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Meet the Team

Matt Kotman, CPA

Matt joined LVS in 2000 and has been a partner since 2006. He graduated from Grand Valley in 2002 with a bachelor’s degree in accounting and in 2003 received his master’s degree in accounting.

Matt is responsible for a variety of accounting and tax related responsibilities and enjoys helping the clients achieve their goals. This includes preparation of financial statements, individual and corporate tax return preparation, and other services that the client requires. Matt currently serves as the Treasurer of the firm. Matt is currently a member of the Independent Accountants Association of Michigan, the Michigan Association of CPAs, and the Michigan Accounting and Tax Professionals. Outside of the office, Matt enjoys a round of golf, watching the MSU Spartans, and volunteering as part of his church’s worship team.

Justin Johnson, CPA

Justin joined LVS in November 2010 and became a Partner in April 2012. Justin’s public accounting career began in 2006 working with small businesses. As a licensed CPA, Justin is ready to assist you in all your accounting needs. He earned his bachelor’s degree in accounting at Grand Valley State University, with a semester abroad at John Cabot University in Rome Italy. Justin is an active member in the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He has also served on various non profit boards in the Holland/Zeeland area. When not in the office he enjoys spending time with his wife Jill and kids Claire and Will. Watching sports, camping, hiking, and golfing are a few of his favorite leisure activities. Justin and his family attend Community Reformed Church in Zeeland.

Lora Buursma, CPA

Lora joined LVS in November 2011 and has been a Partner since January 2014. Her career in public accounting started in 2007 and she has served clients in a wide range of industries, including nonprofit, manufacturing, construction, and governments with both audit and tax accounting matters. She earned her bachelor's degree in accounting at Grand Valley State University and has obtained her CPA license in the state of Michigan. When not working, Lora enjoys spending time with her family. She and her husband Matt, along with their sons Graham & Brandt, live in Jamestown. She enjoys many hobbies, some of which are: watching sports, playing golf, party planning, home decorating, traveling, and flower gardening. Lora and her family attend Providence CRC in Grand Rapids, where they volunteer their time in numerous ministries.

Aaron Steenwyk

Aaron joined LVS in the summer of 2016 as a payroll processor, accountant, and tax preparer - a true "jack of all trades!". He earned his bachelor's degree from Grand Valley State University with a double major in Accounting and Finance. He started his career in 2006 and has served many clients and small businesses in financial services, including commercial loans in banking. Aaron relates well with clients and enjoys helping them meet their financial needs and goals. He has also owned and operated his own small business from 2004 to 2015: Macatawa Boat House, a kayak and Stand Up Paddle board rental company. Beyond business, Aaron enjoys playing basketball and loves to deer hunt. He also enjoys spending time outdoors with his wife Christa doing activities like mountain biking, hiking, kayaking, snowboarding, and cross country skiing. Christa and Aaron are members of Community Reformed Church in Zeeland.

Rochelle Bright-Verstrate

Rochelle joined LVS in the summer of 2021 as our Executive Assistant. She is client service oriented, and genuinely enjoys the ability to be a team player and help both clients and colleagues alike. She is a graduate of Grand Valley State University and resides in Hamilton. When not working, Rochelle enjoys spending time with her family. She and her husband Steve have 3 children - sons Hudson and Logan and daughter Harbor - as well as 2 dogs. Together, they love visiting zoos and museums. She also enjoys cooking, shopping, and traveling. Some favorite adventures include snorkeling with manatees in Florida and swimming with the whale sharks at the Georgia Aquarium.

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At LVS CPAs & Associates, P.C., we've been serving the accounting needs of Zeeland, MI and the surrounding areas for years. If you need help managing any aspect of your home or business's finances, we want to hear from you.

Please fill out this form and let us know how we can be of service. We will happily offer you a FREE initial consultation to determine how we can best serve you.

Thank you for visiting. We look forward to working together!

LVS CPAs & Associates, P.C.

300 S State Street Suite 11,
Zeeland, MI 49464
T: (616) 772-2846
F: (616) 772-0778


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