Meet Our Team
William (Bill) Benson, Jr.
William (Bill) Benson, Jr, is a certified public accountant who has been serving the Twin Ports and surrounding areas for over 35 years. His goal is to provide clients with the highest level of professional services with integrity and confidentiality. Outside of work, Bill is an avid reader who enjoys riding his Harley, traveling, and spending time with his grandchildren.
Tammy Courrege has joined TCG Accounting as a bookkeeping / payroll specialist. She graduated from Lake Superior College with an accounting AAS and microcomputer specialist degree. She has 15+ years of experience doing accounting and payroll for a variety of businesses. Outside of work she enjoys being with family and friends.
Alex French joined TCG in late 2017. He grew up in Wright, Minnesota with his parents and 2 brothers. He received his Accounting degree from University of Nebraska at Omaha in 2016 and is focused on completing his CPA exam in 2018. In addition to his educational background, he brings 10 plus years of experience in Client Relationship Management. In his role with TCG, Alex focuses on being our clients’ primary contact and ensuring their satisfaction. From making sure documents are in order to answering a client’s questions in plain English, he believes in quick action and concise communication. In his free time, Alex prefers to be on a golf course trying to keep it in play and minimize 3 putts. Playing 18 at Pebble Beach and watching the Master’s in person are on his bucket list. With Minnesota’s weather interrupting golf for at least half the year, he also enjoys reading, watching anything football related and spending time with his family (especially nieces and nephew).
Bonita joined TCG Accounting in December 2017. She earned her Bachelor’s degrees from the University of Wisconsin – Superior. Her first Bachelor’s degree included majors in writing and biology and the second, most recent degree was in accounting. She is a certified analyst for milk and water in Wisconsin and works part time at the Douglas County Health Department laboratory. Outside of work, Bonita spends her time with her family, and fixing up her homestead on the Middle River, the core component being a squared log cabin built in the late 1800’s. She loves to write and enjoys cooking, sewing, knitting and other crafts. Other interests include reading, meditating, yoga, qigong and dance. Her favorite outdoor activities are kayak camping and hiking.
Jerad Borgschatz grew up in Pine Island, Minnesota but has learned to call Duluth his home over the last 6 years. He attended University of Minnesota, Duluth and graduated with a degree in Accounting and Financial Planning in May of 2016. He currently specializes in tax preparation for businesses and individuals and is actively working towards attaining his CPA certification. When not in the office, Jerad enjoys playing basketball, golfing, and spending time with his family.
Jamie Hopp was born and raised in Cloquet, Minnesota. She moved Oregon for a few years but returned to Minnesota after realizing there is no other place she would rather raise children. She has worked for the past 16 years in Operations Management in the Duluth/Superior communities and couldn’t be happier to be back in Cloquet at her roots. She connected with the TCG Accounting culture and values in regards to growth and is very excited to hit the ground running. With a passion for helping people she found TCG a perfect place to call home. She spends as much time as she can outdoors and with her husband, 2 children, and friends. Having fun is one of her top priorities! She can’t wait to meet everyone!!!
Rick Friedman joined TCG Accounting in November 2017. Rick specializes in the Bookkeeping and Payroll areas for TCG. He previously was the accountant at Goodwill Industries. He grew up in Hermantown and now lives there with his three sons now attending the high school. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin- Superior and has his 4 Year degree in Accounting. Outside of work Rick spends a lot of time at the cabin with family enjoying fishing, hunting, and just being at the lake.