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Wayne Shelton

Founder, CPA, CMPE, CFA, CVA

Wayne is a Paducah, Kentucky native and has practiced public accounting for 42 years. Wayne is the founder of Shelton & Associates, CPA, PLLC. Wayne specializes in auditing, tax planning and preparation and business consulting.

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Ryan Conn

President, Partner

Ryan is from Ann Arbor, Michigan and moved to Paducah, Kentucky in 2006.  He partnered with Wayne at Shelton & Associates, CPA, PLLC in 2018.  Ryan specializes in high level customized Business Advisory, including leadership, business best practices, and Forensic Accounting.

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Josh Moore


Josh is an Accountant at Shelton & Associates, CPA, PLLC. He began practicing in January 2020. His primary focus is on small business (partnerships and corporations), individual income taxes and consulting. 

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Matt Avery

ERTC Admin Specialist

Matt joined the team in 2022. After 17 years in the railroad industry as a Certified Conductor and in management, it was time for a career change! Matt’s attention to detail, leadership experience, and love for working directly with team members and clients makes him a huge asset for navigating clients through the ERTC process.

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Lisa Davis


Lisa has over 15 years of administrative experience and a track record of strong performance in high volume and high-pressure environments. Lisa skillfully manages administrative duties, promotes teamwork, and takes care of our client relations.

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Callie Hughes

Accounting Specialist

Callie is a Paducah native who joined our firm in December 2019 as an Accounting Assistant. She is responsible for bookkeeping, payroll, and administrative tasks as well as organizing and assisting with the tax preparation process.

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Christy Barrow

Accounting Specialist

Christy is an Accounting Specialist with 15 plus years of experience. Christy has experience in Payroll, General Ledger, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Specialized Accounting, Inventory Management, along with Sales and IFTA Tax filings.

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Lindsey Sullivan

Administrator/Tax Preparer

Lindsey joined the team in August of 2022. As an Administrator and Tax Preparer, Lindsey supports clients and the accountants on her team with tax preparation and bookkeeping.

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Brietta Avery

Administrative Assistant

Brietta joined the firm in September of 2021. Our resident ‘Jill of all trades,’ Brietta does everything from answering the phone to administrative support for the teams.

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Trina Bailey

Administration/Tax Preparer

Trina joined the firm in 2022 to focus on tax preparation and support payroll and bookkeeping work for clients. With 2 Associates degrees, one in Computer Repair and the other in Business Management, she found her passion preparing tax returns.

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Taylor Bradford


Taylor joined Shelton & Associates in March of 2023. As a bookkeeper, Taylor ensures timely and accurate books for clients while also processing their payroll and associated taxes.

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Chief Morale Officer

Rip joined the team in 2022. With zero experience to bring to the table, he quickly adapted to the role of ‘morale booster’ and ‘walk buddy.’ He thoroughly enjoys interacting with the team as well as clients, and he works hard to ensure that Wayne goes on at least 4 walks every day.

When not in the office, Rip enjoys a good game of fetch, lots of walks, head pats, and belly scratches.

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