We are pleased to serve our clients near Brentwood, TN through our convenient office located in Maryland Farms. Get to know our team below and click to read more about the history of our Brentwood office.
Colleen Adams, CPA
Colleen is a graduate of the University of Tennessee where she received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree, while majoring in Accounting. She has over 25 years in public accounting experience, 20 of those operating her own firm. Her experience includes working with clients in a variety of industries including construction and entertainment. She focuses on individual and small business tax preparation and compliance. In addition to her public accounting experience, she also has over 8 years of experience in private industry.
Colleen is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants. She and her husband, Rick, have been married since 1988 and are active in their church.
Tiffiny Barger joined BCPAG in September of 1996 as our receptionist. She has lived in the Nashville area since 1995 and has loved every minute of it. She has family in South Carolina and Texas and is the youngest of two children. She enjoys traveling, is a big time Tennessee Titans fan and loves going to see plays at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center and going to concerts.
At BCPAG, she is responsible for answering the phones, greeting clients who walk through the front door, processing all of the tax returns, overseeing the transition process for new clients as well as general administrative responsibilities. She does it all!
Cassie Benson, CPA
Client Services & Tax
Cassie joined our team in 2012. Before joining BCPAG, she worked at a regional public accounting firm in Richardson, TX. Cassie graduated from Liberty University with her Bachelor of Science in Accounting in 2008 and her Masters of Science in Accounting in 2009. Since that time, she has been primarily providing tax and accounting services, including tax preparation, bookkeeping and financial statement preparation, for small business clients. Cassie is a licensed CPA in both Texas and Tennessee and a member of the Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants. Cassie met her husband, Brock, while at Liberty University and they married in August 2008. They live in Nolensville with their two energetic little boys. She is very involved in her church where her husband serves as Pastor.
Jonathan joined BCPAG in 2015 and provides administrative services. Prior to coming to the firm he served in the U.S. Marine Corps as a rifleman and radio operator in an infantry company from 2006-2013 where he reached the rank of Sergeant.
In addition to attending multiple specialized training schools at almost every major Marine base in the continental United States, he deployed to Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom and also to Antigua for Operation Tradewinds. He also participated in the first ever Marine Week in U.S. history which was held in Boston. After leaving the service he acquired an Associate of Science from Nashville State Community College. Jonathan enjoys spending time with his family and outdoor recreation (especially fishing!). He also enjoys traveling and he and his family go to Thailand often to visit his wife’s family.
Bill Bomar, CPA
Tax & Accounting Services
Bill Bomar is a graduate of the University of Tennessee – Chattanooga where he received a Bachelor of Science in Accounting in 1974. He became a Certified Public Accountant in 1978 and is a member of the Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He has experience in both private industry, having served as Controller for a construction company specializing in residential construction, and public accounting offering tax and accounting services to individuals and small business clients including tax preparation, consulting and financial statement preparation. He has been an authorized Internal Revenue Service Electronic Return Originator (ERO) since 1998.
Ian joined the firm in 2016. He graduated from Tennessee Tech University with a Bachelor degree in Accounting and is currently studying for the CPA exam.
Rodger B. Byrd, CPA
Client Services & Tax
Rodger B. Byrd joined BCPAG in September, 1993. He had his own accounting firm prior to that. He graduated from Tennessee Technological University in June, 1968 and started his career with Touche Ross (now Deloitte and Touche).
Rodger and his wife have been married since 1974 and are the proud parents of two children and have one grandchild. He enjoys watching sporting events, being with his family and friends and traveling.
Don Coomer, MSFS, MSM, CPA, ChFC, CFE, CLU
Tax, Estate & Trust Services
Don Coomer joined the team in November 2008 when Coomer-Wells & Co. CPA became a part of BCPAG. After more than half-century in public accounting, Don's primary areas of interest are tax controversy, wealth transfer, estates and trusts.
Carol Crick, CPA
Carol Crick joined BCPAG in February 2010 as a Tax Manager. She has over 10 years in public accounting experience and 8 years in private industry. Carol graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a major in Accounting from the University of Tennessee.
She is a board member of the Donelson/Hermitage YMCA and a Patricia Hart Society Member. Carol also volunteers with the Heart Beat Community Help Center.
Mike Dunn, CPA
Tax, Estate & Trust Services
Mike Dunn is a principal at the firm and joined the team in January 1999. He is a 1990 graduate of the University of Tennessee at Martin where he received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree, while majoring in Accounting. He worked for a CPA firm in his hometown of Martin before moving to Nashville in 1993. Since that time, he has been providing tax preparation and planning, primarily for individual and small business clients. His work has a strong emphasis in the planning, preparation and administration of estates and trusts as well as working closely with non-profit and charitable organizations.
Charles Elliott, CPA
Senior Tax Manager
Charles joined BCPAG in 2014. A native Nashvillian, he graduated from Lipscomb University in 1980. After spending several years in private industry, he has over 15 years in public accounting, focusing primarily on Federal, state, and certain foreign taxes for individuals, corporations, partnerships, and not-for-profit organizations. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants.
Charles lives in Brentwood, has family in various parts of the country, and corresponds from time to time with relatives in Germany with the help of a good German dictionary. His hobbies include exercising and various forms of dance, from two-step to ballroom and swing.
Scott comes to Blankenship CPA Group from Ohio having owned his own CPA practice while also serving as the controller for an organization with average revenues of $5 million and over 100 employees. Scott has experience with Federal, State & Local, and some foreign taxes for individuals, corporations, partnerships, and not-for-profit organizations. He is also a certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor and has worked with a number of small businesses in an advisory capacity. He is a member of the AICPA, TSCPA and the Ohio Society of CPA’s. Scott believes in the importance of listening to every client’s story to better understand the opportunities available and then helping craft a plan together to best meet the needs of each individual situation.
Scott is a native of Tennessee and graduated from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville with a degree in Exercise Science. Originally a Certified Athletic Trainer, he spent 8 years on staff with the ministry of Athletes in Action in Central Ohio and throughout Europe. He and his wife Adrienne reside in Nolensville with their four children.
Nancy R. Frabutt
Nancy joined BCPAG in January 2018 and provides administrative services. Her family recently relocated to Franklin, Tennessee from Michigan when her husband accepted a new position with Nashville Metro. Prior with her move, she worked the past 10 years in a public accounting firm providing both administrative and accounting assistance. She also has over 20 years experience as a residential real estate agent.
Nancy, along with her husband Dave and two sons are avid Detroit sports fans and continue to follow the Lions, Tigers, Pistons and Red Wings. Other hobbies include gardening, reading mystery novels and taking long walks in the local arboretum and parks.
Judy Grayson joined Blankenship CPA Group in 2017. She earned her Bachelor Degree in Business Administration from Mississippi State University. She is serving BCPAG as administrative assistant to Tom Bates and has eighteen years’ experience providing varied administrative support in the public accounting arena. She brings over 30 years’ administrative service to the firm.
New to the Tennessee surroundings, she is embracing the variety of talent and entertainment the Nashville area has to offer. Born in Mississippi, she has also lived in Texas and Alabama and decided she was “moving on up” to be near family here. She loves being outside and already enjoys the area’s scenery.
Ryan Humphrey, CPA
Ryan joined the team in 2014. He graduated from Lipscomb University with a Master of Accountancy degree.
He enjoys watching sports.
Jan Kolb, CPA
Jan started her accounting career in 1985 at Price Waterhouse, and from there went to several local firms, including Kruse and Associates, PLLC, which merged into Crowe Horwath. Before coming to Blankenship, Jan was a partner in a small local firm specializing in small to mid-size business accounting and tax services. Jan has dealt with a diverse client base in her career, ranging from small, start-up businesses to large, publicly-held SEC companies. Her area of expertise is tax consulting, planning and compliance for closely-held companies and their shareholders.
The received a BA with high honors from the University of Tennessee in 1982 and a Masters of Business Administration from Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School, with a major in accounting and finance, in 1985.
Jan is a member of the AICPA, TSCPA, and has been involved in the Nashville Rotary, Nashville Chamber and various roundtable groups. She has taught tax continuing education classes, as well as spoken to various groups on tax highlights and strategies.
Ginny joined BCPAG in January 2018. Her public accounting career started in a small firm in California and she completed the required accounting and business classes to sit for the CPA exam. Ginny has spent fifteen years providing individual and small business tax preparation and planning to clients. Prior to joining BCPAG, Ginny worked for five years in International Tax for a Fortune 100 company.
She received a BA in education with high honors from Virginia Tech and is a member of the TSCPA. Ginny also participates in the volunteer tax preparation program, VITA, sponsored by the United Way. She and her husband, John, have been married for 36 years and enjoy travelling, hiking, gardening and visiting their two adult daughters.
Rich Lockwood, CPA
Rich Lockwood joined BCPAG in 2018. Prior to this, Rich worked with local and international firms in southern, then northern, California and Nashville, serving construction, real estate, manufacturing, distribution, healthcare, education, government, and not-for-profit organizations. Rich continued along this path, adding expertise in large government (auditing Metro Nashville) and SaaS, venture capital, and growth ventures, serving most recently as CFO and compliance officer in a SaaS startup. He and his wife live in Franklin while raising their four children.
Kaitom joined the team in October 2017 as a Senior Associate. She previously interned and worked at a Nashville public accounting firm for 6 years. Her prior experience involves working with entertainment and multiple small businesses. She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration with focus in accounting and a Masters of Accountancy from Middle Tennessee State University.
Kaitom and her husband, Broc, met while at MTSU and married in July 2016. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, watching sports, and being involved with her church.
Suzanne McClelland, CPA
Client Services & Tax
Sue McClelland joined the firm in November 2009 after moving from McLean, Virginia where she was a principal in a small firm in the Washington, D.C. suburbs. She has over thirty years experience in public accounting and specializes in individual, fiduciary and estate tax consulting and preparation.
She enjoyes living in Franklin and spending time with her grandson and family who live nearby. Her volunteer interests focus on low income housing and feeding the needy. She does financial counseling for new owners of Habitat for Humanity homes and volunteers with Second Harvest.
Pam Owen, CPA
Pam Owen joined BCPAG in November 1996 as a Staff Accountant in the Accounting Services Department. She has prior experience in both public accounting and private industry accounting. Pam was born and raised in Middle Tennessee. She is a graduate of David Lipscomb University.
Mindy joined BCPAG in June of 2014. Most of her 30 years of bookkeeping and accounting experience is in the Music Industry. She has an Associate Degree from Nashville State Tech, is a Quick Book Certified User.
Mindy is married and has two children. She enjoys spending time with her family where ever that may take her. Volunteering for organizations and events that her children are involved in, has taken Mindy from mountain skeet shooting ranges to beach vacations.
Royce Rhea, CPA
Royce Rhea CPA, PFS, CGMA - Royce is a principal with Blankenship CPA Group, PLLC. He is a graduate of Texas Tech University and moved to Tennessee in 1994. He has served as President for both the Nashville Chapter of the Institute of Management Accountants and the Nashville Chapter of the Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants.
Tonya joined BCPAG in 2015 and works in Accounting Services. She has over 30 years of accounting experience beginning her career in public accounting and then moving to the private sector. Throughout the years, she has worked for small businesses and nonprofit organizations primarily churches.
Before joining the team, Tonya lived in Missouri where she and her husband, Matt, owned an Audio Video Integration company. Tonya and her family are active in worship ministry at their local church. She and Matt also enjoy canoeing, kayaking and visiting new places together. They have two sons, and a daughter-in-law. The newest member of the family, their first grandchild, is the joy of their lives.
Gina Seales joined BCPAG in June 2014 as administrative assistant to CJ Blankenship. Prior to joining the firm she worked at Vanderbilt Legends Club for 16 years in sales and event management. Gina graduated from David Lipscomb High School in 1986 and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from Western Kentucky University in 1991.
Gina has been married to her husband Roger since 2007. They enjoy traveling to St. Vincent and the Grenadines where Roger was born and raised. She is a die-hard Tennessee Titans fan, enjoys entertaining friends, decorating and spending time with family.
Alan Siliski, JD, CPA
Client Services & Tax
Alan Siliski received his undergraduate degree from Duke University in Durham, NC, an MBA degree from Rollins College in Winter Park, FL, and a JD from Cumberland School of Law at Samford University in Birmingham, AL. He works mainly in the areas of tax and auditing.
Alan enjoys playing golf and tennis, and traveling to the New England area to see the beautiful scenery in the summer time.
Ben joined BCPAG in 2017, after spending 10 years with Caterpillar, Inc. A native of Illinois, Ben earned an Accounting & Finance degree from Olivet Nazarene University in 2007, completed the CPA exam in 2009, and gained a Six Sigma Black Belt certification in 2012. While at Caterpillar, Ben progressed in a general management career with roles in finance, logistics, marketing, aftermarket solutions, dealer support, and mergers & acquisitions. Ben played a key role in deploying Caterpillar’s Operating & Execution Model, and he participated in Caterpillar’s 2017 Enterprise Strategy refresh. As part of his professional journey, Ben has travelled the globe extensively and relocated five times, including living in Europe from 2009-2012 and in Nashville from 2014-2015.
With family roots in small business, an interest to serve multiple industries, and a desire to get off the road, Ben has found a great match in Blankenship CPA Group. At BCPAG, Ben is merging his CPA and general management experiences to meet clients’ consulting needs and contribute to BCPAG firm administration.
Ben and his wife, Bekah, have been married since 2006 and have four children. The whole family is thrilled with the many benefits of middle Tennessee and their new hometown of Nolensville, TN. They all enjoy serving in the church and spending time together, especially when getting outdoors or following the St. Louis Cardinals.
Michelle Stephens, CPA
Tax and Accounting Services
Michelle joined our team in 2014. She has a Master of Accountancy degree from Belmont University where she graduated in May 2013. She spent seven years with MusicRow Magazine where she was promoted to Accounting Manager.
Michelle is conversationally fluent in Spanish and enjoys international travel, trail running and spending time with family.
Accounting Services & Tax
Deborah joined BCPAG in July 2008 in the position of Client Services, Tax Preparation and Accounting Services. She has over 9 years of experience in individual income tax preparation and, in addition, has over 20 years of bookkeeping and accounting experience.
Deborah was born in Tennessee but was raised in California for her first 18 years then she returned to Tennessee (where most of her family resides) and has been here ever since. She is married with 2 daughters and also a granddaughter. She enjoys cooking, movies and all crafts, but enjoys spending time with her family the most.
Nicolle M. Thesing (Harb), CPA
Senior Audit Staff
Nicolle joined the team in 2014. She attended the University of Tennessee, Knoxville where she earned a Bachelor degree in Accounting and a Master of Accountancy degree with an Assurance concentration. Nicolle interned and worked at a Knoxville firm before returning home to Middle Tennessee. She is a member of the Tennessee Society of CPAs.
Nicolle lives in Franklin and enjoys spending time with her family and friends, boating, exercising, and watching the Vols play football. She is also an active alumna of her sorority, Sigma Kappa.
Phillip Venable, CPA
Client Services and Business Valuation
Phil joined BCPAG in February 2015 and works part-time. Phil grew up in Western Kentucky and attended the University of Kentucky, graduating with a Bachelor of Science with Distinction Honors in Accounting degree. After graduation, Phil spent five years in public accounting-three years with Price Waterhouse and two years with a local firm. For the next 35 years Phil worked in the corporate world, primarily as a CFO. His background includes experience in food manufacturing, wholesale distribution as well as the not-for-profit arena.
Phil and his wife Rita have been married for over 35 years. They live in the Cool Springs area of Franklin and have a son and daughter-in-law, daughter and son-in-law as well as two grandchildren. Phil and Rita enjoy traveling and camping. Phil enjoys reading, especially historical fiction and non-fiction. They attend Fellowship Bible Church in Franklin.
Marsha A. Wall, CPA
Marsha Wall joined the firm in October 1992. She graduated from Southern Illinois University in 1979 with a Bachelor of Business Education degree. She has extensive experience offering tax and accounting services to individual and small business clients including tax preparation, review and consulting as well as financial statement preparation and analysis.
Marsha is a native of Western Kentucky but has lived in Nashville since 1987 after spending almost 9 years in Chicago. She is married and has 2 grown children as well as 4 grandchildren.Her hobbies include home decorating, reading and spending time at the pool in the summer entertaining the family.
Bonnie joined BCPAG in February 2013. Prior to joining the firm, Bonnie worked for David Talley, CPA in Nashville for over 20 years. She graduated from Middle Tennessee State University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a major in Accounting and played college basketball for the Lady Raiders of MTSU.
Bonnie has 2 daughters, Kristen and Lauren Wasson. She enjoys spending time with her girls, road trips with friends, reading, and watching Lady Vol basketball games whenever possible.
Anne D. Waters, JD, CPA
Tax, Estate & Trust Services
Anne Waters is an attorney and joined Blankenship in September 1998. She graduated from Vanderbilt Law School in 1994. She worked with several large law firms in Nashville prior to joining the firm. For her undergraduate work, she attended the University of Notre Dame and graduated with a Bachelor of Science, majoring in Accounting. Her primary focus area is estate planning, including estate and gift tax, wills and trusts, and trust and estate income tax work.
Anne lives in Franklin, Tennessee, with her three children, who are active in a variety of extracurricular activities, including acting and baseball. Their favorite family activity is traveling, near and far, whether to Alabama for baseball tournaments or Los Angeles, for star gazing.
Frank Waters, CPA
Frank A. Waters, Jr. is a Certified Public Accountant, a Certified Valuation Analyst and is also certified in Financial Forensics. He is well known in the business community as a consultant to some of Nashville’s top entrepreneurs and companies with annual revenues between $2 and $250 million dollars. In his role as part-time CFO, he arranges bank financing, assists in budgeting, forecasting and cash flow analysis, preparation of long-term strategic and business plans, and performs special project work as required. He has spearheaded over twenty major merger & acquisition deals over the last 15 years for companies with revenues in excess of $100 million. He is a member of the American Institute of CPA’s, Tennessee Society of CPA’s, National Association of Certified Valuation Specialists and the National Association of Tax Return Preparers.
Frank graduated from Tennessee Technological University in 1975 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. He obtained the certifications of Certified Public Accountant in 1978, Certified Valuation Analyst in 2001 and Certified in Financial Forensics in 2010. Additionally, he obtained the Series 7 & 66 Securities Licenses and is a Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor and QuickBooks trainer.
Wayne Wells, CPA, CFE
Client Services & Tax
Wayne Wells graduated from Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tennessee in 1970, with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting and Economics. Mr. Wells began his career in public accounting in 1970 with the national firm of what was then Touche, Ross & Co. in Nashville, Tennessee.
In 1974, he joined a local accounting firm in Nashville. This firm provided accounting, auditing and tax services to small and medium size businesses as well as extensive tax services to individuals. After a total of over 47 years of experience, he is today a Principal with Blankenship CPA Group, PLLC in Brentwood, Tennessee.
Mr. Wells has conducted numerous seminars in accounting, auditing, fraud and taxation. He holds a Certified Public Accountant certificate in Tennessee, and is also a Certified Fraud Examiner.
Mr. Wells is a member of the Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. He is a recipient of the 2013 Outstanding Discussion Leader Award from The Tennessee Society of CPAs and the 2014 Outstanding Discussion Leader Award from The AICPA, and the 2016 Outstanding Discussion Leader Award from Surgent, CPE.
Wayne is a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church and Academy. He and his lovey wife have been blessed to be married for 25 years and they share 3 sons. Other than spending time with his family, he enjoys his work, conducting seminars, fishing and golf.
Joey West, CPA
Joey West is a Principal with BCPAG, having joined the firm in December 2014. He has more than 19 years of public accounting experience including 17 years with a Top 10 regional and national firm. His experience is focused in small to medium sized businesses and individual tax compliance. In addition to his public accounting experience he has 3 years of private industry experience. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants. Outside of work, Joey has served as the Finance Chairperson for Saint Henry School for 8 years. Joey received his Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting from Tennessee Technological University in 1994.
Joey and his wife have been married 22 years and have 2 daughters.
Penny Wilson, CPA
Tax, Estate & Trust Services
Penny Wilson joined BCPAG in October 2005 and works in tax services at the firm. She has been in public accounting since she earned her Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting from Belmont University in 1979. Her primary emphasis is taxation. Penny is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants.
Tommy Wooten, CPA, Ph.D.
Tommy Wooten has been a Senior Audit Manager on a part-time basis with the firm since 1997. He specializes in the audits of not-for-profit entities including ministry organizations and churches. He holds a Doctorate in Business Administration, with an emphasis in Accounting and a Master of professional Accountancy degree from Georgia State University. Tommy is currently a Professor of Accounting at Belmont University and teaches undergraduate principals of accounting, auditing, advanced accounting, and applied accounting theory. His previous experience includes work as a Senior Auditor for Coopers & Lybrand, CPA’s (now PricewaterhouseCoopers) and as a Financial Accountant for Yancy Brothers, where he performed financial and managerial duties. Tommy’s involvement in both academics and industry allow him to stay on the cutting edge of auditing and accountanting standards.
He is a member of the Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants, the Institute of Management Accountants, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, American Accounting Association and the Tennessee Society of Accounting Educators. Tommy is very active in his church, where he has served as a Deacon and as chair of the Finance Committee. He also enjoys volunteering his time with other local nonprofit organizations.