Our Staff

Julie has worked in public accounting since 2008 and has been employed by Kilday, Baxter & Associates since 2015. She became a partner in the business in 2019. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Illinois Wesleyan University.  She is a member of the AICPA (American Institute of Certified Public Accountants) and ICPAS (Illinois Certified Public Accountants Society).

Julie was born and raised in Peru, IL and resides in Tonica, IL. She is married to her husband Josh and has two children. She volunteers for IVAR (Illinois Valley Animal Rescue) and enjoys hiking, camping, reading, cooking and travel.  One of Julie’s great joy is working with small business owners to see their dreams become a  reality.

Shelley Bottomley - CPA

Shelley (Michele)

Bottomley

CPA
815-883-3500 x 13
michelle@jaybaxtercpa.net

Shelley has been employed by Kilday, Baxter & Associates since 2017 and has been preparing taxes since 2012. She has Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Accounting from Northern Illinois University and holds a QuickBooks ProAdvisor certification. She also is a member of the AICPA (American Institute of Certified Public Accountants) and ICPAS (Illinois Certified Public Accountants Society).

Shelley was raised and resides in Utica, IL. She is married to her husband Paul and has two children. She enjoys spending time with family, traveling and learning new things.

Jay has over 45 years of accounting and tax experience and has worked in private practice since 1990. He is the founder of Kilday, Baxter & Associates and has Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Accounting from the University of Illinois. He is a member of the AICPA (American Institute of Certified Public Accountants) and ICPAS (Illinois Certified Public Accountants Society).

Jay was raised in DePue, IL and resides in Oglesby, IL. He is married to his wife Colleen and has two children. He enjoys working with small and medium-sized businesses, farmers, and individuals, providing tax planning and preparation, financial consulting and planning, and accounting services.

Jurgita Nauyalis - Enrolled Agent

Jurgita Nauyalis

Enrolled Agent
815-883-3500 x 14
jurgita@jaybaxtercpa.net

Jurgita has been employed by Kilday, Baxter & Associates since 2019. She attended college in Lithuania, has a Master’s degree in Accounting & Auditing and is a member of NATP (National Association of Tax Professionals).

Jurgita was born in Lithuania, has lived in the Illinois Valley since 2009 and resides in Spring Valley, IL. She is married to her husband Joe and is fluent in English, Lithuanian and Russian and speaks Polish. She enjoys bowling, traveling, hiking and cooking.

Amy Gillio - Office Manager

Amy Gillio

Office Manager
815-883-3500 x 10
amy@jaybaxtercpa.net

Amy has been employed by Kilday, Baxter & Associates since 2019.  She attended IVCC and has Associate degrees in Business Administration and Marketing.

Amy resides in Oglesby, IL.  She is married to David. She enjoys reading and antiquing.