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The Crew

  Paul Nelson, CPA and President

Paul S. Nelson is the president and founder of Nelson & Company, P.C. The company began doing business in 1991 and has grown to serve more than 2,000 clients. Paul obtained his undergraduate education from the University of Northern Colorado, graduating in 1982 with a degree in Small Business Management. In 1986 he finished his accounting curriculum at Regis University, passed the Uniform C.P.A examination in 1987, and in December of 1988 he received his C.P.A certificate. From 1986 to 1991, Paul work for F.R. Reynolds & Company, P.C. as a staff accountant. 

From 1991 to present, Paul has helped build one of the most ethical C.P.A firms in the region with an emphasis on helping clients achieve their life goals. Paul's passion is to help small businesses succeed and because of that passion, the company serves over 600 small business owners annually. 

Mr. Nelson is the past president of the following organizations:

  • Colorado Springs Sertoma Club
  • Rampart Investment Club
  • Broadmarket Square Homeowner's Association

He has also served on the boards of:

  • The Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region
  • The Big Cats of Serenity Springs
  • Family Connections
  • The Parade of Lights

Paul has a great family with his wife, Christi, and three daughters, Katie, Allie and Becky. The Nelson family is very close with all five family members working in the business. 

Paul's passion outside of work and family is golf. He is a member at the Country Club of Colorado Springs and has a seven handicap!

Sandra Wang, CPA
Sandy considers Chicago her home town (Go Cubs!) though she has now lived in Colorado Springs for the past 25 years.  She obtained her BS in accounting from Western Michigan University and her Master's Degree with an emphasis on Accountancy from UCCS. She passed the CPA exam in 1982 and in November of 2012 celebrated her 30th year working as a certified public accountant--The last 19 with Nelson & Company.  During her off time, Sandy plays volleyball, watches all sports (especially Chicago sports), reads, and spends time with her dog, Jalen.

Gordon Blackard, CPA
Gordon was born in Norman, Oklahoma. However, he was raised in Southern California where he graduated from California State University at Fullerton. He passed the CPA exam in 1980 and ran a successful CPA practice for 15 years before moving to Colorado Springs in 1996. He and his wife have four children and currently have 8 grandchildren. Gordon enjoys fly fishing and all sports in general. He has been at Nelson & Company for 11 years.
Katherine Twitchell (Nelson), CPA
Katie is a native of Colorado Springs who joined the staff of Nelson & Company in May of 2011. She graduated from Gonzaga University (in Washington) with a BS in both Accounting and Finance.  Katie obtained her CPA license in October of 2012. When she is not busy crunching numbers, Katie enjoys golf, softball, reading, watching movies, and running.  She also loves watching-for the most part-her favorite teams: the New York Jets and the Gonzaga Bulldogs.

Allison Winkler (Nelson), CPA

Allie was born and raised in Colorado Springs, Colorado. She attended college at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, CO. While there she got a BS in Business Administration with concentrations in Accounting, Finance and Real Estate. She graduated in May of 2012 and has worked for Nelson and Company ever since. When not working, Allie loves to read, hike, watch movies, play sports and spend time with her family.                       

LeeAnn Kidd

LeeAnn lived in 11 different states growing up in the Air Force, but the family calls North Dakota home. She graduated from the University of North Dakota in 1987 with a BS & BA, and moved to Colorado Springs in 1988. LeeAnn worked as the Office and Business Manager for 13 years at a local cardiology practice before joining Nelson & Company in 2001. LeeAnn loves to read, go to the movies and sings with her husband, Ron, in the Chancel Choir & Chamber Singers for First United Methodist Church.

Evan Kay
Evan was born in Colorado Springs and has been here ever since. He loves Colorado and hopes to live the rest of his life someplace in this state. Evan is currently enrolled at Colorado State University, majoring in business with a double concentration in Accounting and Finance. His goal is to receive a Master's Degree, take the CPA exam and eventually join the accounting world!. He enjoys spending time with his family, friends and doing anything outdoors.