Our Professionals

Buckner A. Harris, CPA, Partner - A graduate of the College of Idaho with a Bachelor of Arts degree, Buck has over 35 years of experience in public accounting having worked in a large, international firm as well as the small firm environment, providing services to both businesses and individuals. Buck is an active member of a local Rotary club and has served on the board of several charitable non-profit organizations. Buck is also a member of the Construction Finance Management Association, Idaho Society of CPA’s and the American Institute of CPA’s.

Arla A. Kester, CPA, Partner – Arla is a graduate of the University of Utah where she received a Bachelor of Science degree. Arla joined BA Harris in 1998 after having gained valuable experience in private industry including hospitality, recreation, retail and service. She has extensive expertise in and services a large number of clients investing and operating in the real estate industry as well as handling many of the firm’s trust and estate clients. Arla is a member of the Boise Estate Planning Council, Idaho Society of CPA’s and the American Institute of CPA’s.

Tyler Nyman, CPA, MBA, Partner – Tyler is a graduate of the University of Washington where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree. He received a Masters of Business Administration from Seattle University. Tyler spent 10 years in public accounting in the Seattle area before moving to Boise. Tyler joined BA Harris in 2009. Tyler is a member of the Idaho Society of CPA’s and the American Institute of CPA’s.

Karris A. Kimball, CPA, MAcc – Karris is a graduate of San Francisco State University where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. She has over 10 years private sector experience in the music industry and real estate from her time spent in the Bay Area. After returning home to Boise, she received a Masters of Accountancy from Boise State University. Karris started her tax career at Deloitte, transitioned to the private sector to work at URS, and has joined BA Harris for a return to public accounting. She is a member of the Idaho Society of CPA's and the American Institute of CPA's.

Michelle Britain – Michelle attended College of Western Idaho where she studied business. Beginning her career in accounting in 1999, she has since worked in human resources and joined BA Harris in 2017. She has extensive experience in employee relations, recruiting and performance management. As our Firm Administrator, Michelle oversees large client bookkeeping and payrolls, as well as all firm finances. Michelle is an Idaho native and enjoys riding her dirt bike with her family, as well as anything outdoors. Michelle is a member of Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and Human Resources Association of Treasure Valley (HRATV).

Natalie Brodie – Natalie is a graduate of the University of Idaho where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Organizational Science and Communications. After living in the Boise area her entire life, Natalie moved to Bangkok, Thailand where she worked as a teacher at an international school. Joining BA Harris in 2017 as the Office Administrator, she greets our clients with her affable and warm personality. Natalie also works with individuals and small businesses on payroll and tax needs. Natalie is a member of Boise Young Professionals and enjoys volunteering in the community.

Shawn Ryan Doan, CPA – Shawn is a graduate of San Diego State University where she received a Bachelor of Science degree. Shawn has extensive experience in public accounting, beginning her career in 1994 and joining BA Harris in 2006. Shawn works primarily with the firm’s small business and commercial construction contractor clients on both accounting and tax matters. Shawn is a member of the Idaho Society of CPA’s and the American Institute of CPA’s.

Tara O’Connor, CPA – Tara is a graduate of Whitman College where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics. She spent three years at Ibbotson Associates in Chicago, where she was involved in the development and preparation of Ibbotson’s widely recognized valuation and investment publications. After returning to Boise, Tara spent three years as an accountant in the private sector before transitioning into public accounting in 2006. Tara works primarily with individual and closely-held business clients.

Aaron Lavarias – Aaron is a graduate from the University of Idaho where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. While attending the U of I, Aaron was a member of the varsity football program and was recognized as an All-Conference athlete, as well as an Academic All-American. Aaron joined BA Harris in 2017 after spending six years as a professional football player for the New England Patriots of the NFL, and the Montreal Alouettes of the CFL. Now retired from professional sports, Aaron lives in Boise with his wife and son, and is currently working towards obtaining his CPA license.

Greg Stalling, CPA, MBA – Greg is a graduate of the College of Idaho where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business, and later graduated with a Master of Business Administration from Northwest Nazarene University. Greg started in the banking industry with US Bank in its Commercial Loan Department, worked as a Staff Auditor for a brief period with the State of Idaho, then moved to tax and spent over four years at URS/AECOM as a Tax Accountant in Boise and Los Angeles. Joining BA Harris in 2016, Greg and his wife Maresa have returned to their native Idaho. Greg is a member of the Idaho Society of CPA's and the American Institute of CPA's.