Paige Staples

Tax Operations Manager
Wichita, KS

How I help . . .

After many years of being a business owner, I grew to enjoy the accounting and tax side of the business so much that I decided to pursue a career in accounting. For as long as I can remember, I have been interested in personal finance and always knew that I wanted to work exclusively with individual 1040 clients.

During my time in public accounting, I have gotten to work with a wide variety of clients from high-net-worth individuals to the owners of small sole proprietorships. I love getting to know my clients, their small businesses and their plans for their future. I am fortunate to be allowed a window into their lives and help them work towards achieving their plans.  Most individual clients find taxes a maze of confusion, so I am always pleased when I can make it a little less daunting for them.

“I came to Wichita in 2007 as a transplant from the Northeast and immediately fell in love with the city and the kindness of the people here. I work hard to maintain positivity and to share it with others whenever I can.”

Q&A with Paige

What does above + beyond mean to you?
Understanding that every client is an individual with different goals and being there to help them navigate the tax effects of life events we all face at some time.
What activity plays an important part in your life?
Belly dancing has been a big part of my life for over ten years. I dance with a fantastic group, and we enjoy any opportunity we get to perform.
What are some of your favorite things?
Tacos - any time, any place! My husband and I enjoy trying new restaurants all the time. It's a bit of a hobby for us. Torchy's Tacos is my current obsession. I also read a lot of different genres but always love a good thriller.
What makes you unique?
My positive outlook, my strong work ethic and my general enjoyment of life. And my hair; I get that a lot!
What are you most proud of and why?
I overcame a lot of challenges during a very stressful time to change careers and become a CPA. I am tremendously proud to have those letters next to my name.

Life Outside the Office

Hobbies & Interests

  • Belly dancing
  • Cooking
  • Reading
  • Hanging out with my husband on our front porch

Frequented Websites

  • YouTube
  • CNN

Little Known Facts

  • In 2007 I chose to move to Kansas on a whim, having never even visited, and fell in love with it. I can’t imagine living anywhere else.
  • I spent 8 years as a medic in the Army Reserve and the MA National Guard.
  • I used to be a diehard World of Warcraft player and still enjoy the occasional RPG.

My Professional History


  • Wichita State University
    • Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and Finance

Work Highlights

  • Job prior to working at Adams Brown: senior staff at a large national CPA firm
  • Year joined Adams Brown: 2020
  • Year entered accounting: 2015


  • CPA