About Us

 

Who We Are

McNurlin, Hitchcock & Associates, P.C. has been providing quality, personalized accounting, tax and financial guidance to individuals and businesses for more than 20 years.  Our expertise ranges from basic tax management and accounting services to more in-depth services such as audits, financial statements, and financial planning.

Our mission is to help clients maintain financial viability in the present while taking a proactive approach to achieve future goals. This requires open communication to reach an understanding of our clients’ needs through research and sound analysis. McNurlin, Hitchcock & Associates, P.C. is dedicated to meeting these goals with high standards of excellence and professionalism.

The Team

KIM HITCHOCK

CPA - OWNER

Kim is the President, CEO and Owner of the Firm. She is originally from Maryland where she started her career as a CPA with a regional firm working with small businesses and homeowner associations. She and her husband moved to Alaska in 1998 where she worked for the Big-4 firm, KPMG LLP as a Tax Manager serving individuals, small businesses and Nonprofit Organizations. Kim and her family moved to Colorado in 2007 where she spent two years working as a Senior Tax Analyst in the manufacturing industry before joining Don and forming what is now McNurlin, Hitchcock & Associates, P.C. Kim specializes in all areas of accounting, taxation and financial statement reporting. When not in the office, Kim enjoys spending time with her husband and their teenage daughter.

CRYSTAL BRADY

ACCOUNTING MANAGER

Crystal is the Accounting Manager for the Firm. She has been in the accounting profession for over 13 years and she brings a wide range of skills to the practice. When not at the office, Crystal enjoys time with her horses and rescue mission.

DAVE REED

CPA - TAX MANAGER

David Reed is the Tax Manager for the firm. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) with over 25 years of experience in public accounting and various industry roles in corporate tax departments. He specializes in many areas of taxation including corporations, partnerships and individuals. He also provides tax planning and strategy for business owners and individuals to minimize federal, state and local taxes working within the current tax code.

David moved to Denver from the Chicago area and graduated from the University of Denver with a B.S. in business administration. David continued his advanced education by taking the accounting and tax courses required to sit for and pass the CPA exam, becoming a licensed CPA in 1992.

David thoroughly enjoys the active Colorado lifestyle through biking, hiking, skiing (on and off-piste) and is always on the lookout for new adventures.

ERIC CRENNEN

CPA – AUDIT MANAGER

Eric has 11 years of experience in the auditing field. He received his CPA license in 2007 and began his career at Deloitte. Eric transitioned into a small CPA firm where he became the audit manager in 2013. He has handled a variety of small to mid-sized audits in both the for-profit and not-for-profit areas. In 2018, Eric decided to join McNurlin, Hitchcock & Associates, P.C. to help the growing audit practice. Eric is a Denver native and graduated with honors from Colorado State University.

CHRISTINA KNELL

ACCOUNTANT

Christina Knell has lived in Colorado for over 20 years, since relocating to attend CU Boulder. She went on to get an MBA from CU Denver in 2010. In her 15 years of experience, she has worked with a variety of companies and industries ranging from health and beauty to international healthcare, nonprofit and real estate. Christina enjoys getting to know different businesses through the accounting process.

In her leisure (what’s that?!) time, she enjoys coffee, running, and daydreaming about home improvements. Christina lives in Lakewood with her husband Nathan and their two children Amber and Oliver. They also have 2 attack toy poodles, Frank and Ruby.

JIM BOLLOM

ACCOUNTANT

Jim is a Senior Accountant with over 25 years of experience in accounting. Jim got his start in accounting while in the United States Navy. While he has a wide range of experience including large publicly traded fortune 500 companies, he has most recently been working with startups and smaller private companies.

Jim is a Denver native who has lived in San Diego, CA and Houston, TX. He has traveled around the United States and to more than 14 other countries for various personal and professional reasons.

ERIN BARNETT

ACCOUNTANT

Erin Stange Barnett has worked in the Tax Department for the past five tax seasons and brings with her over 20 years of experience in tax and accounting. Her taxation specialties include partnerships, corporations and individuals. Erin has been a Certified Public Accountant in Colorado since 1997. She received her M.S. in Business Administration from Colorado State University in May 2000. Erin stays active with a variety of interests including yoga, CrossFit, skiing, tennis and golf.

TAYLOR HILTON

ACCOUNTANT

Taylor Hilton recently graduated from Ashford University with his master’s in Accounting. Taylor will be using his education to work as a staff accountant for McNurlin, Hitchcock & Associates, P.C. He is originally from South Dakota and moved to Denver about seven years ago. He enjoys following Denver’s professional sports teams and loves getting outside. In his off time, he enjoys hiking, trail-running and whatever else will get him into the mountains. He is excited to be a part of the team and see what he can contribute to the business.

LEI YANG

ACCOUNTANT

Lei is a full time senior staff accountant with the firm. She graduated from Denver University with a degree in accounting. She has experience in multiple aspects of the field.

Lei is originally from Chengdu, China and is fluent in Mandarin and English. When not crunching numbers she enjoys reading, talking long walks, and going to the zoo.

STEPHEN P. KESSLER

CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANT

Steve is a full time accountant for McNurlin, Hitchcock & Associates, P.C. Steve specializes in all areas of taxation including individuals, partnerships (LLCs), corporations, trusts, estates, and tax planning. He also has experience in audits, reviews, compilations, and financial statement preparation. He has vast experience with small to medium size businesses.
Steve has over 30 years of experience in public and private accounting. He has served as controller of three medium sized businesses (revenues from 10 million to 20 million a year) and worked with three public accounting firms.
Steve graduated from the University of Denver with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and a Master of Accountancy. He is a member of the Colorado Society of Certified Public Accountants and the American institute of Certified Public Accountants.

KIM SEARS

TAX ADMINISTRATOR

Kim Sears is a jack of all trades. Her title of Tax Administrator barely covers half of what she does for the firm. She has taken McNurlin, Hitchcock & Associates, P.C. into the 21st century and has big plans to create a paperless company. She handles a variety of other tasks, including final processing of client documents and will be heading the effort to help our clients E-file this tax season. Her experience as an administrator for various companies’ aid in her amazing ability to coax our clients and staff into using new technologies. She recently relocated to Denver, Colorado and is enjoying getting to know the community.

BOBBI BLAKLEY

FRONT DESK RECEPTIONIST

Bobbi is the firm administrator and has worked at McNurlin, Hitchcock & Associates, P.C. for more than 15 years. She is responsible for client relations, including billing and collections, personnel matters and all office administration.
Her skill at handling so many jobs comes from experience: in previous positions, Bobbi has been a bookkeeper, accounting clerk, secretary and clerical support. She has an Associate Degree in Accounting from Midlands Technical College in Columbia, SC.

CHRISTINE SILVESTRONE

AUDIT ACCOUNTANT

Christine has lived in Colorado since 2013 and is originally from Montana. She attended Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction and is now a part of the auditing department at McNurlin, Hitchcock & Associates, P.C. In her free time she likes to play soccer, hike, camp, and do pretty much anything that involves the outdoors and physical activity.

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KELLY CHEN

AUDIT ACCOUNTANT

Kelly assists our Auditing department. She recently graduated from University of Rochester with a Master in Accounting. She is originally from Sichuan, China. She loves watching movies and traveling. She is excited to be a part of our team and we are thrilled to have her as well.

JULIE MCDERMOTT

AUDIT ACCOUNTANT

Julie is a full time staff auditor with the firm. She graduated from the University of Denver with her Master’s in Accounting in November 2019, and joined our firm in January 2020. Julie enjoys the complexity of the work at McNurlin, Hitchcock & Associates, PC and likes helping others. When she is not at work she likes to spend time outdoors with her family. They like to ski in the winter and hike and camp in the summer. Julie also really enjoys traveling. She is excited to be at the firm and is preparing to sit for the Certified Public Accounting exams.

GABRIELE ROONEY

JUNIOR ACCOUNTANT

Gabbie is a Junior Accountant for the firm. She is currently attending Metropolitan State University to complete her Bachelors in Accounting. She is a newlywed and she enjoys spending time with her husband and their two dogs. She also enjoys running, watching movies, and going to Comic Conventions.

GUADALUPE L. BOLANOS URIBE

TAX INTERN

Guadalupe goes by the name Lupita. She is from Mexico City, Mexico. She has been living in the beautiful state of Colorado for the past eighteen years. She is currently an intern for us here at McNurlin, Hithcock & Associates and she is also attending the Metropolitan State University of Denver to complete her Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Accounting. She will be graduating in May of 2021 and is hopeful to begin taking the CPA exam by the end of this year. In her spare time she enjoys learning about history, art, and fashion. She enjoys going to art galleries, fashion shows, and visiting museums and viewing the new exhibits.

CHRIS BENEFIEL

JUNIOR ACCOUNTANT

Chris is a Junior Accountant at our firm. He graduated from Metropolitan State University of Denver in 2018 with a bachelor’s in accounting and will receive a master’s degree in Accounting from the University of Colorado Boulder in May 2020. He passed his Enrolled Agent exam in 2019 and is getting ready to start studying for the CPA exam soon. Born in Colorado, Chris enjoys spending his free time outdoors golfing and fishing.

Don McNurlin

DON M. MCNURLIN

CPA - FOUNDING MEMBER

Don McNurlin is the founding owner of the Firm. He started his own practice in 1987 as a Certified Public Accountant; in 1990 this practice merged with M. James Sealock. In June 1993, the merger was dissolved and what is now McNurlin, Hitchcock & Associates, P.C. was formed. In April, 2019, Don officially retired. We are proud to carry his name forward.
Don spent four years as treasurer of Blackgold Energy Resources Inc., an oil and production company, responsible for financial and tax matters for Blackgold and several affiliated companies. Prior to that, he worked for five years in the audit department of Fox & Co., a national CPA firm where he audited both public and private companies.
Don graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Denver with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. He holds a CPA certificate in Colorado and is an active member of the Colorado Society of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He has also participated in a number of organizations devoted to small businesses and non-profits and has volunteered in numerous youth athletic endeavors. Even though Don retired earlier in 2019 he is still available as a consultant anytime we need him.

DANIEL EWART

SENIOR ACCOUNTANT
Dan is a senior accountant for the firm. He has been in Colorado for the past 7 years since leaving New Hampshire to attend the University of Colorado Boulder, where he graduated with a Bachelor’s in Accounting and Finance in May 2017. Dan has passed all four sections of the CPA exam and is currently working towards completing his Master’s in Accountancy. When he isn’t working Dan enjoys traveling, mountain biking, skiing, and kayaking.

NICOLA GRAVENOR

SENIOR ACCOUNTANT
Nicola recently moved to Denver from Nashville, Tennessee where she worked at a public accounting firm specializing in the music industry. She graduated from Belmont University in 2017 with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting & Music Business. Her background in full service accounting allows her to see the big picture for each of her clients.  In her free time, Nicola enjoys spending time with her dog, going to concerts, and traveling the world!

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