About Us

 

Who We Are

The MHA Team 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.

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The Team

KIM HITCHCOCK

CPA | President & CEO

Kim grew up and began her career as a CPA in Maryland, living on both sides of the Bay Bridge.  After getting married in 1998, Kim and her husband moved to Alaska where Kim worked for KPMG LLP.  Working as a Tax Manager with KPMG provided invaluable experience from the team of experts in that firm, and Kim gained an expertise in tax 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 McNurlin and forming what is now McNurlin, Hitchcock & Associates, P.C.  In 2018, Don McNurlin retired, and she took over as the sole owner of the business. When not in the office, Kim enjoys travelling, playing tennis, mountain biking, and spending time with her husband and daughter.  

DAVID 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.

STEVE YACHT

CPA/MBA - ACCOUNTING MANAGER

Steve Yacht is our Accounting Manager for the firm. He has 30 years of accounting experience and 15 years as a licensed CPA. Steve takes pride in being able to guide his team to achieve their goals. He brings a wide range of skills to the practice.

JENNIFER HELD

FIRM ADMINISTRATOR

Jennifer comes to us after retiring from thirty-one years of federal service.  She moved to Colorado in 2010 from the Washington DC area where she grew up.  She brings with her experience in project and program management.  When she is not at MHA, she is a writer and a student of integrative wellness and online course creation.  She enjoys spending time with her family and her eleven-year-old German Shepherd.

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.

KRISTI BREEDLOVE

FRONT DESK RECEPTIONIST

Kristi is the firm’s front desk receptionist. She is responsible for greeting and assisting clients in person and over the phone. She is a great asset to have as she also assists our tax admin team. Originally from Florida, she relocated to Indiana for many years. She and her family recently moved to Colorado.  In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, cooking, and spending time with her family and cat.

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.

JUSTIN ANDRADE

TAX ACCOUNTANT

Justin is a full-time tax accountant with the firm. He has lived in Colorado his entire life and even graduated from Adams State University in southern Colorado. In his free time, Justin enjoys watching sports and spending time with his family and friends.

JON JACK

JON JACK

TAX ACCOUNTANT

ERIN BARNETT

SEASONAL TAX 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.

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.

csilvestrone@mcnurlincpa.com:CSILVESTRONE@MCNURLINCPA.COM

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.

JAMES VALIQUETTE

SENIOR ACCOUNTANT

James is a senior accountant with the firm. He is originally from Northern Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. He moved to Denver over 35 years ago. He has an associate degree from Grand Valley State College in Business Administration and Accounting. He has over 30 years of accounting experience and owned his own business for over 30 years. In his spare time, he enjoys golfing, attending Rockies games, and traveling.

KAREN PADILLA

STAFF ACCOUNTANT

Karen is a staff accountant with the firm. She is originally from Evergreen, CO. She graduated from the University of Colorado with a bachelor’s degree in Spanish. She recently moved back to Colorado from Santa Fe. She has 15 years of accounting experience. In her spare time, she enjoys observing wildlife and reading.

VICTORIA PONCE

JUNIOR ACCOUNTANT

Victoria is a junior accountant with the firm. She has an associate’s degree in science and is currently going to school for her accounting degree. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, traveling, attending concerts, and spending time with her family, friends, and dogs.

KYRA FINEGAN

JUNIOR ACCOUNTANT

Kyra is a junior accountant with the firm. She was born and raised in the Denver area. She is currently attending Metropolitan State University of Denver and plans to graduate with a bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Marketing in the spring of 2022. She loves the outdoors and enjoys concerts, hiking, skiing, and any adventure where she can bring her dog, Rigby.

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.