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Our Professionals

About Our Staff

Daniel W. Balise, CPA, CVA

Principal, Founder

Daniel Balise originally grew up in Silver City, New Mexico where he went on to receive a Bachelor of Accountancy from New Mexico State University.  Previously he worked as a senior tax manager for KPMG, LLP in the Albuquerque office.  Daniel is a member of the AICPA, the New Mexico Society of CPAs, and the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts.

Daniel’s areas of focus include:

  • Income Taxation
  • Estate Taxation and Planning
  • Business Valuation
  • Real Estate
  • Closely-Held Businesses

 


 

Rachel E. Repichowski, CPA

Principal

Rachel Repichowski has been in Albuquerque, New Mexico her entire life.  Rachel received her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a concentration in accounting from the University of New Mexico and completed her CPA requirements to became licensed in early 2017.  Rachel has been with Balise PC since 2011. Rachel is a member of the NM Society of CPAs.

Rachel’s areas of focus include:

  • Business Entity Tax Preparation
  • Individual Tax Preparation
  • Estate and Trust Tax Preparation
  • QuickBooks Accounting and Client Training (Chart of Account Setup, Compile Books and Records and Reconcile/Review/Reclassify)
  • Business Compliance (Payroll Reports/Taxes, NM Gross Receipts Reports and Taxes and Various Audits)

 


 

Kristin M. Zelin, CPA

Tax Manager

Kristin Zelin originally grew up in Albuquerque, New Mexico and received her degree in Accounting from the University of New Mexico. She began her accounting career at KPMG, LLP where she spent 7 years between the Albuquerque and Denver offices. Eventually she joined her father-in-law’s accounting firm, Terry J. Zelin CPA. She worked as his Tax Manager for 4 years prior to his passing in 2020, when she then joined the Balise PC team. Kristin is a member of the AICPA.

Kristin’s area of focus includes:

  • Individual Tax Preparation
  • Business Entity Tax Preparation
  • Business Compliance (Payroll Reports/Taxes, NM Gross Receipts Reports and Taxes and Various Audits)
  • Estate and Trust Tax Preparation

Estate Taxation and Planning


 

Christine P. Ramoz

Accountant

Christine Ramoz was born in Springer, NM and raised in Albuquerque.  Christine received her Bachelor’s degree in Economics.  Christine has over 30 years-experience in the accounting industry.  She has been with Balise PC since 2006.

Christine’s area of focus includes:

  • Individual Tax Preparation
  • Business Entity Tax Preparation
  • QuickBooks Accounting (Setup, Reconcile/Review, Compile Books and Records)
  • Payroll Reports and New Mexico Gross Receipts Tax Compliance