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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
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 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.
Keith Pearce, CPA, CFP®– License #15369
Senior Tax Manager
Keith Pearce joined The Shafer Group in the fall of 2020. He has over 25 years of experience in tax preparation and financial planning.
As a CPA licensed to practice in the state of Colorado and Texas, Keith has represented his clients before the Internal Revenue Service, as well as other governmental agencies. He has negotiated numerous settlements on behalf of individuals and corporations both at the federal and state levels.
Prior to coming to The Shafer Group, Keith was a manager with several of the international Big 4 accounting firms where he provided a wide variety of audit and tax services. He specialized in personal financial services, where he worked with management in developing a client base of high net worth individuals to which he provided comprehensive tax planning and financial related services.
Keith received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree, summa cum laude, from the University of Houston. Keith and his wife, Tamira, have three daughters.
Vidhya Krishnamoorthy, CPA – License #29150
Senior Tax Manager
Vidhya has fifteen years’ experience in public accounting, over ten of which have been with The Shafer Group. She works with a diverse group of business and individual clients as well as those with estates and non-profit organizations to minimize their federal and state tax liabilities. Her knowledge of these types of returns as well as a focus on client service has been an asset to clients with a growth driven outlook. She works with staff on research projects regarding a multitude of subjects and assesses how these matters may impact her clients. In working with staff on these inquiries as well as on the returns she manages, she provides her colleagues with counseling and aids in career development. Her personal interests are cooking, traveling, and gardening with her husband and their two children. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Accounting and is a member of Colorado Society of Certified Public Accountants.
Katherine (Katie) Fenton, EA
Senior Tax Manager
Katie has over 15 years of public accounting experience, the majority of which has been as a part of The Shafer Group. She is an Enrolled Agent, which is a credential authorized and earned through the IRS. Not only does she manage tax preparation for individual, business, fiduciary, and benefit plan tax returns, but she also supports adjustment and implementation of internal processes and mentors staff to help achieve their own professional growth goals. She strives to mirror this same mentorship with clients so they can grow both personally and professionally in their lives as well. With her husband being a member of the United States Air Force, she understands the complexities of military life and the tax impacts that can occur. She also works with a number of clients living and working overseas and aids them with filing U.S. tax returns and reporting worldwide income. Her favorite past time is reading, but she also loves spending time outdoors boating, four-wheeling and camping with her husband, two little girls, family and friends.
Jay Zeng, CPA - License #33333
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 L. Sekavec, EA, MBA
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
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
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.
Business Advisory & Accounting Manager, QuickBooks ProAdvisor, DCAA/FAR Compliance Certified
Julie Perry is a full charge bookkeeper with over 20 years of experience helping businesses with their accounting needs. While Julie excels in many areas, her key strengths are with business planning and problem-solving. Her knowledge base includes payroll, payroll tax returns, sales tax returns, audits, and year-end tax preparation. Julie is a certified QuickBooks Pro Advisor who has mastered all aspects of QuickBooks implementation and usage. What stands out most about Julie is the optimal accounting instruction and customer service she provides to her clients.
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
Ashley Krajcovic, Accountant
Carine Avis, Accountant
Crystal Bryan, Accountant
Cynthia Bouery, Accountant
Eric Supancic, Accountant
Melissa Forney, Accountant
Nathaniel Morford, MAcc, Accountant
Ngoc Lu, Accountant
William “Nick” Wood, CPA(TX), Accountant
Scott Schlaufman, MPAcc, Accountant
Willow Torres, Accountant
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.