The Bookkeeper

Meet Michelle


Originally from Chicago, my background is in operations. I began my career as an administrative assistant with Cushman & Wakefield, a leading international commercial property management company. During that time I studied at the BOMI Institute downtown Chicago to gain my RPA (Real Property Administrator) designation. I grew within the company to manage a portfolio of 47 distribution centers for the Chicago Tribune newspaper. I gained significant knowledge and experience in all facets of asset management, including the financial responsibilities of budget preparation and financial management.

In 2000 I went on to become a part of the era and was a ground floor member of a business-to-business manufacturing brokerage company. I assisted in the launch of the company out of the incubator and to a prime real estate location downtown Chicago on the banks of the Chicago River. We grew to 50+ employees before the crash in 2001. 

I moved to Colorado in the Fall of 2001 and had the opportunity to be involved in a number of start-up and expanding company ventures. One of these opportunities allowed me to act as the Chief Operating Officer for a local company for about 5 years. This opportunity allowed me to more thoroughly develop and improve my operational and financial skills and after the 2009 economic crash put them to use through consulting. I love helping companies build, rebuild, reorganize and perfect their operational and financial systems. I take a personal interest in their success and work with my clients to move forward with efficiency.

When I’m not working with numbers I take advantage of living in this amazing state. I hike, drive the curving mountain roads and bring my camera out to capture its beauty.