About Gheen & Co., CPA, LLC CPA Firm
Gheen & Co., CPA, LLC has the specialized tax planning expertise that you can only get from a Certified Tax Coach. Our unique, advanced training empowers us to find the little-known deductions, hidden loopholes, and proven strategies that bring our clients a boatload of tax savings. We design personalized tax plans to dramatically reduce taxes and preserve income for highly successful business owners, doctors, dentists, professional athletes and high net worth families.
Effective Tax Reduction Strategies
As a trusted tax advisor, we ensure all of our clients avoid attention from the IRS while paying the lowest amount of tax required by state and federal guidelines. Our methods are legal, ethical, and highly effective. Call us today at 719-785-4864 to schedule your free consultation. As a thank you for scheduling your consultation, we'll provide our free book, The Great Tax Escape, which is sold in hard cover on Amazon*.
Luke Gheen, MBA, CPA, Certified Tax Coach
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, save substantial money in tax, and grow their wealth long-term.
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.
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. Mark leverages his organizational and leadership knowledge and experience to both lead the Gheen & Co. team and to serve as a resource to Gheen & Co. clients. Mark holds an earned PhD in Organizational Leadership with a Human Resource Development concentration.
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 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.
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.
Cynthia joined the Gheen & Co. team in 2018. She has a B.S. in Accountancy, as well as over 30 credit hours in an MBA program. When she’s not busy crunching numbers, you can probably find her immersed in acrylic painting. She is a certified bibliophile. Cynthia enjoys travelling and spending time with loved ones over coffee and cakes.
Tina joined the Gheen & Co. team in 2018. She has a B.S. in Accountancy and numerous awards and recognition for her educational achievements, including current standing as a CPA in the Philippines. Tina is a theatre enthusiast. When she's not at work, she's into joining musical theatre workshops and performs in theatre productions. She also loves to travel outside the country at least once every year to experience other cultures, having visited several Asian countries to date.
Grace joined the Gheen & Co. team in 2018. She graduated Magna Cum Laude with a B.S. in Accountancy in 2000 and has years of experience as an accountant. Grace is a mom to three children, so she really doesn't have any "spare time." At home she enjoys cooking and playing with her children. However, when she gets a chance to get away, she pursues adventure, like rock climbing and white water rafting. She is hoping to go skydiving someday too!
Mechelle joined the Gheen & Co. team in 2018. She has a B.S. in Accountancy and is a CPA in the Philippines. She loves outdoor activities like hiking, running, travelling to new places, and exploring culture and local foods. She also enjoys visiting historical places and museums. During her “down time” Mechelle watches documentaries and reads self-help books by Napoleon Hill and Robert Kiyosaki. She is a minimalist in the making.