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Bobbie Thomas

Bobbie Thomas

Client Accounting Services

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Bobbie joined Cole Gavlas in 2021, bringing over 30 years of experience in the accounting profession to the team. In her role as a bookkeeper, she serves clients in the firm’s Accounting Services Department and is especially adept at handling bank and credit card reconciliations. Prior to joining Cole Gavlas, Bobbie worked for several years as an accounting administrator for Heritage Guitars.

A dependable and honest professional, Bobbie believes in the golden rule: treating every client as she herself would like to be treated. She was inspired to pursue a career in the accounting profession by her high school accounting teacher, Mrs. Graber. Bobbie credits her professional success to her dad, who always encouraged her to be self-sufficient.

Bobbie is from Delton, Michigan but has made Portage her home since 1991. She has three children—Stephanie, Brett, and Nolan—who all graduated from Portage Northern High School. She lives with her significant other Steve, and the couple have three dogs and three cats. When she’s not working, Bobbie loves spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.

A few fun facts about Bobbie:

  • Her favorite quote is, “Great things in life are never done by one person, they’re done by a team of people.”
  • Her favorite sports team is the Green Bay Packers. Her middle son Brett and Brett Favre share a birthday.


  • Davenport University
    • Associates of Accounting (1985)