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About Our Firm

Marrs, Sevier & Company LLC was established in 1995 to provide quality tax compliance and attestation services.  Our mission is to provide the best available accounting, taxation and business consulting services while exercising the highest levels of expertise, effort and integrity.

Our Team

Gail Sevier, CPA Tax Partner EXT: 312 Truman State University

Gail is a graduate of Truman State University in Missouri. Gail also was with Ernst & Young LLP for 14 years where he was a tax partner assigned to the Entrepreneurial Services Group which served start up, privately owned and small business clients. His prior experience includes 14 years with the Internal Revenue Service. Gail has presented technical seminars, lectures frequently and has published several articles on tax issues. He has also been an expert witness on income tax issues. Gail is a member of both the Colorado Society of CPA's and the American Institute of CPA's.

Hugh Marrs, CPA Tax Partner EXT: 315 University of Colorado

Hugh is an original member of the firm and has been working for his clients for more than twenty years. He is experienced in all aspects of taxation including income, business, trust, gift and estate taxes. Hugh also has served his clients with business consulting with a focus on acquisition and sale of businesses including the many challenges facing start-up ventures. Hugh understands that expertise is vital to become a trusted advocate for any one of his clients but to truly serve someone a professional must be available, listen to the client, and do it all in a timely manner. Hugh enjoys spending time with his wife and three children, running and coaching. He is active with charities that focus on children and has finished both the Marine Corp and New York City marathons. Hugh is a member of both the Colorado Society of CPA's and the American Institute of CPA's.

Michael Sevier, CPA Tax Partner EXT: 309 Metropolitan State College of Denver
CPA, AICPA, Colorado Society of Certified Public Accountants

Mike brings more than 18 years of diverse tax, financial reporting and business consulting experience to the firm. He started with Marrs, Sevier & Company LLC in February 1989. Mike is an avid Broncos' fan and enjoys spending time with his family as well as his hobby in American muscle cars. He contributes time and financial support to the Jeffco Action Center. Mike is a member of both the Colorado Society of CPA's and the American Institute of CPA's.

Joanne Mathisen, CPA Tax Partner EXT: 318 Northern Arizona University

Joanne graduated from Northern Arizona University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accountancy. After graduating she worked in Arizona and Wyoming prior to moving back to her native state of Colorado. She joined the firm in 1999. Joanne provides tax compliance and consulting services to corporate, partnership, individual, trusts, and not-for-profit clients. She coordinates income tax preparation, provision work and assists with the daily tax and financial reporting needs of clients. She works with a wide range of industries and individuals including those individuals living abroad. She is the lead partner of employee pension plan audits. Joanne enjoys spending time with family and friends and during her free time she hikes, bikes, and travels as much as possible. Joanne sits on the Children’s Hospital of Colorado Legacy Planning Advisory Council. Joanne is a member of both the Colorado Society of CPA's and the American Institute of CPA's.

Sally Peterson, CPA Tax Partner EXT: 311 University of Tulsa

Sally graduated Cum Laude from the University of Tulsa with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. Sally's tax experience includes working for the firm Ernst & Young LLP as a tax manger before she joined Marrs, Sevier & Company LLC in 1997. She has more than 28 years of public accounting experience and offers clients extensive experience related to complex individual tax compliance and planning needs. Sally works primarily with large family groups, which include individuals, partnerships, L.L.C.s, corporations, trusts. not-for-profits and estates. Sally values the relationships she forms with her clients and works closely with them to ensure quality tax and accounting services. Sally enjoys skiing, hiking, and spending time with her family. Sally is a member of both the Colorado Society of CPA's and the American Institute of CPA's.

Melinda Brewer, CPA Tax Partner EXT: 305 University of Colorado

Melinda is a Colorado native that graduated from the CU Business School in 1989 with her Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. Melinda joined the firm in January of 2005 after spending 15 1/2 years in public accounting at Ernst & Young LLP. Melinda started her career in 1989 as an auditor with Ernst & Young LLP. After 3 1/2 years as an auditor, she transferred to the tax department where she specialized in tax compliance for not-for-profit organizations, and large corporations with multistate tax filings. Melinda currently practices in all areas of tax with emphasis in large partnership returns, corporate tax returns, individual tax returns and charitable entities (public charities, and private foundations). Melinda married her high school sweetheart, Dean in 1989 and they have two wonderful sons, Justin and Troy. Melinda enjoys spending time with her family, enjoying all the wonderful things that Colorado has to offer, camping, hiking, fishing, and snowshoeing. Melinda is currently a board member for the nonprofit organization FRIENDS of Broomfield. Melinda is a member of both the Colorado Society of CPA's and the American Institute of CPA's.

John Haberkorn, CPA Audit Partner EXT: 331 Montana State University

John’s primary focus is working with clients to perform attestation and tax compliance services. John’s experience working with various closely held businesses and not for profit entities has allowed him to gain interesting perspectives on the different methods used to solve and document various accounting transactions. John is a member of both Colorado Society of CPA's and the American Institute of CPA's