Experience:

Chris holds himself to the highest standard with hard work, intelligence, trust and putting himself in his client’s shoes. He spent 15+ years of his career working in restaurants learning the meaning of hard work, team work, time management, communication and building relationships with people of all backgrounds and beliefs.

Since beginning his public accounting career in 2006, Chris has continued to apply these vital skills that have contributed to the success that he has achieved during his career as a Certified Public Accountant. He currently works with small businesses by implementing strategic plans to create efficiencies, manage cash flow and ultimately increase the value and sustainability of their companies. He also provides consultation services to clients in a variety of tax areas including Federal income taxes, state income tax planning and entity restructuring in order to minimize tax liabilities.

Chris also holds an Accredited Mortgage Professional (AMP) certification. Issued by the Mortgage Bankers Association of America, this certification signifies the achievements of individuals in the real estate finance industry for their pursuit of educational excellence, high ethical standards and commitment to professionalism.

Professional + Community Involvement:

Chris is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the Colorado Society of Certified Public Accountants (COCPA),  the Colorado Restaurant Association, the Colorado Association of Business Intermediaries, the Alternative Business Networking Group  and the Colorado Professional’s Network (COPROs).

Hobbies + Interests:

Chris currently resides in Centennial, Colorado with his wife Nicki and daughter Remi, along with their two dogs, Salem and Charlie. In his free time away from the office, Chris enjoys hiking in the Colorado Mountains, playing soccer and golf, as well as dining out and traveling with his family.

Experience:

Jennifer started her public accounting career at SKR+CO in 2018. She has experience working with estate + trusts, real estate, small businesses, private foundations, nonprofit organizations and high-net worth individuals. Prior to her accounting career, Jennifer served in the United States Coast Guard.

Professional + Community Involvement:

Jennifer is currently a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Colorado Society of Certified Public Accountants (COCPA).

Hobbies + Interests:

Jennifer enjoys camping, gardening, and spending time with her family.

Experience:

Claudine brings nearly two decades of experience in business administration, finance management, financial planning, and human resources to SKR+CO’s Client Advisory Team. Claudine collaborates with clients at the Controller/CFO level to identify areas of improvement and build effective business plans to fulfill each client’s individual needs.

Currently a master’s of accounting candidate, Claudine has collaborated with companies in telecommunications, defense contracting, law, nonprofit and more. This diverse background has given her the ability to work effectively with management, staff and clients alike.

Professional + Community Involvement:

After starting her career in business administration, Claudine transitioned to the world of finance in 2015, when her position at a telecommunications company sparked her interest in accounting and numbers. Claudine has been cultivating her accounting skills ever since.

Claudine enjoys working with diverse industries and creating solutions that set her clients up for growth and success. Claudine offers Controller-for-hire or fractional Controller consultation for various industries in Southern Colorado.

Hobbies + Interests:

Claudine enjoys crafting, attending concerts and spending time with family and friends.

Experience

Started as an intern in January of 2017 before becoming a full time employee in May 2017. I have experience in a variety of areas, primarily real estate, multi-state corporations, and construction. I work with smaller clients that require more hands on business advisory as well as larger clients that have complex tax structures and transactions and everything in between.

Professional + Community Involvement

Board Treasurer for CONO, Building Neighborhood Networks. Our mission is to strengthen neighborhoods through community engagement, education, and trust-building in the public process. Volunteer for UCCS College of Business Alumni Leadership Team. We work with UCCS faculty to plan events and improve alumni engagement.

Hobbies + Interests

Basketball, spending time with my family, hiking, and snowboarding.

Experience:

Linda started in public accounting in 2015 after a progressive career working in accounting management as an accounting consultant and as a director of finance. Linda specializes in business advisory at the CFO/Controller level on financial and accounting practices, and business planning using a systems approach.

An entrepreneur and former small business owner, Linda has worked with companies in manufacturing, technology, architecture, construction, retail, solar energy, healthcare, ranching, social services, nonprofit, and more.

Professional + Community Involvement:

After starting her career in biochemstry and molecular biology, Linda was introduced to the world of accounting while doing contract work for a lab at the University of Texas at Austin. Exposure to the project sparked an interest in business administration, lean practices and financial managment, and Linda has been in honing her skills ever since.

Well versed in risk-assessment and the divergent needs of business owners, Linda enjoys taking a holistic view for problem solving, implenting solutions and adding value
for her clients.

Hobbies + Interests:

CrossFit, permaculture and sustainable practices, metalsmithing and hiking with friends.

Experience:

Before joining Stockman Kast Ryan + Company, Rebecca began her career in public accounting in 1990 with Deloitte and Touche. During the years from 1993 – 2005, Rebecca served many businesses in Accounting and Business Management in telecommunication, construction and healthcare. She earned her CPA license in 1995, her LL.M in Taxation in 2010 and her JD in 2009. She practiced law for 12 years specializing in tax, business and estate planning as well as probate and trust administration.

Professional + Community Involvement:

Rebecca is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the Colorado Society of Certified Public Accountants (COCPA) and serves as a board member for the Estate Planning Council of Colorado Springs.

Hobbies + Interests:

Enjoying the beauty of Colorado with my family and friends.

Experience:

Eric began his career in public accounting in 2012 before joining Stockman Kast Ryan + Company. He earned his CPA license in 2015 and specializes in estate, gift and trust taxation. Eric has received his CTFA designation.

Professional + Community Involvement:

Eric is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Colorado Society of Certified Public Accountants (COCPA). He is an honors graduate of the Cannon Financial Institute Trust School.

Hobbies + Interests:

Eric enjoys snowboarding in Colorado’s beautiful mountains, concerts, biking, hiking, + movies.

Experience

Trinity has been in public accounting since 1996. Her specialties include strategic tax planning for real estate and construction clients, opportunity zone investments and tax consulting for small businesses and their owners.

Professional + Community Involvement

Trinity is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Colorado Society of Certified Public Accountants (COCPA). As a member of our construction and real estate groups, Trinity participates in the Association of General Contractors (AGC) of Colorado, the El Paso County Contractors Association (EPCCA), as well as the Housing and Building Association (HBA) of Colorado Springs. Trinity also serves on the board of directors for the Colorado Springs Chamber & EDC.

A passionate supporter of the Colorado Springs community, Trinity was honored as a Rising Star in 2009.

Hobbies + Interests

Trinity enjoys arts and crafts, reading, shopping, fishing, hiking, and spending time with her dogs and husband.

Experience

Steve has been in public accounting since 1983, with significant experience serving nonprofit organizations, healthcare organizations, governmental entities and small- to mid-size businesses.

Professional + Community Involvement

Steve is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the Colorado Society of Certified Public Accountants (COCPA) and is an accredited Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA) since 2000. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Pikes Peak Hospice and Palliative Care.

Hobbies + Interests

Steve enjoys golf, skiing and travel.

Experience

Eric has been in public accounting since 1977 with significant
experience serving a variety of real estate, manufacturing and small business clients. He also provides estate planning services to high net worth individuals and maintains his designation as a Personal Financial Specialist (PFS℠) through the AICPA.

Professional + Community Involvement

Eric is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the Colorado Society of Certified Public Accountants (COCPA), the Estate Planning Council of Colorado Springs, the University of Colorado Colorado Springs Ambassadors and the University’s Reach Your Peak Scholarship Advisory Board. He is the chairman of the Foundation for Colorado Springs’ Future and formerly served as chairman of the Audit and Ethics Committee for the United States Anti-Doping Agency.

Hobbies + Interests

Eric enjoys golfing and skiing.