Our Leadership

Karla Schartz
”I strive to be available to my clients as much as possible. I like them to know that they can always rely on me to be responsive to any needs, concerns, or questions that they might have, whenever they arise.“

Karla joined Adams Brown as a principal in 2017, bringing with her over 30 years of experience in the accounting industry. She specializes in tax work for the construction and real estate industries. Additionally, she is experienced in tax planning to minimize taxes for business owners and tax strategies for owners with multiple businesses.

She is characterized by her peers and co-workers as a loyal and fair teammate. Karla attributes her success to a combination of great training and gaining experience from working with a variety of clients. She was inspired by a high school class to pursue a career in accounting.

Born and raised in Great Bend, Kansas, Karla currently resides in Olathe, Kansas, which she enjoys for the large variety of activities it provides. She lives with her husband of 31 years, Bud, and their two children, Michael and Kate. In her free time, Karla enjoys reading. Her favorite book is To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee.


  • Certified Public Accountant – KS and MO


  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)


  • Kansas Society of Certified Public Accountants (KSCPA)


  • University of Kansas

    • Bachelor of Science in Business Accounting and Business Administration (1984)

Auditors | Accountants | Consultants | CPAs – Adams Brown is a Certified Public Accounting firm serving high net worth individuals and businesses across the central United States, including Kansas and Arkansas offices in Wichita, Kansas City, Great Bend, Colby, Hays, McPherson, and Jonesboro (AR). The firm provides a variety of tax, audit, consulting, and advisory services to guide businesses toward their goals.  Key industries served include agriculture, construction, government municipalities, professional services, and manufacturing.  To help businesses recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, we provide a variety of consulting services including outsourced accounting, cash flow planning, and comprehensive tax review.