Our Team

Soronen, Donley, Patterson CPA's PC is a full-service Certified Public Accounting firm licensed in CO. All our CPA's hold valid CO State CPA Certificates.


Joel Soronen

Joel Soronen, CPA
Managing Partner
Joel@gjcpa.net

Joel grew up in Michigan and graduated from Western Michigan University in 1982. From early on math and problem solving came easy to Joel, he found that his abilities with numbers were a natural fit. He continues to enjoy the dynamic challenges of working with small businesses and helping them analyze their numbers to find the “right” answers. His job is to help you gain the necessary accounting knowledge and insight to make informed business decisions.

Joel enjoys spending time with his Wife, Deb, and family who create the most value in his life. He has seven grandkids that keep him on his toes. He is an avid golfer and also loves to exercise and read to relax.




Donna Donley

Donna Donley, CPA
Partner Emeritus
Donna@gjcpa.net

Donna was the first official employee of Soronen, Donley, Patterson back when Joel was just a “one-man-show” 33 years ago. At the time she was hired to do data entry but ended up earning her accounting degree, becoming a CPA and partner. Over the years she has learned that it is much more than numbers. Different personalities, industries, and overall goals provide an exceptional variety in what she does daily. It keeps it interesting and ever changing.

Donna grew up in Collbran Colorado, a small ranching community 50 miles from Grand Junction, where she was raised with strong family values and rewards of hard work were ingrained at a young age. In her free time she and her husband, Mel, enjoy exploring the backroads and trails of Western Colorado. She has 3 grown children, six grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.




Dave Patterson

Dave Patterson, CPA
Audit & Financial Statement Partner
Dave@gjcpa.net

Dave has been a practicing CPA since 1979, specializing in auditing and financial services, as well as business and individual taxation. His biggest goals in working with clients is to be accessible, and to respond to their needs and provide services in a reasonably timely manner. Financial information is more than a bunch of numbers on a page. It represents client’s ideas, hard work, an indication of current success, and a roadmap for future success. There is nothing better than being part of the client’s team to be able to formulate financial and tax decisions.

Dave has a huge passion for the outdoors including fishing, hunting, backpacking, climbing mountains, and bike riding. On the weekends he will be in the mountains with his wife, children, grandchildren, or friends soaking up the great Colorado air.




Kyle Hunt

Kyle Hunt, CPA
Partner
Kyle@gjcpa.net

Kyle was born and raised on the Western Slope, graduating from Grand Junction High School and Mesa State College (Colorado Mesa University). With over twelve years of accounting experience he brings a unique perspective from making the transition of working in private to public accounting. He enjoys working with a variety of clients with tax preparation, accounting and business consulting and prides himself on ensuring each client receives close personal and professional attention.

Outside of the office Kyle enjoys spending time with his wife, Merrill, their twin babies, Arlo and Maisie, and recently added family member, Henry, as they take in all that Colorado has to offer. If he isn't enjoying time with family you will probably find him on the golf course.




Robert P. Cucchetti

Robert P. Cucchetti, CPA

Bob has been a practicing CPA since 1972, specializing in all forms of taxation with heavy emphasis on personal and corporate taxation. He also has a great deal of experience in estate planning and asset protection. He has also taught and participated as a presenter in various seminars in the Grand Junction area.

Bob collects antique autos and enjoys fishing and hunting in Colorado and Alaska, where he has a summer home. He and his wife, Jan, have 3 children and 4 grandchildren. If he knew his grandchildren would be so much fun, he would have had them first.




Dave Cleland

Dave Cleland
Staff Accountant
Davec@gjcpa.net

Dave has been in the finance and accounting field for over 30 years and has been with Soronen, Donley, Patterson CPA’s since 2016. He has held various positions in his career including CFO of an IT and engineering staffing company that he helped double sales yearly in the 12 years he held the position. In our office you will find him doing a little of everything from tax returns to payrolls.

Outside of work, Dave and his wife Tamera enjoy exploring the great outdoors via hiking, running, biking and camping. Dave also enjoys playing hockey, golf and any other sport he can find someone to play.




Willy Corey

Willy Corey, CPA
Staff Accountant/Audit Professional
Willy@gjcpa.net

Willy knew he would be an accountant from a young age and recently lived out that dream by passing the CPA exam. Willy has been with the firm for just over 5 years. In those 5 years, he has gained knowledge in bookkeeping, payroll, taxes and specializes in auditing. Willy spends his free timehiking with family and friends and spending time with his wife Emily and their daughter Ava.




Nicole Garcia

Nicole Garcia
Office Manager
Nicole@gjcpa.net

Nicole is a jane of all trades and does a little of everything in our office, including wrangling CPA’s which can be a tough task at times. She manages the overall flow of our office from greeting customers as they come and go, managing schedules & projects and so much more. She even does a little accounting work along the way.

Her favorite part of the job is meeting and getting to know the clients. In fact, don’t be surprised if she knows your name if all you have done is hand her a document one time 6 months ago. She has a talent for matching faces to names in no time.

When she is not working Nicole enjoys spending time with her husband, Dave, and two grown children. They enjoy hiking and jeeping in the San Juans.




Chelsie Johnson

Chelsie Johnson
Staff Accountant
Chelsie@gjcpa.net

Chelsie graduated Colorado Mesa University in 2018 with her Bachelor’s Degree in Public Accounting and a Minor in English and has since gained experience in accounting from a few different industries including construction, manufacturing, public accounting, and insurance.

In her free time she loves to volunteer with local animal rescues, spend time with her own brood of pets, and dabble in different arts and crafts.




Megan Levine

Megan Levine, EA
Staff Accountant
Megan@gjcpa.net

Megan grew up all over the country, living in six states before her teen years, and a total of seven before finally settling in Grand Junction in 1997. While math and numbers were always a passion and strength for Megan, she initially chose a path to the music and video industry, working in the retail side of that business for over twenty years. During that time, she gained a strong background in business management, training and financial statement analyzation.

Megan returned to college somewhat “late” in life and earned a bachelor degree in accounting. She made the jump to full-time public accounting in 2007, earned Enrolled Agent status with the IRS in 2015, and has loved it ever since. She particularly enjoys building relationships with clients, while helping them learn the best ways to meet their needs; however, the many challenges that arise dealing with all types of accounting issues are what keeps her happy in her work.

During her time off, Megan spends as much time as possible with her family. She and her husband enjoy watching and going to sporting events and taking road trips mostly involving anything outdoors. She has never lost her passion for music, and incorporates that into her life as much as possible.




Glynis White

Glynis White, CPA
Staff Accountant
Glynis@gjcpa.net

Soronen, Donley, Patterson CPA’s PC would like to introduce you to Glynis White, CPA. Glynis is joining our firm with 23 years of experience in the accounting profession. Glynis enjoys the relationships she develops with business clients as she works with them doing their bookkeeping and tax planning.

Glynis is a Grand Valley native graduating from Grand Junction High School and Mesa State College (Colorado Mesa University) receiving a Bachelor of Science in Public Accounting.




Roberta McDonald

Roberta McDonald
Bookkeeper
Roberta@gjcpa.net

Roberta has been in out bookkeeping department for over twelve years. She has a wealth of experience and knowledge of payroll, sales tax and general bookkeeping. She enjoys having the ability to work with clients from various fields and industries around the Grand Valley.

In her free time Roberta collects antique dishes and enjoys fishing, camping, bowling and putting together the occasional puzzle. She has a daughter and two grandchildren that reside in Grand Junction.




Trista Kershner

Trista Kershner
Bookkeeper

Trista was born and raised in Virginia but has been adventuring in Colorado for the last four years and loves it. She enjoys mountain biking, snowboarding and traveling as much as she can.

Trista joined our firm in early 2019 and has become an important part of our team. She is currently obtaining her accounting degree from Colorado Mountain College.