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WCA Shareholders

 
 

Stephanie C. Fitch, CPA, President

Stephanie graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga with a bachelor’s degree in accounting.  She is licensed in Tennessee as a Certified Public Accountant and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants. Her specialty is business accounting and consulting, tax planning and projections for the owners of those businesses, and accounting system design/redesign.  She serves on the Finance Committee of the Ronald McDonald House.

“I began my career as a part-time receptionist for the firm while in college.  Throughout the years, I transitioned to administrative assistant, bookkeeper, staff accountant, CPA, Shareholder and most recently, President of the firm.  This journey through multiple roles within the firm has allowed me experience in most areas of accounting, including the day-to-day functions of a small business (payroll, bookkeeping, etc.), to tax planning and consulting for businesses and individuals, to facilitating purchases and sales of multi-million dollar companies.  I connect with my clients on a very personal level as I understand firsthand the struggles and rewards of owning a business.  My clients can reach me 24/7 and I honestly enjoy getting to know each and every one of them.”

stephanie.fitch@wca-cpa.com

Wendey W. Gatewood, CPA

Wendey graduated from the University of Memphis with a bachelor's degree in accounting. Wendey has practiced public accounting for over 25 years. She is licensed in Tennessee as a Certified Public Accountant and specializes in tax with an emphasis on individual taxation. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants.

wendey.gatewood@wca-cpa.com

 Susan M. Johnson, CPA, MBA

Susan graduated from Tennessee Technological University with a bachelor's degree in accounting and a master's degree in business administration.  She has practiced public accounting for over 15 years.  Susan is licensed in Tennessee as a Certified Public Accountant and specializes in audit and other attestation engagements.  She also has experience related to taxation of individuals and closely held businesses.  She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants.

susan.johnson@wca-cpa.com

Jerald (Jerry) E. Jenkins, CPA

Jerry graduated from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga with a bachelor's degree in accounting. Jerry has practiced public accounting since 1973. He is licensed in Tennessee as a Certified Public Accountant and specializes in tax with an emphasis on closely held businesses. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants, and the Estate Planning Council of Chattanooga. Jerry has been married to his high school sweetheart, Trish, since 1974. They have three children that all reside in Chattanooga. Leesa (Jenkins) Holliday is married to Paul Holliday, DDS, Jay Jenkins is married to Kaki (Brown) Jenkins, and Kristin (Jenkins) Patterson is married to Michael Patterson, DDS. Jerry enjoys playing golf and spending time with his grandchildren.

jerry.jenkins@wca-cpa.com

WCA Staff

Dana Stephens

Dana has been with the firm over 10 years. She specializes in payroll preparation, payroll tax returns , and is a QuickBooks consultants. Dana is a member of the American Payroll Association.

dana.stephens@wca-cpa.com

 

 

Devan Munger

Devan joined WCA in May of 2017.  She is currently attending the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga pursuing a double major with a Bachelor’s in Accounting and a Bachelor’s in Finance. After obtaining these degrees, Devan plans to obtain a Master’s in Accounting, and eventually sit for the CPA.  She is currently responsible for small business accounting, payroll, and will eventually take on larger roles and responsibilities with WCA. In her free time, Devan loves traveling and spending time with her family and her two dogs.

devan.munger@wca-cpa.com

Eddie Fitch

Eddie graduated from The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga with a bachelor's degree in accounting. He has numerous years of experience with the firm and specializes in the areas of tax preparation, consulting, and audit engagements. 

eddie.fitch@wca-cpa.com

 

Emily Moreno

Emily graduated from Bryan College with a bachelor’s degree in Business and has taken additional accounting courses from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. She is a member of the Institute of Management Accountants. Emily is currently fulfilling the requirements for the CMA. Emily is also a Notary Public. Emily and her husband reside in Chattanooga and enjoy traveling.

emily.moreno@wca-cpa.com

Jerald (Jay) Jenkins, Jr. 

Jay graduated from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville with a bachelor of science in business administration with a concentration in finance.  After graduating, he furthered his education with graduate level accounting and tax courses at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.  Jay specializes in tax, business consulting, and financial statement preparation.  He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants, and the Estate Planning Council of Chattanooga.

jay.jenkins@wca-cpa.com

Melissa Carpenter, CPA

Melissa graduated first in her class with honors from Shorter College with a bachelor's degree in accounting. She is licensed in Tennessee as a Certified Public Accountant. She has had over 10 years of experience in public accounting and specializes in audit and other attestation engagements. She also possesses experience related to taxes of individuals and closely held businesses. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants. She is a member of Ringgold First Baptist Church and is currently serving on the church's finance committee.

Education

  • Shorter College, Bachelor of Science in Accounting

melissa.carpenter@wca-cpa.com

 

Meredith McGarvey

Meredith joined WCA in 2015 during the height of tax season. Initially hired as our administrative assistant, Meredith quickly added the role of firm billing manager and began processing tax returns during the 2016 tax season. Being a lifelong learner and looking to further her career, she recently transitioned to bookkeeper.

Outside of work, Meredith enjoys reading, watching TV shows with her husband, building projects with her dad, and working out/playing basketball. She and her husband welcomed their first child in April of 2017.

meredith.mcgarvey@wca-cpa.com

 

Misty Bryan

Misty joined the firm as an account administrator in 2000. She has worked through several job titles at WCA learning all aspects of tax and bookkeeping. Misty has a niche in individual tax but has worked with a variety of small businesses, payrolls, bookkeeping and Quickbooks.  In her down time she enjoys spending time with her husband and three boys. She currently resides in Ringgold, GA and is a member of Peavine Baptist Church.

 

misty.bryan@wca-cpa.com

Paul Burney

Paul joined the firm in 2005 and serves as the onsite IT technician as well as assisting with accounts receivable and other administrative duties.  He received an associate’s degree in banking and finance from Southeastern Community College in Whiteville, NC. 

Away from the office, Paul is an accomplished saxophone player and frequently performs at area churches and other  events.  

paul.burney@wca-cpa.com

Robin Godsey

Robin is a native of Chattanooga. After 15+ years working in various capacities at a local advertising agency, Robin returned to college in 1996 to obtain an Associates Degree in Accounting at Chattanooga State Community College. .  At WCA, her work specializes in small business accounting, QuickBooks consulting, and payroll preparation. In both advertising and accounting, she has worked with tight deadlines and has always tried to exceed her client’s expectations by providing the best possible customer service. 

Outside of work, Robin enjoys various exercise-related activities and loves to travel

"I am very grateful to have the opportunity to work with so many good clients.  I currently work with many of the same clients that I first met when I started working at the firm in 1999."

Education

  • Chattanooga State Community College, Associates Degree in Accounting

robin.godsey@wca-cpa.com

Sonya Picklesimer

Sonya graduated from Belmont University with a bachelor’s degree.  She has over 20 years experience in small business accounting, payroll operations and software support. Sonya specializes in Creative Solutions and QuickBooks.

sonya.picklesimer@wca-cpa.com

Susan Gamble

Susan Gamble graduated from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga with a bachelor's degree in accounting and has practiced public accounting for over 29 years.  She has extensive experience in delivering tax and accounting services relating to both businesses and individuals.

susan.gamble@wca-cpa.com

 

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