Why Moneywise?

You Can Focus On Increasing Profits, Not Doing Paperwork.
Our payroll management services allow you to put the focus back on serving your customers instead of keeping up with tedious paperwork.

Access to the Latest Knowledge.
MoneyWise payroll specialists are up-to-date on the latest compliance regulations. Your account receives all the benefits of their expertise and knowledge.

Peace-of-Mind with Guaranteed Accuracy and Confidentiality.
MoneyWise stands behind every action taken so you can rest easy knowing it’s done right and in the strictest of confidence.  We guarantee the accuracy and security of your business information.

Timely Delivery of Forms, Statements & Reports.
Required forms, statements and reports are prepared and delivered directly to you so you are assured of timely and accurate filing. We keep you on track throughout the year so end-of-year paperwork is a breeze.

Personalized Customer Service and Support.
Your success is our success, and we pride ourselves in providing personalized payroll expertise that supports your unique business in every way. Before we recommend a payroll package we take the time to assess the goals, plans and special considerations of every customer.

Meet The MoneyWise Team

Sean Shanks

Sean Shanks


Sean joined the MoneyWise Payroll team in 2000 as an Account Executive. He brought his customer service and database administration experience to the team and quickly found a niche at MoneyWise. Sean has worked in a variety of industires and that experience has proven invaluable to understanding our client’s needs. Sean took on the role of Operations Manager in 2002 where he focused on redesigning the shape of the customer experience and worked closely with the founder, Frank Birckhead, to guide and grow the business. Following the passing of Frank in 2015, Sean managed the company for the Birckhead family before being able to purchase MoneyWise and continue to build and grow the business one client at a time.

Sean and his wife Jennifer have three children, and they enjoy raising their family in the beauty of the Virginia Piedmont.

Tara Wood

Tara Wood

Payroll Tax Specialist

Tara, originally from Georgia, is a graduate of James Madison University. After graduation she chose to stay in Virginia, settling in Charlottesville. Tara has been with MoneyWise Payroll since 1999, serving as the Tax Specialist for our payroll clients.

Tara regularly volunteers with the Charlottesville Albemarle SPCA, working with the dogs and cats and helping them find new homes.

Bobbie Jo Shackelford

Bobbie Jo Shackelford

Senior Payroll Specialist & Operations Manager

Bobbie Jo, originally a Pittsburgh native, joined the MoneyWise team in 2013.

She brings years of management and customer service experience to the team. Her passion for providing a great customer experience, has been appreciated by all of our clients.  She has continued to work to improve our customer experience and streamline our operational workflow.  She has utilized her experience and skills to grow into the role of Operations Manager and she looks forward to growing our family one payroll at a time.

When she is not in the office, you can find her enjoying family time with her children.

Brandi Washburn

Payroll Specialist

Brandi joined the MoneyWise Payroll team in 2017 and has found great joy in providing customer service and support to our clients. Brandi grew up in Scottsville but has lived in Charlottesville for more than 15 years. Getting to work with local businesses is something that she really enjoys but she is always looking forward to building bridges with clients that are out of the area as well!

 Brandi lives in town with her husband, Jason, and enjoys a good road-trip with him whenever the opportunity arises. When she’s not out exploring you can usually find her lost in a good book.

Kayla Arvidson

Payroll Specialist

Kayla moved from Richmond to Charlottesville in 2017 and instantly fell in love with the city’s abundant rural and urban amenities. She joined MoneyWise Payroll in 2018 and has since greatly enjoyed working with our diverse client base. With a varied customer service background, and having served six years in the Virginia Army National Guard as a Human Resources Specialist, Kayla is always ready to provide clients with an exceptional Customer Service Experience.

 Most weekends you can find her participating in a local 5k or hiking the area’s beautiful trails with her husband Matt, and their two dogs.

Kimberly Mallory

Payroll Generalist

Kimberly is MoneyWise Payroll’s newest addition.

She brings over ten years of administrative experience to Moneywise, with expertise in customer service, problem solving and correspondence. As a payroll generalist she looks forward to working with all of our clients and meeting their payroll needs.

She enjoys cooking, writing poems and reading.  When she isn’t working, you’ll find Kimberly spending time with her family.