Amber was born in Colorado Springs and raised in Pittsburgh, PA. At 19, she left Colorado to explore America with her husband Mark. After road tripping for months and stints of living in California & Arizona, they made their way back to Durango. Their 2 beautiful children Isabella and Gabriel were both born at the old Mercy Hospital. They bought a house in Hermosa in 2013 and can’t imagine calling any other place home.
Amber has been providing bookkeeping & payroll services to Durango businesses for over 15 years and is a consultant with the Southwest Colorado Small Business Development Center & Colorado Department of Labor's Division of Vocational Rehabilitation. She is also the founder of Luminous Sojourns & New Hat Baking, and was the former Operations Coordinator at the La Plata County Economic Development Alliance.
Amber believes fostering the success of local independent businesses is the solution to today’s economic struggles in America. She joined the Board of Directors at Local First in May 2016 to aid in the development of that vision here in Durango. She enjoys gardening, singing, dancing, drumming, Tequila and always welcomes a good jam session or dart night with her friends.
Amber oversees all aspects of To the Penny, LLC; employee training and management, marketing, monthly client account auditing, client onboarding, and all other aspects of running a local, independent business. Amber also provides consulting appointments to those in need of bookkeeping help and teaches a QuickBooks Online workshop.
Tanya Roth was born in Colorado and raised in the small town of Elizabeth on the eastern plains of Colorado. She came to Durango to obtain an Associate’s Degree in Business Management from Fort Lewis College. She has relatives from both sides of her family that still live in southwest Colorado. While in College, she met her now ex-husband Keith, who was raised in Durango. After graduating she decided there was no better place to live and chose to make a life in this area.
Tanya tries to take full advantage of what our local area has to offer. She is an avid cyclist, hiker, angler, skier and loves to be outdoors. Tanya is also a member of the Mataholla Moon Belly Dance Troupe. She enjoys expressing her creativity through dance and her metal fabrication artwork, making “junk” steel into new treasures.
She has had the honor of working in many different industries in Durango with wonderful mentors and bosses. With a passion for numbers and problem solving she was drawn to Bookkeeping over 18 years ago. On June 1, 2020 she became part of the team at To The Penny Bookkeeping.
Tanya is our bookkeeper and enters all transactions and reconciles all accounts for our clients as part of their monthly bookkeeping services provided by us. Tanya also provides administrative support internally for To the Penny, LLC.
Jolynn was born in Albuquerque, NM, but has lived most of her life in southern Colorado. She graduated from Bayfield High School, obtained her Associates Degree from Pueblo Community College and later in life her Bachelor's Degree in Accounting from Western Governors University. She has two children and five grandchildren that are all her pride and joy and the loves of her life.
Jolynn's career has spanned many different industries. She has owned a natural foods store, co-owned a long haul trucking company, owned and self-managed a vacation rental property in Florida, worked for a local CPA firm as a tax preparer and managed a corporate accounting department. Accounting fulfills Jolynn's left-brain need for order and accuracy and has always been her primary focus regardless of which industry she happened to be working in at the time. She finds her joy, though, in spending time with her family, gardening, baking, woodworking and taking trips to the beach whenever she can.
Jolynn audits all client accounts for accuracy before financial reports are sent each month. Jolynn is also a registered tax preparer and completes income tax returns for our clients.
Veronica was born in Anchorage, Alaska. Throughout her childhood, she lived in a few cities in Alaska and grew up fishing, hunting, trapping and playing sports. Her first love is basketball, but was drawn to the accounting field at the age of 8, when her grandmother began having her reconcile the family business' credit card accounts. Through the green paper ledger, a ruler and highlighter, she learned that accuracy is of the highest importance.
At 18, Veronica married her childhood sweetheart, whom she met at basketball camp (also at the age of 8). They have 3 children; 22, 19, and 16. Veronica has spent many years coaching each of their basketball, baseball and football teams and has enjoyed raising her children in Anchorage.
Veronica is driven, hard-working and a skilled accounting professional known for accuracy, attention to detail and timeliness while managing and meeting deadlines of multiple accounting functions in highly, fast-paced and stressful environments. Her experience as bookkeeper spans 13 years in manufacturing, retail, non-profit and other industries. Her supervisory and/or specialist role spans 10 years. Teamwork, accuracy, efficiency and continuous improvement are the cornerstones of her work ethic and philosophy.
Veronica manages all aspects of on-boarding new clients. This includes requesting the new client intake forms, working with clients to access their financial information, and working to get new client books up to date and moved into maintenance status. Veronica will also handle all 1099 preparation for our clients.
Cindy grew up in Pennsylvania and went to school in North Carolina, before moving to El Paso for most of her 30-year non-profit career in low-income women’s empowerment. In 2003, she followed her heart and moved to Colorado, to create a life journey with Mike. They are blessed to share two amazing homes, a family ranch in the ponderosa pines northwest of Bayfield, and a homestead on CR 250, and their life together is further enriched by the joys and challenges of a blended family with two adult kids and a teenage grandson.
Moving to Colorado catalyzed Cindy developing her ‘second stage work life”. For the past ten years, Cindy has shared her skills, knowledge and experience to support the growth and operations of local professionals, small businesses and non-profits, and in 2018 she launched her own business, Backlog Be Gone. Cindy’s enthusiasm, vision and “can do” approach, as well as her passionate commitment to local development, are hallmarks of her service. She has been an avid member and supporter of Local First, as both a consumer and now a business member, for nearly a decade.
Cindy also embraced the Four Corners outdoors and well-being vibe, taking up bicycling, triathlons, yoga and meditation since moving here. A kitchen witch, she and Mike love to have folks over for yummy pot-lucks, musical jam sessions, and lots of pure joy and laughter. Her newest focus is the development of Raven’s Roost, her “haven on the hill” amidst the ancient “Grandmother Oaks” below Missionary Ridge.
Cindy helps us on a contract basis from time to time to get new client books up to date and provide administrative support to those clients if they should need it for our on-boarding process. Cindy is also an independent resource for our clients who are in need of getting caught up on administrative and/or bookkeeping backlogs.