About Paper Trails

Paper Trails was founded in 2004 to relieve small businesses’ financial preparation headaches and to allow you to work smarter no matter your size.  While human resource management and payroll can be stressful, we are here to help run your business and to give you the time to do what you want to do – work your business!  We are a local small business without an 800 number that consists of a team of fun and local experts purveying convenient, high tech, compliant services. We live, work and party right here in the southern Maine community, so when a question or need arises, we are right around the corner! From running payroll, to bookkeeping and benefit administration, Paper Trails allows you to handle the work, while we handle the paperwork.

Our Team

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Chris Cluff


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Jeff Burnham

Account Executive

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Michelle Aldridge

Payroll Operations Manager

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Joanie Parent

Bookkeeping Manager

Jon Portanova

Jon Portanova

Marketing Director

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Kate Hodgkins

Tax & Compliance Manager

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Teresa Gamache

Implementation Manager

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Kim Miller

Payroll Processor

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Kate Lacombe


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Kerry Fernandes

Payroll Processor & Bookkeeper

Drew Lupardo

Account Executive

Jed Brown

Payroll Processor

Carrie Goodness

Payroll Processor

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Payroll Services

Customized payroll management from local experts who understand Maine business.

Payroll processing, tracking, and reporting

Expert and integrated payroll to improve the employee life-cycle.

Time Tracking & Scheduling Solutions

Collect and manage employee time customized to your needs.

Expense Management

Reduce administrative burden, improve financial health, and boost employee satisfaction with an accessible and adaptable expense process.

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Human Resources Solutions

Straightforward, accessible HR support for businesses like yours.

Benefits Enrollment & Administration

Online open enrollment and benefits tracking integrated with payroll and your benefits providers.

Human Resource Management

License and certificate tracking, performance reviews, and a comprehensive HR answer center.

Recruiting & Onboarding

Attract and hire the best candidates to bolster your team.

Paperwork and checklists

You handle the work. We’ll handle the paperwork.

We’ll stay in the weeds to manage your payroll, Human Resources, and compliance needs.