Our Team

Steve Beck,

District Manager/Director of Finance

Steve joined SDMS in 2018 as a District Manager with over 40 years of experience in special district, governmental and corporate accounting, auditing and management. He began practicing as a CPA in 1977 and also holds CGMA certification. His expertise is in governmental accounting and auditing, and he has served over 20 years as the Chief Accountant and Controller for large school and sanitation districts. He has also served as the Controller, Director of Finance and VP-CFO of various corporations and corporate groups during his career. As the District Manager/Controller for a large sanitation district, he was awarded the District of the Year award in 2004 by the Colorado Special District Association.

Steve has earned BS degrees from Louisiana State University in Environmental Health (Microbiology, Chemistry and Animal Science) and Accounting/Business Law and an Executive MBA from Centenary College of Louisiana. He did his PhD work in Organizational Performance and Change Adaptation and Implementation at Colorado State University.


Karen Pawlak,

When Karen joined SDMS in 2018, she had over 40 years of experience in Accounting and Finance. Twenty plus years have been directly involved with quasi – governmental special district accounting, and the balance of tenure in the corporate and the non-profit arenas. Karen is dedicated to providing  clients accurate and timely financial statement reporting in addition to outstanding customer service.


Accounting Group Personnel

Our accounting group also includes the following professionals;

Shelly LaPlant
Kendra Haubert
Nicole Torrez

Lou Ann Sullivan