Who We Are
Maris & Associates is a well-established Pacific Northwest firm of Certified Public Accountants. We have over 25 years of experience serving individual and business clients while maintaining close ties to our community.
The philosophy of our firm is one of working together with clients in assisting the management process and developing solutions that satisfy individual needs.
We believe each Company and Individual is unique with specific priorities and values. Solutions must fit the situation at hand. We are committed to improving the effectiveness and efficiency of every client.
One of Maris & Associates strengths is in creating and sustaining long-term, supportive partnerships with our clients. This enables us to develop sophisticated finance and accounting strategies, aligning perfectly with your goals. Let us be your trusted financial advisor.
CHARLOTTE W MARIS, CPA
Charlotte founded the firm in 1984. She has over 30 years of industry experience including 11 years working on audits of municipalities in Northern California. She has had extensive experience working with individuals, corporations, estates and non-profits. The firm has experienced constant growth and is currently serving over 150 businesses and 850 individuals throughout the Puget Sound area.
She specializes in tax planning and consulting for small closely held companies. Charlotte works with a wide variety of clients in the areas of personal services, sales, contractors and non-profit organizations. She is also a QuickBooks ProAdvisor.
Charlotte graduated in 1982 with a BS with majors in Accounting and Business Administration from Central Washington University. She is a past President and board member of the Snohomish County Chapter of the Washington State Society of CPA. She has been very active in Toastmasters International and has served as the President of the Everett Chapter.
Charlotte lives in Marysville with her husband Jerry and her Chihuahua, Brandy. Charlotte enjoys family and friends, yoga and walking, growing tomatoes, trying to play the Banjo and quilting. Read more about Charlotte here.
HEATHER ENDRESON, Accounting Associate
She is a QuickBooks ProAdvisor certified in QuickBooks, QuickBooks Online, QuickBooks Point of Sale, and QuickBooks Enterprise. She is currently working on her Advanced QuickBooks ProAdvisor Certification.
Heather graduated from Bishop’s University in Quebec with a Bachelors Degree in Drama. She enjoys spending time with her husband, friends and assortment of household animals that continue to keep her life interesting.
KRISTIN KREIFELS, Administration
Kristin joined Maris & Associates as an Administrative Assistant in 2015. She has a broad range of administrative and customer service experience, having worked in both the public and private sectors. She graduated from the University of Washington with a Bachelor’s degree in Speech Communication, and also earned a Project Management certificate from Edmonds Community College. She is currently working on her QuickBooks ProAdvisor Certification. Kristin’s two daughters and fat cat keep her busy at home. In her free time, Kristin enjoys hiking, kayaking, and cheering on the Huskies and Seahawks.
NICHCOLE JOHNSON, Bookkeeper
Nichcole has been with the firm since 2016 and provides bookkeeping and payroll services. She comes to us with a broad background in tax, accounting and payroll services. She is QuickBooks ProAdvisor certified in QuickBooks and is currently working on the QuickBooks Online and Advanced QuickBooks ProAdvisor certifications. Nichcole graduated college with her Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and minor in Human Resource Management. She enjoys playing roller derby and spending time with her family, friends and animals.
STEVE NEHEN, Enrolled Agent
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At Maris & Associates, we have a wide variety of personalized accounting and tax services that are available for you.
Explore more about what we do when we partner with you. Call us now at (425) 338-0414.