Meet the Team


Director of Accounting

Known for her attention to detail and stellar communication skills, Brittany is as dedicated to keeping Thornley & Knight clients happy as she is to the Chicago Bears! She believes in always acting with integrity and reliability, and can be counted on for a consistently positive attitude. Holding numerous degrees and academic honors, she’s also a full-time sports mom to her four children that she shares with fiance Ryan. When not beholden to state fund grant accounting, you can find Brittany relieving her stress digging in her backyard!


Lead Bookkeeper

Jessica is our lead bookkeeper, proud mother of three beautiful little girls, and proud wife to her corrections officer husband, John . She was educated at Sacramento State University, receiving an Associates Degree in Accounting and Bookkeeping Certification. Jessica never turns down an opportunity to expand her knowledge, and is an avid learner always looking to add to her skillset. When not elegantly juggling her many roles, you’ll find her tending to her huge garden, or shuttling the girls to soccer practice!



Notorious for her uprightness & trustworthiness, Ashlie is renowned for her strong client relations. Her devotion to being accurate and organized, streamlines business by centralizing the essential functions in her bookkeeping department within Thornley & Knight. Coming from a large family, Ashlie learned to wear many hats! As mother to her three children, she can be found carpooling her youngest son to athletics, cheering on her eldest son at his college football games, or just hanging out with her favorite daughter! All of Ashlie’s kids have their own agendas, and she wouldn’t have it any other way. When she finds a spare moment, Ashlie enjoys attending pro sporting events with her kids, hiking and horseback riding!


Bookkeeping Assistant

Celebrated for her positive attitude and excellent communication skills, Kelli is an invaluable part of the Thornley & Knight team. For Kelli, anything and everything having to do with numbers is her passion! She excels at customer service and organization, and is always expanding her knowledge base. While not at work, Kelli enjoys reading, exercising, and spending time with her young family outdoors: she especially enjoys a good cup of coffee while reading her current favorite book!


Director of Sales and Client Success

Madeleine comes from a background in construction management and accounting, and sales. Madeleine’s keen eye for detail makes her an expert in Certified Payroll Reporting at both the state and federal level. She has been working directly with large general contractors throughout California for more than 5 years. She is an all-around people person that loves using her artistic genius to market and align with new connections. Leadership and trustworthiness are some of Madeleine’s key characteristics and while not at work, she enjoys painting and spending time with her family outdoors, camping, and fishing.

What Our Clients Say

Dan Green

OMG Media Group, Inc.

Monterey, CA

“I have worked with Thornley & Knight, Inc. since their inception, and we continue to receive the same excellent service today that brought us on board all those years ago. Their friendly staff, and exceptional attention to detail makes them so easy to work with. I don’t ever have to be concerned about a payroll issue or rent being delivered on time. We outsource all of our accounting needs to them and have been very happy with the result. It’s one less thing, as a small business owner, to keep me awake at night!”