Key2 Accounting Team Staff
Melissa Clary – CPA, Owner, Tax & Accounting Manager
Melissa has been self employed since 2005 and is the former owner of Kruger and Clary, CPAs. She decided to branch out and form Key2 Accounting in 2013 so she could focus on helping businesses with their accounting, payroll and tax needs.
Melissa graduated from Colorado State University in 1996 with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and has been a CPA since 2000. She is Certified in QuickBooks online. She specializes in QuickBooks, Business Consulting, Accounting and Income Tax Preparation and Planning.
In 2009, Melissa was on the list of Women of Influence and Forty under 40, in the Northern Colorado Business Report. In 2011 she won firm of the year with the accountants group PASBA. The Fort Collins Chamber of Commerce awarded her young professional of the year in 2012.
Myriah Milton – Partner, Tax & Accounting Manager
Myriah joined the firm in 2012 as a staff accountant and became part-owner in 2015.
Myriah focuses on sales tax, business accounting and income tax planning and preparation. She is Certified QuickBooks Online ProAdvisor.
Myriah graduated from Colorado State University in 2005 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting. Her previous experience includes completing audits of financial statements for privately held companies, not for profit entities, and employee benefit plans before joining the Key2 Accounting Fort Collins CPAs staff. Her interests include gardening, canning, knitting, and sewing.
Miranda Thompson – Partner, Payroll Operations Manager
Miranda joined the team of Fort Collins accountants at Payroll Vault in 2015 as a payroll specialist. She has since moved into a part owner role and oversees the payroll department. Miranda is currently a Certified Payroll Processor. She received her Associates in Accounting from Front Range Community College in 2014 and has several years of payroll and bookkeeping experience. When Miranda is not working with numbers she enjoys relaxing on long motorcycle trips or curled up with a book and her pets.
Danielle Sands – Administrative & Technical Support, Social Media Manager
Danielle, has been working as an administrator for 15 years and greatly enjoys this role. She graduated from Auburn University in 2006, with a Major in Business Administration and a Minor in Marketing and Entrepreneurial Business Applications. Originally from the Caribbean, Danielle has fallen in love with the Colorado snow and mountains. She enjoys traveling, reading, and spending time with her family.
Emily Thielke – Office Manager, Administrative Assistant
Emily joined the team in 2020 and has brought with her a wonderful vigor, strength, resilience and a great work ethic. A former Patent Paralegal and Notary Public, Emily has seamlessly transitioned into our tax and accounting world. An avid sports enthusiast and an athlete herself, Emily enjoys playing volley ball and kickball and is a die hard Broncos fan!
Nichole Mandigo – CPA, Managing Accountant
Nichole joined the firm in 2021. She specializes in QuickBooks, Accounting, Income Tax Preparation and Tax Planning, Franchise tax return, Multi-State returns and Sales tax. She has worked in large and small CPA firms where she has gained experience in a variety of business industries.
Nichole graduated from Colorado State University in 1997 with a Bachelor Degree in Political Science and from University of Northern Colorado in 2000 with a Bachelor Degree in Accounting. Nichole has been a CPA since 2009 and is licensed in Colorado and Texas. She loves to travel, spending time with her family and fur babies, and enjoys bringing out her creativity in crafting.
Ana Lawrence – Senior Staff Accountant
Ana originally joined Key2 Accounting as an intern in 2013 and moved up to a Staff Accountant. She attended Regis University to obtain a Bachelors in Accounting in 2015. After a couple years away from the firm she has returned in January 2021 and will be working on tax returns and bookkeeping. When not working, Ana is either running after her 2 kids on the family’s cattle ranch or curling up to watch a movie or read a book.
Ashlee DeSanto – Lemay -Payroll Specialist
Ashlee joined our team in 2021 and has been a Payroll Professional since 2015. She takes pride in her work and her professionalism. She graduated from Passaic County Community College in 2014, with an Associates Degree in Human Services. Ashlee and her family moved to Colorado from New Jersey in 2017. In her spare time, Ashlee enjoys spending time with her family, reading, being outdoors and traveling.
Courtney Errico – Payroll Specialist
Courtney Errico joined Payroll Vault in 2017 and joined the Key2Accounting team in 2020. Her previous client services roles include decades of exacting customer service in the accounting, financial aid, and banking industries. At Key2Accounting Courtney focuses on payroll processing, providing a personal touch for small businesses seeking timely and efficient payroll support. She graduated from Regis University with an BA and MBA with an emphasis in accounting. She enjoys road trips with her family, puzzling, playing golf, and decorating for the holidays.
Stephanie Puckett – Data Entry Specialist, Office Assistant
Stephanie joined the accounting staff in 2021 and has brought her passion for learning and aim for excellence to the team. New to the accounting and tax field, she has enjoyed being able to assist the team and grow her financing knowledge. In her free time, Stephanie enjoys painting, reading, traveling, and learning new languages.