SARA KAY NEWTON
President, Accountant & Bookkeeper
Sara has completed two years of college and is currently enrolled at Western Governors University working toward the completion of a Bachelor’s Degree in accounting. She has worked with her father, Douglas M Newton, for the past 20 years and is experienced in bookkeeping, payroll, tax return preparation, administrative support and QuickBooks ® software, as a QuickBooks ® certified Pro-Advisor. Sara is also the administrator/bookkeeper for a non-profit organization, Institute for Enterprise, Inc., and serves on her Homeowners Association as Secretary/Treasurer.
Sara grew up in Bucks and Montgomery Counties in PA and moved to Florida with her dad in 2004. She enjoys spending time with her dog, Duke, a Labrador Retriever mix, whom she adopted from the Humane Society in 2009. In 2014, another dog was added to the family, a Chihuahua mix named Winston.
In her spare time, Sara likes to play golf, cross stitch, read a chic lit novel and watch football, hockey or baseball while hanging out with friends. She also likes to tickle the ivories on her piano or try her hand at a new recipe in the kitchen.
DOUGLAS M NEWTON
Vice President & Accountant
Douglas is a graduate of Drexel University and was employed by Deloitte, one of the top four accounting and business consulting firms in the U.S., before starting his own accounting practice in 1973. Douglas’ private practice of 40+ years has attracted many affluent individuals and businesses seeking his expertise in taxation and other financial matters all over the world. In 2014, Douglas started a non-profit organization, Institute for Enterprise, Inc., to help young entrepreneurs achieve their goals.
Douglas served as an officer in the U.S. Army and received many medals and commendations for service to his country. While he grew up in Bucks County, PA, he couldn’t wait to move to Amelia Island to enjoy the sea breeze and the sand between his toes. Douglas moved to the Fernandina Beach area in 2004 with his wife and daughter.
In his spare time Douglas enjoys playing a round of golf, relaxing while reading a good book, or playing with his two dogs, Emma and Tucker. He also enjoys traveling and likes to escape to his second home in mountains of Lake Lure, NC.