About Gheen & Co., CPA, LLC

Gheen & Co., CPA, LLC (FRM-13218) was established as a full service CPA firm to serve the tax, accounting and consulting needs of individuals and small businesses in the Colorado Springs area. We strive to strike the perfect balance between small, local, attentive service and professional experience and expertise.

We believe that listening is the foundation of a lasting client relationship built on trust and respect. Our goal is to provide financial leadership, guidance and advice that you can really use to help you grow your business and become more successful.

Luke Gheen, MBA, CPA

Luke Gheen, MBA, CPA

Luke is a long-time resident of Colorado with extensive corporate finance and accounting experience. He graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from the University of Colorado in 1999, and received his MBA from the University of Colorado in 2007.

Luke started Gheen & Co., CPA in 2010 to help business owners simplify their accounting and tax ecosystem, save substantial money in tax, and grow their business.

Luke is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He is an avid rower, enjoys reading, and regularly travels to the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York. He relishes spending time with his wife, three sons, daughter, and extended family.

Merrill Bennett, CPA

Merrill Bennett, CPA

Merrill Bennett is a CPA with a wide variety of work experiences and a keen interest in helping small business owners understand their finances and business operations.

He graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Accounting from the Colorado State University in 2009. He enjoys spending time outdoors with his wife, daughter, son, and extended family.

Savannah Bunker, CPA

Savannah Bunker, CPA

Savannah is originally from Northern Michigan. After completing her undergraduate education, she passed the CPA exams. As her husband is active Army, she relocated to Germany, where she lived abroad for three years. As avid adventurers, she and her husband enjoyed the time in Europe and were able to travel extensively.

Savannah is a licensed CPA. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting / Corporate Finance from Northern Michigan University, and a Master’s of Science in Accounting from Southern New Hampshire University. Currently she is pursuing a Master’s degree in Taxation through the Denver University Sturm College of Law.

Savannah enjoys hiking with her husband and daughter, and still travels whenever possible. As an avid runner, she loves the natural beauty Colorado has to offer.

Julie Flolo

Julie Flolo

Julie Flolo is a Staff Accountant with Gheen & Co., CPA, LLC. In this role, Julie handles bookkeeping for clients and provides accounting and tax support to the CPAs.

Julie is no stranger to bookkeeping and accounting, having spent five years as a full-charge bookkeeper for a school, working several years in the business office at a busy newspaper, and running her own bookkeeping business. Additionally, Julie became a Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor in 2017.

Julie studied Art History at the University of North Texas. She enjoys running and hiking, and spending time with her husband and son.

Cory LaPlante, MBA

Cory LaPlante, MBA

Cory has a wealth of experience working, managing, and leading in finance and accounting departments for organizations large and small - in both the for-profit and non-profit sectors. He provides financial analysis as a part of Gheen & Co., CPA’s Business Consulting team, and loves helping clients improve the efficiency and profitability of their business.

Cory is a diehard Seattle sports fan (he grew up in Washington, so it isn't totally his fault), enjoys playing and coaching baseball with his two sons, and has been happily married to his wife Denise since 2007. Cory received his undergrad degree in Business Management and Economics from Whitworth University, and his MBA from the University of Colorado.

Mark Tuggle, PhD

Mark Tuggle, PhD

Dr. Mark Tuggle has 25+ years of leadership experience focused on organizational and personal performance development. He excels at identifying organizational, systemic challenges and collaboratively devising and implementing measurable, successful solutions. He is an experienced learning facilitator and speaker. Mark’s leadership background and experience in the military, non-profit, and for-profit business have helped him to maintain a results-oriented, actionable focus for clients. He has extensive experience in developing and analyzing surveys and assessments that provide the data clients need to measure change and success. Mark holds an earned PhD in Organizational Leadership with a Human Resource Development concentration.

Caitlin Uhorchak, CPA

Caitlin Uhorchak, CPA

Caitlin studied at Emporia State University in Emporia, Kansas where she received her Bachelor’s of Science in Business – with an emphasis in Accounting - in May 2012. She then pursued her Masters of Accountancy at Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas and graduated in May 2014. After completing her Masters, Caitlin began her career in public accounting with Deloitte Tax LLP in Kansas City, Missouri where she gained extensive tax experience over several years.

Caitlin is a Kansas girl at heart and recently relocated to Colorado for her husband's career. She loves watching sports (Go Chiefs!), cooking, and spending time with her husband, Andy, and her dog, Major.