We call boulder our home
and clients our family

We’ve called Boulder home for the past 25 years. This community has been our bedrock – and we’ve built our business on the same principles. Being here for our clients always has – and always will be – our main focus. From personal and business taxes, to sound financial advice, at Arkose you’ll find the guidance you need to help navigate life’s challenges, as well as opportunities. We tend to keep our business small and our relationships personal, so you can always get the tailored support and solutions that make a big impact on your life and your business.

Welcome to Arkose Tax & Consulting, the bedrock you can always count on.

Josh schepers

director

Josh received both his Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees in Accounting from the University of Kansas in Lawrence, KS and obtained his CPA license shortly thereafter. Josh has over 10 years of tax and consulting experience working with a top 100 regional firm. He specializes in tax and accounting for small to medium sized businesses and really enjoys getting to know his clients on a personal level and helping them and their families obtain their long-term goals. He enjoys spending time with family and friends outside of the office. Fun Fact – Josh dabbles in the freshwater planted aquarium hobby.

Allison cook

principal

Allison grew up in Ohio being one of five sisters. She moved to Colorado in 1992 trying to flee the humidity and get in some skiing. Allison is also an avid scuba diver and has her Master Diver Certification. On top of skiing and scuba diving, she likes to travel, camp, hike and snowshoe whenever possible. Allison graduated Summa Cum Laude from Regis University with a B.S. in Accounting and a minor in Business Administration. Her accounting and business consulting career has spanned over 25 years. She has given several tax and accounting seminars to both CPA professionals and the general public. She has served in the past on the board of the Acorn School for Early Childhood Development. She is also a member of The Coral Reef Alliance and the PADI Diving Society. Allison has her Accredited in Business Valuations (ABV) license and Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) designation, both from the AICPA. Allison is a member of the Colorado Society of CPAs, the American Institute of CPAs and Mensa International.

acook@arkosetax.com

Arrone appel

principal emeritus

Arrone has been a leading part of the Boulder / Denver Community for over 30 years. He recognizes that all of our team members have unique strengths that we can combine for the benefit of our clients. We use a collaborative approach to our projects that Arrone developed while working with a "Big 8" firm in New York. Arrone ensures that we utilize the most current and "state of the art" technology in order to provide our clients with exceptional products and services for their individual needs.

Kyle gore

tax manager

Kyle was born and raised in Wyoming where he earned bachelors degrees in both accounting and criminal justice from the University of Wyoming. He has over 5 years of public accounting experience and has worked in both taxation and auditing. Kyle specializes in tax and accounting for individuals and their closely held entities. He enjoys spending time with his family and his dog and loves to spend time outdoors as much as possible. Fun fact - Kyle is an aspiring photographer.

Larry tucker

Larry received his accounting degree from Ft Lewis College in Durango, CO and has been in accounting for more than 10 years. He has an extensive knowledge of tax code and specializes in the unusual and complex. He loves spending time with his kids, hiking, and is always learning something new. Fun Fact - Larry is an inventor and entrepreneur bringing consumer products to market!

Bonnie clark

Tax Advisor

Bonnie has lived in the great state of Colorado for over 25 years. She grew up in Ohio and West Virginia and has lived in Utah, Alaska, California, Costa Rica and Austria. She has a tax-focused Accounting Certification from Front Range Community College, a bachelor's degree in Computer Science from Fort Lewis College and a bachelor's degree in English and Philosophy from University of Utah. She has been preparing taxes since 2016 and was recognized for her work with the VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) program by the Governor of Colorado. Prior to becoming a Tax Preparer she worked in Disaster Recovery, Software Development and the airline industry. Bonnie loves to spend her free time hiking, snowshoeing and skiing, dancing to live music, travelling, working in the garden, reading and visiting with family and friends.

Carter knepp

Tax Advisor

Carter earned his accounting degree from the University of Northern Colorado and worked for Arkose Tax and Arrone Appel CPA throughout his college years. He is a passionate fan of European soccer and an avid at-home chef. Carter is a Colorado native who loves to ski, bike and camp in this beautiful state. Fun fact - Carter recently attended his first Premier League soccer game.

Don young

Independent Contractor

Don received his MBA in accounting from St Edwards University in Austin, TX in 2008. Prior to this he had a career in Coastal Engineering with a civil engineering degree from the University of Buffalo, and a Masters from the University of Delaware. He served in the US Navy in the 1980's. Don enjoys competitive archery and triathlons. Fun fact - Don competed at the Olympic Trials in archery in 1980!

Claire briddle

office manager

Claire received a bachelors degree from Saint Louis University in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance and Leadership & Change Management. Prior to joining Arkose, Claire worked in Investment Consulting where her main responsibility was to analyze Portfolio Investment Risk. In her current role at Arkose, she serves as a connection between the tax advisors and clients to best satisfy each client’s needs. When she is not at work, she loves to hike, ski, and spend time with her family. Fun fact – Claire is a Barre Instructor in Boulder!

Seikah roberts

Administrative Assistant

Seikah received a bachelor’s degree from Juniata College in Environmental Science with a minor in Accounting. Prior to joining Arkose, Seikah worked as an office manager where her main responsibilities were bookkeeping, client correspondence, and keeping everyone sane. She loves spending time outdoors as much as possible. Fun Fact – Seikah is from Maine!