Meet Our Team
At Watson Coon Ryan, our competent and friendly staff is comprised of CPAs, accountants, and financial professionals with an impressive combination of skills, education, and qualifications. Check out our team then call 303-792-3020 or request a complimentary consultation online to find how why our clients stay our clients.
Randy S. Watson, CPA, Partner
Randy has over 40 years in public accounting. He was Managing Partner of the Firm since 1977. He has performed over 400 peer reviews of other CPA firms auditing and accounting practices.
He has accounting and consulting experience in wholesale distribution, retail, real estate, manufacturing, engineering, non-profits, employee benefit plans, auto dealerships, construction, franchising and computer hardware and software companies. He consults on tax planning, business acquisitions, valuations, litigation support and financial planning. He maintains his insurance license and Series 6 and Series 65 licenses for investments.
He has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from the University of Denver, graduating cum laude in 1972.
Randy is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in the state of Colorado. He is a member of the Colorado Society of Certified Public Accountants (CSCPA) and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). He has been a member of the Private Companies Practice Section (PCPS) Peer Review and Executive Committees and has served on the AICPA Employee Benefits Plan Audit Quality Center Executive Committee for the AIPCA.
Troy Coon, CPA, Partner
Troy received his Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, Kentucky. He has 20 years of public audit and tax experience.
His areas of expertise encompass a wide range of small closely held business, not-for-profit and governmental entities, including utility districts, fire districts, metropolitan districts, wholesale distributors, retailers, service companies, auto dealerships, construction contractors, employee benefit plans and oil and gas companies. Additionally, Troy has significant experience related to investment management and internal controls.
Troy holds a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) certificate from the State of Colorado and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the Colorado Society of Certified Public Accountants (CSCPA), and the National Association of Certified Valuation Analyst (NACVA). He is also a certified peer reviewer and has been performing peer reviews since 2004.
Kelly Watson, CPA, Partner
Kelly received her BSBA from the Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado, Boulder. She has 10 years of public audit and audit experience, including 2 years of experience at a large regional firm specializing in public company audits. Her areas of expertise encompass a wide range of industries, including not-for-profits, governmental, ERISA plans, as well as a variety of for-profit industries. Additionally, Kelly has significant experience in tax preparation services including IRS form 990. Kelly has gained specific expertise in the areas of accounting internal controls and Sarbanes Oxley compliance.
Kelly is a member of the Colorado Society of Certified Public Accountants, and a past recipient of the Colorado Society ‘CPA’s who Care’ award due to her extensive work with local not-for-profits. Kelly is also a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the Colorado Society of Certified Public Accountants (CSCPA).
Jeremy Ryan, CPA, Partner
Jeremy is the managing partner and one of the partners in charge of Financial Reporting Services for Watson Coon Ryan, LLC. He has worked in public accounting for over 25 years. Jeremy earned his accounting degree from Colorado State University - Fort Collins in 1992 and is a member of the American Institute of CPAs and the Colorado Society of CPAs. He participates in the peer reviews and training of other CPA firms around the country. Jeremy is immediate past Chair of the Peer Review Committee of the Colorado Society of CPAs and continues to serve on the committee. Jeremy is actively involved in the community as a member of the Lakewood Foothills Rotary Club and Treasurer of the Dakota Ridge Instrumental Music Boosters.
Jeremy has been directly involved in the planning, assessment, execution and communication phases of our firm's financial reporting practice with clients covering a wide range of industries including: not-for-profit organizations, benefit plans, manufacturing, wholesale and construction.
Johnnie Downing, CPA, Partner
Johnnie is charge of tax services and consulting. Johnnie has been with the firm since 1974. Johnnie has a Bachelor of Science in accounting from the University of Northern Colorado. His professional affiliations include the American Institute of CPAs and the Colorado Society of CPAs. His professional emphasis is in providing accounting and tax services for individuals and closely held businesses in various industries including manufacturing, construction and related industries, energy and professional services.