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About us


Rio Grande Consultants (RGC) was founded on February 1st, 2016.   RGC specializes in accounting and tax services.  RGC’s vision is to continue growing organically and working towards becoming a major player in the accounting services industry.  We will continue striving to reach our vision by consistently making a positive difference in every client relationship.


We believe our calling is to consult.  Our desire is to make a positive difference in every relationship.  We fulfill our desire through our calling.


Principal Consultant:

Thomas L. Helgeland, CPA, MBA

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Thomas is married to his beautiful wife, Keli, and they have two daughters, Penny (3 years old) and Paige (1 year old).
Thomas is originally from Sierra Vista, Arizona.  He and Keli, a fellow basketball player, met while playing college basketball in southern Arizona.  Thomas followed Keli to her hometown of Albuquerque, they married and they have been enjoying life together ever since.

Thomas attended the University of New Mexico, Anderson School of Management where he earned his Masters of Business Administration with an emphasis on accounting.  He spent most of his career working for a top ten national CPA firm, where he gained a diverse set of experiences and polished the technical knowledge he learned in school.  Thomas has expertise in outsourced accounting and tax preparation services.  Thomas felt called to leave his previous employer after his youngest daughter, Paige, was diagnosed with Down Syndrome.  Paige inspired Thomas to found Rio Grande Consultants as a way to control his schedule and have more time for his family.  Thomas has a passion for being a consultant and making a positive difference in peoples lives.