Firm Profile

Michelle Tharp, Nicole Ricke, Paula Mahieu, and Kelly M Forell CPA are working to finalize 2014 tax returns while keeping up with the monthly recording of client bank statements, new business registrations, and payroll items.

We did file quite a few extensions for the 2014 tax returns as we normally do. They are a valuable tool that help us determine the best use of the available drought options and equipment purchases, potential deferral of crop insurance, and provide more time to put funds into self-employed retirement accounts if applicable. If you have any questions about the use of extensions, please do not hesitate to give us a call.

As the taxing agencies move to more automated systems, we are seeing more "fan mail" letters. Many are just asking for supporting information that may not have been received during the e-filing process. Just bring your letters in and we will address them as needed.

Kelly passed the CPA exam in 1997 while working for a regional accounting firm. A love of helping people led to a teaching position as the Ag Business Management Coordinator for Northwest Technology Center in 2001. Family matters and other business ventures allowed Kelly to set up a small accounting practice from home in 2005 which ultimately led to the grand opening of k.forell & associates, pllc in the fall of 2007 in Alva. Additional services were added to Anthony, Kansas in December 2007 and Cherokee, Oklahoma in August 2009. Both k.forell & associates, pllc and Kelly M. Forell are licensed to practice public accounting by the Oklahoma Accountancy Board and Kansas Board of Accountancy.

Please take a look at the rest of our site where you will find background information on our firm and the services we provide, as well as useful resources including informative articles (Newsletter section) and interactive financial calculators (Financial Tools section). In addition, we have taken the time to gather many links to external Websites that may be of interest to our clients and visitors (Internet Links section). Our commitment to superior client service has brought us to the Internet as we strive to provide high quality professional service and guidance. We pride ourselves on being proactive and responsive to our clients' inquiries and suggestions. Please contact us with any questions or comments you have. We look forward to hearing from you.

Office Hours

Tax Season

Office hours effective January 5th to April 15th of 2015:

  • Alva, OK:
    • Monday through Friday from 8am to 5pm. Saturdays by appointment only.
  • Cherokee, OK:
    • Paula is available at the Pate Agency office located at 401 Cherokee Avenue Suite B in Cherokee, OK.
    • Kelly can schedule appointments as needed and will be using an office at the Brooks Agency 203 S Grand in Cherokee, OK.
  • Anthony, KS:
    • By appointment only, usually on Wednesday's during tax season at 124 W Main in Anthony, KS.

After Tax Season

Office hours effective January 5th to April 15th of 2015:

  • Alva, OK:
    • Monday through Thursday from 9am to 5pm, closed on Fridays.
  • Cherokee, OK:
    • By appointment only.
  • Anthony, KS:
    • By appointment only.

We encourage everyone to call and schedule an appointment in order to make sure we are available at your request.

We can be reached at 580.327.3425 or via email at

Client Tax Organizer

A tax organizer can facilitate the process of pulling together your tax information. This basic tax organizer is designed for new clients and allows you to enter your information right on the screen. You can then print the completed tax organizer and fax or mail it to the office. Current clients should contact the office to request a "proforma" tax organizer that includes prior year information and carryover data.


Alva Office

PO Box 664

616 W Barnes Avenue

Alva, OK 73717

Main Number:580.327.3425



Anthony Office

124 W Main Street

Anthony, KS 67003



Cell Phone:580.430.8084


Cherokee Office

PO Box 222

Cherokee, OK 73728

Main Number:580.327.3425




Kelly M Forell, CPA


Phone580.327.3425 ext. 1000

Nicole Brandemuehl

Office Manager/Accountant

Phone580.327.3425 ext. 1001

Michelle Tharp


Phone580.327.3425 ext. 1002

Charleen Ream

Administrative Assistant

Phone580.327.3425 ext. 1004

Guy Forell

Manager Zoom Properties, LLC

Phone580.327.3425 ext. 1003


Paula Mahieu

Payroll/Bookeeping Specialist-Cherokee Office