Meet Our Officers

Patty Ann Wall, EA</p>Founder & CEO
Patty Ann Wall, EA

Founder & CEO
(770) 529-8802
Patty Ann Wall is an Enrolled Agent with the IRS and the company founder with over 20 years of experience in tax & accounting.  She handles all of our business, partnership, and corporate returns along with advising our business clients on how to grow their business.  With all of this experience, she has become very knowledgeable in "Tax Planning" & "Tax Resolution".  She is also very driven with a belief that respect & credibility is the key to any business relationship along  with knowing that continued education is the only way to be successful as such, she requires all employees, including herself, to undergo yearly training to stay up to date on the latest tax law changes.
Patricia Jennings, CFO & Notary
Patricia Jennings, CFO & Notary(334) 298-6553
Pat has been an officer of Newsome’s Tax & Accounting since 2010 and is now our Chief Financial Officer. When it comes to money, there is no one you could trust more. Being on-time, dependable, and loyal is just part of her character.  She is the essence of a true, hardworking, southern woman having had worked at the mill most of her life. She manages our Alabama office along with processing weekly payroll.  She is also a school bus driver for Smith's Station, so your kids may know her quite well. Stop in and say hello in our Phenix City office. You too may already know her.<div>

If you need a Notary, she is your lady. Available Monday thru Friday from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM or, by appointment only, after 5:00 PM. Just call her cell for an appointment at (706) 464-0726.
Tawny Carnes, CMO
Tawny Carnes, CMO(850) 749-6120 . Ext 1030
Employed with Newsome’s Tax & Accounting since 2009, she has worked her way up to be the Chief Marketing Officer.  She manages all of our marketing, runs the payroll department, along with our online services.  She is one busy and talented lady.
Tawny also graduated from Kennesaw State University in 2016 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Criminal Justice with a minor in German Studies. She currently lives in Washington with her husband but that hasn't stopped her dedication to our company and clients. No question, we are lucky to have her!
Jonathan Wall, COO
Jonathan Wall, COO(770) 529-8802
Jon did not spend his life in the accounting filed however, knowing this was what he wanted to do, he attended Kennesaw State University and got his certification in Bookkeeping.  With that knowledge, he continued to work hard, managed accounts, implemented accounting procedures, and was promoted to our Chief Operations Officer in 2022.  Employed with us since 2016, he takes great pride in a job well done. What more can you ask for than that?  Jon is a southern gentleman with all of the charms and a father of two grown sons. When he is not working, he enjoys spending time on the lake or ocean.  He truly knows how to work hard during the week, and relax on the weekends!

Meet Our Staff

Christie LaBarre, ATP</p>
Company, Tax Manager
Christie LaBarre, ATP

Company, Tax Manager
(334) 298-6553
Christie began working for us in 2020 as a Tax Preparer and in 2022, she was promoted to Head Tax Preparer.  Smart, dedicated, dependable, and very loyal, we couldn't ask for a better asset with our company.  In 2024, she has been promoted to our company Tax Manager who is also in charge of training new Tax Preparers.
Christie, or as some of our staff call her, Cricket, has a great sense of humor yet, she is very determined to do the best job she can.  Complicated tax problems are not an issue for her.  She takes on the challenge and does the research to solve the problem.   We value her because she is serious about taking care of her clients and doing a the best job she can.  There are no wrong answers or guessing, it's' about being accurate for her clients.</p>
Alison Sturla, ATP & QBOL Certified</p>Client Services Dept</p>
Accredited Tax Preparer
Alison Sturla, ATP & QBOL Certified

Client Services Dept

Accredited Tax Preparer
(334) 298-6553
Alison is another lady we are lucky to have. She is an experienced tax preparer and she manages our client services department.  Her job responsibilities include making sure customer documents are uploaded to their portal and that they have access to them but, that's not al, Alison is great at research, as such, she is also incharge of finding and maintain training material for all employees.  When it comes to getting your taxes done, she is smart and goes the extra mile to get you the best refund possible.  This lady is truly no stranger to research.  When it comes to those complicated tax return issues, she has your back!  Smart, dependable, loyal, always pleasant and happy to help, what more could you ask for?
Taylar Bright, ATP</P>Tax Resolution Dept</p>
Accredited Tax Preparer
Taylar Bright, ATP

Tax Resolution Dept

Accredited Tax Preparer
(334) 298-6553

Taylar graduated highschool and started college at the age of 16. She started at the University of North Georgia but finished her Associates at Enterprise State Community College. She is continuing her education online with Troy University where she is pursuing her Bachelor's in Accounting & Finance. She is a true go getter having emailed Patty for a chance to work in the tax and accounting field directly. We’re happy to have such a driven person as part of our team. She is working hard to grow her knowledge of taxes and taking on new challenges. Taylar isn’t always the best with names, but she is great with numbers. During tax season, she often struggled to remember clients’ names, but she could remember their refund amount or how much they owed.

Brooke Dobbins, ATP</P>Taxes Online & Florida Location</p>
Accredited Tax Preparer
Brooke Dobbins, ATP

Taxes Online & Florida Location

Accredited Tax Preparer
(850) 749-6120 . Ext 1031

Brooke worked for us as a Tax Preparer back in 2016.  She did a great job then and is back to do it again.  As a Certified Tax Preparer, this year she will be managing our Online Tax Prep Department along with working virtually for our new office in Florida.
She is very organized and professional which makes her the perfect person for this position.  We have high hopes for Brooke, and this new position, and we hope she will be with us for many years to come.  

Payton Cagle</P>Florida Location, Tax Preparer
Payton Cagle

Florida Location, Tax Preparer
(850) 749-6120

Payton joined us over the summer of 2023 in our newest location, Miramar Beach Florida.  New offices are always slow at 1st but she has spend this time training and getting prepared to take on all the new clients Florida has to offer.  She is eager and energetic, dependable and loyal, and such a pleasure to be around.  We have high hopes for Payton and this new location.

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Newsome’s Tax & Accounting Inc. is a family owned and operated business, established in 1996, and dedicated to offering the best customer service available. is our website designed to help taxpayers and business clients quickly find accurate, easy-to-understand information, along with providing a one-stop business shop dedicated to helping clients grow their businesses.

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