Meet Our Team
Kyle Mercer, CPA
Kyle is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in Wyoming and Utah. After earning a Bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University and a Master’s degree from the American Graduate School of International Management, Kyle began his career working for CPA firms in Los Angeles. Since that time, in addition to working with several start-up companies, Kyle’s experience has included operating his own accounting practice and serving as Controller and Chief Financial Officer for entities in a variety of industries.
In explaining his motivation for coming to Buffalo, Kyle refers to the satisfaction of participating in a very close-knit business community, as well as being part of a well-established accounting firm with strong local ties.
John Snyder, CPA
With John’s background in construction, small business and banking, along with his experience in taxation and auditing, John understands the complexity of these industries. This expertise included small business to large publicly traded companies, business and individual tax preparation as well as auditing.
John was born and raised in Casper, Wyoming and moved to Buffalo, Wyoming in 1998. He graduated from the Black Hills State University with a B.S. in Business Administration and Accounting in 1992.
John’s experience includes working for a regional accounting firm in Casper, Wyoming specializing in audits of construction contractors and small businesses.
John moved to Buffalo to be the Chief Financial Officer of a local bank. In 2009 John and his family lived in Australia for a year with a Teacher’s Exchange. John’s clients ranged in size, from large companies to small sole proprietors. During his career, he performed tax planning, tax preparation, client consulting, and auditing. With his work at the bank he was able to be on the client side of the table and work closely with the external auditors, regulators, legal counsel and shareholders.
John joined Cloud Peak Accounting in February 2019. At Cloud Peak Accounting, he specializes in taxation and accounting services for various industries. John appreciates working within the wide range of services and clients at Cloud Peak Accounting.
John and his family chose to live in Buffalo because of the small-town environment. In his free time, John enjoys hiking, fishing and spending time with friends and family.
Beckie graduated from Southern Oregon University, cum laude, with a degree in Business Administration/Marketing and a minor in Communication. She has worked for the firm since February 2017 as a bookkeeper. Beckie has worked as a staff accountant for the last year, having nearly completed education requirements to sit for the CPA exam and Wyoming certification. Presently, Beckie serves as the Bookkeeping Manager in addition to accounting work including auditing and tax preparation for businesses and individuals.
Prior to moving to Buffalo, Beckie lived and worked in Alaska for eighteen years, in various finance related positions including municipal accounting and nonprofit management within the health care sector.
Beckie is married with two daughters in college, and enjoys various outdoor activities such as trail running and hiking as well as gardening, reading and knitting.
Shayna offers prompt, thoughtful customer service with a can-do attitude. Shayna is the guru of multitasking; covering phones, supporting the accounting professionals, providing bookkeeping services and tracking all tax returns from start to finish.
Shayna was born and raised in Wyoming and has lived in Buffalo for 10 years. Shayna joined Cloud Peak Accounting in February 2017 where she quickly became proficient as the Administrative Assistant. Additionally, Shayna performs bookkeeping tasks such as accounts receivable, accounts payable, and payroll as well as preparing financial reports. Shayna holds an Associate of Arts Degree in Education from Sheridan College and is working toward earning her designation as a certified bookkeeper with the American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers.
Amanda is our friendly face when you first walk in our door. She is always eager to help our clients and lend a helping hand. She is very knowledge about running a small business, having run one since 2017. The knowledge she has gained from running her own business helps her with our clients. Not only does she answer the phones and greet our clients, but she can do payroll and taxes among other bookkeeping skills. Her favorite roll in life is being a mom to her beautiful 3 children. Outside of work you can catch her cheering one of her kids at sports game or playing dress up with her daughter.
Megan, one of our newest team members, is here to serve your bookkeeping needs. Since she arrived in November, she’s been diligently getting to know our team and systems, preparing to serve your needs and goals. Having worked in the banking industry, she’s adept in the finance world and account management and is here to take great care of our clients. A single mother of 3 amazing kids, Megan devotes her spare time to raising and supporting her 16, 13 and 11 year old children in their sporting and extracurricular endeavors.