Our team is what makes hb&k different.

FIRM PROFILE

Established in 1990, Hartmann, Blackmon & Kilgore P.C. (hb&k) is one of the Gulf Coast’s leading CPA and business consulting firms. Call it philosophy, vision or just the way we are: we serve each of our clients to the utmost of our ability, we treat our colleagues with respect and we proudly support the communities in which we live.

For us, it’s more than just numbers, it’s all about relationships. Our team is what makes hb&k different. And our firm is not only a great place for our clients to do business but also a great place to work.

Click around and get to know our team a little better. If you think they look good on paper, wait until to you meet them in real life.

OUR PEOPLE

EXECUTIVE TEAM

Earl Blackmon
CPA, CGMA

Shareholder

Earl Blackmon
CPA, CGMA

Shareholder

eblackmon@hbkcpas.net

As a long-time resident of the Eastern Shore, Earl is deeply committed to serving his community through many organizations including Sertoma (SERvice TO MAnkind), in which he has been an active member for over 30 years.  His dedication and loyalty are reflected in the care he gives to his clients, many of whom have relied on his guidance for years.  As a specialist in business processes and accounting issues for businesses, Earl helps his clients achieve maximum efficiency and profitability through careful business and tax planning.

Earl is a Lean Six Sigma CPA Green Belt.  Lean and Six Sigma is a methodology that uses proven strategies, tools and collaborative team effort to continuously improve a process by systematically removing waste.  He has utilized his certification for processes within hb&k as well as for companies nation-wide.  His extensive knowledge and expertise in accounting has earned him invitations to present to the industry’s most prestigious conferences including Winning Is Everything, the Association of Accounting Administrators and the Alabama Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics Practice Management Association.

In 2016, Earl was appointed by the Governor to the Alabama State Board of Public Accountancy.    The purpose of the Board is to supervise the practice of public accountancy in Alabama.

Earl and his wife, Lisa, reside in Spanish Fort.  They have four children (Nathan, Nicole, Claire & Mallory), son-in-law David and one granddaughter, Adallyn.  Earl and Lisa attend Eastern Shore Baptist Church where Earl teaches Sunday school, and has served as Chairman of the Finance Committee and as a deacon.  They enjoy spending time with family, traveling and watching Braves baseball (actually, only Earl is the FAN).

Designations:

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA)

Services:

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Alabama Society of Certified Public Accountants (ASCPA)
  • Estate Planning Council of Mobile
  • Alabama State Board of Public Accountancy
  • University of South Alabama
    • Accounting Advisory Board
    • Gift Planning Council
  • University of South Alabama Alumni Association, Baldwin County Chapter
  • Board Member, President (Past)
  • Eastern Shore Sertoma Club
    • President (past) & Treasurer (past)
  • Eastern Shore Chamber of Commerce
    • Chairman of the Board (past), President (past) & Treasurer (past)
  • Prodisee Pantry Advisory Council

Education:

  • University of South Alabama – Bachelor of Science, Business Administration

B. Vance Kilgore
CPA, CGMA

Shareholder

B. Vance Kilgore
CPA, CGMA

Shareholder

vkilgore@hbkcpas.net

Vance has over 35 years of experience in the accounting industry and has developed a large clientele by providing outstanding customer service and of course his outgoing personality helps as well!  Vance goes out of his way to provide personal service to all of his clients – from small businesses to top local governments.  Although Vance is well known for his ability to provide meaningful guidance to a wide range of clients, he specializes in working with local governments, municipalities and the hospitality industry.

Vance is a Shareholder of hb&k in our Brewton Office and has been with the firm for over 25 years.  He received a Certificate of Educational Achievement in Governmental Accounting and Auditing.  When he is not sharing lunch or a cup of coffee with a client, Vance is participating in one of the many community activities he enjoys.

Vance and his wife Jena live in Brewton and have three children (Andrew, Adam, Amy) and three grandchildren.  Vance enjoys hunting and reading…occasionally at the same time!

Designations:

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA)

Memberships:

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Alabama Society of Certified Public Accountants (ASCPA)
  • Brewton Rotary Club
  • Brewton Chamber of Commerce
    • Past President
  • Brewton Kiwanis Club
    • Past President

Education:

  • University of South Alabama – Bachelor of Science, Accounting

Dennis E. Sherrin
CPA, CVA, CFF, CGMA

Managing Shareholder

Dennis E. Sherrin
CPA, CVA, CFF, CGMA

Managing Shareholder

dsherrin@hbkcpas.net

“Help our clients be able to help themselves achieve their vision.”

Dennis provides audit, tax, business valuation and advisory services for clients primarily in hospitality, construction, wholesale and government as well as closely-held companies.  Dennis concentrates his services to clients on strategy and development of organizations that utilize their collective talents to enhance operations.  As a Kolbe Certified Consultant, Dennis helps organizations (including the firm) understand individual’s natural talents and better utilize those talents for company success and better work environments.

Dennis chose to pursue an accounting degree with the expectation it would offer the greatest opportunity to become a business leader.  At the time he made his educational choice, Dennis did not envision being a Managing Shareholder as the path his career would follow.  Now, he cannot imagine a different path.  As the firm’s Managing Shareholder, Dennis is responsible for guiding all aspects of the practice including its vision and strategic plan.  Dennis relies on the observations of the client organizations he has worked with to influence his ideology on vision, leadership, business and life-work balance.

Dennis and his wife, Amy, reside in Fairhope with their rescued dogs and cats.  They have two sons residing in Birmingham and Troy. Dennis and Amy participate in numerous local activities and are members of Fairhope United Methodist Church.  They enjoy traveling, hiking, kayaking and experiencing the foods of the local restaurants along their travel routes.

Designations:

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA)
  • Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF)
  • Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA)

Memberships:

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Alabama Society of Certified Public Accountants (ASCPA)
    • Board Member
  • National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (NACVA)
  • Boys Scouts of America
    • Mobile Area Council Executive Board Member
  • Fairhope Educational Enrichment Foundation
    • Advisory Committee Member
  • University of South Alabama Alumni Association
  • Blast Soccer Club, Inc.
    • Board Member, Treasurer and President (Past)

Education:

  • University of South Alabama – Bachelor of Science, Accounting

Rachel M. Godwin
CPA, CGMA, MAcc

Shareholder

Rachel M. Godwin
CPA, CGMA, MAcc

Shareholder

rgodwin@hbkcpas.net

Rachel is a Shareholder of hb&k in the Brewton Office.  She joined the firm in 2001 and is currently serving as the Director of Accounting and Audit Services. Rachel has spent much of her career providing audit and assurance services as well as tax and advisory services to clients in the governmental, non-profit, hospitality, professional services, construction, agriculture, and manufacturing industries.  She enjoys working with her clients to understand how their businesses operate and how hb&k can help them achieve their goals.

As chairperson of the firm’s Technology Committee, she enjoys helping the firm develop innovative solutions to its technology needs.  Rachel has a love for helping people and building relationships which resonates both within the firm and with her clients.  She had the opportunity to share her expertise by participating as a session leader in the 2016 Thomson Reuters Synergy Conference.  She has also been recognized as a Bridging the Gap 2015 Winner through the Emerging Leader award, an award presented by Boomer Consulting, Inc. each year.

Rachel resides in Jay, Florida.  She enjoys spending time with her family and attending the Golden Memorial Holiness Church where she sings in the choir.  She is a devoted Atlanta Braves baseball fan.  Rachel enjoys reading, playing the piano, cooking, and relaxing at her family’s pond.  She also enjoys traveling and considers taking a helicopter tour of the Grand Canyon and watching a Broadway play in NYC to be highlights of some of her recent trips.

Designations:

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA)
  • Master of Accountancy (MAcc)

Memberships:

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Alabama Society of Certified Public Accountants (ASCPA)
  • Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants (FICPA)
  • Jay Area Chamber of Commerce

Education:

  • University of West Florida – Bachelor of Science, Accounting
    • Magna Cum Laude
  • University of West Florida – Master of Accountancy

G. Allen Cave, Jr.
CPA

Shareholder

G. Allen Cave, Jr.
CPA

Shareholder

acave@hbkcpas.net

Allen brings over 20 years of experience in public accounting to our firm.  Before joining hb&k, Allen was a sole practitioner in Brewton, Alabama, and built his practice assisting small to mid-sized businesses with a wide variety of accounting, tax and consulting services.  Since joining hb&k in 2011, he has concentrated his practice in the areas of tax compliance and consulting where he works with various businesses, individuals and not for profit entities.

As the Director of Tax Services, Allen is leading the firm’s efforts in expanding tax advisory services to our clients.  As Shareholder at our Foley Office and as a member of our training/learning committee and technology process task force, he is committed to staff development.

Allen and his wife, Madelyn, reside in Brewton with their two children Garrett and Abigail.  They enjoy traveling and spending time with their family.  Allen is an avid Auburn football fan.

Designations:

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA)

Memberships:

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Alabama Society of Certified Public Accountants (ASCPA)
  • Jefferson Davis Community College Foundation
    • Board Member
  • United Fund of Brewton
    • Board Member
  • Brewton Public Library Foundation
    • Board Member
  • John M. Snook Youth Club of Foley
    • Board Member

Education:

  • Samford University– Bachelor of Science, Accounting
    • Magna Cum Laude

Xavier A. Hartmann, III
CPA

Of Counsel

Rucker T. Taylor III
CPA, CGMA, MAcc

Of Counsel

Sally S. Wagner
CPA

Of Counsel

Jerry Gibbons
CPA, CGMA, MAcc

Of Counsel

PROFESSIONAL STAFF

Amber Beavers

Senior Accountant

Amber Beavers

Senior Accountant

abeavers@hbkcpas.net

Amber joined hb&k in 2016 and her expertise is in individual, partnership, and corporate tax and bookkeeping. She received her Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Auburn University and recently completed the Uniform CPA Examination.

Amber actively supports hb&k’s community efforts by participating in the FUSE Project’s Dragon Boat Race, various chamber activities and by volunteering in the ASCPA’s Classroom Blitz Project at Foley High School.

Amber enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband, William, and their two children, McKenzie and Caleb. In her spare time, you can find Amber at the Foley YMCA (5:00 am) where she is a Body Pump fitness instructor.  She is a member of City Hope Church where she serves as a team captain.

Carly Corte
MAcc

Staff Accountant

Carly Corte
MAcc

Staff Accountant

ccorte@hbkcpas.net

Carly graduated from The University of Alabama with a Bachelor of Science in Commerce and Business Administration and then earned a Masters of Accountancy from The University of South Alabama.  She did both a Summer Accounting Internship as well an Audit Internship with hb&k prior to joining us full time in 2016 as a Staff Accountant.

She has been very involved in our audit department performing internal control analysis, audits, compilations and reviews for small companies, government agencies, 401k’s and not for profit organizations.

Carly enjoys spending time with her cat, Lil’ Boo (aka Ms. Kitty), traveling and going to the beach.  During the fall you will find her watching Alabama Football!

Cheri Kriner

Firm Administrator

Cheri Kriner

Firm Administrator

ckriner@hbkcpas.net

Cheri is originally from Louisville, Kentucky where she began her extensive career in administration in a variety of industries including legal, real estate and of course accounting (her first job) and a business owner as well.

Cheri moved to Alabama 20 years ago and started working for hb&k in 2007.  As Firm Administrator, she wears many hats; however, she always finds time to volunteer for firm activities and fundraisers.  Whether rowing a boat at the FUSE Project’s Dragon Boat Race, walking in the American Heart Association Heart Walk or representing hb&k at numerous charity golf tournaments - she always has a smile and is willing to offer a helping hand!

Cheri was married to the love of her life, C.J., for over 9 amazing years and they have four children (Melanie, Logan, Ian & Savannah).  Cheri enjoys kayaking, biking, hiking to spectacular waterfalls, reading and music.  Cheri is looking forward to spending more time traveling in the coming years.   She attends the Grace Anglican Church in Fairhope, is a member of the Slow Bicycle Society (yes, that actually exists) and enjoys volunteering for the Mobile Symphony Orchestra.

Chris Honeycutt
CPA

Senior Manager

Chris Honeycutt
CPA

Senior Manager

choneycutt@hbkcpas.net

Chris Honeycutt graduated from the University of Alabama with a degree in finance and mathematics.  He later returned to school to complete the accounting courses required to sit for the CPA exam.  Chris has over 10 years of experience serving a diverse client base throughout the southeast.  His experience has primarily focused on business consultation and assurance services to family-owned, middle-market and Fortune 500 public companies in a wide range of industries.  Chris has provided a variety of consultative services on complex business, accounting and reporting matters, including implications of the new revenue recognition and leasing accounting standards.  In addition, his experience includes expertise in employee benefit plans and advisory services to assist companies with best practices over cash flow management, operational risk mitigation and process control improvements, and Sarbanes Oxley compliance.  Prior to joining hb&k, Chris was in the assurance practices of a Big 4 and regional accounting firm in Atlanta and Birmingham.  He joins our team as the Director of the Mobile location where he is focusing on client interaction and managing the office’s day-to-day happenings.

Chris is a member of the Alabama and Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants, the Mobile Chamber of Commerce Board of Advisors and University of Alabama Alumni Association.

A native of Birmingham, Chris lives in Mobile with his wife, Lucy, and their two children, Catherine and George.  In his free time, Chris enjoys spending summer weekends at the beach with the family and any sporting event.

Chris VanArsdale

Senior Accountant

Chris VanArsdale

Senior Accountant

cvanarsdale@hbkcpas.net

Chris is a graduate of the University of South Alabama and received his Bachelor of Science in Accounting.  Chris participated in the 2014 Spring Internship Program leading to a permanent position on our hb&k team. He serves clients of all industries specifically in litigation support, tax services, and auditing and assurance. He also has experience in governmental auditing and individual, entity and fiduciary taxation.

Supporting local community fundraisers, Chris can always be counted on – especially if golf is involved!  The Fairhope Rotary Youth Club, Kiwanis, and Young CPA Charity are just a few of the tournaments he enjoys participating in.

Chris enjoys traveling!  On the weekends you will often find him spending time outdoors hiking and golfing with friends or enjoying a great concert.

Chrissy Darby

Staff Accountant

Chrissy Darby

Staff Accountant

cdarby@hbkcpas.net

Chrissy graduated from the University of Alabama with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (magna cum laude) and a specialization in Professional Accounting.  Chrissy interned and worked full-time with an accounting firm in Birmingham, where she gained experience in tax, audit and bookkeeping services before moving back to her home town, Loxley.

Chrissy started with hb&k in 2016 working in the tax and client accounting services departments.  She is a member of the Alabama Society of Certified Public Accountants and American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Chrissy enjoys the outdoors and spending time with family and friends.

 

 

Derrick Cook
CPA, MBA

Senior Accountant

Derrick Cook
CPA, MBA

Senior Accountant

dcook@hbkcpas.net

Derrick is a graduate of Troy University where he received both his Bachelor of Science in Accounting and his Master’s in Business Administration. He provides a wide variety of services for our clients within the tax and audit departments including individual and entity tax preparation, monthly bookkeeping and financial statement preparations. He also assists clients with various state filings including contractor’s licenses, articles of formation/dissolution and FEIN request. He is a member of the Alabama Society of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Derrick participates in a variety of community events throughout Baldwin County including the ASCPA’s Classroom Blitz Project at Foley High School, playing in the Eastern Shore Chamber of Commerce’s Young Professional Corn Hole Tournament and attending the Coastal Alabama Business Chamber First Friday Forum.  He also actively participates in our intern recruiting efforts by attending Meet the Firm events and assisting with hb&k’s Summer Leadership Academies.

Derrick and his wife, Heidi, are active in the Foley community through various church and civic functions. He enjoys being outdoors and playing just about any sport you can find.

Diane Anderson

Director of Client Development

Diane Anderson

Director of Client Development

danderson@hbkcpas.net

Diane is a graduate of the University of South Alabama with a Bachelor of Science in Finance.  Her extensive 25 year career in banking began while she was still in college with experience that included retail and commercial lending, employee management and ultimately serving as Market President.  Providing Five Star customer service to clients, quick responses and taking care of their needs she developed a loyal customer base.  These are the same skills she brought to hb&k along with an extensive network of professional contacts to assist our clients.  Diane joined us in 2014 as the Director of Client Services and Business Development, focusing her efforts on servicing our existing clients as well as identifying and cultivating growth opportunities.

Diane enjoys giving back to the community with fundraising events for the firm and you will find her in the middle of it all.  In the spring, you will often find her on the golf course at charity tournaments serving our well known margaritas, see her at the Rotary Steak Cook Off collecting votes, or at the FUSE Project’s Dragon Boat Race keeping the beat of the drum.

She also enjoys volunteering for the Eastern Shore Chamber of Commerce, Point Clear Rotary, University of South Alabama Baldwin County Alumni Chapter as well as various not for profit organizations. She previously served on many local boards including the South Baldwin United Way, Point Clear Rotary, Thomas Hospital Foundation and Eastern Shore Repertory Theatre.

She and her husband, Dan, call Baldwin County home after living here over 25 years. They often spend their weekends attending concerts or enjoying local restaurants; however, during their free time, traveling is their passion!

Erann Thompson

Senior Accountant

Erann Thompson

Senior Accountant

ethompson@hbkpcas.net

At hb&k, Erann serves clients in a wide variety of industries by providing assurance services such as audits, reviews, compilations, tax services, forensic accounting and litigation support.  She is a graduate of the University of Alabama with a Bachelor of Science in Professional Accounting.

Erann is extremely active at hb&k through participating on various committees such as Five Star Client Service and the Fun Committee (yes, we actually have a committee that only plans FUN activities for our staff).  In addition, Erann is always willing to serve our infamous hb&k margaritas at golf tournament fundraisers, paddle the boat for our team at the Dragon Boat Race or walk for the American Heart Association Heart Walk.

When Erann is not at work, you will find her at the ballpark watching her son, Alex, play baseball or spending time on the water enjoying the beach, boating and fishing with her husband, Justin.

Josh Jensen
CPA

Supervisor

Josh Jensen
CPA

Supervisor

jjensen@hbkcpas.net

Josh has been a part of the hb&k team for more than 10 years serving clients in tax preparation, compiled and review financial statement preparation. While his experience spans a variety of industries, his primary focus is construction.  A graduate of Mississippi State, Josh is a member of both the Mississippi and Alabama Societies of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.  Josh lives in Mississippi and has been working remotely for hb&k since 2007.

Josh enjoys traveling, Saints football and golf. He and his wife, Ashley, also enjoy volunteering in their local church and spending time with their two children, Drew and Ally.

Karen McKinney

Manager

Karen McKinney

Manager

kmckinney@hbkcpas.net

Karen has over 30 years of accounting experience in a variety of practice areas. She received her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting from Troy University. She specializes in business and individual taxation as well as audit and attest services for retail, construction, and real estate entities.

She and her husband, Jim, live in Daphne and have one daughter, Courtney, who attends the University of Alabama. They are members of the Lake Forest Yacht Club and Karen loves Mardi Gras and spending time with family and friends.

Kari Wolfe

Creative Content Director

Kari Wolfe

Creative Content Director

kwolfe@hbkcpas.net

Kari is a graduate of Spring Hill College and Auburn University where she received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in communication, respectively.  She uses her degrees to assist the firm with external communications including social media, blogs, and presentations.  Kari is also an adjunct instructor at Spring Hill College where she teaches an evening course in public speaking.

Being involved in the community is important to Kari and she is actively involved in the Eastern Shore Chamber of Commerce Your Professionals as well as the Mobile Chamber of Commerce.  She never misses an opportunity to participate in a fun social event like the Fairhope Rotary Steak Cook-off and FUSE Dragonboat races.

In her free time, Kari enjoys running.  In fact, she challenged herself to participate in a race every month during the year of 2017.

Kate Thigpen
CPA, MAcc

Supervisor

Kate Thigpen
CPA, MAcc

Supervisor

kthigpen@hbkcpas.net 

Kate completed both her undergraduate and Masters of Accountancy at the University of Alabama.  Kate joined hb&k in 2013 after participating in our Spring Internship Program.  Her areas of expertise include tax services for corporations, partnerships, individuals, not for profits, consolidated entities and multi-state entities.  She also has experience in audit and assurance services including compilations, reviews and contractor’s licenses.

She is a member of the Alabama Society of Certified Public Accountants and a graduate of the ASCPA Leadership Academy. She previously served on the board for the Birmingham Young CPA’ s and currently serves on the board for the University of Alabama Accounting Alumni Young Professionals.  Kate enjoys volunteering her time with the ASCPA’s Classroom Blitz Program at Foley High School.

Kate is extremely creative and loves looking for opportunities at hb&k to use this skill!  Whether directing our hb&k “mannequin challenge” video or creating a welcome video for our interns and new employees featuring all of our staff, Kate’s talents stand out.

In her spare time she enjoys traveling to golf tournaments with her husband, Van, and spoiling their Golden-Doodle, Henry.

Kim Brittain
CPA, MAcc

Supervisor

Kim Brittain
CPA, MAcc

Supervisor

kbrittain@hbkcpas.net

As part of the hb&k team, Kim prepares and reviews individual, corporate and estate & trust tax returns and tax notices. She has more than 17 years of experience in public accounting for both individuals and corporations. Kim received her Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Auburn University and her Masters of Accountancy from Troy University. She is a member of the Alabama Society of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Kim enjoys supporting the Greater Brewton Area Chamber of Commerce and when hb&k needs someone to share their tax knowledge at a community event, Kim can always be counted on to volunteer.  In addition, she has participated in the Women’s Business Center of Rural Alabama speaking on the topic of  “Tax Tips Talk”.

Kim and her husband of 20 years have two children and reside in Brewton where they are active members of the First Baptist Church. She spends the majority of her free time cheering on her kids at various sporting events around the community.

Kimberly Pendley

Staff Accountant

Kimberly Pendley

Staff Accountant

kpendley@hbkcpas.net

Kimberly graduated from Elizabeth City State University, a division of UNC, with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and will be attending the University of South Alabama to begin working toward her Master’s degree in Accounting. She has over 25 years of experience in public and governmental accounting.

Prior to joining hb&k, she spent 7 years working for a CPA firm in North Carolina.  She serves clients in a variety of industries in tax, bookkeeping and payroll.  She is a member of AICPA, NCACPA and the National Society of Leadership and Success.  She resides in Mississippi and enjoys Nebraska Huskers football games.  She also loves to watch football, basketball and baseball in her spare time along with spending time with her family.

Kirsten Robertson

Staff Accountant

Kirsten Robertson

Staff Accountant

krobertson@hbkcpas.net

Kirsten was an intern with hb&k during the spring of 2016.  Following her internship, she returned to Auburn University to complete a bachelor’s degree with a major in accounting.  After graduating, she joined our audit team in Fairhope.  Although she primarily works in audit, Kirsten also prepares tax returns during our busy season.

Kirsten enjoys any activity that is outdoors.  You will often find her boating with friends on the weekend. She participates in community events representing the firm at the Fairhope Rotary Steak Cook-off and as a shooter on our team at the Mobile Area Boy Scout Clay Shoot.

LeeAnn May
CPA

Senior Manager

LeeAnn May
CPA

Senior Manager

lmay@hbkcpas.net

A Troy University graduate, LeeAnn works primarily in the area of audit while overseeing engagements and building relationships with existing and potential clients. Her experience and areas of expertise include financial statement audits,  forensic accounting and internal controls analysis.  She works with a variety of industries including municipalities, utility boards, construction, real estate and international matters.  LeeAnn has been able to share her expertise by participating as a session leader in the Thomson Reuters Synergy Conference where she demonstrated how hb&k has embraced efficiencies in our audit processes.   She is a member of the Alabama Society of Certified Public Accountants and American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

She and her husband, Willie, have one daughter, Anna-Ryan, and they attend the People of Mars Hill Church. They spend most of their free time with their family and enjoying the blessing of living in such a beautiful community.

Marian Pekelder
CPA

Manager

Marian Pekelder
CPA

Manager

mpekelder@hbkcpas.net

Marian joined hb&k in 2008 and has been a CPA for over 25 years.  Over the years she has become proficient in many areas of tax return preparation, including corporations, partnerships, trusts, not for profit entities and individuals. She specializes in small businesses in a variety of industries including health care, retail, legal, construction and insurance.

Marian received her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from the University of South Alabama.  While studying at USA, she received The Robert Merton Certificate of Achievement for accomplishments in sociology. After graduating, she studied accounting and became certified to practice public accounting in Texas and Florida.  She is licensed as a CPA in Alabama and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Alabama Society of Certified Public Accountants.

She has one daughter, Carley, who recently graduated from college.  Marian enjoys spending time camping with friends, working in the yard and riding her horses, Top Hat and Barbie.

Matt Brown
CPA

Staff Accountant II

Matt Brown
CPA

Staff Accountant II

mbrown@hbkcpas.net

Matt graduated from Troy University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in 2009 and with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting in 2012.  Matt started working for hb&k in 2015 in both the tax and audit departments preparing tax returns, compilations, reviews and working on various audit assignments. He has participated in our college recruiting efforts by attending Meet the Firm events at various universities.

Matt is married to Brittany, a kindergarten teacher in Enterprise, and they are a member of the College Avenue Church of Christ in Enterprise.  In Matt’s spare time he enjoys investing and cars.

Matt Nettles
CPA

Supervisor

Matt Nettles
CPA

Supervisor

mnettles@hbkcpas.net

Matt grew up on the Gulf Coast in Pensacola, Florida and is a graduate of the University of West Florida where he received his Bachelor of Science in Accounting. Matt is a member of the Alabama Society of Certified Public Accountants (ASCPA) and has been selected as a participant in the ASCPA Leadership Academy in 2015-2016. Matt’s specialty includes audit engagements.
Matt is extremely involved in the firm’s committees and activities. He participates in our Summer Leadership Academies, Chairs hb&k’s Project 40 initiative, is our employee “go-to” person for IT questions and is always a willing participant on our grilling efforts for charities.

He and his wife, Katie, and daughter, Milly, reside in Fairhope and are members of the People of Mars Hill Church. In his spare time, Matt enjoys hunting, fishing, and Alabama football.

Stephen Swinney
CPA

Staff Accountant

Stephen Swinney
CPA

Staff Accountant

sswinney@hbkcpas.net

Stephen graduated from the University of South Alabama (USA) with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a major in accounting.  He also earned his Master of Accountancy from USA and is currently studying for his CPA exam.  Stephen participated in the 2015 Spring Internship Program at hb&k which lead to his permanent position on our team. Working in our Mobile location, Stephen is an asset to our team by working in both the tax and audit departments.

Stephen is an avid sports fan and supports the USA Jaguars, Auburn Tigers, New Orleans Saints and Atlanta Braves.  In addition to rooting for his favorite teams, he enjoys spending time with his wife, Elizabeth, and their miniature schnauzers, Gus and Gracie.

Stacy Maddox
MAcc

Senior Accountant

Stacy Maddox
MAcc

Senior Accountant

smaddox@hbkcpas.net

Stacy Maddox is a Senior Accountant at hb&k specializing in audit engagements. She has five years of experience and her areas of expertise includes governmental, software, banking and 401(k) auditing practices and procedures.   Stacy earned both her bachelor and master’s degrees in accounting from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Stacy is very involved in the community and enjoys participating in the Mobile Red Shoe Society, which is a group of young professionals that support Ronald McDonald House Charities.  She is also a Share the Beach volunteer at Dauphin Island which is a group dedicated to protecting the nesting activities of sea turtles.

In her free time, Stacy enjoys hiking and camping with her husband, Jason and their three dogs, Rocky, Aubie and Maddie.

Tammy Busby
CPA, CGMA

Manager

Tammy Busby
CPA, CGMA

Manager

tbusby@hbkcpas.net

Tammy has been a part of the hb&k team for over 22 years, the majority of her professional career. A Troy University graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting, Tammy is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Alabama Society of Certified Public Accountants, Foley Performing Arts Association, and Troy University Alumni Band.

Tammy chairs our Fun Committee and organizes many hb&k events (especially when they involve cooking) such as our chamber business afterhours and Rotary Steak Cook-off.  She serves as Manager in our Tax Department and utilizes her 20 plus years in accounting volunteering to speak at Chamber and SCORE events discussing various tax related topics.

Tammy and her husband, Skip, have two children, Ian and Luci, and a golden retriever, Stella. They love spending time with family and friends, cooking together and their favorite vacation in the whole wide world is Disney (Tammy has been over 15 times).

Treya Tindal
CPA

Senior Accountant

Treya Tindal
CPA

Senior Accountant

ttindal@hbkcpas.net

Treya moved from Maui, Hawaii when she was 18 years old to attend the University of Mobile where she received her Bachelor of Science in Accounting and a Master’s in Business Administration.  Upon graduation, she lived briefly in Nashville where she worked as an auditor for a public accounting firm before returning to the Fairhope area.  Treya started working for hb&k in 2016 in both the audit and tax departments.

Treya and her husband, Stephen, enjoy playing tennis and taking their dog, Noona, to the beach.

CLIENT ACCOUNT SERVICES

  • Ann Hodges
  • Becky Jones
  • Claudia Harris
  • Rachael Rushing
  • Paula Casallo
  • Erica Ross
  • Jacky McLain
  • Janice Colvin
  • Lilly Coleman
  • Lindsey Howard
  • Tiana Ivey
  • Tracie Nichols
  • Stephanie Hogwood
  • Alexia Swain

ADMINISTRATION

  • Amanda Green
  • Ann McGraw
  • Crissy Wadsworth
  • Jill Rector
  • Crissy Brown
  • Pat Colquette
  • Kari Wolfe
  • Lisa Carter
  • Shelby Pate
  • Taylor Hallford
  • Leigh-Ann Hadley
  • Lisa Havard