Our Team

Steve Ornelas:

Steve Ornelas is a CPA, he has been active in the field for over 40yrs. He is the owner and principal accountant for Ornelas & Morris CPA’s P.C.

Steve has been married to Diane for 46yrs. They have four children, Duncan, Amy, Ashlee and Zach, all of which have college degrees, are married and are gainfully employed. They have thirteen grandchildren ranging from twenty five to five years of age Chris, Isaac, Aaron, Asher, Ella, Nate, Sam, Billie, Ben, Kate, Emily, Jacob and Andrew.. Steve has enjoyed golf, hunting & fishing, bowling, throwing horseshoes, baseball, football, soccer and any outdoor event. He enjoys yard work and is good at it. He earned his degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in accounting from Oklahoma State University in nineteen seventy four(1974). He worked for various oil and gas companies until nineteen seventy seven when he went to work for Mr. Alfred Herbert Klein. He and others bought the firm from Mr. Klein’s estate in nineteen eighty three. The practice became Ornelas and Morris CPA’s P.C. in nineteen eighty three (1983).

Mary Palasz

Mary grew up and attending school in Chicago, but has lived in Oklahoma for 40 years. After she married and had children, she was a stay at home mom for many years. She was very active in volunteer work at her children’s school, as well as her church. During that time, she studied to receive her Oklahoma real estate license. She worked for Century 21 for several years, then worked in retail for about 7 years. She started in retail sales, was promoted to assistant store manager, and ended as a store manager. After retail, she went to work for Ornelas & Morris CPA’s PC where she is employed as our office manager. She has been with the firm for 28 years.

Joe Robbins

Joe earned an accounting degree from William Jewell College, ran a self-employed accounting practice for 30 years, and has worked part-time at Ornelas & Morris CPA’s for the last 5 years