Helena Payne

Administrative Assistant
General Business Services Specialist

(716) 489-2012

As an Administrative Assistant at Buffamante Whipple Buttafaro, P.C., Helena assists with the preparation of tax returns, assembling of financial reports, marketing events and other various administrative tasks along with assisting the firms GBS clients.

Helena returned to BWB in 2018 upon returning to NY after a few year hiatus out in Salem, MA.  She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, with concentrations in Management and Marketing, from St. Bonaventure University.

Fun Facts About Helena

What is the most unusual item in your desk drawer?  An elf hat.

What’s your guilty pleasure? Double Stuff Oreos - Wait, what half the package is gone…no!

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Sheyenne Hooker

Staff Accountant

(716) 701-7616

Part of our talented team of staff accountants at Buffamante Whipple Buttafaro, P.C., Sheyenne contributes to the corporate responsibilities of compiling, reviewing and auditing financial statements as well as performing general tax assignments.

In 2017, Sheyenne completed her undergraduate program at Alfred State, earning a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. She then continued her studies in Business Administration and a concentration in Accounting at Alfred University. She graduated with her Master’s in 2018.

Fun Facts About Sheyenne

How did people describe you in your high school yearbook? Most Artistic

What is your dream occupation? FBI

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Michael McLanahan

Staff Accountant

(716) 701-7652

A staff accountant at Buffamante Whipple Buttafaro, P.C., Michael has corporate responsibilities to compile, review and audit financial statements, along with general tax assignments. He earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Business Administration with a major in Accounting at St. Bonaventure University in 2018.

Michael’s educational background and experience help him to meet BWB’s promise to clients—to provide exceptional, personalized service and to help our clients enjoy long-term success.

Fun Facts About Michael

What is your guilty pleasure? Watching reruns of Frasier in the evening.

What embarrassing mistake have you made that has taught you a lesson? Filling out an answer sheet wrong for a test in high school because I was afraid to ask how to complete the assignment.  I learned the importance of asking questions.

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Lauren Bouck

Staff Accountant

(716) 489-2026

As a staff accountant at Buffamante Whipple Buttafaro, P.C., Lauren Bouck has corporate responsibilities to compile, review and audit financial statements, along with general tax assignments.   Lauren joined BWB in 2018, on the heels of earning her Bachelor’s degree, with a concentration in Accounting, from SUNY Geneseo.

When she’s not rolling up her sleeves and putting in a hard day’s work at BWB, she’s racing– running Relay for Life events.

Fun Facts About Lauren

What is the No. 1 item on your bucket list?  To go skydiving!

What’s your dream occupation – the one job you’d love to have if you weren’t doing what you do now?  To be a ski instructor out in Colorado.

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