Our Professionals

Monfalcone & Garris Accounting features a team of experienced, knowledgeable professionals.

Christina Monfalcone CPA, CGMA



Before forming Monfalcone, & Garris, Christina worked briefly at several non-profit and for profit groups outside of Charlottesville and began her career in public accounting at the firm of Joseph J. Saunders, III, CPA, Inc in 1999.

She has extensive experience with income tax preparation for individuals, corporations, partnerships, non-profits, estates and trusts.  Christina also has experience in assisting non-profits in obtaining IRS approval and receiving their exempt status.  Aside from taxes, Christina also works with clients to prepare required financial statements and offers alternatives such as agreed upon procedures and internal control reviews.

Christina grew up in Dickenson County, Virginia. She started her college career at Virginia Tech in chemical engineering.  Her husband ended up with the engineering degree (electrical/computer), while she decided accounting was more fun.  While not at work, she enjoys spending time with her husband and three young children, trying new recipes and baking.

University of Virginia at Wise, 1998, B.S. in Accounting, with minor in Business Administration, graduated cum laude.

Professional Certifications, Associations and Memberships
Certified Public Accountant, April 2001
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Virginia Society of Public Accountants
Thomas Jefferson Chapter of the VSCPA
Central Virginia Estate Planners
Center for Non Profit Excellence member
Charlottesville Chamber of Commerce member
Fluvanna Chamber of Commerce member

Personal and Civic Activities
Past President and Treasurer – Thomas Jefferson Chapter of the VSCPA
Past audit committee member – Lake Monticello Homeowner Association
Past board treasurer – Westminster Child Care Center
Treasurer – Rivanna Conservation Society
Fluvanna County Chamber of Commerce Ambassador

Edward D. Garris, PHD


Following employment with other accounting firms, Ed founded Edward D. Garris, CPA, P.C. in 1984 which today has evolved into Monfalcone & Garris Accounting, P.C. Ed has over thirty years of experience in general business management and with public accounting firms. His scientific background (Ph.D. in Physics, University of Virginia) provides a unique and analytical approach to complicated business solutions, business planning and data analysis.

Ed resides in Charlottesville with his wife, Cindy. They have two grown children and two grandchildren. Ed was on the board of Frys’ Spring Beach Club for eight years, served as both President and Treasurer and was very active with the swim team programs. He was also on the board of Live Arts, Inc. for five years and was the immediate past Treasurer for four years.

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