Our Firm

Trusted advisors.
Unrivaled experience.
Specialty expertise.

Since its founding in 1977, JHM Certified Public Accountants has grown into one of the most respected accounting firms and business advisors serving the Chattanooga community and surrounding region. Our enduring relationships with clients, team members, and the community are key to our shared success.

41
Years in
Business
3,075
Active Clients
Served
40
Full-time
employees
53,000
FUNDS DONATED
IN 2017 ALONE

Our Clients

JHM has built a reputation as a trusted business advisor by being proactive and responsive to our clients needs. As an added value to the firm’s wide range of industry expertise within the office, our goal is to create professional and personal relationships with our clients to help their business thrive.

This high level of service is only possible through our belief that each client is served by the whole firm, not just one individual. Our JHM culture has created motivation for each employee to serve our clients with integrity and efficiency.

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In addition to the firm’s wide range of industry expertise, our clients enjoy value-added services such as computer support, technical assistance on accounting and tax matters, and informal feedback on business matters big and small. This high level of service is only possible through our belief that each client is served by the whole firm, not just one individual.

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Our Community

JHM’s widespread involvement with multiple nonprofits allows us to give back to the community we love.

We support and encourage our team members’ participation with community groups and charitable events through the contribution of their time, talents, and monetary donations. The firm itself also supports many local charities through fundraisers, volunteering, direct contributions, and service on boards.

JHM is proud of our long-standing relationships with the community, and we pledge our continued support for our efforts to make Chattanooga a better place to live.

Our Team

The foundation of our culture at JHM is our team members. Not only do we encourage their professional growth within the office, but we value their time spent with family, creating a work and home life balance. JHM is an environment in which our employees have built their lives and careers over a many number of years. Our clients appreciate the relationship that they have built with veteran employees immensely.

We offer competitive salaries, flexible work arrangements and continuing education opportunities. JHM is also on the leading edge of technology, allowing our team members to work efficiently and effectively from the office or at home. Our goal is to help our team members reach their goals and develop rewarding accounting and business consulting careers.

Audit

CPA, CGMA, Managing Partner

Dean Krech

Industry Specialties

Construction, Nonprofit, Manufacturing, Real Estate

Bio

Dean has over 25 years of public accounting experience, and also worked for two years as an accounting manager for a Fortune 100 company. In addition to managing the firm’s operations, Dean concentrates his practice in the industries of commercial construction, nonprofit, manufacturing and real estate. He spent many years as JHM’s audit Quality Control partner, is in his eighth year of service on Tennessee state’s Peer Review Committee, tasked with ensuring quality audit work throughout the state, and has authored construction financial-related articles in national and state publications. As managing partner, Dean strives to build personal, trusted advisor relationships with his business partners, and pushes others in the firm to do the same. Outside of JHM, Dean loves spending time with his family and friends, traveling, and playing sports and riding thrill rides with his son Tyler. And he just celebrated his 25th anniversary with his wife, Andrea. Dean is a passionate, life-long fan of the Dallas Cowboys, attending games whenever possible. And when time permits, he works hard to check off bucket list travel destinations—one of his greatest enjoyments in life is his annual father-son trip to various U.S. locations.

Education and Training

1990 Graduate of University of Tennessee Chattanooga, with Bachelor of Science in Accounting, CPA Designation awarded in 1992, Licensed in TN and GA

Past and Present Affiliations

American Institute of CPAs, Tennessee Society of CPAs, TSCPA Peer Review Committee — currently in eighth year of service, The Speech and Hearing Center of Chattanooga — current board member, UTC Accounting Advisory Board — current Board member, Construction Financial Management Association — past contributing author and member, and previously served on the association’s National Publications Committee, McKamey Animal Care and Adoption Center — past board member, serving a three-year term and heavily involved with initial construction project, Alzheimer’s Association — past long-time board member

 
Dean Krech

Dean Krech

CPA, CGMA, Managing Partner
CPA, Partner

Dean Nebben

Industry Specialties

Healthcare

Bio

Dean has over 35 years of experience in all phases of the healthcare industry, including four years with Blue Cross-Blue Shield of Tennessee in the Medicare/Medicaid reimbursement departments where his positions included Senior Auditor as well as Administrative Assistant to the Audit Manager. In addition to major emphasis on audit and third-party reimbursement, Dean has also conducted consulting engagements relating to rate-setting and financial feasibility studies issued in conjunction with the issuance of tax-free bonds.

Dean has been in public accounting since 1978 when he joined the firm of Fowler, Pearlman & Associates, serving as a Senior Manager through the mergers with KMG Main Hurdman in 1982 and Peat Marwick Main & Co. in 1987. In 1988, he joined with Nathan Pearlman to form the partnership of Pearlman, Nebben, & Associates, which later joined with Burk, Huggins & Co., PLLC to form Burk, Pearlman, Nebben & Huggins, PLLC. In 2011, BPNH merged with Johnson, Hickey & Murchison, P.C.

Education

Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Accounting from Arkansas State University, CPA designation awarded in 1982, Licensed in Tennessee

Past and Present Affiliations

AICPA / TSCPA, Tennessee Chapter of Healthcare Financial Management Association, Tennessee Association of Home Health Agencies, Tennessee Hospital Association

 
Dean Nebben

Dean Nebben

CPA, Partner
CPA, Partner

Stephen Keown

Industry Specialties

Nonprofit, HUD and Rural Development Subsidized Housing, Construction, Manufacturers, Employee Benefit Plans

Bio

Steve serves JHM as an audit partner with over 35 years of public accounting experience. Prior to joining the firm as a partner in 1994, he was an audit manager with another local firm and also worked for a Fortune 500 company.

Throughout his career, Steve has served a diverse clientele, which has included numerous nonprofit and governmental organizations, HUD and Rural Development subsidized housing entities, construction contractors, manufacturers, and employee benefit plans.

Steve's services to clients include planning, supervising and reporting on financial statements, preparing cash flow analysis, budgets, and prospective financial statements. He also assists in the design and installation of computerized accounting systems.

Steve resides with his wife, Cecelia, in Rock Spring, Georgia where they raised two sons, Andrew and Joshua. In his spare time, Steve enjoys reading, exercising, and fishing.

Education

1976 Graduate of the University of Georgia, Bachelor of Business Administration – Accounting, Awarded CPA certificate in 1979, Licensed in Tennessee and Georgia

Past and Present Affiliations

AICPA, TSCPA, Tennessee Chapter of Healthcare Financial Management Association, Association of Government Accountants, past President, Friends of the Chattanooga Public Library, Treasurer





 
Stephen Keown

Stephen Keown

CPA, Partner
CPA, Partner

Holly J. Saunders

Industry Specialties

Construction, Real Estate, Retail, Manufacturing

Bio

Holly is a partner with JHM, assisting corporate clients with accounting, auditing and tax services. She has extensive experience in the commercial construction industry, but also services clients in the rental real estate, retail, and manufacturing industries. In addition, Holly is involved in various business consulting areas, such as internal control reviews and business projections.

Holly resides in Chattanooga with her husband, Kyle, and daughter, Lily, and is a member of Brainerd Baptist Church.

Education

1993 Graduate from University of Alabama with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting, 1997 Graduate from University of Tennessee at Chattanooga with a Masters degree in Business Administration, CPA designation awarded in 1997, Licensed in Tennessee and Alabama


Past and Present Affiliations

AICPA, TSCPA, Alabama Society of CPAs, Treasurer, ACE Mentor Program of Southeast TN/ North Georgia, Member of PDI Global's National Editorial Board for The Contractor newsletter, Has served in various officer positions with the Alabama Society of CPAs, Huntsville Chapter, Has served on the Young CPA Board in Montgomery, Alabama


 
Holly J. Saunders

Holly J. Saunders

CPA, Partner
CPA, CFE, Partner

Ethan Miller

Industry Specialties

Manufacturing, Real Estate, Governmental Entities, Retail, Construction, Employee Benefit Plans, HUD, Nonprofit

Bio

As Quality Control Partner for JHM, Ethan’s responsibilities include overseeing the system of quality control for the accounting and auditing practice of the firm, including managing audit, review and compilation engagements, performing peer reviews, and planning and preparation in tax and management advisory services.

Ethan has extensive experience in a variety of industries including manufacturing, distribution, mortgage lending, governmental, retail, wholesale, construction, school districts, employee benefit plans, HUD, and nonprofit.

He holds both a bachelor of science in business administration and a master of business administration degree from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Ethan is a member of the AICPA Peer Review Board, the AICPA Peer Review Board’s Standards Task Force, the Peer Review Committee of the TSCPA, and a former member of the AICPA Technical Issues Committee. He is the current treasurer of Ivy Academy in Soddy Daisy, Tennessee.

Education

1995 graduate from University of Tennessee at Chattanooga with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting, 1998 graduate from University of Tennessee at Chattanooga with a Master of Business, CPA designation awarded in 1997, CFE designation awarded in 2006, Licensed in Tennessee and Georgia

Past and Present Affiliations

AICPA, TSCPA, TSCPA Peer Review Committee, AICPA Technical Issues Committee


 
Ethan Miller

Ethan Miller

CPA, CFE, Partner
CPA, Partner

Dewey E. Mann

Industry Specialties

Nonprofit

Bio

Dewey has been active in all areas of public accounting since 1978. Prior to entering public practice, Dewey was employed over ten years with a large carpet manufacturer and served three years in the United States Army. He has extensive experience in accounting, auditing, mergers and acquisitions, tax reporting, and consulting in several client industries including nonprofit organizations, employee benefit plans, governmental entities and the real estate, construction and manufacturing industries. Dewey has also been active in performing peer reviews of other CPA firms since 1980.

Dewey is a 1978 honor graduate of Berry College in Rome, Georgia, and is licensed in Tennessee, Georgia and Alabama. He is a member of the American Institute and Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants. Dewey has served on various Tennessee Society of CPA and American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) committees. Notably of which, he served over twenty years as a volunteer member of AICPA Ethics Committees, including three years on the Professional Ethics Executive Committee, and over four years as Chair of the Technical Standards Subcommittee.

 
Dewey E. Mann

Dewey E. Mann

CPA, Partner
CPA, Senior Audit Manager

Sharon Brooks

Industry Specialties

Healthcare, Nonprofit, Governmental Entities

Bio

Sharon has over 20 years of public accounting experience. She is a 1996 graduate of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and is licensed to practice in Tennessee. Sharon is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants.

Sharon's specialization is auditing, cost reporting, reimbursement and consulting services for healthcare providers, and she is a member of the Healthcare Financial Management Association. She has served as audit manager for various entities including non-public companies, nonprofit organizations (including A-133 Single Audit requirements), HUD-assisted properties, and governmental entities falling under the guidance of Government Auditing Standards.

Sharon is an active volunteer in the community. She is currently serving as Executive Chair and past Treasurer for the Friends of the Chattanooga Public Library. She is also an executive committee member for the Friends of the Chattanooga Zoo and is a passionate docent there as well.

Education

1996 graduate from University of Tennessee at Chattanooga with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting, CPA designation awarded in 1998, Licensed in Tennessee

Past and Present Affiliations

AICPA, TSCPA, HFMA

 
Sharon Brooks

Sharon Brooks

CPA, Senior Audit Manager
CPA, Senior Audit Manager

Julie Davis

Industry Specialties

Nonprofit, Governmental Entities

Bio

Julie is a 1997 graduate of Berry College in Rome, Georgia and joined the firm in January, 1998. She is licensed to practice in Tennessee and Georgia, and she is a member of the Tennessee Society of Public Accountants, Georgia Society of Public Accountants, and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Julie's primary focus is in the nonprofit, faith-based and governmental sectors including the requirements for audits falling under the guidance of Government Auditing Standards. She has served in the capacity of audit manager on various nonprofit, religious, and governmental entities. She currently manages municipal and county audits in Georgia as well as many well known nonprofits and faith-based organizations in the Chattanooga area.

Julie lives in Chickamauga, Georgia with her husband and three sons. She and her family attend Oakwood Baptist Church in Chickamauga. She spends most of her free time reading, walking, or going to sporting events for her sons who are actively involved in sports at Oakwood Christian Academy.

Education

1997 graduate from Berry College with Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting, CPA designation awarded in 2000, Licensed in Georgia

Past and Present Affiliations

GSCPA, TSCPA, AICPA


 
Julie Davis

Julie Davis

CPA, Senior Audit Manager
CPA, Senior Audit Manager

Derek H. Young

Industry Specialties

Nonprofit, Governmental Entities, Employee Benefit Plans, Manufacturing, Construction


Bio

Derek has almost 20 years of public accounting experience and is a 1999 graduate of Tennessee Technological University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration.

He has extensive experience in the affordable housing industry which includes audits, agreed upon procedures engagements, and electronic filings of multi-family HUD Properties, US Department of Agriculture Properties, HUD financed assisted living facilities, and public housing authorities. Derek also has extensive experience in audits of nonprofit organizations, state and local governments requiring audit contracts with the State of Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury, Government Auditing Standards and Single Audits performed under the Uniform Guidance.

Derek received the Advanced Single Audit Certification in 2017. While the majority of his current audit practice falls under the scope of Government Auditing Standards and Uniform Guidance, Derek also has experience in performing compilation and review engagements as well as experience in the employee benefit plan, manufacturing, and construction industries. Derek is a team member on both System and Engagement Reviews as part of JHM’s Peer Review Practice and performs EQCRs as part of JHM’s quality control.

Derek resides in Soddy Daisy with his wife, Beth, and daughter, Chloe. He also enjoys playing basketball, video games, family hikes, and coaching his daughter’s youth basketball and softball teams.

Education

1999 graduate from Tennessee Technological University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, CPA designation awarded in 2006, Licensed in Tennessee


Past and Present Affiliations

AICPA, TSCPA, Association of Governmental Accountants



 
Derek H. Young

Derek H. Young

CPA, Senior Audit Manager
Audit Manager

Julie Klotz

Industry Specialties

Healthcare, Nonprofit, Governmental Entities


Bio

Julie has worked in all phases of public accounting to include tax and audit for profit, nonprofit and governmental activities. She has served in the capacity as an audit manager on audits in various healthcare, nonprofit, and governmental entities.

Education

2000 graduate from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and Finance


Past and Present Affiliations

AICPA, TSCPA


 
Julie Klotz

Julie Klotz

Audit Manager
CPA, Audit Manager

Sherri Anderson

Industry Specialties

Nonprofit and Governmental Entities, Construction, Rural Development Subsidized Housing


Bio

Sherri graduated from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in 2004 with a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting and an Associates degree in American Sign Language. She is a CPA licensed in the state of Tennessee. Sherri is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants. Sherri assists in performing audits for nonprofit and construction clients and performs numerous audits in conjunction with compliance under Uniform Guidance.

Sherri has served on numerous boards and loves to be involved in the community, run, and travel—her favorite place to relax is Anguilla. She lives in Chattanooga with her husband and son.


Education

2004 graduate from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting, 2001 graduate from Chattanooga State Technical Community College Associates Degree in American Sign Language, Awarded her CPA license in 2006, Licensed in Tennessee

 
Sherri Anderson

Sherri Anderson

CPA, Audit Manager
CPA, Audit Manager

Scott Miller

Industry Specialties

Employee Benefit Plans, Nonprofits, Governmental Entities

Bio

Scott is a 2006 graduate of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and is licensed to practice in the state of Tennessee. Scott is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants.

He performs audits and prepares financial statements in accordance with Government Auditing Standards, the Consolidated Audit Guide for Audits of HUD Programs, the Uniform Guidance, the United States Department of Agriculture RD Handbook HB-2-3560, and the U.S. HUD Uniform Financial Reporting Standards for HUD Housing Programs for owners of affordable multifamily housing both profit motivated and nonprofit. He also performs audits of housing developments under conventional financing.

Scott involves himself with many local nonprofit organizations in compliance and reporting requirements under yellow book and Uniform Guidance. Scott is committed to helping clients improve internal processes over financial reporting and compliance. Scott strives to increase efficiencies and accuracy in these important areas.

For many years Scott has conducted audits of employee benefit plans to assist plan sponsors and plan administrators meet their reporting and compliance responsibilities mandated by the Department of Labor and ERISA.


Education

2006 graduate from University of Tennessee at Chattanooga with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting, CPA designation awarded in 2009, Advanced Single Audit certification awarded in 2016, Licensed in Tennessee


Past and Present Affiliations

AICPA, TSCPA

 
Scott Miller

Scott Miller

CPA, Audit Manager
CPA, MBA Audit Supervisor

Danielle Talley

Industry Specialties

Construction, Nonprofit

Bio

Danielle began her career with JHM in 2012, gaining experience in mainly the construction industry, while also establishing herself as a respected Certified Public Accountant. Currently working as an audit supervisor for JHM, Danielle is known for her ability to multitask, train, and supervise staff and manage client relationships. Danielle is newly married and lives in Chattanooga with her husband and new puppy.


Education

2011 graduate from The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting, 2014 graduate from The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga with a Masters of Business Administration, CPA awarded in 2016, Licensed in Tennessee


Past and Present Affiliations

Member of TSCPA


 
Danielle Talley

Danielle Talley

CPA, MBA Audit Supervisor
CPA, Audit Senior

Andrew Grimes

Industry Specialties

Nonprofit, HUD and Rural Development Subsidized Housing


Bio

Andrew, a Chickamauga, Georgia native, is a 2015 graduate of the Master of Accountancy program at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and is licensed to practice in the State of Tennessee. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants.

He currently lives in East Brainerd and enjoys watching sports, spending the weekends traveling and hiking with his dog, Rosco.

Education

May 2009 graduate from Dalton State College with a Bachelor of Science in Marketing Systems, May 2015 graduate from University of Tennessee-Chattanooga with a Masters of Accountancy


Past and Present Affiliations

AICPA, TSCPA

 
Andrew Grimes

Andrew Grimes

CPA, Audit Senior
Audit Senior

Steve Schaller

Bio

Steve, a recent transfer from Denver, Colorado, is a 2014 graduate from the University of Wyoming with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting. Before beginning a career in accounting, Steve was a professional chef for seven years. Now with an accounting career of over four years, Steve will work with JHM as an audit Senior and is currently seeking his CPA licensure.

For fun, Steve enjoys outdoor activities such as hiking, skiing and kayaking. Steve is now a new resident in Chattanooga, along with his fiance Stacey and their dog Nala.



 
Steve Schaller

Steve Schaller

Audit Senior
Staff Accountant

Kevin Howard

Industry Specialties

Nonprofit, Governmental Entities, Rural Development Subsidized Housing

Bio

Kevin is a 2014 graduate of the Master of Accountancy program at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants.

Kevin currently resides in Dayton where he enjoys fishing on the Tennessee River.


Education

2003 Graduate from Rhodes College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration, 2014 Graduate from University of Tennessee at Chattanooga with a Master of Accountancy degree

 
Kevin Howard

Kevin Howard

Staff Accountant
Staff Accountant

Cory Wallen

Bio

Cory is a 2017 graduate of the accounting program at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. He currently resides in East Brainerd with his fiancé and two dogs. In his free time Cory enjoys playing soccer and guitar. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and is currently studying for his CPA license.


Education

2017 graduate of University of Tennessee at Chattanooga with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting


Past and Present Affiliations

AICPA

 
Cory Wallen

Cory Wallen

Staff Accountant

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CPA, Partner

Kevin Ryan

Industry Specialties

Real Estate, Senior Care Entities, Construction, and Manufacturing

Bio

Kevin serves as a tax partner with over 30 years of public accounting experience. He joined the firm in 1997 after relocating to Chattanooga from the Atlanta area. Previously, he worked with two other certified public accounting firms in Atlanta providing both audit and tax services.

Kevin’s extensive accounting, consulting and tax experience with real estate development, senior care entities, construction and manufacturing businesses make him a valuable and trusted resource for the Firm’s clients. These industries’ unique tax characteristics make tax compliance difficult and planning assistance a necessity. Kevin works with the Firm’s other business clients and high net worth individuals to assist them with tax compliance and other tax related issues such as entity structuring, mergers and acquisitions, and tax planning. Working with our clients’ attorneys we can provide a team approach to their estate planning and consulting needs.

Kevin and his wife Karla reside in East Brainerd where they attend Christ United Methodist Church. Their daughter Holly, a Georgia Southern graduate, is a retail buyer in Atlanta. Their son Nick, a Georgia Tech graduate, is a software developer in Seattle.


Education

Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Berry College in Rome, Georgia, Post baccalaureate accounting studies at Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia, CPA designation awarded in 1989, Licensed in Georgia & Tennessee


Past and Present Affiliations

AICPA, TSCPA, GSCPA, Past president of the Chattanooga tax practitioners

 
Kevin Ryan

Kevin Ryan

CPA, Partner
CPA, Partner

Barry Huggins

Industry Specialties

Manufacturing, Nonprofit and Governmental Entities, Wholesale, and Healthcare


Bio

Barry serves as a partner practicing in auditing and tax and has over 30 years public accounting experience. Prior to joining JHM in 2011, he worked with local and national firms and was the primary tax partner with Burk, Pearlman, Nebben & Huggins before the merger of that firm with JHM.

Barry has served on the board of several local nonprofit agencies, and his clients include manufacturing, governmental, nonprofit, wholesale, and healthcare related organizations. He assists clients with various business needs including preparing compiled, reviewed or audited financial statements, cash flow analysis, budget preparation, tax planning, tax preparation, and proper business structuring.

Barry and his wife, Kay, reside in Trenton, Georgia with their son, Michael.


Education

1981 Graduate of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting, CPA designation awarded in 1985, Licensed in Tennessee, Georgia, and  Alabama


Past and Present Affiliations

AICPA, TSPCA, GSCPA

 
Barry Huggins

Barry Huggins

CPA, Partner
CPA, PFS, Partner

Ben C. Crownover

Industry Specialties

Construction, Professional Services, Retail, Manufacturing, and Real Estate


Bio

Ben has over 40 years of experience in tax preparation and related services. He has been affiliated with JHM since 2000, and works primarily in income taxes, tax planning and representation before the IRS for businesses, trusts, and individuals.

Ben serves businesses in the areas of construction, professional services, retail, manufacturing, real estate and others. In 2004, he completed the requirements for becoming a Personal Financial Specialist (PFS), which is only issued to CPAs.


Education

1977 graduate with Honors from The University of Tennessee with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, CPA designation awarded in 1979, Licensed in Tennessee and Georgia


Past and Present Affiliations

AICPA / TSCPA, Chattanooga Tax Practitioners, Davidson Place Homeowner Association President, Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, Tennessee Fund (University of Tennessee) District Representative, Life Associate of The Educational & Memorial Foundation Of The Tennessee Society of CPAs

 
Ben C. Crownover

Ben C. Crownover

CPA, PFS, Partner
CPA, Tax Partner

Linda G. England

Industry Specialties

Nonprofit, Construction, Manufacturing, and Retail

Bio

With more than 20 years of experience, Linda provides planning, consulting, and compliance services for a diverse range of clients. She enjoys working with family groups to help them understand how their business, fiduciary, and individual tax situations mesh. Linda has extensive nonprofit experience and also works with closely-held for-profit clients such as construction contractors, manufacturers and retailers.

Linda is currently serving as the Vice President of Chattanooga Tax Practitioners and is on the TSCPA Federal Taxation committee. She has served on several local nonprofit boards as well.


Education

1991 Graduate from Tennessee Tech University, CPA designation awarded in 1993, Licensed in Georgia and Tennessee

 
Linda G. England

Linda G. England

CPA, Tax Partner
CPA, Senior Manager

Karla Holland Ryan

Industry Specialties

Partnerships, Corporations

Bio

Karla has over 30 years of tax experience in public accounting. She joined JHM’s tax department in 2001 as a tax manager working a flexible schedule. Prior to her move back to the Chattanooga area with her family, she was a senior manager for 15 years with an Atlanta CPA firm.

Karla has extensive tax compliance and consulting experience working with closely held businesses in a variety of industries and entity types and also with high net worth individuals who have complex tax issues.

Karla resides in East Brainerd with her husband, Kevin, where they are active members of Christ United Methodist Church. Their daughter Holly, a Georgia Southern graduate, is a retail buyer in Atlanta. Their son Nick, a Georgia Tech graduate, is a software developer in Seattle.


Education

Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Berry College in Rome, Georgia, Masters in Taxation from Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia, CPA designation awarded in 1984, Licensed in Tennessee and Georgia


Past and Present Affiliations

AICPA, TSCPA, GSCPA

 
Karla Holland Ryan

Karla Holland Ryan

CPA, Senior Manager
CPA, Tax Manager

Tina M. Howard

Industry Specialties

Nonprofit

Bio

Tina has over 20 years of public accounting experience. She is a 1993 graduate of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and is licensed to practice in Tennessee.

Tina is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and the Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants. She works primarily in income taxes, specializing in nonprofits, corporations, employee benefit returns, partnerships and individual taxation.

In addition to her career in public accounting, Tina has worked as a Safety and Training Supervisor for a local manufacturer and the budget office of a university.


Education

1993 graduate from University of Tennessee at Chattanooga with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting, CPA designation awarded in 1997, Licensed in Tennessee


Past and Present Affiliations

AICPA, TSCPA, Chattanooga Tax Practitioners

 
Tina M. Howard

Tina M. Howard

CPA, Tax Manager
Tax Supervisor

Dianna L. Morrison

Industry Specialties

Estates, Trusts

Bio

Dianna has over 30 years of tax experience. She is a 1980 graduate of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and has been involved in the preparation of individual income tax returns, fiduciary income tax returns, and estate and gift tax returns. While the majority of her current duties are related to individual income taxation and fiduciary income taxation, she also does some client accounting.

Dianna lives in Powells Crossroads with her husband and she has two sons who live in Chattanooga.

Education

1980 graduate from University of Tennessee at Chattanooga with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting


 
Dianna L. Morrison

Dianna L. Morrison

Tax Supervisor
CPA, Tax Manager

Diana Bolen

Industry Specialties

Nonprofit, Construction

Bio

Diana has over nine years of experience in public accounting, and is licensed to practice in Tennessee. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants. She works on all things income tax including corporate, partnership, nonprofit, and individual taxation.

Diana resides in East Brainerd with her husband, Jay, and their sons, Connor and Luke. When not working, they enjoy spending as much time outside as possible hiking, biking, picnicking, and searching for every public playground in the greater Chattanooga area.


Education

2008 graduate from Tennessee Technological University of Cookeville, TN with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration - Accounting, CPA designation awarded in 2013, Licensed in Tennessee


Past and Present Affiliations

AICPA, TSCPA

 
Diana Bolen

Diana Bolen

CPA, Tax Manager
Senior Tax Associate

Brad Philips

Industry Specialties

Partnerships, Construction

Bio

Brad has almost five years of public accounting experience and is a graduate of The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and Georgia Southern University. He has experience in all forms of business and individual filings, as well as tax planning for businesses and individuals.

He is currently involved with several nonprofit organizations and serves on multiple boards with varying positions.

Brad resides in Tunnel Hill, GA with his wife, Mary Catherine, and their dog, Olive.


Education

2009 graduate from Georgia Southern University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Hospitality Management, 2014 graduate of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga


Past and Present Affiliations

AICPA, TSCPA, Chattanooga Tax Practitioners, Treasurer – Chattanooga Technology Council, Assistant Treasurer – Cherokee Area Council, Boy Scouts of America, Event Coordinator – Red Shoe Society in Association with the Ronald McDonald House, Optimist Club, United Way

 
Brad Philips

Brad Philips

Senior Tax Associate
Tax Supervisor

Amy Tipton

Industry Specialties

Nonprofit, Partnerships

Bio

Amy began work with JHM in 2000, left in 2008, and returned in 2015. She has 10 years of experience in public accounting and 6 years of experience as a controller of an assisted living facilities management company. Amy primarily works in income taxes, specializing in corporations, partnerships, and individual taxation.

Amy currently lives in Ooltewah with her husband, David, and their three children, Katie, Nathan, and Allie.

Education

1999 graduate from Tennessee Technological University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting

 
Amy Tipton

Amy Tipton

Tax Supervisor
CPA, MAcc Staff Accountant

David Dennard

Industry Specialties

Nonprofit, Partnerships

Bio

David began working at JHM in 2018 after completing his Masters in Accounting from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. He finished his CPA in March, and now is concentrating on improving his professional knowledge. The recent changes in taxation provide exciting opportunities for learning taxation in practice. He is looking forward to representing the profession by serving both clients and the community.

David lives with his girlfriend, Ashley, and two puppies. He spends his time cleaning up after the puppies and camping on the weekends.


Education

2018 graduate of University of Tennessee at Chattanooga with a Masters in Accounting, CPA designation awarded in 2018, Licensed in Tennessee

 
David Dennard

David Dennard

CPA, MAcc Staff Accountant
CPA, Tax Senior

Lori L. Emrey

Bio

Lori has extensive experience in public accounting, both tax and audit, including 11 years of work in private industry. She is a current member of the Chattanooga Tax Practitioners and the TSCPA.

Lori lives in Ooltewah with her husband Bill and their two children.

Education

1990 Graduate of Tennessee Technological University, BSBA, Finance

 
Lori L. Emrey

Lori L. Emrey

CPA, Tax Senior
Staff Accountant

Alisha Stewart

Alisha began working at JHM as a tax intern in January 2018. Upon completion of her internship in May, she then transitioned into a full time staff accountant. Alisha graduated from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting in May 2018. She is a member of the TSCPA and plans to start taking the CPA exams this fall.

Before graduating with her accounting degree, Alisha worked for over five years at a local specialty pharmacy. While there she sharpened her problem solving skills and worked closely with her patients to ensure medication compliance. She utilizes the skills she learned in the pharmacy to put the client needs first.

Alisha currently resides in North Chattanooga with her boyfriend, Brad, and their two rescue dogs, Autumn and Zoey. In her spare time, Alisha enjoys spending time with her family, reading, and has recently picked up photography.


Education

2018 graduate of University of Tennessee at Chattanooga with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting


Past and Present Affiliations

TSCPA

 
Alisha Stewart

Alisha Stewart

Staff Accountant

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Client Accounting

Client Accountant

Sally Davis

Bio

Sally has over 17 years of experience in private corporate accounting and over 14 years of experience in public accounting. Sally graduated from high school in Burlington, Ontario, Canada and graduated from University of Tennessee at Chattanooga with a business management degree.

Sally lives in Soddy Daisy with her husband, Mark, her daughter Dacey and son-in-law Ryan.

Education

Graduated from high school in Burlington, Ontario, Canada 1998, Graduate of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management


 
Sally Davis

Sally Davis

Client Accountant
Client Accountant

Susan Cates

Industry Specialties

Nonprofit, Retail

Bio

Susan has over 40 years of accounting experience in various industries, including broadcast, hospitals, private schools, home health and auditing.

Susan lives in Chattanooga with her husband Ron and has 2 grown children — Chris living in Orlando and Meredith living in Nashville.


Education

1987 Graduate of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting

 
Susan Cates

Susan Cates

Client Accountant
Client Accountant

Monica R. Fuqua

Bio

Prior to coming to JHM, Monica worked at WLJT-DT, PBS affiliate, in Martin, Tennessee for 19 years, where she began as Business Manager, was promoted to Director of Finance and Administration, and later became General Manager and CEO.  Monica is married to Bryan Fuqua and has 2 children-Caleb and Hayley.  Monica enjoys reading, watching football, and spending time with her family.


Education

Graduate of University of Tennessee at Martin with a Business Administration degree in Marketing/Management

 
Monica R. Fuqua

Monica R. Fuqua

Client Accountant

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Administration

Firm Administrator

Ellen McCollum

Bio

Ellen joined JHM in July of 2014 as firm administrator. She has over 30 years of accounting experience in various industries including financial services, construction, retail, and nonprofits.

Ellen is a lifelong resident of Chattanooga, and currently lives in Hixson with her husband, Ken, and their children Allie and Andrew.


Education

1984 Graduate of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting

 
Ellen McCollum

Ellen McCollum

Firm Administrator
Office Manager

Nika Frey

Bio

Nika Frey joined JHM in August of 2003 as Administrative Assistant, and became the office manager in January of 2011.

After living in Connecticut all her life, she relocated to Chattanooga. Nika resides in Ooltewah with her husband, Mark, and their two children. She enjoys traveling and photography, especially of nature and hot rods.


Education

2001 graduate from Southern Connecticut State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education and a Bachelor of Science degree in Library Science

 
Nika Frey

Nika Frey

Office Manager
Administrative Assistant

Debbie Hurt

Bio

Debbie has been working in the accounting industry as an administrative assistant for over 28 years. Prior to JHM, Debbie worked with TVA in the Nuclear Security Department. She has also worked for a Chattanooga law firm as a receptionist.

She is a graduate from Soddy Daisy High School and resides in Soddy Daisy with her husband, Mickey. She has one daughter and three grandchildren.

Debbie enjoys walking, watching movies, and spending time with family and friends.


 
Debbie Hurt

Debbie Hurt

Administrative Assistant
Administrative Assistant

Erica Martin

Bio

Erica Martin graduated from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in 2013 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Communication. After completing an internship with the Chattanooga Airport, Erica joined the JHM team in 2015. Erica has worked with JHM for three years doing administrative tasks and gaining further experience in communication with social media, design, and marketing strategies.

In free time, Erica enjoys spending time with family and friends, taking walks, and home projects. Erica currently lives in East Ridge with her husband Reece and their son Khane and they attend Stuart Heights Baptist Church.


Education

2013 graduate from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga with a Bachelor degree in Communications

 
Erica Martin

Erica Martin

Administrative Assistant
Administrative Assistant

Meagen Vastano

Bio

Meagen Vastano has 10 years of experience in management and administrative roles. She grew up in Hixson, TN and still resides there with her son Barrett.

In her free time, Meagen loves crafting, traveling, wedding planning, TN football, and spending time with her family.



 
Meagen Vastano

Meagen Vastano

Administrative Assistant

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