Advanced Certified QuickBooks Proadvisor
National Association of Tax Professionals
National Society of Accountants
National Society of Tax Professionals
Society for Human Resource Management
Shelbyville Bedford County Chamber of Commerce
Cory Blansett is our Accounts Payable and Payroll Clerk. She has been employed with Bookkeeping Plus since 2013. She has several years of accounting experience. Cory grew up in Smyrna, TN but has called Bedford County her home for the past 19 years. She and her husband, Tracy, live in Unionville. She enjoys reading and spending time with her children, Michael and Jessie, and her granddaughter, Zoe.
Joan McCreary is our receptionist. She is very experienced in customer service. A native of Cullman, Alabama, she moved to Tullahoma, Tennessee in January of 2015. She and her husband, Kevin have five children; Jessica, Jami, Brittany, Forrest, and Ollie. She also has one granddaughter Alex. In her free time she loves to camp, hike, and cheer on their children as they play sports. Email Joan
Jolie Richardson has been employed with Bookkeeping Plus since 2009. She earned her BBA Degree from MTSU in 1992, and she is a Registered Tax Return Preparer with the IRS. Jolie prepares client tax returns and resolves client issues with state and federal taxing authorities. Jolie and her husband, Roger, live in Unionville with their sons, Justin and Caleb. Their older son, Travis, is a Radiographer at Huntsville Hospital. They attend Southside Church of Christ. Email Jolie
Shana Parker is our Bookkeeping Clerk. She graduated from the TN College of Applied Technology at Shelbyville with an Accounting Assistant Diploma in 2014. She has 15 years experience in customer service/ administrative work. Shana and her husband, Chris, live in Taft. They have one daughter. Shana enjoys reading, horseback riding, and spending time outdoors. Email Shana
Carla K. Ralston has 29 years experience in accounting and taxes, including 20 years as owner of Bookkeeping Plus. She earned her BBA in Accounting in 1988 and a Masters of Business Administration in 1996 from MTSU. Her experience includes: TN Department of Revenue as a tax auditor, internal auditor for the State of Tennessee, payroll duties for local industry, and senior accountant for a CPA firm. In addition to operating the business, Carla also teaches QuickBooks classes to small groups at our office. Carla and her husband, Robert, live in Shelbyville with their two sons, Stone and Gage. They are very active in Boy Scouts. Email Carla
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Barbara Newsom has over 20 years of bookkeeping experience. She is an Enrolled Agent and Registered Tax Return Preparer with the IRS. Barbara is responsible for preparation of Employer, Corporate, Non-profit, Partnership, and Individual Tax Returns. She is also an Account Manager responsible for monthly bookkeeping. She has been employed with Bookkeeping Plus since 2008 and earned her BBA in Accounting in 2011 from MTSU. Barbara and her husband, Jim, live in Unionville and are active members of Longview Baptist Church. They enjoy spending time with family including three grown sons, James, Jonathan, and Justin and granddaughter, Alivia. Email Barbara
Penny Barnes is an administrative assistant. She has worked for Bookkeeping Plus since 2001. Penny earned an Accounting Certificate from the Barnell Institute. She and her husband Eddie live in Unionville. They enjoy spending time with their children, Trey and Davie, and their granddaughter, Braelyn.