Our Certified Public Accountants and Staff
Morris Paris & Associates was founded in 1974 by Thomas F. Morris, a Certified Public Accountant. After obtaining a degree in Accounting and Systems from Point Park College, prior to founding Morris Paris & Associates, Tom worked at a large regional accounting firm and an international accounting firm. Sadly, Tom passed away in 2020 and while his memory and sense of humor lives on, he is undoubtedly missed by all who knew him.
Robert “Tuck” Paris, Jr. has been a Certified Public Accountant since 1991. Tuck began working with Morris Paris & Associates in 1997 and is currently the Owner of Morris Paris & Associates since acquiring it from Tom in 2011. Tuck holds both a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Fairmont State University and an Associate’s degree in Computer Technology from Potomac State College. Tuck manages the entire Morris Paris & Associates Team. He has a depth of experience in all areas of public accounting (including litigation support), but his areas of expertise include financial statement preparation, business projections, in-depth tax planning and return preparation, technology consultation, business valuations, and in general working closely with clients to most efficiently review and project financials of their businesses for the most accurate and streamlined tax planning and preparation.
Brad K. Stander has been with Morris Paris & Associates since 2007. In 2012 Brad received his Certified Public Accountant license, and his career and responsibilities at the firm have grown since then. He is now a Manager with Morris Paris & Associates and an integral part of our Team. Brad graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 2006 with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting. He specializes in bookkeeping consultation, financial statement preparation, and tax planning and tax return preparation for corporations, partnerships, individuals, and non-profit organizations.
Shelby Cardillo is a staff accountant for the firm and consistently continues to expand her capabilities and responsibilities since beginning with us as an intern and office manager in 2016. Shelby graduated from Saint Vincent College in 2020 with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting. Since then, her responsibilities have grown to include tax return data entry, tax return and financial statement assembly and preparation, QuickBooks data entry, billing, and additional administrative and organizational duties. She is now studying to be a Certified Public Accountant and is currently in the process of taking the CPA exam.
Chloe Nelligan was brought on to our Team as an Administrative Assistant and is now the office manager of both locations. She is a 2021 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, where she majored in Finance and Business Information Systems. Chloe handles administrative work for both office locations and is also expanding her depth of knowledge and incorporating other responsibilities such as bookkeeping, accounting, financial statement assistance, business valuation work, and tax return assembly.
Nataliia (“Natasha”) Craig is a staff accountant and tax assistant with Morris Paris & Associates. Natasha came on board in 2022 after prior training at another local accounting firm, handling analyzing tax/financial reports, financial statement review, and further accounting work related to reconciliations, QuickBooks, and preparation of financial statements, balance sheet and profit and loss statements for clients. Prior to moving to the United States from Poltava, Ukraine, Natasha worked as an Accountant with GPL Group LLC. She has a Master of Science in Finance from Poltava State Agrarian Academy (Poltava, Ukraine) and a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics and Entrepreneurship from Poltava State Agrarian Academy. Natasha is also currently studying for and planning to take the CPA exam in the United States.