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.
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.