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Michelle Kooi

Michelle Kooi, a Certified Public Accountant, joined the firm in 2017. She has a Bachelor of Science in Business/Accounting and a Bachelor of Science in Journalism. Additionally, she attended the Institute of Integrative Nutrition, is a certified Yoga instructor and Health coach and a former Certified Business Valuation Analyst with NACVA.

Michelle obtained her CPA license in 2005. She has over 15 years of experience in accounting, finance, and income tax, with extensive experience working with small businesses, individuals, and not-for-profit organizations. She also provides business consulting and coaching services. She is committed to sustainabilty and utlizing business as force for good.

When not at work, Michelle enjoys trail running and practicing yoga. Michelle is passionate about volunteering for her community. She has been a Board member of Metro Volunteers and KUNC Public radio (serving as Finance Committee Chair for 2 years), served as an advisory member of the Small Business Devlopment Center of Northern Colorado, was on the Compass Advisory Committee for the Health District of Larimer County and a counselor for the Life Crisis Support for Crossroads Church.

Michelle values education and sharing her knowledge and experience through speaking engagements and writing. She has covered topics such as fraud prevention, starting a business, workplace wellness, small business tax and accounting, and stress management have been some of her topics.

She enjoys spending time with friends and family, cooking up delicious healthy food, hiking, skiing and live music. She is excited to explore Durango and the surrounding area.


You may contact Michelle via email at mkooi@tafoyabarrett.com