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Mr. Merriott received his B.S. in accounting from Louisiana Tech University in 1970. He has extensive experience in tax planning and compliance, Internal Revenue Service examinations and management advisory services. He gained valuable tax expertise as the Corporate Tax Manager for Country Pride Foods, Ltd; a multi-state food processing conglomerate, and subsequently became partner in charge of the tax department at Roberts, Cherry & Company, a large local CPA firm in Shreveport, Louisiana. Mr. Merriott coordinated the accounting services function in the Lakewood, Colorado office of Gordon, Hughes, and Banks, LLP before beginning the firm of J. Frost Merriott CPA in Basalt in March of 1998. He specializes in the areas of taxation, attestation and accounting services for closely held companies in the industries of insurance, financial services, oil and gas, real estate, construction and manufacturing.
Mr. Merriott is a member of the AICPA Institute, the Tax Section of the AICPA, the Colorado Society of CPAS and the QuickBooks Pro Advisor Program. Mr Merriott is presently licensed in Colorado (18114), Louisiana (16-15132), and Texas (TP1741-01).
Frosty, his wife Carly and Goldens Bentley and Miley live at River Valley Ranch in Carbondale where they are members of the Orchard Church. Their daughter Shiloh is now working as an R N on the Cardiology Floors at SCL Health in Denver, Co. Frostys daughter Heather Chambliss PHD, FACSM is a medical writer at St Judes childrens research hospital in Memphis. Frosty was elected to 3 terms as a Trustee for the Town of Carbondale after he had served on Planning and Zoning Commission, the Town Tree Board, the Town Environmental Board and the River Valley Ranch Executive Board. Frosty is presently serving on the Carbondale Chamber Executive Board, the Town Environmental Board, and the Carbondale Arts Planning Committee. Frosty was named as an Everyday Hero by the Colorado Society of CPA’s for the difference he makes in others lives.