Karessa is a proud Wyoming native who received her Bachelor and Master’s Degrees in accounting from the University of Wyoming. Karessa started at Grooms & Harkins right after her graduation in January 2006. She earned her CPA certificate in 2011. Several years later Karessa took a Director of Finance position with a local non-profit however she could not resist the pull of public accounting and returned to Grooms & Harkins in January 2017. In 2018 Karessa was admitted to the firm as a Shareholder.
Outside of work, Karessa enjoys spending time with her husband, two children, and dog. She enjoys cooking, gardening, traveling, and spending time in the mountains. Karessa is a member of the Wyoming Society of CPAs and the American Institute of CPAs.