About Us


Who We Are

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


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.  



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.



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 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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.

Don McNurlin



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.




Darla is a full time accountant with the firm. Originally from Montana, she obtained her Bachelors Degree in Accounting from Montana University. She also obtained her Masters Degree in Accounting from Walden University. She has 6 years of accounting experience. She plans on starting her CPA exams within the next year. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time relaxing with family and friends.




Victoria is the Accounting Administrator with the firm. She is originally from Texas. She has been living in Colorado for the last 19 years. She has an Associates 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 and friends.




Grant is a tax accountant with the firm. This is his fourth busy season. He has both tax and audit experience. He is originally from Ohio. He graduated from the University of Cincinnati. So far, he has passed one section of his CPA exam and plans to complete the rest later on this year. In his free time, he enjoys hiking, trying new foods, and finding new shows and movies to watch.