Before becoming President of Monfalcone & Garris, PC (Garris and Company, PC) in 2015, 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. In 2013, Christina formed the Monfalcone Accounting Group.
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 audited, reviewed and compiled financial statements and offers alternatives such as agreed upon procedures and internal control reviews.
Christina grew up in a small county in Virginia, Dickenson County known as Virginia’s Baby. She started her college career at Virginia Tech in chemical engineering. Her husband ended up with the engineering degree, 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