About Us

Our Team

Laura Collins

Laura worked for Gore & Associates from 1994 to 1997 when she purchased the business. Laura graduated in 1994 with a degree in Accounting from Sienna Heights University in Adrian Michigan. In 2005 she became an Enrolled Agent with the IRS.

Nicole Collins

Nicole is a licensed Michigan and Ohio Certified Public Accountant. She obtained
her Bachelor of Arts in Accounting from Michigan State University in 2006
and her Master of Science in Accounting from the University of Michigan in 2009.
She has been practicing tax accounting for over 6 years.

Nancy Brancheau

Nancy has been a Collins & Associates employee since 2002. She began as a receptionist quickly working her way up to Office Manager by taking on more challenging tasks and responsibilities. Her office duties consist of answering the phones, scheduling appointments, faxing, scanning, filing, handling client concerns, discussing tax returns with clients and keeping the office running smoothly. She has been married to her husband Mike for 26 years and has two sons Steven and Jason.

Kristy Westfall

Kristy is the newest member of our team! She has recently graduated from a tax preparation school with honors! Feel free to schedule your free consultation with her.

Our Memberships

Us In The Community

Treasurer – Bedford Community Foundation (2010-Present)

President – Bedford Business Association (2009-2013, 2014-Present)

Treasurer – Bedford Alumni Association (2005 – Present)

Treasurer – Bedford Business Association (2008 – 2009)

Trustee – Bedford Business Association (2006 – 2008)

Vice President – Bedford Football Moms (2005 – 2006)

Treasurer – Bedford Athletic Boosters (2002 – 2004)

Treasurer – Bedford Football Moms (2000 – 2002)

Sponsor – Team Toledo

Volunteer – Heroes In Action, Toledo, Ohio


Bedford Business Association (BBA)

Bedford High School Alumni Association

American Institute of CPA’s (AICPA)

Michigan Association of CPA’s (MACPA)

Ohio Society of CPA’s (OSCPA)

National Association of Tax Professionals (NATP)

National Association of Enrolled Agents (NAEA)

Michigan Society of Enrolled Agents (MSEA)

Ohio Society of Enrolled Agents (OSEA)

Lambertville Pride

Women of Bedford United