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Kenneth J. Marchetti, CPA

Principal

Ken Marchetti graduated with honors with a Bachelor of Accountancy degree from New Mexico State University in 1976 and started his career with Peat, Marwick, Mitchell & Company in Midland, Texas. He worked in both the audit and tax departments of Peat Marwick and then relocated to Denver, Colorado in 1980. In Denver, Mr. Marchetti initially worked in the oil and gas industry, first for Hamilton Brothers Oil Company and then for Sundance Oil Company, ultimately serving as Sundance's Vice President of Finance and Treasurer. To accommodate the financial needs of the primary shareholder of Sundance, it was liquidated in 1984. The domestic operations were spun out in a leveraged buy-out and the Canadian operations were sold to the Energy Department of the Province of Quebec in a $350 million transaction.

Following the liquidation of Sundance, Mr. Marchetti established a CPA firm in Denver, providing accounting and tax services primarily to the oil and gas, construction and homebuilding industries. The firm's key client was a Denver homebuilder, Richland Homes. Richland built approximately 50 homes per year in the late 1980s and grew to 300 homes per year in 1993.


In early 1994, Mr. Marchetti joined Mr. Robertson's firm in Eagle County, Colorado. Since 1994, Mr. Marchetti has been the managing partner, overseeing the day-to-day operations of the firm, which handles the accounting, budgeting, and administration for metropolitan districts, property owners associations and golf courses.


Mr. Marchetti is a member of the American Institute and Colorado Society of CPAs and the Colorado Government Finance Officers Association. He also serves on the boards of various business, civic and community organizations.


Eric Weaver, CPA

Principal

Eric Weaver graduated from Adams State Colorado College in Alamosa, Colorado in the spring of 2003, with degrees in Accounting, Finance, and Management Information Systems. He then worked for Chadwick, Steinkirchner, Davis & Co. in Grand Junction as head auditor on several audited clients of the Firm as well as numerous other governmental and non-profit entities throughout the state of Colorado.


Mr. Weaver joined the Firm in 2005 and became a shareholder of the Firm in 2009. His primary responsibilities for the firm include overseeing the accounting and administration for a number of metropolitan districts and associations as well as the managing partner of the front range office.


Mr. Weaver is a member of the Colorado Society of CPA's, the Colorado Government Finance Officers Association, and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. 


Larry D. Lewis, CPA

Tax Manager/Accountant

Larry Lewis earned his bachelor's degree with honors from Wheaton College in 1970 and obtained his MBA from the University of Chicago in 1972. Mr. Lewis initially worked for Ernst & Ernst in the audit department. He went on to work for CPA firms and with industry clients in the Chicago area. He headed the internal audit department of a publicly held firm and served as the Chief Financial Officer for various organizations. Mr. Lewis also owned his own CPA firm in the Chicago area before selling it and moving to Colorado in 1995.


Mr. Lewis joined the Firm in 1997 and is on contract with the firm to oversee its tax practice and the accounting for the non-public golf course clients and shares in responsibilities for several metropolitan districts.


Mr. Lewis is a member of the American Institute, Colorado Society and Illinois Society of CPAs and the Colorado Government Finance Officers Association. Mr. Lewis also serves on the Boards of various business and civic associations.


Debbie Braucht

Account Manager

Debbie Braucht graduated with honors in 1994 with an AAS Accounting Degree from Colorado Mountain College.  Prior to graduation from CMC Ms. Braucht worked in the ski, hotel and restaurant industries in Lake, Summit and Eagle Counties. She has since worked in the Valley for the past 16 years in the areas of banking, construction and public accounting.


Ms. Braucht joined the Firm in 2001 and works with numerous Special Districts and Homeowner Associations providing a full range of accounting, administration, and management services to these clients.


Ms. Braucht is a member of the American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers and the Colorado Government Finance Officers Association.


Anne Clarke
Account Manager

Born and raised in Louisiana, Anne Clarke found her home in Vail in 1999 after graduating with an accounting degree from Texas A&M University.  Prior to joining the Firm, Ms. Clarke obtained 16 years of accounting and finance experience with Vail Resorts.  

Ms. Clarke joined the Firm in 2015 and serves as Account Manager for a number of Association and District clients.  Ms. Clarke has a passion for education and currently serves on the finance committee for the Eagle County School District.  She volunteers in the classroom with Junior Achievement and spends her remaining free time relishing the beauty of Colorado.


Cheri Curtis

Account Manager

Cheri Curtis attended Colorado State University majoring in accounting. After college Ms. Curtis worked in the accounting department for Teledyne Water Pik, owned and operated a child care facility, and was the Business Manager for three different companies in Fort Collins prior to joining the firm.


Ms. Curtis joined the Firm in 1995 as an account manager. She later moved to Georgia in 2004 and returned to the Firm in 2006. Ms. Curtis provides accounting and administration for special districts and homeowner association clients of the firm.


Ms. Curtis served for six years on the board of directors of Western Eagle County Metropolitan Recreation District, and continues to volunteer with several non-profit organizations.


Jon Erickson, CPA
Account Manager/Accountant

Jon Erickson graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Madison in 2005 with a Bachelors of Business Administration in Finance, Investment, and Banking.  He then joined the Lodge and Spa at Cordillera in Edwards, Colorado and in 2006, Mr. Erickson joined the Cordillera Metropolitan District where he served as Finance Director until 2016.

Mr. Erickson joined the Firm in 2016 and works with several special Districts and golf course clients as well as participating in the Firm’s tax practice.

Mr. Erickson is a member of the American Institute of CPAs and the National Association of Tax Preparers. 

 

Rick Gonzales

Account Manager

Rick Gonzales graduated from California State University at Fresno in 1978 with a bachelor of science degree in business administration.  Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Gonzales worked for multiple entities centered around real estate development and property management, including the Stapleton Development Corporation where he served as Vice President of Finance and Administration for the company as well as the associated metropolitan Districts and Associations.


Mr. Gonzales joined the Firm in 2014 and works with numerous Special Districts and Homeowner Associations providing a full range of accounting, administration, and management services to these clients out of our Louisville office.


Beth Johnston
Account Manager

Beth Johnston obtained a Bachelor’s degree, graduating with honors, from Hunter College CUNY in 1998 and received a Certificate in Accounting, also with honors, from Colorado Mountain College in 2007.  Ms. Johnston worked in the hospitality and restaurant industries in New York City prior to moving to Colorado.  She got her start in accounting in 1999 as a part-time accounts receivable clerk for a local non-profit and worked her way to Accounting Manager for a local corporation.  Ms. Johnston has accounting and bookkeeping experience with corporate, hospitality, restaurant, small business, non-profit, and governmental entities.  

Ms. Johnston joined the Firm in 2015 and provides a full range of accounting and administration services for several special districts and homeowner association clients.  She also serves as a Board member of her Homeowners Association and enjoys the active lifestyle living in the Valley affords.


Karla Kerekes
Office Admin/Account Manager

Karla spent her childhood and college years in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  She moved to Denver in pursuit of better job opportunities in her chosen field of computer science.  In 1983, she was hired by Vail Associates and fell in love with the mountain lifestyle.  Karla and her husband pursued their professional and educational goals outside Colorado knowing they would find their way back to the Vail area.  Karla became a partner in a software consulting firm in 1991.  In her consulting years, Karla assisted many companies across the country with their implementations of the PeopleSoft suite of accounting and payroll systems. 

Karla joined the Firm in 2015 in a part-time combination position as the Office Admin and Account Manager for several Associations.  In her spare time, she volunteers with Eagle-Valley Senior Life and spends as much time as she can riding her horse.  She pinches herself every morning.


Kathy Lewensten

Account Manager

Kathy Lewensten has an associates degree in accounting and business from Midwest Business College. Her prior experience includes working at the Eagle County Clerk and Recorder’s office, in several accounting firms, as an office manager for an electrical contractor and in the main accounting office of a major retailer before working as an assistant controller for B & B Excavating from June 1991 through June 2000.


Ms. Lewensten joined the Firm in 2001 and is an account manager for numerous districts and associations.


Cissy Olson

Account Manager

Cissy Olson received her bachelor’s degree from Southeast Missouri State University and has a long tenure of office management, administration and bookkeeping experience. She has lived in the valley for many years and worked in a variety of positions centered around accounting, bookkeeping, administration and management.


Ms. Olson joined the Firm in 2004 as an account manager. She has worked with numerous special districts and homeowners associations providing accounting and administration for these clients.

 

Formerly Robertson & Marchetti, P.C., the firm was founded by Lynn Robertson in 1974 to provide accounting services fo the Eagle-Vail Metropolitan District.  Over the years the firm broadened its specialization in accounting, administration and management for metropolitan districts and property owners associations for planned communities. The firm also provides tax, accounting and small business consulting services. Today, the firm is owned and operated by Ken Marchetti and Eric Weaver, with the support of a team of professionals that service more than 70 clients throughout the State of Colorado.



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