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 & Managing Partner
Barb is a Certified Public Accountant in the state of Colorado. She 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 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 is married and has three children—two girls and a boy. She is an active volunteer at her kids’ schools and loves traveling and camping with her family and friends.
Mary E. Naud, CPA & Partner
Mary earned her Bachelor of Arts degree with a Major in Mathematics from University of Rochester, NY, and is a member of the Colorado Society of CPAs. She has been in the accounting field since 1984, with experience in governmental and nonprofit auditing, as well as in accounting and tax planning and preparation for individuals and businesses. Mary partnered with her daughter Barb in the founding of their accounting firm in 2004. Mary is an avid golfer and enjoys volunteering at Flagstaff Academy. She enjoys skiing, gardening, traveling, and spending time with her grandchildren.
Linda G. Stow, CPA & Partner
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 for closely held businesses. 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.
Kelly G. Gorbold, CPA & Audit Manager
Kelly earned her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a Major in Accounting from the University of Colorado in 1999, 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 CrossFit training, spinning and swimming. She is a mentor Mom for MOPS in Longmont, and serves at a local church in Fraser, Colorado, where Kelly and her husband of forty years spend their weekends hiking, skiing, golfing and entertaining lots of friends and family.
Nicole A. Mandile, CPA
Nicole earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting from Colorado State University in 2007. Prior to joining our firm in 2008, she was an accountant in the private industry for eight years. A member of the American Institute of CPAs and the Colorado Society of CPAs, Nicole also serves as a Longmont Chamber of Commerce Ambassador. 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.
Outside of the firm, Nicole enjoys spending time with her husband and two sons at their home in the foothills of Larimer County, where they enjoy seeing the wildlife native to the area. As a family they enjoy camping, boating, fishing and 4-wheeling. Some of their favorite vacation destinations include
Moab and Lake Powell in Utah.
Cara M. Tindell, CPA
Cara is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in Colorado and Illinois. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Cincinnati. She has been in the accounting field since 1989, with experience in corporate and personal income tax preparation, general accounting and strategic planning and implementation. Cara and her husband of 30+ years recently moved to Colorado from the Midwest, where they raised a daughter and a son. She enjoys spending time with her immediate and extended family, and in her words, is “always looking for a crazy adventure, whether it be walking through the woods or decorating cookies.” Cara considers reading her great escape, and enjoys traveling to experience new things. Watching football is also a favorite pastime, with the Indianapolis Colts being her team of choice. Cara has long been a contributor to her community, serving most recently as a Board Member with the Melanoma Research Foundation.
Nancy L. 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 Peachtree 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.
Brett T. Crall, Accountant
Brett earned his Bachelor of Science in Business with a Major in Small Business Management & Entrepreneurship from the University of Colorado in 1996. He is a native of Boulder County and 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—while he was growing up. Brett began working for our firm in 2013 as a staff accountant. 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 his time spent as a volunteer, coaching youth sports.
Sally A. McMichael, Client Services Manager
Sally has decades of professional and volunteer experience in accounting, marketing, and IT as well as management experience in small-network environments, database development and customer service leading up to her role as Client Services Manager for Clausen & Associates.
Client contact is her favorite part of the job, and she truly looks forward to visiting with and serving the administrative needs of all of our clients. Sally also enjoys the multitasking, fast-paced and detail-oriented responsibilities of managing the day-to-day operations of our firm as well as overseeing the administrative support of our staff.
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 six visited so far, they have a lot of traveling and memories left to make!