Alicia Klausmeier

Founder & President

Hi. I’m Alicia Klausmeier. I founded Dream Accounting Solutions in February 2019. I’ve always had numbers, bookkeeping, and the entrepreneurial spirit in my veins. Bookkeeping has become my dream because I can use my problem-solving skills to help other small business owners with the biggest problem we all face. Money. Cash flow and the insecurity around money is the main reason so many small businesses fail. 

I spent 14 years in education, 12 years educating young minds, and 2 years within administration focusing on data analytics and assisting teachers learn new technology. As I transitioned out of education, I took on the bookkeeping role within my husband Dan’s business. It clicked. I decided to take my side hustle to full-time hustle, receive my bookkeeping certification, become a QuickBooks Pro Advisor and launch Dream Accounting Solutions.

Fun Fact – Dream Accounting Solutions got its name not only because it enables my family and me to go after our dreams of flexibility, family, and travel, but as an acronym for our family’s first names and our horse. Dan, Ryker, Everett (Evy), Alicia, Magik.

Certifications & Recognitions

Certified Bookkeeper 

QuickBooks ProAdvisor Elite Member

Digital Bookkeeper Association – Lifetime Charter Member

President of BNI Strategic Alliances Colorado Springs CO, Chapter

Kerry Washburn

Kerri Washburn

Payroll Specialist/Bookkeeper

This Texas girl has 20 plus years of bookkeeping and accounting experience. Kerri attended Sam Houston State University with accounting as her focus but later changed to Psychology. She has years of experience in most private sectors as well as non-profit with an emphasis in the service industry. With many years spent in a small CPA firm, Kerri loves the challenge of multi-tasking and keeping her clients organized and efficient.

If you ask Kerri who her favorite past client was she will tell you Dusty Hill and Frank Beard of ZZ Top….that little band from Texas. Kerri and her husband recently moved from Houston to the Texas Hill Country north of San Antonio. Although they would love to be in Colorado, the little hills of Texas will have to do. She enjoys hiking with her dog Benny, riding on her Harley in search of live music, and spending time with family.

Elba Rushing

Lead Bookkeeper

Elba joined Dream Accounting Solutions in January of 2020 and has a passion for small businesses. With a background in education, she was the perfect fit for the Dream Team. Elba is hardworking and driven, Ensuring consistency in monthly bookkeeping for each of our clients. Elba graduated from Colorado Technical University with an undergraduate degree in Management Information Systems and a Masters Degree in Project Management. After graduating she taught at CTU for 7.5 years and then transitioned into public education. Working for Grant Thornton, before becoming a teacher, is what introduced Elba to bookkeeping, and a desire to support business owners is what brought her back to it.

Elba is happily married and has two children. She loves spending time with her family and traveling, her favorite vacations have always been long road trips and cruises. Dream Accounting Solutions has provided Elba the opportunity to travel with her family while also doing what she loves.

Kim Kelley

Administrative Assistant

Kim started at Dream Accounting Solutions in March of 2021. Kim is extremely organized, dependable, and outgoing which made her the perfect fit for our team! Kim graduated from the University of Colorado – Colorado Springs with a degree in Psychology and Human Services.

Kim lives every day with no expectations and instead enjoys and embraces every challenge, Dream Accounting Solutions has allowed her to follow her passions of traveling and spending time with her family, while also focusing on her future and her career.