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Meet the Team

Kevin Welch

Shareholder, CEO

During his free time, Kevin will most likely be with his wife Christine and their sons Logan and Caden. You can find Kevin and his family at local restaurants with friends, by the pool or camping in the summer, or visiting the classic “go tos”, such as the Denver Zoo, or going to a Rockies or Rapids game. Kevin enjoys playing golf when he finds the free time, but nothing comes close to spending time with his family.

Little Known Fact: His childhood dream was to become a police officer. He went through the first two years of college with a declared major in Criminal Justice until changing his focus to Financial Management, which he eventually graduated in.

Favorite Beverage: Water, coffee, and a cold Moscow Mule.

Favorite Teams: Pittsburgh Steelers (Broncos are growing as a strong #2 favorite), San Jose Sharks, and Oakland A’s.

Favorite Part of Journey: Working with honest, high integrity, hard working professionals that have the positive “glass half full” mentality. No excuses. I’m blessed to work with amazing people every day.

Sue Shirley

Shareholder, Executive V.P. of Payroll Tax

When Sue is not taking care of Journey’s clients, she enjoys spending time with her husband, Steve, visiting family and friends, and playing with her dogs.

Little Known Fact: She grew up on a ranch in Steamboat Springs and in a prior life was a rodeo queen.

Favorite Beverage: Iced Tea.

Favorite Teams: Denver Broncos.

Favorite Part of Journey: “I love that we are locally owned and have talented team members that I work with each and every day!!”

Ashlee Faulkner

Shareholder, Executive V.P. of Business Development

In her spare time, Ashlee can be found spending time with her family and friends. She comes from a phenomenal military family and is a proud sister and daughter of men that fight for our country.

Little Known Fact: She started skiing at the age of 2.

Favorite Beverage: White Chocolate Mocha (everyday).

Favorite Teams: Denver Broncos and Colorado Rockies.

Favorite Part of Journey: “The wonderful people I work with, the flexibility and the awesome clients we get to interact with and service.”

Steven Harris

Shareholder, Executive Vice President

During his free time, Steven is happy doing anything as long as he has his wife Kimberly, and his kids, Jack and Victoria with him. They are his Rock! When it’s hot, they love staycations! When it’s not, they love hiking and golfing!

Little known fact: Steven was in a Panasonic commercial when he was four years old and grew up wanting to be a movie director. He would spend the summers making short movies with his friends when he was young. (Journey is offering a $200 reward for anyone that can find that commercial!)

Favorite beverage: A cup of Joe in the morning!

Favorite teams: Minnesota Vikings (SKOL!) and Phoenix Suns

Favorite part of Journey: The team! I am lucky enough to get to do this thing called “work” with truly great friends and have a blast building something really great for our clients.

Jaime Zuder

Shareholder, Executive Vice President

During her free time, Jaime’s favorite time is “Family Time!”. She and her husband both grew up in Arizona, and they are fortunate to have all of our family still close. Their daughter Madison is the center of their world!

Little known fact: Jaime’s first car was a 1965 Ford Mustang that her dad worked to restore. For Christmas when she was 16, her dad offered to install an A/C unit or put a stereo system in…being 16, she chose the tunes! “Boy, it sure was hot in those AZ summers, but I had the best tunes to listen to! My heart still skips a beat when I see an old muscle car on the road!”

Favorite beverage: Cucumber water, especially in the hot summer!

Favorite teams: Arizona Cardinals and my alma mater, Arizona State Sun Devils

Favorite part of Journey: Our Clients! I love being an integral part of businesses working more efficiently!

Meet the Team

Ashlee Faulkner

Shareholder, Executive V.P. of Business Development

In her spare time, Ashlee can be found spending time with her family and friends. She comes from a phenomenal military family and is a proud sister and daughter of men that fight for our country.

Little Known Fact: She started skiing at the age of 2.

Favorite Beverage: White Chocolate Mocha (everyday).

Favorite Teams: Denver Broncos and Colorado Rockies.

Favorite Part of Journey: “The wonderful people I work with, the flexibility and the awesome clients we get to interact with and service.”

Steven Harris

Shareholder, Executive Vice President

During his free time, Steven is happy doing anything as long as he has his wife Kimberly, and his kids, Jack and Victoria with him. They are his Rock! When it’s hot, they love staycations! When it’s not, they love hiking and golfing!

Little known fact: Steven was in a Panasonic commercial when he was four years old and grew up wanting to be a movie director. He would spend the summers making short movies with his friends when he was young. (Journey is offering a $200 reward for anyone that can find that commercial!)

Favorite beverage: A cup of Joe in the morning!

Favorite teams: Minnesota Vikings (SKOL!) and Phoenix Suns

Favorite part of Journey: The team! I am lucky enough to get to do this thing called “work” with truly great friends and have a blast building something really great for our clients.

Jaime Zuder

Shareholder, Executive Vice President

During her free time, Jaime’s favorite time is “Family Time!”. She and her husband both grew up in Arizona, and they are fortunate to have all of our family still close. Their daughter Madison is the center of their world!

Little known fact: Jaime’s first car was a 1965 Ford Mustang that her dad worked to restore. For Christmas when she was 16, her dad offered to install an A/C unit or put a stereo system in…being 16, she chose the tunes! “Boy, it sure was hot in those AZ summers, but I had the best tunes to listen to! My heart still skips a beat when I see an old muscle car on the road!”

Favorite beverage: Cucumber water, especially in the hot summer!

Favorite teams: Arizona Cardinals and my alma mater, Arizona State Sun Devils

Favorite part of Journey: Our Clients! I love being an integral part of businesses working more efficiently!

Candace Bowen

Executive Assistant

When she isn’t helping our clients, Candace can be found doing anything art related. She paints in oil and acrylic paints, draws, makes jewelry, and even crochets. You can find her at local art exhibitions, museums, and attending First Friday art walks on Santa Fe in Denver. She also likes camping, four wheeling, and fishing with her family throughout summer.

Little known fact about you: She is terrified of heights. Like can hardly handle the ‘up’ escalators.

Favorite beverage: Non-alcoholic: hot chocolate. Adult beverage: 1554 and Colorado Bulldogs!

Favorite Team(s): The Broncos are fun to watch when I happen to catch a game, but I’m not much of a sports fan…at all. Not even a little.

Favorite Part of Journey: “Everyone that works at Journey is so friendly and very dedicated to the work they do here. It’s super refreshing to work in a place that cares about the work they do but can also have fun and create a pleasant environment while doing so.”

Meet the Team

Sarah Willox

Payroll Operations Manager

In her free time, Sarah can be found spending time with her husband and watching her “goofy” kids do the things that they love! You can find Sarah and her family camping, dirt biking, four wheeling, playing softball or volleyball, stock car and drag racing, or competing in target shooting. She stays busy to say the least!

Little Known Fact: She seriously considered becoming a forensic scientist.

Favorite Beverage: Sweet tea, water, and C&D.

Favorite Teams: Hendrix Motorsports, Denver Broncos, and Colorado Rockies.

Favorite Part of Journey: “My co-workers (it’s never a dull moment); as well as the customer service that we provide to build excellent client relationships.”

Lina Freed

Sr. Payroll Account Specialist

When Lina is around you, you’re always put in a great mood with her fun humor and caring ways. In her free time, Lina enjoys attending sporting events and traveling North America.

Little known Fact: On one side of her family tree she is the 7th generation in Colorado and 3rd in Fort Collins.

Favorite Beverage: Ice cold Bud Light or Rum & Coke (cherry coke makes it all that much better!)

Favorite Teams: CSU Rams, Denver Broncos, and Colorado Rockies.

Favorite Part of Journey: “The ever-changing daily duties along with the fun and family like atmosphere.”

Holly Mason

Payroll Account Specialist

Holly enjoys volunteering at her son’s school. She is VP of Fundraising and Events and loves being able to help the school earn money to have fun events. When she’s not volunteering, you can find her cheering on her son at one of his football games, watching the Eagles, going to the zoo, Fly High, and spending time with her pets.

Little known fact about you: I grew up on a cattle ranch in Virginia Dale, CO, north of Fort Collins.

Favorite beverage:  Water & Coffee

Favorite Team(s): Seattle Seahawks (I was born there), Denver Broncos, my son’s tackle football team, Colorado Eagles

Favorite Part of Journey: “I love being a part of the Journey team!! I have never felt so welcomed!!  Everyone is extremely helpful, friendly, and fun!! I love Kevin’s philosophy and vision for Journey.  His desire to assist and support small, large, local, and non-local businesses alike, is inspiring!!”

Jessica Bauer

Payroll Account Specialist

Jessica enjoys camping and taking random road trips with her husband. She also enjoys all types of music, reading, writing, and spending time with family and friends.

Little known fact: I am a fraternal twin. I am also just a Maine girl in a Colorado world and I love it!

Favorite beverage: For Adult Beverage: Jack Daniels Neat with a coke back. Non-alcoholic: Lemonade or Sweet Tea

Favorite Team(s): KC Chiefs, Arkansas Razorbacks (Football), Maine Black Bears (Hockey), Mexico (soccer)

Favorite Part of Journey: “My Favorite part of being a part of the Journey team is that we are a family and every work day is filled with lots of laughs and fun."

Audra Sandage

Executive Assistant

Audra enjoys spending her time doing anything outdoors. Hiking, skiing, gardening, camping, cliff diving, swimming, tubing, zip lining, and soaking in hot springs to name a few. You could say she’s an adrenaline junky! When she’s not getting her adrenaline going, you can find her painting, binging on movies, or going to film festivals with her husband.

Little Known Fact: When I was young, I qualified for the Junior Olympics in gymnastics.

Favorite beverage: Caramel Frappuccino (with extra caramel), Sweet tea, and Red Wine

Favorite Team(s): The Avengers

Favorite Part of Journey: “There is so much to love about this company, but my favorite part of Journey is the wonderful people! I’m very grateful to be on a team with such kind, intelligent, and hilarious people.”

Meet the Team

Sue Shirley

Shareholder, Executive V.P. of Payroll Tax

When Sue is not taking care of Journey’s clients, she enjoys spending time with her husband, Steve, visiting family and friends, and playing with her dogs.

Little Known Fact: She grew up on a ranch in Steamboat Springs and in a prior life was a rodeo queen.

Favorite Beverage: Iced Tea.

Favorite Teams: Denver Broncos.

Favorite Part of Journey: “I love that we are locally owned and have talented team members that I work with each and every day!!”

Kirsten Madland

System Operations Executive

Kirsten was born in Arizona but moved to Colorado and calls this her home for good. In her free time she can be found with her family at local restaurants or any of her kids activities.

Little Known Fact: She learned to swim at 9 months old, before she could walk!

Favorite Beverage: The 415! (a yummy drink made with ginger, lime and possibly a little vodka; from Restaurant 415 on Mason St).

Favorite Teams: AZ Diamondbacks, AZ Cardinals and the Colorado Eagles (Yes, I am from AZ…).

Favorite Part of Journey: “Being able to work with great friends!”

Elizabeth Hobbs

Brand Ambassador

Elizabeth can be found playing outdoors with her two fur-babies, exploring Colorado, going out to eat or enjoying a drink at a local restaurant with family and friends.

Little Known Fact: She grew up on a farm in Georgia.

Favorite Beverage: Water, wine, coffee and hot tea.

Favorite Teams: Georgia Bulldogs. GO DAWGS!! & Atlanta Falcons

Favorite Part of Journey: “That we are like a family. Work is so much more enjoyable when you can work with great people and don’t feel like you’re at ‘work’.”