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Krystal from Payroll Vault

Krystal Russell, Partner
Krystal Russell worked for small, medium and large accounting firms, where she gained valuable experience in small business management including: tax preparation, consulting, and accounting.  Fulfilling her entrepreneurial drive, she founded Spectrum Accounting, Payroll Vault’s sister company, in 2009 to meet the specific needs of locally-owned small businesses.  The company has grown incredibly quickly and become an all-inclusive accounting, bookkeeping and small business consulting firm.  In 2012, Krystal identified a need for a locally-owned payroll services company.  She and her partner launched the business, and they have been expanding services to clients.  Krystal continues to consult with small businesses’ to aid in business planning and optimization, corporate and personal tax, and comprehensive payroll services. 

Education:
Creighton University School of Law, Graduated 2003, JD
Missouri Southern State University, Graduated 2000, BS Business Administration and Accounting

Business and Community Development:
Springfield Chamber of Commerce, Vice-Chairman of Community Development, Board Member
Ozarks Food Harvest, Board Member
Junior League of Springfield, Sustainer, Former Treasurer
Special Olympics, Former Board Member
Junior Achievement—Ozarks Division, Former Board Member

Additional Awards and Honors:
417 Magazine's 10 Most Beautiful Women
Springfield Business Journal's Twenty Most Influential Women
Leadership Springfield Class XXVII
Springfield Business Journal's 40 Under 40
Payroll Vault Entrepreneur of the Year Award

On a Personal Note: Krystal enjoys spending leisure time with her family on a small farm.  Her husband, Matt is a partner at Matthew Russell Dempsey Law Firm, and they have two lively boys: Alexander and Nicholas.

Contact:
Krystal.russell@payrollvault.com
Linkedin.com/in/KrystalRussell

Colby from Payroll Vault

Colby Keeth—Partner
Colby has been a Certified Public Accountant for over five years. He started working at the Whitlock Company in July 2007 as an accountant and specialized in taxation, auditing, and payroll. He began working at Spectrum Accounting in June 2010, and he has gained significant experience in small business taxation and consulting. In 2012, he was a founding partner and owner of Payroll Vault with Krystal as they brought needed payroll services to the local market. Colby manages the operational side of Payroll Vault, and he continues to manage the systems smoothly even through significant growth.

Education:
Missouri State University, Graduated 2008, BS Accounting
Evangel University, 2004-2006, Accounting

Business and Community Development:
Springfield Police Foundation, Treasurer
Westside Optimist Club, Member
Springfield Business Connection, Member

Additional Awards and Honors:
Leadership Springfield Class 30
Payroll Vault Entrepreneur of the Year Award

On a Personal Note: In his free time he coaches youth baseball and enjoys conducting business over a competitive game of golf. He has been happily married to his wife, Stevie, since 2013 and they have three fur babies: Baxter, Meredith and Piper.

Contact:
Colby.keeth@payollvault.com
Linkedin.com/in/ColbyKeeth

Sarah from Payroll Vault

Sarah Mills, Payroll Specialist

Sarah joined Payroll Vault in 2013. She previously has worked as a loan specialist for a national mortgage lender, and brought with her experience in analyzing financial statements, customer assistance with financial needs, and preparation of documents in a deadline-focused environment. At Payroll Vault she processes payroll, files payroll taxes, tracks employee benefits, and aids in onboarding new employees for customers. Sarah is married with two rowdy boys, and the entire family enjoys outdoor activities especially: wakeboarding, skiing, and riding ATVs.

Contact:
Linkedin.com/in/SarahMills

Deidra from Payroll Vault

Deidra Whitaker, Payroll Specialist

Deidra had over ten years related experience before joining Payroll Vault in early 2015. She is skilled in payroll transactions, payroll taxation and customer service. At Payroll Vault she is responsible for providing support to our individual clients, processing payroll, and ensuring compliance with essential timelines. She is a tomboy at heart, loves competitive sports, and spends time with her husband and two daughters. She prides herself on being active in the community and with her church.

Contact:
Linkedin.com/in/DeidraWhitaker

Amanda from Payroll Vault

Amanda Owen, Accounting Assistant

Amanda is the newest member of the Payroll Vault team. She recently moved to Springfield from St. Louis where she brings expertise in office management, bookkeeping and payroll processing. Amanda is responsible for the office administration duties for both Payroll Vault and, our sister company, Spectrum Accounting. In her free time, she enjoys learning about her new community here in Springfield with her husband, Drew.

Contact:
Linkedin.com/in/AmandaOwen

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