Our Team

  • Bethany R. Schmucker, CPA EA

    Bethany R. Schmucker, CPA EA

    Senior Partner

    Bethany is a highly-accomplished accountant with 27 years of serving small businesses, trusts, nonprofit organizations, and individuals. Having earned her Masters of Professional Accounting (MPAcc) from Weber State University, she holds memberships with the UACPA, AICPA, and NATP. After 22 years of public accounting, Bethany co-founded Penumbra CPA, lending her experience, wisdom, and acumen to the firm. Her outside interests include sailing, biking, and family activities.

  • Jacob S. Nieuwsma, EA

    Jacob S. Nieuwsma, EA

    Managing Partner

    Jacob represents clients before the IRS as an Enrolled Agent. With specialties in tax law, tax planning & strategy, and IRS procedure & representation, Jacob is a highly-skilled accountant who applies his advanced knowledge of U.S. GAAP and Federal Income Tax basis in his daily work. When he started working alongside Bethany, they began a friendship that developed into the partnership which founded Penumbra CPA in 2016. Jacob enjoys hiking and exploring the beauty of Utah with his wife and dogs, Piper and Scout.

  • Alyssa Miller

    Alyssa Miller

    Office Manager

    Alyssa is passionate about creating a happy and efficient work environment for clients and office staff. She has dedicated herself to crafting exceptional services during her 6 years of experience in client service and office management. She was born and raised in Arizona. Alyssa loves Utah, new adventures, and her dog Bentley.

  • Baillie Nieuwsma

    Baillie Nieuwsma

    Business Development

    Baillie focuses on developing the Penumbra CPA brand and enhancing the client experience. A graduate of Hillsdale College, she earned a dual major in English and Political Economy. Maintaining high standards and presenting them in the best way possible is not only her job, but also her passion. In her spare time, Baillie traverses the Utah backcountry with her husband and trusty dogs, Piper and Scout.

  • Piper & Scout

    Piper & Scout

    Pawffice Dogs

    Piper and Scout are graduates of the Kudos 2 Canines training academy. When they're not defending the office from the letter carrier, they advise on the snack du jour and greet clients. Outside of the office, Piper and Scout hike and play in the snow whenever they can.