We are not your typical accounting team.  We enjoy long walks along the beach, good pink drinks and anything orange.  Feel free to crack a joke with us... we will likely laugh, provided that it is funny.  



 We are not your typical accounting team.  We enjoy long walks along the beach, good pink drinks and anything orange.  Feel free to crack a joke with us... we will likely laugh, provided that it is funny.  

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Brian Werner

Principal Owner, CPA & Storyteller

Brian is the smarty-pants behind this mighty pirate ship.  Brian has spent almost 20 years of his life dedicated to saving small businesses like yours, money and time by building strong foundations through transparent, relatable communication, trusted long-term relationships, and your best interest in mind.

Colorado CPA License # 25835

Colorado CPA Firm License # 5000236

Scott Jensen

Senior Tax Smarty Pants

Scott is a Colorado Springs native. He studied music education and saxophone (and accounting, of course) at CSU before embarking as a band teacher.  After years of teaching, he left the traditional classroom to master the world of business and public accounting.  Scott served as account manager and tax specialist for new businesses, high-net worth families, and everything in between.  He has assisted with asset management, business planning and development, and defending clients in front of the IRS.  In 2021, Scott and Brian Werner hit it off after an introduction and ultimately determined their powers combined could create a larger impact on the small business community.  
Scott continues to practice with the heart of a teacher with small businesses and individuals alike – working to help them understand how they can use their accounting and tax planning as a powerful tool to help them reach their goals in both business and life! When Scott isn’t working with members or researching opportunities under new tax updates, he enjoys meeting new people in the community, spending time with family, and getting out with his ‘retirement age’ yellow lab, Aria.

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Kim Jones

Senior Tax Guru

We are thrilled to introduce you to our new tax guru, Kim Jones! Kim joined our firm this summer after moving here from Casper, Wyoming so her adorable and smart 9 year old grandson can attend the school for the Deaf and Blind. We knew from the first moment we connected with her, that she would be a wonderful asset for our clients.


Quick as a whip, full of crazy ideas, and a lot of laughs, Kim has been in the tax and accounting world for over 30 years and has a Master’s in Accounting. She grew up an Army brat, loves Disney collectibles and her guilty pleasure is Kraft Mac & Cheese. Kim is excited to make Colorado Springs her home and to call BRW Tax & Accounting and HR Branches her home. 

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Denise Cantrell

Chaos Coordinator

Denise is the sunshine of our office and part of our hospitality team! New to Colorado, she brings over 30 years of experience in administration and the accounting industry. She is our in-house organization guru with serious skills in processes, learning new tech, and spreadsheets.

Denise is the bright disposition at the other end of the phone and the beaming smile when you visit our office. If you're lucky, you may hear her beautiful singing voice.

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Baxter Werner

Security & Meeting Supervisor

Baxter is our in-house security, meeting supervisor, and comedic relief. He is also Denise's backup for greeting visitors and is easily bribed by neck scratches and biscuits.

We are located at:

523C S. Cascade Ave.

Colorado Springs, CO 80903

Or give us a call at: 719-358-2360

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Angela Otis

Operations Manager

Angela has both a BSME and an MBA in technology management and spent sixteen years in financial insurance industries (basically she is a really smart cookie). Running a business with her husband with remote employees that spanned the globe, she continually evaluated and optimized the overall operations.


She has a background in IT Management at Progressive Insurance and ENT Federal Credit Union. Angela "AO" Otis is our efficiency expert (and previous HR Branches member) empowering our team at HR Branches and BRW Tax & Accounting to better serve our members and community! Her super powers are systems organization, automation, and comic relief.


In her spare time she enjoys gardening and yoga, and enjoying rustic adventures with her family and golden retrievers