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EPL Financial Group


EPL financial services is licensed, experienced, and qualified in all facets of financial services. From taxes, real estate, investments, accounting, to business advisory our team can help and advise you on all categories.  

EPL is an independent firm providing our clients the best advice without conflicts of interest.  

Take control of your business and finances... Reach out to EPL today!

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Our Team
Peter Ellefson, CEO

  • President & CEO

  • Began financial work with Merril Lynch - Phoenix, AZ (1991)

  • Established EPL in 1996

  • Bachelors Degree, Marketing - Minnesota State University - Moorhead

Alex Thomas, Chief Operations Officer

  • Chief Operations Officer

  • Licensed Real Estate Agent - Arizona

  • Bachelors Degree, Business Administration - Winona State University

Mikaela Ellefson, Operations Administrator

  • Masters Degree in Business Administration, Management & Organizational Behavior with a concentration in Human Resources - Benedictine University (2020)

  • Bachelors Degree in Business Administration, Management & Organizational Behavior - Benedictine University (2018)

  • Bilingual (English and Spanish)

  • Proficient in Computer Software including Microsoft Applications

Nicolas Ellefson, Operations Administrator

  • Bachelors Degree in Graphic Design - Benedictine University (2020)

  • Fluent in English and Spanish

  • Proficient in Computer Software including Microsoft Applications and Adobe Creative Cloud programs such as Photoshop and Illustrator

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Ana Ellefson, Lead Client Coordinator

  • 20 Years of experience as Office Manager with EPL

  • Lead Client Coordinator

  • Bilingual (Spanish & English)

Gwen K Farner, CPA
(New Mexico Office)

Richard Cobban, Lead Tax Preparer

  • Lead Tax Preparer

  • Enrolled Agent with over 10 years of experience in tax planning & preparation, financial consulting, real estate, retirement planning and annuity sales.

  • He specialized in multi-state returns for traveling contractors and fix annuity sales.

Cherie Salmon, Officer Manager (New Mexico Office)

  • BBS double degree in Business Administration and Accounting from North Carolina Wesleyan College

  • CPA with over 25 years’ experience, having practiced in Hawaii, Alaska, New Mexico and the United Kingdom

  • Private practice for over 15 years

  • Fluent in Mandarin, Cantonese, and Fujian Chinese as well as Vietnamese

  • Member of American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and New Mexico Society of CPAs  

  • Has worked closely with CPAs for 5+ years.

  • Specializes in payroll, bookkeeping, preparing reports for clients, and communicating with workers' compensation insurance companies,

  • Dept. of Labor and local government.

  • Bilingual (English & Mandarin Chinese) 

Jerry Nordland, EA

David Vidad, EA
(Lake Havasu Office)

Don Godbehere, EA

Tony Josifek, CPA

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