Professional Organizations

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

Kelly Duggan. Email Kelly.

Barbara Newsom has over 20 years of bookkeeping experience. She is an Enrolled Agent and participates in the Annual Filing Season Program 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 of numerous accounts. 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 and friends, but their favorite is spending time with their grandchildren. Email Barbara

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, Zoey. 

Email Cory

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

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Leigha Featherstone is the Payroll Clerk. She has been employed with Bookkeeping Plus since 2018. She earned her BBA degree from MTSU in 2006. Leigha and her husband, Jared, live in Shelbyville wih their daughters SueAnn and Maddy. Leigha is a member at El Bethel Church of Christ. She enjoys spending time with her family and cooking meals. Email Leigha 

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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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

Tawny Adams. Email Tawny