Board of Directors
CPA since 1996 specializing in : High Net-Worth Individuals, Stock Options, Trusts, Estate Planning, Family Partnerships, Farm & Ranch, Non-Profit Organizations & Foundations
Professional and Volunteer Profile:
Founder of Nielsen & Company CPAs & Consultants 1992
2010 was her 23rd tax season since graduating from the University of Idaho, BS Business
Community Foundation Serving Boulder County – Former Audit Committee, former Board of Trustees for 6 years and Treasurer for 4 years, grants committees
Intercambio board since 2008, Chair finance committee – non-profit’s mission is teaching English to immigrants and an exchange of cultures
Milagros Scholarship Fund trustee, Adelante mentor – supports Latina young women
Member of Boulder Rotary since 1997
Colorado Capital Bank – Boulder bank Board of Advisors since 2006
Audit committee for BankVest Inc (holding company for Colorado Capital Bank)
Boulder Estate Planning Council – member since 1976 – AEP designation award
Colorado Society of CPAs since 1976, former CO tax committee chair, Ethics committee
Boulder Community Hospital – former Professional Advisory Board Member
Boulder Chamber of Commerce – former Chair of several committees, CEO exchange
Wrote monthly tax columns for Women’s magazine in Boulder for 9 years
Passions & Pastimes:
Remodeling Boulder & Leadville properties with green emphasis
Flower gardening with lots of color
Traveling – US in 38’ motor home, Internationally to Italy, Ecuador, Europe, Indonesia
At the present time I am involved in Church work in Boulder, and am currently a member of the State of Colorado Policy Advisory Committee for substance abuse. In the past I have also served on the Executive Advisory Committee of the University of Colorado Business School.
On the personal side, my wife and I recently celebrated our 50th wedding anniversary. We have three adult children and 7 grandchildren. I am a Vietnam veteran, and am retired from IBM after more than 40 years in software development. In addition to Harmony, I’m also involved with the AARP Foundation (providing tax preparation services for seniors and the disadvantaged) and the Gold Crown Foundation, which provides supervised youth sports activities for middle school boys and girls.
One of the blessings of my association with Harmony has been to see the growth in both the treatment program and the physical assets at Harmony. My goal as a board member is to see Harmony maintain its current excellent reputation as it incorporates the best practices of the addiction treatment community.
Harmony provides excellent, quality care and gives a good jumpstart into recovery. I would absolutely send any of my friends or family to Harmony should they require treatment.
It is my extreme pleasure to serve on the Harmony Foundation Board of Directors and assist in fulfilling the mission of Harmony.
Harmony has been a large part of my life for over ten years. Throughout those years, I have seen the transformation of numerous alumni getting their lives back and living life to the fullest. I look forward to helping carry on the “commitment to recovery” Harmony is nationally recognized for.
I’m married with two children and love spending time in the mountains with family and friends.
My journey to Harmony began by joining an Al Anon group in October 1975 in Boulder, CO. I had a female relative that needed help with an alcohol problem and I heard of Harmony Foundation from a friend who was a member of its Board of Directors. I brought my relative to Harmony in March 1976. She later became a counselor at a treatment facility; is now retired; and has 34 years of good sobriety. My wife and I were so impressed with Harmony that we attended the Saturday night dinners and meetings at Harmony for many years.
We and a few close friends started the initial Harmony Club whose sole purposes were to raise funds for Harmony and to promote social activities for Harmony graduates to demonstrate that one can have fun without drugs and alcohol.
I have personally witnessed the healing of so many people over the last 34 years. The lasting friendships that have taken place and personal support received from these friends are beyond description.
One of the major results is that my wife and I have enjoyed 53 years of marriage and have a loving relationship with our four adult children, their spouses and our grandchildren. Without involvement with Harmony, I doubt that this would ever have been possible.