Meet Our Team

We are a team of accomplished and dedicated professionals, committed to delivering expert accounting solutions with personalized customer service. We invite you to contact us directly and look forward to getting to know you on a personal level.

Paul T. Wells, CPA

Paul launched the firm in 1979 and has been serving the Paris, Texas and surrounding communities since. He is responsible for overseeing all firm operations and offers expertise in the areas of financial statements, tax preparation and planning, and controller services. He graduated from Baylor University with a BBA in accounting. Paul is a member of the Texas Society of CPA’s and enjoys tennis, collegiate sports, and stamp collecting in his spare time.

Linda A. Kapp, CPA

Linda joined the firm in 2016. Prior to joining the firm, she worked in the areas of tax, audit and consulting. Prior to that, she taught Accounting at Texas A&M University -- Commerce and served as a College Controller. Linda previously worked for Paul T. Wells, CPAs from 1991 – 1995.  Linda graduated from the University of North Texas (BS – Accounting) and Texas A&M University – Commerce (MBA, EdD). Linda received her Certified Public Accountant license in 1996.  Linda is responsible for tax preparation and review of individual, corporate, and partnership returns. She is a member of the Lamar County Chamber of Commerce and in her spare time enjoys traveling and gardening.

Lynn Wells

Professional Staff 
Lynn launched the firm in 1979 with Paul and has been an integral part of serving clients and growing the business. She is responsible for overseeing firm operations and offers expertise in the areas of financial statements and tax preparation and planning. She graduated from Baylor University with a BBA in accounting. In her spare time, Lynn enjoys reading, metalsmithing, glass fusing, and knitting.

Rebecca Clifford, CPA

Professional Staff 
Rebecca joined the firm in 1990 with expertise in tax preparation and tax research. Prior to joining Paul T. Wells, CPAs she worked for seven years at Pricewaterhouse and was a sole practitioner in Paris for five years after that. Rebecca earned a BBA in accounting from Texas Christian University and is a member of the Texas Society of CPAs and the AICPA.

Lori Bankhead

Professional Staff 
Lori is a native of Paris and a graduate of University of Texas at Arlington (BBA- Accounting.) She began her career with Deloitte & Touche (formerly Deloitte, Haskins & Sells) in 1985. She served as Audit Manager for Paul T. Wells, CPAs from late 1987 until 1992. Prior to returning to the firm in 2016, she worked in Internal Audit, Project Management, and Controller positions. She is responsible for compilation review and tax preparation. Lori has served numerous not for profit organizations in both volunteer and staff positions. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for Paris CASA for Kids.


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