Key2 Accounting Team Staff
Melissa Clary – Owner, Tax Manager
Melissa has been self employed since 2005 and is the former owner of Kruger and Clary, CPAs. She decided to branch to 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 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.
Carol McElwain – Owner, Payroll Manager
Carol McElwain is Payroll Operations Manager with Payroll Vault, the sister company of Key2 Accounting. Carol joined the team in 2011 and became part-owner in 2015. She has over 30 years of varied business experience ranging from private business office support, to restaurant management, to owning a music therapy record label.
Carol attended Western Michigan University where she majored in commercial art. When Carol isn’t at the office she can be found working on her horse ranch and boarding facility near Eaton, CO where she lives with her family. She spends her free time painting.
Myriah Milton – Owner, Accounting Manager
Myriah joined the firm in 2012 as a staff accountant and became part-owner in 2015. Myriah became an enrolled agent in 2015.
Myriah focuses on sales tax, business accounting and income tax planning and preparation.
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 – Payroll Specialist
Miranda joined the team of Fort Collins accountants at Payroll Vault in 2015 as a payroll specialist. 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.
Madison Pruitt – Office Manager
Madison joined the Key2 Accounting in 2017 as our office manager/administrative assistant. Madison is responsible for client communication related to portals, billing and income tax filings. She is a graduate of Washington State University with her Bachelor’s in Hospitality Business Management. When she is not working Madison enjoys kayaking, getting wrapped up in a good book, and traveling with her two adventuresome kitties.
Collin Cathey – Staff Accountant
Collin joined our team October of 2017. He graduated from Colorado State University and received a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting from Colorado State University in December of 2017. He specializes in individual tax returns, corporate tax returns, bookkeeping and sales tax. Collin is currently studying for the CPA exam since he has recently obtained the pre-requisite Masters courses to sit for the exam. Collin has a particular interest in taxes and enjoys the variation between each and every individual client. When not studying for the CPA exam Collin enjoys playing tennis, spending time with his pets and traveling.
Kristin Whitlock – Payroll Specialist
Kristin started with Payroll Vault in 2018 and has 13 years of payroll & bookkeeping experience. Kristin takes great pride in her work and enjoys communicating with clients. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her loved ones, especially her two grandchildren. Also, enjoys nature walks, her cats and bowling.
Alex Corsi – Staff Accountant
Alex joined the Key2 Accounting team in 2016 as a staff accountant. He specializes in bookkeeping, sales tax, and QuickBooks software. He received a Bachelors in Accounting from Colorado State University in 2016. Alex currently spends most of his free time studying for the CPA exam. When Alex is not working, or studying he enjoys rafting, hiking and biking.
Kathryn Murphy – Staff Accountant
Kathryn Murphy joined the team in 2017 as an intern and transitioned to a staff accountant in 2018. She’s currently attending Colorado State University and will graduate in December of 2018 with a Bachelor’s degree in accounting. She intends to start studying for the CPA exams soon after graduation. Kathryn is a Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor Online. Her focus is income tax preparation, sales tax preparation and bookkeeping. When she’s not working, Kathryn enjoys playing tennis, cooking, and taking care of her 2 dogs.