Work for a cause, not for applause; Live life to express, not to impress; Don’t strive to make your presence noticed, just make your absence felt.
Leslie has worked both in private industry and as a CPA in public practice. She began her career as a bookkeeper for a general and electrical contractor while working her way through college at the University of Denver. Following her college graduation, she entered the field of accounting as a Controller for a wholesale distributor while working on her MBA at Regis University.
Leslie entered public accounting with a small boutique firm specializing in real estate development clients and after several years joined a large Denver firm while obtaining her Masters in Tax from the University of Denver. After opening an accounting firm with several other colleagues, Leslie branched off and formed her own CPA firm in 2001.
Leslie has served on numerous committees with the Colorado Society of CPAs, as well as on various subcommittee boards including The Women’s Foundation, SafeHouse Denver, The Denver Foundation, and Foothills Academy. She is a current member of the Colorado Society of CPAs and the American Institute of CPAs and their Taxation Division. She has served as an expert witness in Denver, Douglas, and Arapahoe counties as well as the US Bankruptcy Courts.
Leslie says, “It’s the constant change that makes – and keeps – this profession interesting to me. I enjoy the continual thought process needed to inform clients of their best strategies, position clients correctly to obtain their goals, and thrive on working closely with clients so that they understand and feel secure in what I tell them.”
A Milwaukee, Wisconsin native, Leslie relocated to Denver during her high school years. She has a daughter and son, and they enjoy traveling, skiing, and all the activities Colorado has to offer.
Leslie is a recipient of the 2015 and 2016 Five Star Certified Public Accountant Award, as seen in 5280 Magazine and ColoradoBiz Journal. This award honors outstanding contributions and service to the field. Candidates were evaluated against 10 objective criteria such as client retention rates and favorable regulatory and complaint history. Five Star Award winners represent an exclusive group of Denver area professionals who provide quality services to their clients.