Clausen & Associates CPAs, PC was founded
as a mother-daughter team in 2002 and has evolved
into a small firm that offers tax, accounting and consulting
services for individuals and small businesses, as well as
specializing in non-profit and local government audits.
Barbara R. Clausen, CPA
Barb earned her Bachelor of Science with a Major in Accounting from Colorado State University in 2000 and has been engaged in the practice of accounting since 1995. In 2002, Barb founded our firm with her mom, Mary Naud. Since then, Clausen & Associates CPAs has evolved into a small firm that offers tax, accounting and consulting services for individuals and small businesses, as well as specializing in non-profit and government audits.
Barb is a member of the Colorado Society of CPAs and the AICPA. In addition to her expertise in tax planning, preparation and accounting for individuals and small businesses, Barb has years of experience in performing non-profit and government audits. Barb has three children—two girls and a boy. She is an active volunteer at her kids’ schools and loves traveling, camping and skiing with her family and friends.
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Nicole A. Mandile, CPA
Nicole earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting from Colorado State University. Prior to joining our firm, she was an accountant in the private industry for eight years. She and her husband own L1 Automotive, an automotive repair business in Northern Colorado, giving her invaluable and unique insight into the day-to-day challenges and responsibilities faced by the small business owner.
A member of the American Institute of CPAs and the Colorado
Society of CPAs, Nicole says her favorite part of her career with Clausen & Associates is working with, and getting to know, the wonderful clients that we serve–getting acquainted with their families and watching them change and grow every year. Nicole enjoys spending time with her husband and two sons at home in the foothills of Larimer County, where they love seeing the wildlife native to the area. As a family they enjoy camping, boating and 4-wheeling. Favorite vacation destinations include Moab and Lake Powell in Utah.
Kelly G. Gorbold, CPA
Kelly earned her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a Major in Accounting from the University of Colorado and is a member of the Colorado Society of CPAs. She has experience in accounting and auditing for non-profit and governmental organizations; including compilations, reviews and audits of financial statements, and development and implementation of compliance testing. Kelly’s outside interests include spending time with her granddaughter on a weekly basis, cooking, and a wide variety of fitness activities. Kelly is a children’s leader for an international bible study in Longmont, and serves at a local church in Fraser, Colorado, where she and her husband of forty-plus years spend their weekends hiking, skiing, golfing and entertaining lots of family and friends.
Linda G. Stow, CPA
Linda earned her Bachelor of Science degree with a Major in Accounting from Colorado State University in 1965. She earned her Certified Public Accounting certificate in 1972 and is a member of the Colorado Society of CPAs. She has been in the accounting field since 1967, and has experience in accounting and tax planning and preparation. Prior to merging with Clausen & Associates CPAs, PC in January 2012, Linda was a shareholder in her own practice, Stow & Santos, PC for 32 years. Outside of the office, Linda enjoys gardening and spending time with her grandchildren.
Brett Crall, Accountant
Brett earned his Bachelor of Science in Business with a Major in Small Business Management & Entrepreneurship from the University of Colorado. A native of Boulder County, he has a passion for small business—his parents started and ran their own businesses—a real estate business, a construction company, and an excavation company. Brett joined our firm in 2013. He is a licensed Real Estate Broker and is currently sitting for the CPA exam. Brett and his wife have four kids—two boys and two girls. He is a self-professed “recovering ski bum,” but these days, Brett enjoys attending his kids’ sporting events and giving his time as a volunteer, coaching youth sports.
Amy Price, Accountant
Amy earned her Master of Science degree from Colorado State University.
Prior to joining our firm, Amy was an accountant for more than
a decade in the private, small business industry and also has experience in governmental accounting. Amy enjoys spending time
with her husband and daughter, as well as
rafting, reading, music and cooking.
Nancy Wright, Accountant
Nancy has been an integral part of our firm since it was founded. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Denver and has worked in the accounting field since 1985. Nancy specializes in meeting the bookkeeping needs of our small business clients, including training them in the use of Sage and QuickBooks software. Nancy likes to spend time reading, gardening, exploring museums and walking. She is also an avid bicyclist with an adventurous spirit and a yen for travel.
Sherry Leonard-Bellet, Accountant
Sherry joined our staff at Clausen CPAs in December of 2018. She has worked in the accounting industry since 1985, with experience in both private sector and government accounting. Prior to joining our team, she operated her own bookkeeping and accounting company, serving small businesses in northern Colorado. Sherry helps us meet the bookkeeping needs of our small business clients. She has two grown sons, and outside of the office she enjoys travel, theatre, golf and photography.
Client Services Manager
Sally oversees the day-to-day operations of the firm and manages the support of our staff in addition to providing administrative services for our clients. She has professional and volunteer experience in accounting, marketing, and IT, as well as management experience in small-network environments, database development and customer service. In her role Clausen CPAs, client contact is her favorite part of the job. She truly looks forward to visiting with and serving the administrative needs of our clients. (Sally is a notary if you require these services! )Sally has two grown daughters and enjoys writing, traveling and gardening.
Rhonda Forsyth, Administrative Assistant
Rhonda earned her Bachelor of Science degree with a Major in Business Management from Colorado State University. She worked in the microelectronic industry for several years, but more recently chose to focus her time and energy actively volunteering in her children's schools and with their sports teams. As a member of the administrative staff at Clausen CPAs, she puts her organizational and detail-oriented skills to good use. She and her husband have two grown children---a daughter and a son. Outside of work, she enjoys attending sporting events, spending time with family and friends, and traveling to new places. Rhonda's family has a plan to visit every Major League Baseball stadium. With only seven visited so far, they have a lot of traveling and memories left to make!
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