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About Us

Since 2001, The Shafer Group CPAs, PC in Colorado Springs, CO has provided exceptional, personalized accounting services for businesses and individuals. The Shafer Group, founded by Gregory Shafer, CPA, has grown from a sole proprietorship to a thriving CPA practice employing 26 professionals.


 

We take a team and group approach with every client, which benefits clients of all sizes. More minds means more solutions, and this method encourages collaboration between team members. It puts their combined knowledge and experience to work for you and your business. Our services let us focus on your finances, so you can focus on running your business.

 

 

The Shafer Group is a proud member of the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA), the Colorado Society of CPAs, the Better Business Bureau, the Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce, and the Tri-Lakes Chamber of Commerce. This ensures our clients always receive exceptional service and resources from seasoned professionals who understand the tax system and always changing accounting and tax laws.

 

 

Meet Our Management Team

 

Gregory L. Shafer, CPA - License #18919
Gregory L. Shafer, CPA - License #18919

CEO

Email: gshafer@theshafergroup.net

Mr. Shafer has 30 years experience in public accounting, much of it having been with one of the nation’s largest accounting firms. In addition to having performed professional services to the public as a CPA, he has held positions in industry, both in sales management and as a financial executive. His experience includes a wide variety of industries, working with small businesses in addition to larger firms. Gregory’s substantial experience in taxation includes specialization in estate, trusts and business planning. He also holds accreditation in individual financial planning and performs these services for a number of individual clients. Gregory holds a master’s degree in Accounting and an MBA in Taxation.

Andrea LeDeaux, SHRM-CP
Andrea LeDeaux, SHRM-CP

COO

Email: aledeaux@theshafergroup.net 

Andrea oversees the firm’s finance, accounting and administrative activities to include human resources, marketing and information systems. Andrea joined The Shafer group in 2002 to help build the business foundation and position the company for growth. She currently manages day to day business office functions and works closely with senior management to develop and implement future business strategies. Prior to joining the firm, she spent 18 years in healthcare marketing and management. Andrea holds a Master of Science degree from St. Joseph’s University in PA.

Yoonmi Kim, CPA – License #25055
Yoonmi Kim, CPA – License #25055

Senior Tax Manager

Email: ykim@theshafergroup.net 

Joining The Shafer Group in 2007, Ms. Kim’s technical mastery has facilitated her advancement through the ranks from Staff Accountant to Senior Tax Manager. With over 10 years of accounting and tax experience under her belt, Yoonmi’s role includes the oversight and professional development of the tax staff. She has extensive experience in business consulting, tax planning and tax return preparation for individuals, corporations, partnerships, fiduciary, and exempt organizations across various industries. She holds a BS in Accounting and English as well as a MS in Education. She earned her CPA license in Colorado in 2006. Yoonmi speaks fluent Korean.

Vidhya Krishnamoorthy, CPA – License #29150
Vidhya Krishnamoorthy, CPA – License #29150

Senior Tax Manager

Email: vkrishnamoorthy@theshafergroup.net

Vidhya has over 10 years experience in public accounting. She joined The Shafer Group in 2008. She works with a diverse base of corporate and individual clients to minimize their federal and state tax liability. Her commitment to client service makes her an asset to growth-minded clients in all industries. She also oversees complex research projects for a variety of clients. She develops and motivates associates by reviewing their work and providing them with counseling, leadership and career guidance. Her personal interests are cooking, traveling and gardening. She and her husband share an interest in activities with their two children. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Accounting. She is a member of Colorado Society of Certified Public Accountants.

Katie Fenton, E.A.
Katie Fenton, E.A.

Senior Tax Manager

Email: kfenton@theshafergroup.net

Katie has over 11 years experience working in public accounting, most of which has been working with The Shafer Group. She holds a license as an Enrolled Agent (EA) which is a federally authorized practitioner who specializes in tax and who can represent taxpayers before the IRS for audits, collections, and appeals. She manages the tax preparation of individual, corporation, partnership, fiduciary and benefit plan tax returns. She strives to help her clients grow personally and professionally in all facets of their life. Her favorite pastime is reading, but she also loves spending time outdoors boating, four-wheeling and camping with her husband, family and friends.

Jay Zeng, CPA - License #33333
Jay Zeng, CPA - License #33333

Tax Manager

Email:  XZeng@theshafergroup.net

Jay has over nine years of public accounting experience preparing tax returns for businesses and individuals, and assisting clients with IRS issues.  He specializes in financial analysis, business valuation, tax research and creative problem solving.  Jay, a CPA, earned his MSA in accounting from East Carolina University in 2011 and also speaks fluent Chinese.  His favorite hobby is following the Kansas Jayhawks basketball team.  

Brittany Sekavec, EA
Brittany Sekavec, EA

Tax Senior

Email:  bsekavec@theshafergroup.net

 Brittany has over three years of experience in public accounting preparing business and individual tax returns, as well as assisting clients with IRS interactions.  She moved to Colorado from Kansas in 2017 and joined The Shafer Group the same year.  She is a licensed Enrolled Agent (EA), which is a federally-approved tax practitioner who has technical expertise in the field of taxation and is authorized to represent taxpayers in front of the IRS on audit, collections, and appeals levels.  Brittany holds a BBA in Accounting as well as a dual MBA in Accounting and Marketing, all from Fort Hays State University in Hays, Kansas.  In her off time, she enjoys reading, cooking, board/card games, and spending time with family and friends.  

Cameron Enger, EA
Cameron Enger, EA

Tax Senior

Email:  cenger@theshafergroup.net

With tax experience in Chicago and Colorado Springs, Cameron has been a team member of The Shafer Group since 2017. He is a licensed Enrolled Agent (EA), which is a federally authorized practitioner who specializes in tax and who can represent taxpayers before the IRS for audits, collections, and appeals. Cameron graduated from Robert Morris University with a bachelor’s in accounting.  When it’s not tax season, Cameron enjoys traveling and watching the Chicago Cubs.

Angelica DeJesus-Lopez, MBA
Angelica DeJesus-Lopez, MBA

Tax Senior

Email:  adejesus-lopez@theshafergroup.net

Angie has over 12 years of experience in public accounting and enjoys serving as an advisor to businesses and their owners.  She holds a Masters of Business Administration with a Major in Accounting.   Her role at The Shafer Group includes tax return preparation, bookkeeping, payroll and assists with assurance services (Audits, Reviews and Compilations).  She is proficient using QuickBooks, as well as Sage50 (Peachtree). Angie moved from Puerto Rico to Colorado in 2014 and has been with The Shafer Group since 2015.  Fluent in Spanish and English, Angie likes to travel, crochet, read and hike with her husband, two boys and two dogs whenever possible.

Samona Ridge
Samona Ridge

Accounting Manager

Email: sridge@theshafergroup.net

Samona has over 18 years of experience in accounting and leadership positions in a variety of companies.  Her expetise includes budget preparation, financial statement preparation, bank reconciliations, AR/AP, payroll, payroll tax returns and taxation.  In addition, Samona has owned and operated an accounting company where she specialized in evaluating, designing and implementing internal controls and accounting procedures to a wide array of clients.  She has a Bachelor of Science in Accounting, and a Certificate of Accounting from the University of Maryland, and a Master of Business Adminstration from Walden University in Baltimore. Samona oversees the accountant/bookkeeping staff at The Shafer Group and is excited about getting to know our business clients and helping them grow.

Lisa Cole
Lisa Cole

Senior Accountant

Email: lcole@theshafergroup.net

Lisa is an accountant with over 14 years of experience in the public and private sectors. She has a Bachelor of Accountancy from the Univ. of North Dakota and held a CPA license early in her career. Lisa helps businesses of all sizes with various accounting needs to include preparing financial statements, general bookkeeping, payroll and payroll taxes, and payroll tax reports. She is proficient using QuickBooks and other accounting software. Lisa enjoys her interaction with business professionals and the satisfaction gained from helping them run a sound business.

Professional Staff Directory

Amy Saber, Accountant
Ext. 1043
asaber@theshafergroup.net

Carine Avis, Accountant
Ext. 1044
cavis@theshafergrou.net

Chris Parker, Accountant
Ext. 1004
cparker@theshafergroup.net

Cynthia Bouery, Accountant
Ext. 1005
cbouery@theshafergroup.net

Kate Bell, E.A., Accountant
Ext. 1042
kbell@theshafergroup.net

Nathaniel Morford, MAcc, Accountant
Ext.1029
nmorford@theshafergroup.net

Scott Schlaufman, MPAcc, Accountant
Ext. 1025
sschlaufman@theshafergroup.net

Willow Torres, Accountant
Ext. 1033
wtorres@theshafergroup.net

Administrative Team

 

Our friendly administrative professionals work close together to facilitate office operations. They support our entire staff and our clients in every imaginable way including scheduling, e-filing, tax document assembly, client service,  billing, staff development and business advisory services. From the moment our client is greeted, to final product pick-up, our administrative team is hands-on and intricately involved in every aspect of the process. Feel free to contact any one of them if they can be of service.

Barbara Teneriello, Human Resources Manager
Ext. 1021
bteneriello@theshafergroup.net

Emma Lawrenz, Receptionist/Admin Asst.
Ext. 1000
elawrenz@theshafergroup.net

Liberty Thomas, MBA, Business Office Accountant
Ext. 1027
lthomas@theshafergroup.net

Robert Rusnak, Business Advisory
Ext. 1012
rrusnak@theshafergroup.net

Call The Shafer Group Today!

Every member of our staff is dedicated to helping clients understand and successfully navigate the ever-changing tax system. We are dedicated to assisting individuals and businesses by providing them with the tax preparation, accounting services and resources they need. We always keep your needs in mind and provide the highest level of service.


For more information about our practice, our services, or for general accounting questions, please contact us today at 719-487-1200.

The Shafer Group CPAs, PC

13710 Struthers Rd #220

Colorado Springs, CO 80921

 

Summer Hours

July 20 - September 4, 2020

 Monday – Thursday:  7:30 AM to 5:30 PM

 Friday:  7:30 AM  11:30 AM

Sat. & Sun. Closed