Meet Ellie

Founder and Business Consultant

   My name is Elizabeth "Ellie" May.  I am committed to helping you reach your business goals both short and long term.  As a small business owner myself, I understand both the challenges and benefits facing small businesses in California.  I have been an independent bookkeeper, human resources consultant and small business owner for more than 15 years. 

   Ellie May Inc is dedicated to helping small businesses reach their fullest potential while staying current and compliant with both federal and state laws.  We are committed to helping you fight against discrimination in the workplace to create a healthy and satisfying environment where your employees can reach their fullest potential.  

Meet the Team

Barbara May


   Barbara is our staff bookkeeper and office manager.  She lives and works between the bustling city of LA and her rural home in Prineville, Oregon.  Barbara's attention to detail and dedication to perfection makes her an excellent addition to our team as staff bookkeeper. 


A Note from Barbara...

   Being part of the Ellie May, Inc is a refreshing change from working for more than 20 years in the corporate world.  I am committed to putting my skills and experience to work for you, by providing you with efficient, accurate and timely bookkeeping services and support for your employee training needs. Seeing your small business succeed is my goal!  

Michelle Swauger


 Michelle has over 30 years of experience in Human Resources and Organizational Development.  She obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from California State University, Northridge. She has experience working in many different types of industries including financial services, manufacturing, retail and municipal services.  Michelle is an expert in each of the functional areas of the HR field including leadership and talent development, training and facilitation, fair employment practices, compensation structure and analysis, benefits analysis and design, payroll/HRIS systems, wage and hour compliance, employee relations, performance management, and policy development.  She is adept at helping business owners identify and resolve complex employment issues, specifically in California.

Nydia Velez


   Nydia has consultative experience in various functional areas of Human Resources to include compensation programs, policies and procedures, managing project plans, identifying and implementing operational efficiencies, total rewards, compliance, training and facilitation, talent management, and technical expertise with different HRIS systems and compensation tools.

   She has specialized in compensation for many years and possess a certification as a Certified Compensation Professional (CCP).  Her expertise enables her to provide a full range of compensation services such as executive compensation, competitive benchmarking, budget forecasting and modeling, job evaluations to include job analysis, job leveling, and job classification

   Nydia has a passion for people and is effective in assisting companies gain a better understanding of their place in the industry by gauging their performance among their peers.  She has worked with small, medium, and large companies in various types of industries to include but not limited to technology, entertainment biotechnology, medical, and financial services.  As a strategic partner, she welcomes the opportunity to assist your company toward achieving your business goals.


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Phone: 424-234-3868

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