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About Us

About Our Firm

Jerry Marrs and Gail Sevier started working together in 1966 for the Internal Revenue Service and then together, as partners, at Arthur Young & Company (the predecessor to Ernst & Young) in Denver. In September 1995, Jerry, Gail and Carol Rudnick, join formed Marrs, Rudnick & Sevier, CPAs. The firm opened for business with the vision to serve its clients with large firm training and expertise, but local firm rates.

In 2000, Pflieger, Alderman and Nadorff merged into Marrs, Sevier & Company LLC. These professionals also shared a background with Arthur Young.  The new alliance enabled the firm to offer a full range of tax and financial reporting services..

Since 1995 Marrs, Sevier continues to grow by acquiring talent, passionate people and plans to continue serving our clients for years to come.


Our Mission

Our mission is to provide the best available accounting, taxation and business consulting services while excercising the highest levels of expertise, effort and integrity.

Our Team

Gail Sevier, C.P.A. 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. He is a member of the Centennial Estate Planning Council. Gail is a member of both the CSCPA and the AICPA.

Hugh Marrs, C.P.A. 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. He is a member of both the CSCPA and AICPA.

Michael Sevier, C.P.A. 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 & CO. 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. He is a member of both the CSCPA and the AICPA.

Sally Peterson, C.P.A. 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. She is a member of both the CSCPA and the AICPA.

Joanne Mathisen, C.P.A.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. She is a member of both the CSCPA and the AICPA.

Melinda Brewer, C.P.A. 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. She is a member of both the CSCPA and the AICPA.

John Haberkorn, C.P.A. 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. In his free time John enjoys hiking with his family on the front range and working with his German Shepherd dog.