At Our Core

We believe you're a person, not a tax return. You need us for more than number crunching and data entry. You need us to take all the pieces of your financial life and arrange them to get the best possible outcome for you. We know it's not magic, it's finding someone who cares enough about you to not just make sure your tax return is accurate, but right for you.

We believe in coming to work ready to fight. Sure, it sounds a little pugilistic, but that's what our clients need. A CPA dedicated to protecting them. To protecting their peace of mind. To helping them navigate both exciting and troubling times. Often, our clients come to us because of the overwhelming numbers. They stay with us because we never give up. It's not what we do, it's who we are.

We believe we can meet your needs. When you call us with a question, it may not be a new question, but our answer certainly will be. Each client's situation is unique and we believe each deserves individualized thought and attention. Our clients come from all backgrounds and countries, no one is the same as any other. Our team is the same. We put together a group of professionals who come from everywhere, have had varied life experiences, and learned different skills so we can put all this knowledge to work for you.

We believe you can count on us, in every sense. You can count on us to be here throughout the year and down the years. You can count on us to do the best we can. When it comes to your financial decisions, you can count on us. When it comes to getting the answers to your questions, you can count on us. When it comes to treating you like we'd want to be treated, you can count on us.

MEET YOUR TEAM

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Mark Ashman, CPA

PRINCIPAL

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Chris Trotter, CPA

TAX MANAGER

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Jorge Pantoja, CPA

TAX MANAGER

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Amy Ashman

OPERATIONS DIRECTOR

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Leigh Ashman

COMMUNICATIONS

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Westley

THERAPIST, COOKIE CONSUMER

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Max

THERAPIST IN-TRAINING, TOY THIEF

COMMUNITY
INVOLVEMENT

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This community is special because it gives so freely of its most valuable asset, time. You can't buy it, you always need more of it, and people who give it are true philanthropists.

We're honored to be among Grand Junction's volunteers. For more than 20 years, Mark has been donating his time to United Way of Mesa County. 

Mark and Chris also take time each spring during Tax Season to review tax returns prepared for free by Colorado Mesa University accounting students.

Jorge serves on the Western Colorado Latino Chamber of Commerce and the Colorado Minority Business Advisory Council Boards. 

While we're on the subject of community involvement and support, to answer a question we get a lot... support your pet projects if you feel a need to give. It doesn't matter who you give to. Or why. We find that most clients don't give because of a tax benefit. They give because they believe in the mission of the organization and they want to make a difference. (That doesn't mean you shouldn't ask for a receipt, though!) All that being said, check out this blog post about the tax scams involved with fake charities, and do your due diligence before opening your wallet. 

CLIENT COMMENDATION

Mark was recommended to me a few years ago by a friend and client of Mark's. I could not be more pleased! He is the best CPA I have had in the Valley. The gals in the office are very friendly and nice also.

GAIL / GRAND JUNCTION, CO