Zeb Smith, CPA

“Ascent is the climb to the top. I’m an avid hiker, runner, and hunter. Sure, all of these activities can be done alone but they are often more enjoyable when I surround myself with stronger people who share similar passions. It’s these people who push me to achieve more, be a better person and adviser, and climb higher.”

“We are accomplished dreamers, just like our clients, who have dedicated our lives to helping others achieve dreams and accomplish fiscal responsibility.”



Jenny Goessel

Jenny started her accounting career in 2001 as the bookkeeper for an architectural design studio in San Francisco, CA. Jenny has since provided bookkeeping and advisory services for a number of industries including non-profit organizations, professional services, health services, property management, construction, retail, bars, and restaurants.

Jenny was a financial director with an international consulting firm as well as a national non-profit organization. Jenny is a registered tax return preparer which gives her that added edge when performing bookkeeping and advisory services (but only until she can keep her bees, wander the woods, and tell stories for a living).

Jenny has earned a reputation for competence, integrity, and humor. Jenny has called Durango home since 1994.


Amy Lyons

Amy’s hope is that we make their lives easier, by taking their focus from accounting so they can focus on running a successful business. She loves help clients succeed at running their businesses! She loves Numbers! Amy and her family relocated to Bayfield, CO in 2003.  She enjoys spending time with family and friends. Hiking, yoga, watching my kids in their activities.
For thirteen years, Amy served the Bayfield School District as the Director of Finance and as an Interim Superintendent. Amy has served as Board President for Bayfield Early Education Program and strongly believes in leaving her community “better than she found it.” A lifelong learner, Amy attended Nebraska Wesleyan University where she earned a Bachelor’s in Business Administration (Accounting Emphasis).
A lifelong learner, Amy has a Bachelor’s in Business Administration and a Master’s in Public Administration.

Christine Harroun

Christine is the newest addition to our team and the support we need to provide Executive Assistant level services.

Christine moved to Durango in 2007 and has served our community as a Dental Hygienist at various dental offices, including Oak Family Destristy, where she still practices today.

Christine has a background in Property Management, and Real Estate Investing. Her attention to detail, business savvy background, and desire to help others succeed serves as a tremendous asset to our team and clients


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