John Schrote, EA
John has been consulting with small businesses for over twenty years. Prior to entering Public Accounting, he was Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for an SEC warehousing and distribution company for seven years. This practical knowledge of the day to day operations and concerns of small business helps John to relate to the “real world” experiences of the business owner.
In addition to business consultation and advice, John’s expertise is in the area of individual taxes, tax planning, and audit representation. He is an Enrolled Agent (EA), and as such, has represented numerous taxpayers in matters dealing with both IRS and the State of Colorado.
Helping business owners understand their financial statements and how to use this information to more effectively and profitably operate their business is John’s main area of focus. Together with the other members of the firm, we strive to go “beyond numbers” and relate to the needs and concerns of our clients.
John is a graduate of the University of Florida and has been a Colorado resident for fifteen years.
Briana Reidle, CPA
Briana Reidle graduated from Regis University in 1996 and obtained her Certified Public Accountant (CPA) License a few years after that. While completing her accounting degree, she completed 2 internships in accounting. One was with the accounting department of Denver oil and gas company and the second was with a public accounting firm. After graduating from college, she went to work with the public accounting firm that she interned with. During this time, she worked with several clients doing the monthly bookkeeping for them. As the years have gone by, she has moved into working more for clients on a consulting basis, helping them as part of their business management team, setting up accounting systems, preparing business tax returns and the personal tax returns for the business owners.
Briana is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Colorado Society of Certified Public Accountants and the Associated Landscape Contractors of Colorado.
She has worked for the same accounting and tax firm for 10 years and in October 2007, she acquired the accounting and tax clients of her former employer and opened Accounting & Tax Solutions Inc. where she is part owner.
The main goal for her clients is to be there for them in all aspect of their business. She prides herself on personal service and to help her clients be the best they can be!
On a personal note, she is married and has a beautiful daughter born in 2005 and a handsome son born in 2008. She is a native to Colorado and resides in Thornton, Colorado. She enjoys spending time with her family and philanthropic work. She loves to organize teams to participate in charity events such as The Race for the Cure, Light the Night, and Diabetes. During 2007, she has found a new love for the multi-sport lifestyle and completed 2 triathlons with the goal of completing many more in years to come!
Nancy Branigan, EA
Nancy Branigan is an income tax professional with 30 years experience serving the income tax preparation and tax accounting needs of individuals and small businesses. Since 1986, she has been active as an Enrolled Agent (EA) representing clients in matters involving the Internal Revenue Service and Colorado Department of Revenue.
For 10 years she was office supervisor for the Littleton office of a successful national tax practice. For the past 20 years she has worked with the tax practice of Attorney, Charles Parnell, where she was promoted to tax office supervisor.
Nancy has a B.S. in Business Education from Southeast Missouri State University. She is a member of the Colorado and National Associations of Enrolled Agents and the National Society of Tax Professionals. Nancy is knowledgeable on state and federal tax law and stays current through her continuing education.
Nancy is married with three grown children. She resides in Lakewood where she enjoys bridge, tennis and time with grandchildren.
Jeanne Caran, CPA
Jeanne joined our staff during the 2011 tax season. She has 24 years of accounting experience including: auditing, bookkeeping, controllership, office administration and taxes. Jeanne enjoys working with entities that are made up of various companies with complex structures. She is well versed in QuickBooks as most of her clients since 1999 have used this accounting software.
She is originally from Minnesota, but traded the cold weather for the warm when she attended Arizona State University. Jeanne holds a Bachelor of Science in Business with an emphasis in Accounting from ASU. After graduation, she began working for the Department of Defense and obtained her CPA License. Jeanne is also a member of the AICPA.
Her family was relocated by the DoD to Colorado in 1995. After 10 years, she left Government auditing to work in private industry as a controller and office manager.
Jeanne and her husband, Alex, have lived in Littleton for 18 years and have 4 children that keep them very busy. They enjoy participating in sports, Boy and Girl Scouts, and volunteering with Colorado Pug Rescue. They have fostered 30+ pugs and have only adopted 3 themselves so far. Since they have relatives in Minnesota and Arizona, the weather usually dictates which direction they will travel for holidays.
Jean Infante, EA
Jean has over 25 years’ experience working for small to large accounting firms dealing with all aspects of business accounting including both personal and business income tax returns, write ups, financial statements, payroll returns and audits.
She was Director of Payroll Services for a local accounting firm that processed payrolls in numerous
states. She prides herself on the importance of personal service to her clients. In 2010 she became an Enrolled Agent (EA) with the Internal Revenue Service. She is also a member of the Public Accountants Society of Colorado.
She moved to Colorado in 2005 with her husband and recently purchased property near the Sangre De Cristo Mountains and truly loves camping, ATV riding and hiking with their children and grandchildren.
Gary Bebber, Accountant
Gary is a native to Colorado and is a graduate from the University of Northern Colorado with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting.
He has over thirty years of thorough experience with all aspects of business accounting: GL, AP/AR, quarterly & annual reports, credit & collections, cash flow analysis, inventories, account reconciliation, fixed assets, audits, sales and use tax and payroll reporting. He and his wife, Karen, enjoy their time with their Granddaughters, playing tennis, hiking, running, biking and traveling.
Patti Bowman, Accountant
Patti Bowman joined our staff in June of 2013. Patti has over 30 years of accounting, bookkeeping and office administration experience. She attended Arapahoe Community College and Metro State College, where she studied Accounting and Small Business Management.
Patti feels that her clients are friends. She likes to know what’s going on with them, how they’re doing personally and professionally. She knows it’s the personal relationship that makes the business relationship.
Patti is a 4th generation Colorado native and grew up in Edgewater and Minturn. She and her husband, Kenny, have lived in Arvada for 33 years. They enjoy their time camping, ATV riding, traveling and spending time with their Grandchildren and family.
Dory Switzer, Office Coordinator
Dory has many years in executive administrative management all in service for highly technical and high energy environments.
All employment experiences served to provide a wealth of opportunities refining her administrative management skills in many dimensions and directions; this, as she worked alongside some of the best and brightest management teams in Colorado.
Specialties: Accounting, Information Technology, Human Resources, Non-Profit and the Arts
Dory has two grown sons and is a 3rd generation native of Lakewood and Colorado.
She is a very active volunteer in her community with special interest in the veterans’ services community. Dory enjoys walking, hiking and swimming.