Chris Kocina - Founder
Hi there, my name is Chris Kocina, and I am the owner of LivFree Bookkeeping, LLC. I am a professional bookkeeper who helps contractors, construction companies and small businesses feel liberated and gain confidence by keeping their financial information safe and organized so they can focus more on living the life of their dreams. I have always had an interest in numbers, statistical trends, and finance, and I help business owners stay on top of theirs. My compassion and willingness to help make clients feel valued and understood with the comfort of knowing they are in good hands.
I grew up in the small town of Red Wing, MN, and graduated from Red Wing High School in 2007. After high school, I aspired to become a rock star (musician) but realized that financially, it was a tough road to travel and started working at a leather production company in my hometown. Not satisfied with being an employee, I decided to attend Minnesota State College – Southeast Technical for Supervisory Management and Business Management, where I graduated both degrees with a 4.0 GPA.
Initially, I wanted to climb the corporate ladder at my, then, current job, and I quickly realized that the corporate structure was not for me. I also recognized that working for someone else was taking away the freedom I desired to spend on my true passions in life – music, art, and snowboarding. In college, I learned the importance that accounting plays in any business, and realized that it was something I loved to do and wanted to master. Knowing what I wanted to do, I set out and created LivFree Bookkeeping, LLC. Since then, I have been helping my clients save money and achieve peace of mind. My company has provided me with a “live free” lifestyle where work and play are balanced, and the line is sometimes blurred. Is it called work when you love what you do? This lifestyle is what I help my clients achieve when they delegate the work that drains them and instead focuses their efforts on what fuels their fire.
I have always admired the hard work, dedication, and planning that is involved with the construction trades. These are the people that build and support the backbone of our great nation. It is an honor for me to contribute to America’s infrastructure by helping contractors and construction companies gain clarity and confidence over their finances, so they can continue to help citizens and companies build their dreams while building theirs as well.
I always approach my clients’ work with the same energy and motivation as I did in college; leave no questions unanswered and begin with the end in mind – total satisfaction. Through the initial struggles of starting my own business, I realized this was a tremendous opportunity to help others who are hard-working, driven business owners that like to have fun and want to grow their businesses and excel in life.
Our bookkeeping services provide an excellent platform for the win-win mentality, as my clients grow, so do I.