About Us

Dan Rickords, CPA
Dan became a CPA in 1979, and became his own boss when he and partner Ron Marsh purchased an accounting practice in Wichita, Kansas in 1982. Dan moved his practice to Colorado Springs in 1994, but still supports some longtime Kansas clients. He has over thirty years of experience with individual taxes and small business tax consulting.
Certificate #CPA.0015321

Hal Barringer, MBA, CPA
Hal came on board as a partner in January 2014. He has a BS in Economics and an MBA, and served in the United States Coast Guard with a specialty in budget and finance until his retirement in 2011. He worked as a government contractor from 2011 until 2014, and became a CPA in 2000.
Certificate #CPA.0029195

Mayzie Brown, CPA                                                                                                                                        Partner                                                                                                                                                                              Mayzie has been in the accounting and tax industry for over 15 years.  In 2002, she earned her BS in Accounting from the University of Colorado and became a CPA in Colorado in 2011.  Mayzie worked for the IRS for seven years prior to starting her own firm, Altitude CPA, which she still operates.  Outside of the office Mayzie has a happy and busy life with her husband and their two active sons. She enjoys musicals (Hamilton anyone?), concerts, and travel.                     Certificate #CPA.0029740

Becky Bain
Staff Accountant
Becky has been keeping books for over thirty years, and has been in her current position since 1995. She handles small business accounting, bookkeeping, and compilations, as well as small business payroll and sales tax. Becky has been a QuickBooks Pro Advisor since 1999, and enjoys helping clients learn to use this popular software.

Tiffany Maley
Staff Accountant
Tiffany has been with the firm since 2001, and has more than twenty years of experience with small business accounting and bookkeeping.  She also helps clients with their payroll and sales tax reporting.

Marilyn West
Staff Accountant
Marilyn was the very first employee hired when Dan Rickords moved his accounting practice to Colorado Springs in 1994. She retired in 2001, but returned to work for us in 2006. Marilyn can help you by keeping books for your small business, doing your payroll or just handling your after-the-fact payroll, and preparing your sales tax returns.

Mary Dantzler                                                                                                                                                                Staff Accountant                                                                                                                                                           Mary is a QuickBooks ProAdvisor with an emphasis on the Online version.  She can also help with your bookkeeping and financial statements, as well as with your payroll needs.  Mary has been with us since 2016.

Reeda Baturevich                                                                                                                                                        Staff Accountant                                                                                                                                                        Reeda began working with Mayzie at Altitude CPA, and transferred to Barringer & Rickords when Mayzie became a partner.

Ingrid Smith                                                                                                                                                                 Office Administrator                                                                                                                                                          Ingrid provides support and keeps our office running smoothly!