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Meet The Team

Michael Whitlock Working at Whitlock Accounting Services in Alcoa or pigeon forge Tennessee

Michael Whitlock

Founder & CPA
Alcoa/Pigeon Forge
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Michael Whitlock is a native resident of Blount County and the founder of Whitlock & Company, P.C. which he began in August of 1996. After graduating from the University of Tennessee with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a major in Accounting, he began his accounting career in a local firm in Maryville, and then full-time after graduating from college. Mr. Whitlock has diversified experience in estate planning, individual tax planning, and construction accounting as well as individual taxation, partnership taxation and corporate taxation. Mr. Whitlock is involved and continues to support several professional and civic organizations including the AICPA, TSCPA, Blount County Chamber of Commerce, and the First United Methodist Church of Maryville.
Brenda Ledbetter Working at Whitlock Accounting Services in Alcoa or pigeon forge Tennessee

Brenda Ledbetter

Principal & MBA
Alcoa
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Brenda is originally from Middle Tennessee but now resides in Maryville, TN with her husband. She is a graduate of North Carolina Wesleyan College and holds a bachelor’s degree in Accounting. She also earned a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Campbell university with a concentration in taxation and accounting. She continues her education annually through continual professional education programs offered by accredited, professional organizations. She has vast experience in accounting and tax across a variety of industries including rental property management, property development, flight crews, short term lodging, and fifteen years of physician practice management. She provides services in the areas of business and individual income taxation, compilations and reviews, and has significant experience in the area of small business accounting such as start up’s, payroll services, and Quickbooks training and setup. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family.
Kim McCall Working at Whitlock Accounting Services in Alcoa or pigeon forge Tennessee

Kim McCall

Principal & CPA
Alcoa
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Kim joined Whitlock & Company, P.C. as a result of the acquisition of Ingram, Overholt, and Bean, P.C. where she was a shareholder since its inception in 1996. Kim has had experience with regional firms in Atlanta and Knoxville, before returning to Blount County. She lives in Maryville with her husband, Mark Ellison, a registered nurse and their son, Jude Ellison. Kim holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Accounting from the University of Tennessee where she graduated in 1988 and also holds a Master of Accountancy with a concentration in taxation from the University of Tennessee which she completed in 1989. Kim serves clients through tax compliance and consulting for individuals and privately owned companies including corporation and partnership taxation, trusts and estates, general business consulting and payroll consulting. Kim enjoys the team approach to servicing and helping clients manage their individual and business taxes. Kim enjoys spending time with family and friends and reading and is involved with her church, First Baptist Church of Maryville, and other organizations in the Blount county community.
Lana Austin Working at Whitlock Accounting Services in Alcoa or pigeon forge Tennessee

Lana Austin

Administrative
Alcoa
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Lana is from Dallas, Texas and has over 20 years of Administrative experience. Her husband & her and all their children reside in the Smoky Mountains.  It is an honor to be working at Whitlock & Company especially the people she works with.
Delicia Jackson Working at Whitlock Accounting Services in Alcoa or pigeon forge Tennessee

Delicia Jackson

Administrative
Alcoa
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Delicia was born and raised in Pensacola, Florida. She and her husband, Jeff, followed their dreams and moved to the Smoky Mountains during 2018. She has 18 years of administrative and receptionist experience, including 6 years in the tax and accounting industry.
Patricia Baker Working at Whitlock Accounting Services in Alcoa or pigeon forge Tennessee

Patricia Baker

Administrative
Alcoa
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Patricia Baker came to Tax and Accounting from the Medical Secretarial field. Employed since 1992 as one of the original team members and a part of the successor firm Gillespie & Sherrod, PC. She is a professional administrative assistant and works in support of our accounting and paraprofessional teams. Patricia attended and is an alumni of Pensacola State College formerly Pensacola Jr. College of Business and Secretarial Sciences Class of 1981. Patricia is currently an at large member of The Certified Professional Secretaries, The National Association of Health Unit Clerk Coordinators and the American Business Women’s Association. Patricia was born and raised on the Gulf Coast of Florida but has happily resided in her current home of Maryville, Tennessee since 1991
Janet Rogers Working at Whitlock Accounting Services in Alcoa or pigeon forge Tennessee

Janet Rogers

Administrative
Alcoa
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Janet was born and raised in Loudon County, Tennessee, and still resides there today. She attended Roane State Community College where she earned an Associates Degree in Management and Pellissippi State Community College where she received a Certificate Degree in Medical Transcription. She has worked in Administration for 25+ years.  She currently is an Administrative Assistant and enjoys using her years of experience as a typist to contribute to the firm, primarily for the Audit department. She enjoys her job because it is a challenge at times and each day presents a different scenario. Away from work you can usually find her in the gym, at the lake, enjoying time with friends and family, or traveling.

Caitlin Fraser

Administrative
Alcoa
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Caity interned at Whitlock and Company during the spring of 2020 and permanently joined the team in 2021.  She graduated from Pellissippi State Community College with an Associate’s degree with a concentration in accounting in 2020.  A cat mom with an interest in fashion and Russian classic literature, she has extensive experience in customer service and supervisory roles.  She also has an interest in e-commerce businesses.
Amy Barham Working at Whitlock Accounting Services in Alcoa or pigeon forge Tennessee

Amy Barham

Human Resources
Alcoa
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Amy joined the firm in 2018. Prior to Whitlock & Company, Amy worked for Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP in the Financial Services group out of Atlanta then moved back to East Tennessee taking an Internal Audit Manager position at a local Knoxville bank. Amy has years of experience related to Auditing, compliance and operation controls, preparing financial statements, as well as payroll processing. Amy is originally from Greeneville, TN, Amy graduated from the University of Tennessee in May of 2004 with a Bachelor of Science Administration degree with a concentration in accounting. Amy volunteers at East Tennessee Children’s Hospital NICU baby showers, hosted by Friends of Tennessee Babies as a “Peer Mentor Parent” to other current NICU parents. Amy also  volunteers as a “Mombassador” at The Little Gym of West Knoxville-Farragut where her daughter attends regularly. Amy enjoys building great relationships with my clients and colleagues.
Ryan Booth Working at Whitlock Accounting Services in Alcoa or pigeon forge Tennessee

Ryan Booth

Tax Services, MAcc
Pigeon Forge
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Ryan is from Gatlinburg, Tennessee and joined Whitlock & Company in 2019. Before joining Whitlock & Company, he had experience for multiple years working at other CPA firms and also in the private industry. He graduated from the University of Tennessee with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a major in Accounting and continued his education at East Tennessee State University graduating with a Masters in Accountancy. He has experience with taxation and bookkeeping with large and small businesses. He is active member in the community, serving on the Gatlinburg Chamber of Commerce board of directors and is involved with the Pigeon Forge and Sevierville Chamber of Commerces.  He enjoys spending time with family and friends,  and everything Vols!
Grant Beeler Working at Whitlock Accounting Services in Alcoa or pigeon forge Tennessee

Grant Beeler

Tax Services, MBA
Alcoa
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Grant has lived his entire life in the Knoxville, TN area, but moved to Maryville in 2017. He attended Tennessee Wesleyan College where he received his Bachelor’s degree and completed his Master’s degree at Lincoln Memorial University. Grant has been working as a tax professional since 2015, and has gained experience working in both large national and regional area CPA firms, before he joined our tax team here at Whitlock & Company in 2019. He joined Whitlock and Company, so he could focus on helping out local area individuals and businesses by providing accounting and tax assistance and helping his clients in the day to day business environment.
Nick Meals Working at Whitlock Accounting Services in Alcoa or pigeon forge Tennessee

Nick Meals

Tax Services, CPA, CVA
Alcoa
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Nick is originally from Lexington, TN and now resides in Maryville, TN with his wife and two children. He graduated from the University of Tennessee in 2002 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and received his Master of Accountancy degree in 2004 from the University of Tennessee. He has 16 years of experience in taxation, consulting, and valuation matters. His favorite part of the job is that each day brings a new challenge and no two days are ever the same.
Connor Davis Working at Whitlock Accounting Services in Alcoa or pigeon forge Tennessee

Connor Davis

Tax Services
Alcoa
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Connor is from Maryville, TN. He received his undergraduate degree from Maryville College in 2019 and his Master Of Accountancy from the University of Tennessee in 2020. He first interned with Whitlock & Company during the summer of 2018 while he was still in school and started full time right after he graduated from UT. His favorite thing about the job is that he gets to constantly learn new information and use ideas that he already knew in new ways on a regular basis.
Chris Rop Working at Whitlock Accounting Services in Alcoa or pigeon forge Tennessee

Chris Rop

Tax Services, CPA
Alcoa
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Chris was born in Louisiana but by age 4 his parents moved back to Maryville, Tennessee where they were both born and raised and have lived here ever since.  He received his Bachelor’s degree from The University of Tennessee and his Master’s of Accountancy from East Tennessee State University.  He began interning at Whitlock and Company his junior year at UT in 2013 and has been here ever since.  In 2016 he completed and received his license to be a Certified Public Accountant.  In his time here he has worked almost exclusively on individual and business tax returns.  In addition to tax, he does Reviews, mostly for the construction industry.  The two things he enjoys most about his job is helping train new hires, and just giving back to them the same way that Mike and Brenda did for him.  As far as clients go, anytime he is able to make their lives easier, most people hate taxes and bookkeeping.  If he can make any of that part of their life easier, that is when his job truly becomes rewarding.
Josh Ledbetter Working at Whitlock Accounting Services in Alcoa or pigeon forge Tennessee

Josh Ledbetter

Tax Services
Alcoa
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Josh joined Whitlock & Company in 2017. He is originally from North Carolina. He has attended the University of Tennessee and is continuing his education to prepare to sit for the CPA exam. During his time at Whitlock and Company, he has gained experience with many small and large business clients including experience in their bookkeeping, payroll, and preparation of their tax returns. He is actively involved in many community organizations including Blount Partnership, AICPA, TSCPA, and Tomorrow’s Leaders of East Tennessee - Cystic Fibrosis. Josh enjoys spending time with family and friends, his three dogs and also enjoys being involved in various sports rec leagues.
Christopher Stevens Working at Whitlock Accounting Services in Alcoa or pigeon forge Tennessee

Christopher Stephens

Tax Services
Alcoa
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Christopher is from Knoxville, Tennessee and graduated from the University of Tennessee - Knoxville with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a major in Accounting. Christopher has experience with Auto Dealerships having worked with Twin City Dealerships in their corporate office before joining Whitlock & Company. He enjoys the great work environment at Whitlock & Company and also his colleagues that push you to learn and excel within the public accounting industry.
Bob Dye Working at Whitlock Accounting Services in Alcoa or pigeon forge Tennessee

Bob Dye

Tax Services, CPA
Alcoa
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Bob Dye, Certified Public Accountant, is a long time resident of Blount County. He has diverse accounting experience with both individuals and small businesses taxation and tax planning. Bob brings many positive attributes to his profession, including a genuine understanding of his clients and their needs. Bob served in the United States Air Force. Upon completion of his military service, he attended the University of Tennessee where he graduated, with honors, with a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration with a major in Accounting. Bob worked for several local firms before opening his own business in 1993. He has recently joined the staff at Whitlock and Company. Bob is active in and continues to support several professional and civic organizations, including: TSCPA, Blount County Chamber of Commerce, and the Civitan Club past president.
Lonas Overholt Working at Whitlock Accounting Services in Alcoa or pigeon forge Tennessee

Lonas Overholt

Tax Services, CPA
Alcoa
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Lonas attended and graduated the University of Tennessee with a Bachelor of Science in Accountancy in 1970. He was one of the founding shareholders of the firm Ingram, Overholt, and Bean which was acquired by Whitlock & Company in 2019. He has expertise in tax compliance and consulting for individuals and privately owned companies. His expertise also includes corporation and partnership taxation, trusts and estate, and general business consulting.
Bob Bean Working at Whitlock Accounting Services in Alcoa or pigeon forge Tennessee

Bob Bean

Tax Services, CPA
Alcoa
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Bob is a native of Blount county, having been born at Blount Memorial Hospital on September 6, 1951. He received a B.S. Degree in Accounting from the University of Tennessee in August 1973. He began his career with Gillespie & Sherrod in October 1979 and then became one of the founding shareholders of the firm Ingram, Overholt, and Bean which was acquired by Whitlock & Company in 2019. He has expertise in income tax returns (individual, partnership, corporations, trusts, and estates), and has performed audits for both for-profit and governmental engagements. His primary enjoyment is working with individuals and making sure they are compliant with the complicated tax laws and regulations.
Steve Horton Working at Whitlock Accounting Services in Alcoa or pigeon forge Tennessee

Steve Horton

Audit, CPA, CGMA
Alcoa/Pigeon Forge
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Steve is a Senior Manager in the audit department and has been with Whitlock & Company since 2019. He provides audit, review and compilation services to a variety of clients in the local government and non-profit industries. He has over 15 years in public accounting in addition to experience as a controller for a non-profit healthcare company. He is from Knoxville, TN and graduated from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville with a degree in finance.
Bob Rankin Working at Whitlock Accounting Services in Alcoa or pigeon forge Tennessee

Robert Rankin

Audit, CPA, CGMA
Alcoa/Pigeon Forge
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Bob works in the Audit Department as a Staff Auditor and has been with Whitlock & Company since 2019. He provides audit, review and compilation services to clients including local governments and non-profit entities. He has over 20 years of experience in both public (mostly tax) and private accounting. He has worked as a Complex Controller for the fourth largest poultry company in the US and as the CFO for one of the largest Non-Profit organizations in East Tennessee. A native of Boston, MA, Bob graduated from the University of Tennessee with a bachelor’s degrees in Accounting and Agricultural & Resource Economics as well as a master’s degree in Agricultural Economics from North Carolina State University. He is currently completing UT’s Certified Municipal Finance Officer program.
Karen Edwards Working at Whitlock Accounting Services in Alcoa or pigeon forge Tennessee

Karen Smith Edwards

Audit, CPA
Alcoa
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Karen Edwards is a graduate of Maryville High School and the University of Tennessee - Knoxville. She began her accounting career with KPMG in Knoxville and has experience in audit, tax and peer reviews. She enjoy helping clients improve their business practices.

Eryca Henry

Audit
Alcoa
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Born in Michigan but raised in Maryville, Eryca graduated from Cumberland University in December of 2019 with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with an emphasis in accounting and a minor in management. Currently, she is pursuing a Master of Business Administration degree also from Cumberland and plans to finish in December 2021 with a subsequent goal of becoming a CPA. Eryca joined the firm’s Audit Department in January 2021. Prior to Whitlock & Company, Eryca completed internships in Indirect Tax out of Lebanon, TN and in Internal Audit out of Nashville, TN.  After graduating with her bachelor’s Eryca worked for a local Knoxville CPA firm. Eryca enjoys spending time with her Pomeranian Ginger, as well as her family and friends. She is a baseball enthusiast and loves cheering on her alma mater and the Atlanta Braves. Eryca loves building relationships with clients and colleagues and getting to help clients make sure their financial statements and records are correct, as well as finding client efficiencies along the way.

Wayne Hamilton

Audit, CPA
Alcoa
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Originally from Knoxville, TN, Wayne graduated from Tennessee Technological University in December of 1990 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a major in accounting and a minor in math.  Wayne joined the firm in January 2021 and holds the position of Audit Manager.  Prior to Whitlock & Company, Wayne also worked as Audit Manager at a Knoxville CPA firm for three years.  Other work experience includes the position of Financial Controller for a government contractor in Oak Ridge for nine years.  Prior to being Controller, he worked as an auditor for CPA firms in the Knoxville area. Now that his own kids are grown, Wayne helps financially support two children (girls) living in Indonesia so they are able to attend Christian school through Compassion International.  He personally enjoys hiking in the mountains, golf, college football, and also online gaming. Wayne enjoys the financial analysis aspect of his job and helping clients understand their own financial statements.  He also enjoys working with people both in the office and at the client.
Martha Pelfrey Working at Whitlock Accounting Services in Alcoa or pigeon forge Tennessee

Martha Pelfrey

Accounting Services
Alcoa
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Martha has extensive experience with small business accounting services. She graduated with an Associate Degree of Applied Science from Pellissippi State in 2004. She has expertise in accounting services for small, medium and large businesses including monthly write-up and financial statement services, payroll, business and sales tax compliance and preparation, and accounts payable. In her spare time she enjoys reading, bowling, and going to the mountains. She is involved in the community by being a member and Sunday school teacher from Maryville First Baptist Church.
Pam Brown Working at Whitlock Accounting Services in Alcoa or pigeon forge Tennessee

Pamela Brown

Accounting Services
Alcoa
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Pamela has 30 years of experience with small business accounting services. She has expertise in accounting services for small, medium and large businesses including monthly write-up and financial statement services, payroll, business and sales tax compliance and preparation, and accounts payable. In her spare time she enjoys boating, hiking and is also a member of Sevier Heights Baptist Church.
Mary Loveday Working at Whitlock Accounting Services in Alcoa or pigeon forge Tennessee

Mary Loveday

Accounting Services
Alcoa
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Mary has 30 years of experience with small business accounting services. She has expertise in accounting services for small, medium and large businesses including monthly write-up and financial statement services, payroll, business and sales tax compliance and preparation, and accounts payable. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family, boating, University of Tennessee sports, reading and she is  also a member of Valley Grove Baptist Church.
Angie Cummings Working at Whitlock Accounting Services in Alcoa or pigeon forge Tennessee

Angie Cummings

Accounting Services
Alcoa
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Angie is from East Tennessee and has resided  in Greenback, TN for the past 37 years. She has 40 years of experience  in executing positions as Bookkeeper, Accountant/Controller, Payroll, Human Resources, Comptroller, Office Manager, Supervisor, & more/ Areas of Specialization with Whitlock & Company include:  Monthly Bookkeeping, Payroll Processing, & Sales Tax Processing. What she enjoys most about the job:  Whitlock & Company provides professional services and she is able to contribute her skills and experience. She is good at her job and feels positive about her contribution to this business.
Brooke Kingery Working at Whitlock Accounting Services in Alcoa or pigeon forge Tennessee

Brooke Kingery

Accounting Services
Pigeon Forge
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Brooke is from Sevierville, Tennessee. She graduated from Carson-Newman University where she majored in Accounting. She has previous experience in the restaurant industry dealing with bookkeeping and marketing. Outside of work you will most likely find her spending time with family and loving on her two dogs.
Lori Flemming Working at Whitlock Accounting Services in Alcoa or pigeon forge Tennessee

Lori Flemming

Accounting Services
Alcoa
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Lori joined the firm in 2007 as a paraprofessional in our bookkeeping and payroll service department. She has over 25 years of experience in accounting services. Lori has an Associates Degree in Accounting and a Bachelors Degree in Business Management. She is a Certified Quickbooks Pro, and continues to look for opportunities for educational programs offered by accredited, professional organizations. Lori is an active member at Woodlawn Baptist Church where she supports several ministries.

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