Our Team

Patricia Backer, CPP is the VP of Payroll Services for Atlas Certified Payroll Inc and has been with the company since April, 1999. She is a Certified Payroll Professional and member of the American Payroll Association along with the local Hall of Fame Chapter in Canton, Ohio. As a dedicated payroll professional, Patricia strives to enhance the payroll needs of her clients with exceptional customer service. Her responsibilities include but are not limited to, the set up of every new client, training of staff, BWC & SUTA audits, payroll notices and tax research. Patricia also handles the application process for clients whom require new withholding accounts for multiple states, localities and counties.

Patricia Backer

CPP - Compensation Manager
OFFICE : 330.445.7351
Julie Wogan, CPP is a Payroll Supervisor and a Standard/Premier/Web Pay® Payroll Processor. She has been with the company since September 2011. Julies expertise are in, payroll tax preparation, audits, tax notice and research, as well as in providing the best in customer service. Julie excels in online retirement transmissions, all levels of our payroll services, research and advisement of payroll tax law. Julie is a graduate of The University of Akron with a degree in Business Administration/Finance, she has 20+ years of working experience in payroll and payroll tax.

Julie Wogan

CPP – Payroll Supervisor
OFFICE : 330.445.7354
Andrea Hillyer - Tax Escrow Coordinator for Atlas Certified Payroll has been with the company since March 1998. Andrea has a Bachelors degree in Fine and Applied Arts from the University of Akron. Andrea spent eight years as a Payroll Processor before making the move to Escrow Coordinator. Her attention to detail and organizational skills have made the transition seamless. She is married to Matt and they have 2 children.

Andrea Hillyer

Tax/Escrow Dept.
Lori Saksa-Oakes is a Premier Pay® Payroll Processor at Atlas Certified Payroll and has been with the company since September 2018. Lori has an Associates Degree in Accounting and she has worked in the Accounting/Payroll field for twenty plus years for several companies. Her last position was with a local CRO where she served as the Purchasing and Timekeeping Coordinator. She is happily married to Paul and enjoys spending time with her dog named Brutus. “I am excited to get to know my clients and their payroll needs!”

Lori Oakes

Payroll Processor
OFFICE : 330.460.0429
Tom Netting is a Sales Associate and former Premier Pay® Payroll Processor whom has been with our company since January 2018. He transitioned into the payroll sales department in 2023 bringing with him a knowledge of payroll tax enabling his advisement to new and current clients be enhanced. After high school, vocational school and college, Tommy decided to become a payroll processor and now a payroll sales associate. He is married to his husband Michael and lives in the West Akron neighborhood of Highland Square. He enjoys all types of music, reading and walking his dog, Willow and being a member of The Bluecoats who keep him busy in his spare time.

Tom Netting

Sales Associate
OFFICE : 330.445.7353
Jennifer graduated from The University of Akron in 1996 with a Master of Science Degree in Education and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education. She joined the company in 2016. Prior to working at Atlas Certified Payroll, Jennifer spent over eighteen years working in the field of higher education. Jennifer lives in Green with her husband Joe and their three sons. When not at work, she enjoys spending time with her family and attending her children’s athletic events.

Jennifer Petit

Business Consultant
Tom Gustavich, CPP is in our Tax/Escrow Dept and processes Standard/Premier Pay® payrolls. He has been with our company since 2012. He has over thirty years experience in bookkeeping and accounting with most of that coming from the retail motor sports industry. Has 15 plus years handling all the aspects of payroll, including payroll taxes, BWC filings and benefit administration. Over the years he has been involved with wage and hour audits, BWC audits and unemployment claims and hearings. He likes the idea of doing the payroll for clients in various types of businesses and getting to know his clients. He is a local resident of North Canton Ohio.

Tom Gustavich

CPP – Tax/Escrow Dept.
OFFICE : 330.445.7352
Courtney Bullock, FPC is a Premier Pay® Payroll Processor at Atlas Certified Payroll Inc and has been with the company since January 2021. Courtney graduated from the University of Cincinnati in 2016 with an Associates Degree of Applied Business focusing on Accounting Technology and soon after received her FPC in 2017. Courtney is a member of the Greater Cincinnati Northern Kentucky Payroll Chapter and hopes to earn her CPP. She is married with 4 children and when she is not calculating paychecks, she is usually at a soccer field.

Courtney Bullock

FPC – Payroll Processor
OFFICE : 330.436.7201
Nikki Drake is a Premier Pay® Payroll Processor at Atlas Certified Payroll Inc. and has been with the company since August 2022. Nikki prides herself in providing excellent customer service and attention to detail. She has several years of experience in Accounts Payable and five years of experience processing payroll for a staffing agency. She is a wife and mother of 5 children and when she is not processing payroll, she is usually enjoying the outdoors with her family.

Nicole Drake

Payroll Processor
OFFICE : 330.776.4074
Leann is a Premier Pay® Payroll Processor at Atlas Certified Payroll Inc. and has been with the company since September 2022.

Leann prides herself in providing exceptional customer service and attention to detail.

Leann is a member of the Hall of Fame Payroll Chapter and is studying to earn her FPC. She is a mother of 2 children and when she is not calculating paychecks, she is usually spending time with her kids and riding her motorcycle.

Leann Godwin

Payroll Processor
OFFICE : 330.436.7211
Scott is a Premier Pay® Payroll Processor at Atlas Certified Payroll Inc. and has been with the company since September 2022. He has many years of experience working in the payroll processing field.

He enjoys the customer contact and customizing the payrolls to each individual client.

Scott Piktel

Payroll Processor
OFFICE : 330.436.7212
Erica is a Premier Pay® Payroll Processor at Atlas Certified Payroll Inc. and has been with the company since November 2022.

Erica has worked in payroll for 5 years. Outside of work her 8 year old son keeps her busy with sports. If he isn’t playing sports than you will find him watching his favorite team on TV, the Cincinnati Bengals!

Erica Messer

Payroll Processor
OFFICE : 330.436.0207
Kelli Pence is a Premier Pay® Payroll Processor for ATLAS Certified Payroll Inc. She has been with ATLAS since February 2022.

Kelli moved to Colorado from Texas after retiring from her job with the Department of Defense where she was an accountant/manager for 23 years.

She is a member of her local chapter of PayrollOrg and with payroll processing now her main career focus, she is eager to earn her FPC and to continue to provide clients with the best service possible.

Outside of work, her passion is traveling and genealogy research.

Kelli Pence

Payroll Processor
OFFICE : 719.686.7322
Renee is a Premier Pay® Payroll Processor with ATLAS Certified Payroll Inc. She has been with ATLAS since October 2023.

Renee prides herself in providing excellent customer service and attention to detail. She has several years of experience in Accounts Payable and processing payroll, with an Associates Degree in Accounting.

Renee enjoys spending time with family, friends, and her “fur kids” Frankie and Johnny.

Renee Frame

Payroll Processor
OFFICE : 330.294.0633
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