Loni Woodley, CPA is the Managing Partner of ATLAS CPAs & Advisors PLLC, an ATLAS Navigators LLC Firm. Before ATLAS came to be, Loni cut his teeth in public accounting as a Senior Manager at McGladery. Loni then spent time as a CFO for a large organization before starting and becoming Partner at the first ATLAS location in Colorado, then known as Accounting For Success. One location quickly grew to two which quickly grew to now 17 locations ten years later through successful mergers and acquisitions. Throughout his years in public accounting, Loni has honed his skills in accounting and tax, merging in other offices, Partners and key team members and transforming ATLAS to what it is today. ATLAS is now focused on the greater need of its clients, as a true advisory and consultative partner to help them steady their day-to-day while focusing on the big picture. The promise of ATLAS to clients is to give their business the same attention they do and the firm was built around the motto, Advisors That Listen And Serve. When Loni is not working with clients, he enjoys cheering on his two kids' alma mater, Oklahoma State, spending time with his wife and friends. He also enjoys time 10,000+ feet above as a pilot of a small airplane.

LONI WOODLEY

CPA, ABV, CFF LICENSE NUMBER: 17371 (AZ), 29720 (CO)
OFFICE : 719.634.2815
After growing up in New Delhi, India, Nitin Gupta, CPA moved to the states in 1990. Nitin began as a bookkeeper and transitioned to tax work in 1993 in California. In 2003, he left the LA traffic behind and moved to Phoenix, AZ where he saw a need for a well versed CPA to advise clients. He has over 25 years of experience in all accounting services on the personal and business side. After merging his firm with ATLAS in 2017, Nitin has contributed to the growth of ATLAS on the merger and acquisition side as well as the addition of new service lines within the firm. Nitin has a passion for consulting and helping his clients grow and achieve their personal and business goals. He continues to live his life on his steadfast belief to never forget where one comes from.

NITIN GUPTA

CPA LICENSE NUMBER: 14293 (AZ)
OFFICE : 602.482.9101
Eric is the partner in charge of the ATLAS firm in Denver and works with the other Colorado ATLAS firms. He is also a partner in the firm’s affiliate Capital Advisors LLC handling business brokerage transactions. Prior to entering public accounting in 1987, Eric worked as the CFO for a distribution company. This gave him a strong foundation in dealing with the financial issues that business owners need help with to succeed. His passion for helping business owners led him to develop the Atlas outsourced CFO services department, giving assistance with financial management, budget and cash flow planning, ownership transition issues and human resource matters. Eric completed his undergraduate work at the University of Colorado Boulder and Metropolitan State University of Denver. Eric lives in southeast Denver with his wife Sally. He enjoys travel adventures with her and is a long time running enthusiast. He gets an immense amount of satisfaction in striving to have a positive impact on everyone he knows – be it through business, family, friendships, or his longtime volunteer work for peace initiatives.

ERIC REINEMER

CPA, CBI LICENSE NUMBER: 12477 (CO)
OFFICE : 303.799.9111
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KARL KILLMER

CPA, CVA LICENSE NUMBER: 872 (WY)
OFFICE : 307.577.1200
Bio coming soon!

KEN KOLEK


OFFICE : 319.395.9884
Brendan J. Kennedy is a highly recognized Business Valuation Expert within the state of Arizona and is a partner with ATLAS CPAs and Advisors PLLC. Mr. Kennedy is responsible for all business valuation and litigation support services within the firm and brings over 35 years in finance and accounting, with emphasis in business valuation, litigation support, financial analysis and presentation, forecasting, and mergers and acquisitions. He serves clients in many different industries including manufacturing, wholesale, distribution, retail, healthcare, law, real estate and other professional services. Mr. Kennedy has also testified as an expert witness in the area of business valuation and economic damages in both state and federal courts. Mr. Kennedy’s certifications and credentials are a testament to his devotion to the profession to which he has dedicated his career. Below is a list of Mr. Kennedy’s academic achievements, professional credentials and affiliations. Academic Achievements and Professional Credentials - Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF), American Institute of CPAs, 2008 - Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA), American Society of Appraisers, 2004 - Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV), American Institute of CPAs, 1999 - Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA), National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts, 1998 - Certified Public Accountant (CPA), State of Arizona, 1985 - Bachelor of Science, Accounting, Iowa State University, 1983 Brendan grew up on a farm in Northwest Iowa along with his mom and 10 brothers and sisters. At 93 his mom still lives on the farm but she likes to spend a bit of time in Phoenix in the winter.

BRENDAN KENNEDY

CPA/ABV/CFF, CVA, ASA LICENSE NUMBER: AZ-4799-E (AZ)
OFFICE : 480.483.1600

EVERLENE ROMERO

CPA License Number: 12393-E (AZ)
OFFICE : 602.482.9101
Kelli Berardi joined the ATLAS Partner ranks in September of 2019 right before finishing her Masters in Accounting and Finance. Kelli is a Partner in our Arizona offices, splitting time between the Northwest Phoenix and Scottsdale offices, while also working on projects for clients across the firm's locations. When she's not working with the tax team or clients, you can find her watching all the forensic and true crime shows. She's a self-proclaimed true crime junky!

KELLI BERARDI

CPA LICENSE NUMBER: 17938-E (AZ)
OFFICE : 480.483.1600
Bio coming soon!

KELLY KLEVEN

CPA LICENSE NUMBER: 29559 (CO)
OFFICE : 719.634.2815
Bio coming soon!

TOM FRAZIER

CPA LICENSE NUMBER: 6677 (AZ)
OFFICE : 480.483.1600
ATLAS Partner in our Westminster office, Cathie Asmus is a Certified Public Accountant, an Enrolled Agent, and a QuickBooks® Pro Advisor. She works closely with many of our business clients providing accounting services; preparing small business, corporate, and partnership tax returns; and offering training, and performing diagnostics for clients who use QuickBooks® as their accounting software. Cathie joined Coet 2 in 1998 and became a shareholder in November 2013. When Coet 2 merged with ATLAS CPAs & Advisors in December 2019, Cathie took her place as Managing CPA Partner of ATLAS Westminster. Cathie holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Denver (1987), and is a member of the Colorado Society of CPAs, AICPA, and Women's Estate Planning Council.

CATHERINE ASMUS

CPA, EA LICENSE NUMBER: 30696 (CO)
OFFICE : 303.426.6444
Nicole earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting from Colorado State University. Prior to joining our firm, she was an accountant in the private industry for eight years. She and her husband own L1 Automotive, an automotive repair business in Northern Colorado, giving her invaluable and unique insight into the day-to-day challenges and responsibilities faced by the small business owner. A member of the American Institute of CPAs and the Colorado Society of CPAs, Nicole says her favorite part of her career with ATLAS is working with, and getting to know, the wonderful clients that we serve–getting acquainted with their families and watching them change and grow every year. Nicole enjoys spending time with her husband and two sons at home in the foothills of Larimer County, where they love seeing the wildlife native to the area. As a family they enjoy camping, boating and 4-wheeling. Favorite vacation destinations include Moab and Lake Powell in Utah.

NICOLE MANDILE

CPA LICENSE NUMBER: 29300 (CO)
OFFICE : 303.678.5392
Michael Abbate is an ATLAS LPG (Lifestyle Planning Group) Partner. Michael’s background spans 23 years of industry experience, which began on institutional capital markets and commodities trading floors around the world, including New York, Chicago, London and Paris. He made the switch to individual and small business planning and consulting nearly 15 years ago, desiring to connect with clients on a personal level that impacted their families and businesses, rather than overnight and across the oceans.

MICHAEL ABBATE


OFFICE : 480.696.7201
Gary Mitchell, CPA, is a Tax Partner out of our Amarillo location. With 35 years of experience, his specialties are income taxation and planning for commercial entities, corporations, individuals and trusts, including S-corporations, closely held companies and accounting method changes. Gary stays very involved in his community as Treasurer of the Rotary Club of Amarillo, a member of the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants and more.

GARY MITCHELL

CPA LICENSE NUMBER: 047248 (TX)
OFFICE : 806.373.6661
Thomas Justiss, CPA, is a Partner out of our Amarillo, TX office. Thomas has been with the Amarillo location since 1999. With 22 years of experience, he has extensive expertise in tax and accounting services for clients. Thomas has been married for 24 years, has one child and two bulldogs. Outside the office and working with clients, he enjoys time with family and friends, hiking and exploring the mountains, travel and always loves good food and whiskey.

THOMAS JUSTISS

CPA LICENSE NUMBER: 084516 (TX)
OFFICE : 806.373.6661
Darla Chappell, CPA, is a Tax Partner in our Floydada, TX location and works with several CMMS offices in Texas and across ATLAS. With over 35 years of experience in preparing individual, partnership, corporation and trust tax returns, Darla is also a member of the Texas Society of Public Accountants. Her husband has farmed for many years and she has extensive experience in working with farmers, tax planning and the tax laws associated with agriculture.

DARLA CHAPPELL

CPA LICENSE NUMBER: 38647 (TX)
OFFICE : 806.983.3700
Ray Pendergast, CPA is a Tax Partner in West Texas (our CMMS locations). As a Certified Public Account, he has more than 37 years of experience working in a variety of sectors including education, research, healthcare, agriculture, manufacturing and wealth-management. He enjoys working in partnership with his clients to maximize their position through the use of quality financial, accounting and tax information. When Ray is not working, he can be found in the company of family and friends.

RAY PENDERGAST

CPA LICENSE NUMBER: 034314 (TX)
OFFICE : 806.799.3929
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