Business Tax Planning and Compliance

Meet Our Team

At Kelley & Chulick, our highly experienced team of partners and staff offer the expertise of a large CPA firm combined with the customer support and dedication of a small, local firm. Please take a moment to learn about our team then request a free consultation to meet with us in person.


Samantha Kelley CPASamantha Kelley, CPA


MANAGING PARTNER

Samantha joined the firm in 2007. After a brief absence to try her hand in corporate accounting, and really missing her client relationships, she returned in January 2013. Samantha specializes in providing comprehensive tax and business planning to individuals and businesses and is also a QuickBooks Pro Advisor. She brings over 15 years accounting experience. Helping out with the bookkeeping in the family street sweeping business from age 16 gives her a unique perspective into the operations of small family owned businesses. After earning a BS in Accounting from California Lutheran University, she started working for locally owned CPA Firms. On her spare time, Samantha enjoys gardening, taking care of her chickens, hiking with her husband, daughter and dogs, and just enjoying beautiful Colorado.


Richard ChulickRichard P. Chulick, CPA

Rick has over 30 years of experience, including 18 years with the "Big Four" CPA firm of Deloitte & Touche where he was the Partner-in-Charge of the firm's Nevada tax practice. He also has ten years of business experience as the CEO and CFO of small and medium sized closely held companies. This experience allows him to advise his clients from a business and financial perspective and to provide his expertise as a tax and accounting professional. Although Rick has expertise in all areas of taxation, he has particular expertise in business taxation.Rick has a BA in Accounting and Finance and an MBA from Michigan State University, and he has been an Adjunct Professor of Accounting and Taxation at the University of Michigan.


Brandi HendersonBrandi Henderson, CPA

Brandi, who joined the firm in January, 2008, is a tax specialist with over 10 years of experience with Chulick & Kozleski, and other CPA firms in Kansas City and Boulder, Colorado. She has experience in individual and small business taxation as well as preparing returns for non-profit organizations. She also has extensive experience with QuickBooks and other accounting software. Brandi has a BS in Accounting from Oral Roberts University. Brandi enjoys spending time with her growing family and enjoying the beautiful Colorado outdoors.


Lara Hunter

Lara has over 25 years in accounting and many years of tax preparation experience. After working for the larger CPA firms, Lara went into corporate accounting for a while. Finding that the corporate arena wasn’t to her liking, she has come back to the dark side in public accounting. She has experience with multiple accounting and tax programs, including extensive QuickBooks experience. While she has significant experience in all areas of taxation, her focus in previous years has been in construction tax and has earned the Certified Construction Industry Financial Professional certification to prove it. In her spare time Lara rides her motorcycle as much as possible.


Michele Edwards, AccountantMichele Edwards
ACCOUNTANT

Michele moved to Woodland Park from Kansas in 2013. She has 30 years of professional and accounting experience. Most recently, Michele was employed for 13 years with a Kansas CPA firm where she specialized in income tax preparation, estate and trust administration and financial statements. Michele has a passion for quilting, beautiful Colorado and spending time with her family.


Bob RuhmannBob Ruhmann
ACCOUNTANT

Bob joined the staff in May 2006 after a career in the telecommunications industry.

Prior to that he spent five years in the United States Air Force as an electronics technician. Besides his accounting skills, Bob brings to the Firm and our clients a wealth of technical and management experience.


lisaLisa Bartron
RECEPTIONIST

Lisa is responsible for the day to day operations of our office. She recently moved to Woodland Park from Sacramento and is loving every minute of it.


SandraSandra Jayich
ACCOUNTANT

Sandra moved from Ireland to the US in 1987. She ran several businesses in California as well as working in bookkeeping for many years prior to moving to Woodland Park in 2015. In addition to her work Sandra enjoys spending time with her family, hiking and is a voracious reader.


Todd SmithTodd Smith, CFP
WEALTH MANAGER

Todd has been in financial planning and investment management since 1997 including several years with two of the world's largest financial institutions, Prudential and The Vanguard Group. Todd runs our newest wealth planning division where he provides personal financial planning and investment services to our individual and business clients. Todd holds a B.A. from Hamilton College in Clinton, NY and the Certified Financial Planner designation from the College of Financial Planning in Denver, CO.