a Bachelor’s Degree in History from Kean University. Before joining the team at Peak she worked for both a preschool and an engineering firm.
In her free time, she enjoys being outdoors, spending time with her family, photography, traveling to different sports stadiums, and going on adventures with her fiancé and pup, Khaleesi.
Tammie J. Carney
Tammie Carney is an accounting professional with over 35 years of experience, starting as an accounts payable clerk and making her way through accounts receivable, general accounting, and cost accounting. During this time, she attended classes in the evening while working full-time as a single parent and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, graduating summa cum laude and receiving the Presidential Scholar award. She graduated from college in the same year that her daughter earned her high school diploma.
Serving in a controller role for 25 years, Tammie has been intricately involved in the implementation of fully integrated ERP systems for several companies. Her passion is streamlining and creating consistency, and finding the shortest path to get the job done.
When she is not crunching numbers, Tammie enjoys volunteering with her church and in her community, sharing time with her husband as they watch their children and grandchildren find their place in the world, as well as indulging in a fascination with computer games.
Kelly Preisendorfer, CPA
Kelly Preisendorfer is a Certified Public Accountant with over 20 years of accounting experience. She comes to Peak via a long tenure with a local public accounting firm where she was focused on the taxation of partnerships and small corporations, primarily in the real estate industry. In addition to her corporate practice, Kelly has worked with many smaller local businesses ranging from services and retail to restaurants and nonprofits. She has a CPA designation along with a master’s degree in Accounting from Southern NH University and holds a bachelor’s from Plymouth State.
Kelly and her husband have two young kids, Greta & Simon, and love to go camping/travel as a family. They also cannot get enough of the live music scene and enjoy road-tripping to music festivals of all shapes and sizes.
Jeanette Chambers is an experienced business and accounting professional who has been a key resource at Peak since 2010. With a strong background in financial management and accounting, she currently serves as Lead Consultant/Controller, responsible for full accounting cycle reviews, recommendations, and reconciliation for Peak’s clients. She has experience working with businesses of all sizes, specifically with medical practices, property & real estate organizations, non-profits, law firms, and retail businesses. Her skills include financial management, analytics, information systems, budgeting, forecasting, and HR/payroll administration, and she is proficient with accounting software such as Excel, QuickBooks Pro, and Great Plains. She has a business/accounting degree from Texas A&M.
In her free time, Jeanette enjoys gardening, being outdoors, and traveling.
Nikki Vizena received her Bachelor of Science in Business from Chestnut Hill College in PA and immediately began her working career in the financial world as an Investment Specialist. She took her working knowledge of finances and rolled that into a two-decade tenure in the Industrial Manufacturing Industry as the Controller for an Internationally owned company on Massachusetts’ North Shore. She brings to Peak an experienced voice well rounded in accounting knowledge with a special “geeky” proficiency in creating and managing Inventory Control systems.
When Nikki isn’t at Peak, she can be found at her home away from home, the sandy white beaches of Hilton Head, South Carolina or traveling with her husband to some new island adventure. She enjoys reading, gardening and long scenic car drives through beautiful New England.
As a former restaurant owner, Katie learned to keep many balls in the air – while maintaining her focus as well as her sense of humor. When she isn’t helping clients, Katie is a dedicated Yoga instructor and has been teaching on the Seacoast since 2000. She enjoys spending her free time relaxing with her husband and daughter.
Melanie Perley is an experienced Accounting Strategist with a demonstrated history of working in various roles in business and back-office management. Her particular focus for most of her career has been on the accounting side, working in various roles from office manager to controller for small to mid-sized businesses. Her skills include account reconciliation, accounting, general ledger, accounts payable, payroll, and financial accounting, and she is proficient on the QuickBooks platform.
Melanie holds a Bachelor of Science in Business, with a focus on accounting, from the University of Phoenix. She resides on the North Shore of Massachusetts where she raised her three lovely children. As an outdoor enthusiast, you’re likely to find Melanie hiking or mountain biking in the White Mountains and traveling in search of new outdoor adventures with her dog, Boo Radley.
Sonny Dahood is a New Hampshire-based business professional who brings a variety of experiences from multiple industries. She is a jack-of-all trades professional who has dealt with many facets of operations and administration. She has spent the past seven years managing books for multiple organizations and small businesses ranging from custom flooring to industrial equipment providers. Sonny wore many hats working as office manager for an industrial firm whose territory included Boston/North Shore Mass and New Hampshire. Prior to these roles Sonny was the financial representative for Whittier Pavilion hospital where she managed AP/AR, a large payroll department, and comprehensive budget/reporting tasks across the organization.
Sonny enjoys soaking up the sun, exploring outdoor adventures & live music with her Fiancé and their daughter. Sonny studies herbalism in her free time, and she is also a fully certified birth/postpartum Doula. As an entrepreneurial venture, Sonny creates and markets herbal wellness products from her home in central New Hampshire.
Crystal began her career at 18 as a bank teller and has held a number of different roles in various industries throughout her career. She has been a paralegal in the real estate world, a title processor, and an administrative/office assistant on more than one occasion. She learned a great deal about bookkeeping at a local construction company directly from her mentor/manager where she worked for many years. Before Peak, Crystal was an office manager at a Maine flight school managing all things finance, HR / compliance and the front desk staff. And now, she is a Peakster! Her Specialty: Bookkeeping.
Crystal grew up (and still lives) on the Southern Maine Seacoast. In 2019, she graduated from SNHU with honors, and received a BS in Business Administration. She loves learning new things and is pretty much a sponge absorbing everything she can whenever she can. Crystal will be returning to school for her Master’s this year, concentrating in Organizational Leadership.