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EPL Realty Group is a division of EPL Financial Services, a full service accounting firm committed to serving as your partner in business, saving you money both personally and professionally.
We provide full range of accounting support for business owners and individuals throughout Mesa, AZ, Albuquerque, NM & Las Cruces, NM and beyond with our online cloud capabilities
Our Team
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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

  • Registered investment Advisor (Fiduciary)

  • Registered Investment Advisory Firm

  • Real Estate Broker

  • Insurance Broker

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Ana Ellefson, Director of accounting

  • 20+ Years of experience as Office Manager with EPL

  • Oversees day to day operations at our Mesa location

  • Bilingual (English & Spanish)

Alex Thomas, Chief Operations Officer

  • Chief Operations Officer

  • Licensed Real Estate Agent - Arizona

  • Bachelors Degree, Business Administration - Winona State University

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.

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

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Mikaela Ellefson, PAYROLL DIRECTOR

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Nicolas Ellefson, Operations manager

  • 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)

  • Proficient in Computer Software including Microsoft Applications

  • Resident Payroll Specialist

  • Bilingual (English & Spanish)

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

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

  • Manager of all EPL websites

  • Manager of all EPL social media channels

  • Proficient in Bookkeeping services

  • Bilingual (English & Spanish)

Cherie Salmon, Officer Manager (New Mexico Office)

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  • 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) 

  • Masters in Business Administration

  • Baker College Flint, MI - Bachelor of Science in Accounting

  • Post University Waterbury, CT

  • QuickBooks Advance ProAdvisor

  • Enrolled Agent Over 15 Year  

  • Experience working with many different industries providing accounting and tax services                                                                  

carolina santiago, tax preparer

  • Tax Preparation experience for 6 years

  • Bilingual (English & Spanish)

  • AFSP Record of Completion 

alejandra terrazas, tax preparer

  • Tax preparer since 2016

  • Bilingual (Spanish & English) 

  • AFSP Record of Completion 

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  • Graduate of Bachelor of Science in Information Systems.

  • Proficient in Bookkeeping

  • Assists in multiple facets at EPL

  • Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration

  • Veteran in the U.S. Seabees

  • Licensed and specializes in all forms of insurance: Home, Auto, Business, Umbrella, Life, Annuities, and Health Insurance.

  • Sales & Marketing experience spanning over 2 decades

  • Father of three, avid reader, sports player, and proud owner of a rescue hound! 

*EPL employs some independent contractors as our tax preparers and general staff*

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