Meet The Team

Here at Abacus, we pride ourselves in only employing account specialists who are experienced and qualified enough to “calculate your peace of mind”. In our profession, we must be very organized, efficient, and most importantly, always looking out for our client’s best interest.  We have been very fortunate to develop an amazing team who is committed to this.

Shellee Spafford, CEO & President

Shellee started her accounting career at Merrill Lynch National Financial in 1992 and started Abacus Accounting & Bookkeeping in 1998. Since then, Shellee has developed the expertise to learn and set up bookkeeping and administration processes for companies in many different industries.

Shellee was nominated for Small Businesswoman of the Year by the Sandy Chamber of Commerce at the 2019 Peak Awards and graduated in 2019 from both a mini-MBA program through Interise and the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Businesses Program. Abacus was voted Small Business of the Year at the Titan Awards in SLC in 2022. 

When she is not working, Shellee enjoys spending time with her friends and family.  She loves to travel, golf, ski and listen to live music, especially in the beautiful outdoors of Park City or Newport Beach.

Preston Jensen, Certified Public Accountant

Preston is a licensed CPA with more than 20 years of experience. He started his career with Ernst & Young in Salt Lake City, Utah and ultimately found his way to Gilbert, Arizona where he spent ten years working as International Controller for Iridium Communications, managing the public company's foreign subsidiaries, corporate accounting team, and the consolidation process.

Preston specializes in tax and assurance services, and has a strong background in business advisory consultation, mergers and acquisitions, partnership dissolutions, and outsourced CFO services. Preston received his BS in Accounting from Utah State University, and has an MBA from Arizona State University. He has taught numerous CPA preparation courses over the years for Becker Professional Education and has served on the Board of Directors for several companies in the Phoenix area.

Autumn Spafford, Bookkeeping Specialist

Autumn joined the Abacus team in 2022 and brings years of experience to the team in administrative assistance, social media development, marketing, and complex software Integrations. Her sharp skill and quiet confidence bring a collaborative spirit to the company that is helping Abacus grow exponentially.

When not at work, Autumn enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, playing volleyball, going to the beach, and hanging out with Kota, her adorable miniature greyhound.

LeAnn Gourley, Bookkeeping Specialist

LeAnn joined the Abacus team in 2019. She has over 20 years’ experience in several industries including restaurants, law firms, real estate, and medical practices. She cares deeply for her clients and brings a wealth of knowledge to the team. 

On her time off, LeAnn enjoys spending time with family & friends, camping, hiking & snowshoeing – anything that is outdoors.

Jonna Boatright, Bookkeeping Specialist

Jonna, a Texas native, obtained her BBA in Accounting from Angelo State University. After college, she worked in the Oil and Gas Industry and Commercial Real Estate business as well as other a few other industries as a full charge bookkeeper. With 20 years of experience, Jonna’s passion is helping businesses use their financial data to obtain optimum success.

In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two girls – whether it be outside or going to rodeos.

Shirley Klapak, Bookkeeping Specialist

Shirley has a business degree from College of Lake County (IL).  Her experience with accounts receivable, financial reporting, month & year closing, budgeting, and filing tax returns for a variety of clients from law offices to manufacturing companies brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the team. 

 In her spare time, she enjoys baking, reading, spending time outdoors, and snuggling with her pets.

Tess Robbins, Bookkeeping Specialist

Tess, a Colorado native joined the Abacus team in 2024 and brings years of experience in the small business community. She has obtained an Associate’s degree in Business and Management/Administration with a certification in Accounting Fundamentals from Red Rocks Community College. With the experience in working in several types of accounting firms, Tess will be contributing her best attributes to Abacus with her attention to detail, great organization skills, positive attitude and always helps others to succeed with their tasks and goals.


In her spare time, Tess operates her own small business in dog training where her passion for dogs comes to life. She also enjoys hobbies in the arts such as going to museums, the theatre, and creating art herself. Most of all, Tess enjoys her time with her family and friends as well as spending time at her favorite dance studio where she either learns choreographed hip-hip routines or hangs upside down with many diverse kinds of Aerial apparatus such as Silks and Lyra.

Emily Workman, Bookkeeping Specialist

Emily is an administrative leader with more than 15 years of experience working with high-level executives. She began her career at the David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah where she was the Administrative Assistant to the Associate Dean and Director. She handled faculty budgets, departmental budgets, faculty recruitment, and coordinated the Visiting Professor Lectureship Series. She also has 8 years’ accounting experience and 4 years in Operations Management for small businesses. Emily is passionate about her work and contributing to the success of others. She has a can-do attitude, great organizational skills, is detail oriented, and can tackle any project efficiently.

Emily and her husband have three children, a dog, and a cat. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time outdoors, baking, and staying busy watching her kids play competitive basketball. Holidays are her favorite, especially when everyone gets together. Any time spent with her family is time well spent.

Misty Lee Dawn Ramos, Bookkeeping Specialist

Misty was born in a small town in New Mexico and grew up farming and ranching. She graduated high school at 16 and enlisted in the military. After her discharge, she changed majors from Paleontology to Accounting and started working with the Bureau of Land Management as a water rights and land deeds clerk.

From there she was offered a job in county government that sparked her interest in governmental accounting and auditing. She has worked in the accounting industry for 20 years gathering knowledge of different companies and procedures. The only thing that stays the same is that everything changes!

Adisyn Spafford, Administrative Assistant

Adisyn joined the Abacus team in 2024 and brings a range of experience including customer services, bookkeeping, marketing, and complex software integrations. 

Adisyn has been working towards an associate degree in communications.  She graduates this May 2024.

When not at work, Adisyn enjoys camping, dirt biking, coaching volleyball, and bringing out her creative side. She loves animals, as she has five furry friends at home. 


Accuracy is everything in bookkeeping. Abacus can dig into all of your systems to help streamline your processes, ensure that you are capturing correct data and collecting all revenues from your bookings.  Ultimately we will make sure that your financials are accurate and organized per industry standards for decision making purposes, tax filings, & proper company valuations.


Abacus offers full charge bookkeeping services, from your trust account to your operational account. Behind or messy?  Let us help clean up and catch up your current bookkeeping situation to get you on the right track.   Clients love our monthly, quarterly or annual customizeable services that allow them to focus on their business success and leave the financial worries to us!


One of the most important assets to a business owner is accurate information. Our team will provide you with current reports on anything you might possibly need. Whether you need to know your profit margins or any outstanding invoices, our team can help. We’ll help you understand what is normal and what should be paid attention to. Abacus is dedicated to helping companies grow through proper data collection!