Mel Evert, CPA
I have spent more than ten years in public practice primarily as an accounting and taxation professional. I earned my CPA license shortly after moving to Colorado in 2001.
I have worked with several local CPA firms during my public accounting career both here in Colorado and Arizona. I am better known as Mel to friends, family and clients. My enthusiasm for working directly with people has led me to The Allen Group where we focus on working with closely-held businesses and their owners. I have a broad-based knowledge of taxation and accounting which gives me a unique perspective while working with clients. Some of my specialties are in small business consulting, QuickBooks consulting and other accounting software applications, accounting system development, financial reporting and tax preparation of all types. My industry experience includes retail, professional services, manufacturing and construction.
I was born in Norfolk, Virginia and was raised a military brat. During my formative years my family and I traveled extensively throughout the United States moving ten times in nine years to various military bases. As a result of my traveling and other employment positions, I have a varied background to draw from. While living in Sedona, Arizona, I spent ten years managing a retail business while working my way through college. I graduated Cum Laude from Northern Arizona University in May 2001 with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting.
When not working in the office or with my clients, I enjoy relaxing at home with improvement projects, landscaping, reading, taking drives to nowhere and spending quality time with my "boys" - Tigger, CJ and Sam.