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Lynn Talbott, MBA, President and Founder, has helped more than 75 Chattanooga startups achieve real financial success. She’s a QuickBooks expert, trainer and coach, and her signature turnkey approach provides businesses with a solid foundation of bookkeeping and support, as well as tax management, set-up and training.
Lynn also specializes in Human Resources Management and Training and was a Corporate Trainer and HR Manager for a Fortune 500 Company in Seattle before moving to Chattanooga.
She holds a BS in Business with a concentration in HR Management, and an MBA.
As an Advanced Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor, Lynn teaches QuickBooks and Bookkeeping classes through the Small Business Development Center in Chattanooga.
In October 2015, she received the TSBDC Small Business Person of the Year Award for Chattanooga and was recognized as a 2015 Rising Star.
Darlene Baker, VP of Operations, is an Advanced Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor with extensive experience in bookkeeping management for small businesses that includes: researching, developing, and implementing changes in technology, improving your day-to-day business operations, and business expansion. Darlene draws on her 25 years’ experience from owning her own business and working with various businesses on project management.
Lynn Breedlove, VP of Customer Care, is an Advanced Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor and a Personal Bookkeeping Coach. Her background is in banking and financial services. She is versatile in cloud-based platforms such as QBO, Xero, and Freshbooks.
Kim Costa is an Advanced Certified QuickBooks Online ProAdvisor and a Personal Bookkeeping Coach. Kim has extensive experience with QB Enterprise version with integrated software and inventory controls. She is also experienced in working with non-profits.
Dory George is the Admin/Marketing member of the HRBiz team. Her focus is relationship-building with clients and the community, through blogs, social media, and other formats. Dory is particularly interested in the arts and working with internationals.
Beth Gray is an Enrolled Agent with experience in individual, sole proprietorship, and small business returns. She is experienced in bookkeeping with QuickBooks. Prior to joining HR Biz, she worked for several CPA and bookkeeping firms. Beth is a graduate of the University of South Alabama and has graduate course work in finance and accounting from University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. She is a Certified QuickBooks Online (QBO) ProAdvisor.
Julie Hill is an Advanced Certified QuickBooks Online (QBO) ProAdvisor. She is a Personal Bookkeeping Coach and has over 6 years' bookkeeping experience in corporate, non-profit, and small businesses. She has extensive knowledge with high-end financial applications as well as QuickBooks. Her versatility ranges from retail sales invoicing to daily financial operations.
Ashley LaMar is an Advanced Certified QuickBooks Online (QBO) ProAdvisor and a Personal Bookkeeping Coach. Prior to joining HR Biz, she worked 5+ years in property management for commercial real estate companies. She is our QBO whiz.
Marlene Shaner, MBA, is a Senior Consultant and a Personal Bookkeeping Coach. She understands both the day-to-day responsibilities of entrepreneurs and their visionary pursuits. Her executive background specialties include advising on matters of Reorganization/Acquisitions; Financial Management/Controls; and Infrastructure Design and Workflow. She also taught university-level business courses for over a decade, such as Marketing, Critical Thinking, and Strategic Planning.
Amy Skiles is a Certified QuickBooks Online (QBO) ProAdvisor. She has over 17 years' experience in QuickBooks Desktop for proper accounting and bookkeeping management. Her expertise includes forensic accounting (bookkeeping cleanup & correcting errors), closing financial statements for periodic reviews and tax prep, so clients can make strategic planning decisions. Amy's background includes industries such as: service construction, residential property rentals, as well as multi-company, subsidiary accounting.