Chelsea Barends Staff Accountant

Chelsea Barends <span>Staff Accountant</span>

In May, 2012, Chelsea was elated to receive a Bachelor of Science with a concentration in Accounting from Southeastern University of Louisiana. After what felt like an eternity of hard work, she is blessed to finally be employed in her field, and to be at a place that feels like home working with family.

Her favorite color is blue, and loves when it is paired with orange. This is obvious through her wardrobe, and the fact that every room in her home is a shade of blue paired with orange doors and accents. Chelsea's office has some fun memorabilia from her favorite shows, movies, comics, and artwork from her husband and self.

She has been a Ponchatoula resident all of her life and loves this town! Married to T.J. Barends since 2009, she and T.J. are owners of Bare Sounds, located at 276 E. Pine Street. Bare Sounds offers music lessons, recording, gear, and is all about providing a music community for artists to learn and share music. Music is a large part of this family's life and is another aspect that brings them together.

T.J. and Chelsea love their furry family of three cats and golden retriever, Zeke. She admits that she is an avid TV and movie watcher and is very thankful for the inventions of DVR and media streaming services! Chelsea's ideal destination is her cozy home, spending time with her husband and animals.