We are pleased to serve our clients near Dickson, TN through our convenient office located on East College Street right outside historic downtown Dickson. Get to know our team below and click to read more about the history of our Dickson office.
Shirley Stovall Allen
Shirley joined the Blankenship team in February of 2012. Prior to this, she had worked in consumer and construction lending for 10 years in the Banking Industry as well as bookkeeping for a small business. She is a Quick Books Certified User and ProAdvisor . Shirly truly enjoys working with her clients and am able to provide QuickBooks support and training to full service bookkeeping as well as financial statement preparation.
Shirly was raised in Nashville and has lived in Burns, TN. She and her husband, Trey, have three wonderful children. They attend Dickson First United Methodist Church and are kept busy supporting their kids in sports and other interests.
Michelle Balsley, CPA, CIA, CGMA
Director of Quality Control
Michelle is senior manager with the firm. She is a graduate of West Virginia University, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree and a Master of Professional Accountancy degree. Throughout her 20-year career, she has worked in the public Big Four as well as private accounting sectors, focusing on a variety of industries including banking, broker/dealers, health insurance, manufacturing, and financial services. Michelle is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in the states of Tennessee and Minnesota, a Certified Internal Auditor, and a Certified Global.
Michelle resides in White Bluff, TN with her husband, Kevin, and is an active member of St. John Lutheran Church of Burns, an American Red Cross Disaster Action Team captain, and a board member of the High Noon Rotary Club of Dickson County.
Sharla Buckner joined BCPAG in February 2011. She graduated from Nashville State in 1986. Born in Platte, South Dakota, Sharla has also lived in Texas and Iowa. She and her husband, Calvin, now reside in McEwen They have two sons. Sharla attends the McEwen Church of Christ and teaches the Sunday school. She enjoys traveling with her family, riding bikes, taking walks, and working in the garden.
Trudi Hayes joined BCPAG in January 2010 at the Dickson location, where she has been providing clerical and bookkeeping services since 1989. Trudi is married and enjoys spending time with her husband, Maurice. She has two adult children, a daughter, son-in-law and twin granddaughters in Springfield and a son in Washington state. She loves to spend time with her family. She attends Bethel Baptist Church in Dickson where she helps to teach Sunday School for 2 and 3 year olds each Sunday.
Anita Lowe joined BCPAG in January 2010 as a staff accountant at the Dickson Campus, where she has been providing accounting services since 2002. She has an Associate Degree in Computer Accounting from Nashville State Technical Institute and was the valedictorian of her class.
Anita was born and raised in Burns, TN. She attends Burns Church of Christ. Anita loves to read and is a member of a book club. She also enjoys spending time with friends and family.
Debora Mitchell joined BCPAG in January 2010 as a staff accountant at the Dickson Campus when Mayes and Walters, CPAs joined the firm. She has been in accounting since 1985. She handles monthly accounting and tax returns.
Debora is native to Dickson, Tennessee. She and her husband have two daughters and the blessing of raising their grandson who is now a teenager. She attends Diverse Community Church in Dickson where she volunteers with children's church. Debora enjoys contemporary Christian music and has a passion for genealogical research.
Magan Morris, CPA, MAcc
Audit and Tax Associate
Magan Pernell Morris joined Blankenship CPA Group in August 2011 at the Dickson office. Magan She graduated from Lipscomb University with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree and a Master of Accountancy degree. Since that time, she has been providing tax preparation, accounting, and auditing services. Magan is a licensed CPA and a member of the Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants. Magan and her husband, Jesse, were born and raised in Dickson County. They enjoy spending time with their family and friends.
Melissa graduated with honors and the Business Dept award in 1983 from Dickson County Senior High. She received an Associate degree in Computer Accounting in 1985 from Nashville State Technical Institute and has been working in accounting ever since. She has been with the Dickson team since 1995 between both firms. Her main job is monthly write up work along with sales taxes, business taxes and payroll. During tax season, she is responsible for electronically filing the tax returns.
John “Kevin” Rye joined BCPAG in early 2011. He graduated from the University of Tennessee in 1989 with a Bachelors of Science in Accounting and a Masters of Accountancy from Belmont University in 1995. He has worked in various capacities in the private and public sector with over 20 years experience serving as a CFO and principal of a public practice. His areas of practice have included Home Health Care, Hospitals, construction and other small privately held companies providing tax, business consulting, and strategic planning services. Mr. Rye is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants.