Accounting & strategy solutions for today's small business
Passionate about small business and entrepreneurship, Echo Bell launched Bell Solutions as a freelance accounting and small business consultant in 2008. Since then, the business model has evolved to what is referred to as Lincoln’s CFO on the Go.
Serving as a fractional Chief Financial Offer for start-ups and small businesses, this team empowers entrepreneurs locally, and around the world. Armed with diverse experience in accounting, business, and compliance Bell Solutions excels as a small business partner.
My parents were traveling musicians and I spent much of my childhood moving around Nebraska. In 1991, my family moved to David City where I met my husband Leroy. I attended community college in Columbus, NE for Business Administration while working for my step-dad's construction company. I married one of my best friends from high school in 2005 and had the first of 2 sons in 2006. Before launching the CFO on the Go model I spent my career serving as a Chief Financial Officer designing and implementing financial, federally regulated inventory, quality management, and human resource systems for the construction and manufacturing industries. I love software and was recognized as a top Intuit Certified QuickBooks Trainer and Certified Intuit ProAdvisor in 2009 and 2018.
In 2016, after serving as the Director of Operations of a Veterinary Pharmaceutical Manufacturing company, I took the leap to full-time entrepreneur and never looked back. I also love Harry Potter, playing the outdoors and volunteering time to those in need.
CEO & Chief Troublemaker
I grew up in Garrison, Nebraska and graduated from David City High School. I spread my wings and moved to Columbus, where I became a young mother of two amazing daughters. Being inspired by my sister in law, I earned my Associate’s Degree in accounting from Central Community College. I had always wanted to further my education, and when my girls were a little older, I graduated from Bellevue University with my Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. A few years later, I crossed another item off of my goal list and purchased my first home. When the opportunity arose, I took the chance and quit my full-time job to join Bell Solutions as a CFO on the Go, which was the best possible career choice I could have ever made! I am blessed to have my sister as both my mentor, and my boss. I am thankful to be a part of this team and the work we do!
COO & CFO on the Go
I have lived in Lincoln for most of my life. After graduating from Benedictine College with majors in Accounting, Finance, and Economics, I got married to my high school sweetheart and started my accounting career with Ameritas Life Insurance. I worked for eight years in Financial Reporting completing journal entries, reconciliations and assisting in the compilation o f financial statements. Pass the CPA exam has been one of my greatest professional accomplishments. In my free time, I love watching Husker football and volleyball, drinking Pepsi, and spending time with my family. My husband, Drew, and I have been married since 2012 and have three beautiful children: Hank, Elsie and Nora. I'm very excited to have this awesome opportunity to stay home and raise my kids; while also being a part of the Bell Solutions team.
CFO on the Go
I grew up in small-town Malcolm, Nebraska after graduating from high school I moved to Lincoln. I found my love for numbers, the construction field, and QuickBooks at my first job. I attended Southeast Community College online graduating with a degree in Business Administration with my focus on Accounting. While in school I continued working and gaining more hands-on accounting experience and learning the multiple sides of the construction industry. I enjoy working with small businesses helping them to understand their numbers to grow their businesses and become more successful. As someone who was raised by a small-business man, they are dear to my heart. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family, being outside, watching football, baseball, and hockey. I recently had my son, Maverick, in December of 2019 and by joining this awesome team of ladies I am able to stay home and show my son that moms can work and be Rockstar moms!
CFO on the Go: Payroll Specialist
I’m a Nebraska girl! I grew up the daughter of a Mechanic and a Beautician. My mom owns her own salon and passed her hard working entrepreneurial spirit on to me. When I was 12, we moved from Lincoln to Denton, NE and I went to Jr. High and High School in Milford, NE.
I studied Communications Studies at the University of Nebraska, Business Administration at Southeast Community College and in 2007 received my Masters Certificates in Federal and Commercial Contracting and Project Management from Villanova University. In late 2001, I relocated to Las Vegas, NV, where I experienced one of my greatest professional achievements. I spent 7 years developing the commercial and federal contract services program for the largest not-for-profit in Southern Nevada; employing more than 900 individuals with intellectual disabilities in positions in culinary, hospitality and environmental services industries.
I married a rock n’ roller chef, Paul, in 2011 and we have a beautiful daughter, Jessi, who is, herself following in her parents footsteps as a pastry chef and entrepreneur. When I’m not working, I enjoy being a self-proclaimed, “World’s Best Auntie”. (I’ve got pictures, just ask) I crochet, I garden, I sing rock n’ roll and country music like it’s my JOB!