Our professional staff members come from a variety of backgrounds, including national and local accounting firms, banking, and the oil and gas industry. We believe this diversity gives a broad and well-rounded perspective to our work and client relations.

In addition, our staff members are highly qualified. A number hold advanced/graduate degrees from nationally renowned institutions. We are experienced in handling complex tax matters and strategic tax planning.

WhippleWood CPAs routinely establishes ongoing relationships with advisors from other professions, including legal, banking, financial planning, investing and insurance services. These relationships contribute to a “team” approach in serving our clients’ needs. We take great pride in providing efficient and effective personalized service to each of our clients. We are committed to serving you in the development and accomplishment of your own personal goals.

Richard J. Whipple, Jr.


Rick has been an owner of WhippleWood CPAs for more than three decades. In the past ten years, he has successfully managed the growth and strategy of the firm in his role as CEO.

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Mona L. Feeley

CPA, MAcct, Principal

Mona is a principal in the tax service area of WhippleWood CPAs and has been involved in public accounting since 1999. She has substantial experience in providing accounting and business advisory services to individuals and closely held businesses.

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George L. Hoge

CPA, MAcct, Principal

George has provided tax and financial services to business and individual clients in the Denver metropolitan area and Colorado for over 35 years. His areas of expertise include tax research and planning for closely held businesses and individuals, economic modeling, and tax compliance.

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Ron Bass

CPA, CVA, MAcct, Director of
Business Assurance

Ron has 21 years of experience as a Florida CPA, with the last 13 in public accounting and the first eight in the health care and brokerage industries. Most recently before joining WhippleWood CPAs, Ron was an Audit Manager for one of the largest regional CPA firms in Florida.

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Kim Esely

Director of Client Services

Kim has been in the accounting industry since 1991, and has worked with WhippleWood CPAs since 2004. She specializes in consulting with small businesses and individuals, and excels at training and coaching clients in financial and IT matters.

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Wendy Ciancio

CPA, Director, Accounting and Advisory Services

Wendy Ciancio is a licensed CPA with more than 21 years of CFO, accounting and M&A experience. She holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. She has supported a broad range of industries and has worked in companies ranging from startup ventures to well-established businesses.

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Steve Barkmeier

CPA, Director, Tax and Services

Steve has 30 years of leadership experience in corporate tax departments at billion dollar companies. He has extensive experience with tax planning and M&A for partnerships and corporations.

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