Team SKW

Shelby M. Keefer

Shelby M. Keefer, CPA Shelby M. Keefer, CPA

Managing Partner

Shelby M. Keefer, CPA, Managing Partner of SKW CPAs, LLP, has been working in the accounting industry for over 25 years.

Shelby received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Minnesota in Business Administration – Accounting and has been a resident of Las Vegas since 1988.

Shelby is currently the treasurer of Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada.  She has served as Vice-Chair of Finance for the North Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce and the North Las Vegas Chamber Foundation.  She is a past President of the National Association of Women Business Owners – Southern Nevada Chapter.

She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Nevada Society of Certified Public Accountants and is a graduate of Leadership North Las Vegas.

She is a past recipient of the National Association of Women Business Owners, Woman of Distinction Award, the Small Business Association Small Business Advocate – Accountant for the State of Nevada Award, the Minority Purchasing Council Award, and was the first recipient of the North Star Award from the North Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce.

When not vacuuming up hair from her three Britney Spaniels, Shelby enjoys the outdoors and spending time with her husband on their farm in Missouri.

Kelly K. Welter

Kelly K. Welter, CPA Kelly K. Welter, CPA

Partner

Kelly K. Welter, CPA has worked in public practice since graduating from Oregon State University and Agder Business College in Kristiansand, Norway in 1994 where she received dual bachelors’ degrees in Accounting and International Business.

She worked at two local firms in Oregon before moving to Las Vegas in 2002. She then worked as the tax manager at a local firm until going out on her own in 2005 and opened KKW & Associates, Inc. in Las Vegas, Nevada. The firm specialized in individual and business taxation as well as business consulting.

Kelly is a member of the American Woman’s Society of Certified Public Accountants, the Nevada Society of Certified Public Accountants, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and the Accounting and Financial Women’s Alliance.

She is the Immediate National Past President for the American Woman’s Society of Certified Public Accountants and is currently serving as the National Treasurer of Moms In Business Enterprises Inc and the National Vice President of Communications for the American Woman’s Society of Certified Public Accountants.

In the past, Kelly has served as the Moms In Business Network Southern Nevada Leader, as Treasurer for Boys Hope Girls Hope – Nevada, as Treasurer for GNJ Family Life Center, and as Treasurer of the Rotary Club Las Vegas Summerlin. She has served as a National Board Member in various positions for the American Woman’s Society of Certified Public Accountants.

Kelly currently lives in Las Vegas with her husband and four children. She spends most of her free time at baseball games, at dance competitions, and playing with her puppy.

Delores Alfaro

Delores Alfaro

Seasonal Receptionist

Delores is from North Carolina and joined the SKW team in 2014.
She is a seasonal employee and is that pleasant voice behind the phone, and smile when you walk through our doors when you drop off your tax documents. Delores has over 20 years of secretarial experience.

Sandy Ballocanag

Sandy Ballocanag

Administrative Assistant

Sandy is from Hawaii and joined the SKW team in 2012.  She greets our clients, mans the telephone and is the personal assistant to both partners.  She has over 10 years of office administration experience.

Denise Gyenes

Denise L. Gyenes

Office Manager

Denise is from Ohio and joined the SKW team in 2010.  In addition to being the Office Manager for the firm, she also performs accounting services and prepares individual income tax returns.  She has been working in the accounting industry for over 25 years.

Roy K. Keefer

Roy K. Keefer, CPA, Retired

CPA Tax Preparer

Roy is from West Virginia and joined the SKW team in 1997 (when he married Shelby). He is semi-retired and prepares business and individual income tax returns during tax season.  He was a senior manager with a “Big 4” international CPA firm and for 10 years served as Chief Financial Officer for a gaming related corporation in Las Vegas.

Roy is an avid outdoorsman and enjoys hunting and fishing and playing farmer.  He is a writer and has published many articles of his and Shelby’s hunting adventures.

Susan Martin

Susan Martin

Tax Preparer

Susan is from Northern Nevada and joined the SKW team in 2009. She is a seasonal employee and prepares business and individual income tax returns.
She is also a contract bookkeeper for several businesses in the Las Vegas valley and is proficient in all versions of QuickBooks. Susan has been working in the accounting industry for over 25 years.

Ryan Murphy

Ryan T. Murphy

Staff Accountant

Ryan is from California and joined the SKW team in 2007. He performs accounting services and is proficient in all versions of QuickBooks. He also prepares business and individual income tax returns. Ryan has over 10 years of accounting experience.

Team SKW