Meet Our Team
Fullerton & Associates, PLLC is a full-service Certified Public Accounting firm licensed in Texas. All our CPA's hold valid Texas State CPA Certificates and perform Audits, Fraud Investigations, Tax Planning and Preparation, Wealth Management Assistance and General Accounting Services such as payroll, bookkeeping, training and planning. We specialize in small business startups and audits.
Meet Our Staff:
Gayla Fullerton, MBA, CPA, CGMA
Gayla D Fullerton, CPA, MBA, CGMA, Chief Executive Officer, Gayla is a certified public accountant licensed in the State of Texas, holds an MBA from West Texas A&M University and is a Chartered Global Management Accountant. Gayla has extensive experience in the Oil and Gas industry, retail, wholesale and service businesses including extensive inventory management and government contracting. Gayla is a certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor which keeps her sharp and up to date on bookkeeping standards and a company’s best practices. Gayla completed her undergraduate work at McMurry University with a BS in Accounting, Magna Cum Laude and an associate degree from Cisco College in Management. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants. She is a graduate of Leadership Texas 2015. Gayla has extensive knowledge in federal and state tax law for individuals, corporations, partnerships, estates, and nonprofits. Gayla also stays up to date and has years of experience on the auditing standards for nonprofit and governmental entities.
Meredith Churchill, CPA - Audit Manager
Meredith is the firms Audit Manager. She graduated from Abilene Christian University with a Bachelor's degree in Accounting in May of 2010, her Master's degree in Accounting in May of 2011 and earned her title of Certified Public Accountant in December 2011. Meredith began her career as an auditor within months of graduating from ACU and is now a seasoned independent auditor with 9+ years of external auditing experience. She has a vast scope of experience ranging from very small to very large clients who include various municipalities, single audits, employee benefit plans, non-profit entities, and private for-profit companies. Her audit experience has left her with an advanced understanding of risk assessment, internal control analysis, financial reporting, and GAAP for both private and public sector clients. Meredith joined Fullerton & Associates in 2018.
Caroline McLane, CPA
Caroline McLane, CPA graduated with honors from New Mexico State University in 1993 with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting. She earned her title of Certified Public Accountant in the fall of 1993. She worked for seven years at New Mexico State University in the grants, contracts, and financial administration. She also worked in the non-profit sector as director of finance and in the manufacturing sector as a Comptroller of a manufacturing firm. In 2003, she became a partner in the public accounting firm Merritt & McLane, CPAs, and worked primarily with governments and nonprofit audits. In 2014, she retired from the firm. Caroline joined Fullerton & Associates in early 2020.
Manuel J. Carniero - Tax Manager
Manny graduated from Bentley College in 2007 with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting. He immediately obtained his Master’s in Taxation in 2008 from Bentley University. At the onset of his career, he worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers as an auditor, in the Asset Management group. He has spent most of his career in public accounting, gaining experience in Tax and Audit. He has experience with complex business and personal taxes. He has worked in CFO consulting and has experience in nonprofit management. As the tax manager, he works to ensure the optimization of tax rulings to benefit his clients. He is currently on the Board of Directors for The Goodness of God Orphans Fund in Port Au Prince, Haiti. He has served on several nonprofit Boards over the years. He brings a wealth of experience in nonprofit management, construction and governmental accounting, tax planning, CFO consulting and bank loan review.
In his spare time, he his wife raise their six kids, four of which are adopted. He is a deacon at his local church and enjoys working out.