Headshot of Kris Ray.

One of my favorite activities is solo hiking. Last summer, I completed my goal of hiking the entire Pottawatomie Trail solo (18 miles). My next goal is 40 solo miles.
Kris Ray
Partner, CPA


As the technical leader of the firm’s not-for-profit practice, I’m responsible for the industry’s technical quality control, which means I develop and provide training for our NFP staff and clients. I work with many nonprofits in our local area and throughout the country, ranging from small groups to complex organizations.

For the 20 years I’ve been with the firm, my greatest accomplishments are the many relationships I’ve developed — with clients and with colleagues. The culture here is the number one reason I joined the firm, and it’s why I’ve stayed. Having long-term relationships with our clients has been really important to me and has allowed me to become a better advisor to them.

I’m currently a member of the AICPA’s national Not-For-Profit Expert Panel because of my technical expertise in the industry. Crain’s Detroit Business named me one of its 2022 Notable LGBTQ Business Leaders for being a role model within the LGBTQ community by creating safety, opportunities, and mentorship where we live and work.  I also won Leadership Oakland’s 2021 Professional Leader Award. I belong to the AICPA and the MICPA, and I’m on the finance committee for the Ruth Ellis Center. I received my B.A. from Loyola University and my M.S. in accounting from Eastern Michigan University.

I'm an avid lifelong Detroit Tigers fan. In the summer, I spend a lot of time outdoors hiking and camping.