Who we are

Our Team

Bill Hofto

Certified Public Accountant since 1981
QuickBooks Certified Professional Advisor since 1999
Certified Forensic Accountant since 2009


Some refer to Bill as “the people’s accountant.” Bill has been a CPA for 31 years and has practiced public accounting in the Roaring Fork Valley since 1993. He specializes in tax planning and preparation for individuals and small businesses, forensic investigations and litigation support services, compilation and review of financial statements, and general business advising.

He is a graduate of Ohio University with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree. His career in public accounting is preceded by his considerable “down-in-the-trenches” accounting experience in the private sector including an auto dealership, liberal arts college, conference center, manufacturer, general building contractor, and service organizations. He is also a Certified Forensic Accountant and a QuickBooks Certified Professional Advisor.

Bill is a member of the American Institute of CPA’s, the AICPA Forensic and Valuation Services Section, the American College of Forensic Examiners Institute, and the Colorado Society of CPA’s. He is the treasurer of the Mt. Sopris Rotary Club of Carbondale, treasurer of the True Media Foundation, and member of the Mount Sopris Historical Society. In addition, Bill has taught local workshops on taxation and financial reporting.

Bill and his wife Patti have resided in Carbondale for twenty-three years and have four adult children.


Patti Hofto

Office Manager


Patti has been the firm’s Office Manager since 2003, as well as being Bill’s wife of 37 years.  They met at Ohio University while Bill studied business and Patti pursued a BA degree in English with a specialization in creative writing.  In 1975 they married, started a family, moved from Ohio to Indiana, and finally settled in Carbondale.  Through the years Patti has enjoyed hiking, gardening, cooking, writing, reading, and exploring the spectacular scenery of western Colorado.  She has worked for various Roaring Fork Valley companies, including managing ticket offices at the Aspen Skiing Company and the renowned Aspen Music Festival.  When the firm of William J. Hofto CPA, PC began, Patti channeled her gifts for customer service, attention to detail, and friendliness into the business.

Patti and Bill have four adult children – one son and three daughters – who currently reside in California and Colorado.