We face the same new challenges that other small businesses and individuals do whether it’s going paperless, creating a website or determining the best tax and financial strategy. As we research these things for our business we’ll share them with you, and hopefully your path will be a little easier than ours.
Our firm was started in 1999 when Spike and Michael were bitten by the entrepreneurial bug. In the ensuing years, the firm experienced tremendous organic growth primarily from word-of-mouth referrals from existing customers that appreciated our service and experience. A couple of years later Susan joined the firm as a partner and brought with her a wealth of tax experience.
Our partners and staff bring a diverse mix of experiences to the table. If you’d like to find out more about us click on the names below to read a little more:
Meet the Team
A co-founder of the firm and senior partner, in age only, Spike finished his MBA program at Memphis State University in 1978 and commenced his career in public accounting. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Tennessee in 1977 and is a life-long Volunteer. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants, and the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts.
His practice is centered around the tax environment and encompasses both preparation and planning. He also renders services in the areas of valuation, litigation support and management consulting. His clients primarily consist of small to medium sized businesses and individuals.
Spike’s outside interests range from managing a small farm, hunting & fishing, traveling and climbing. Having traveled in several of the world’s mountain ranges, he has many tales of travels and exploits that may or may not be believable. He is also active in the Boy Scouts of America and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes along with other non-profit and charitable organizations.
He was introduced to his wife, Dana, via a blind date arranged by a client and long time friend. She spends her time as the business manager of MBA in Nashville and keeping Spike busy. They have a son, age 16, who also is an avid outdoorsman.
Michael met his wife Susan in an accounting class his senior year at the University of Tennessee, and they have four children. The family attends Christ Presbyterian Church where Michael has served as a deacon for the past 20 years. Michael is also active with many non-profit boards.
Michael is also an avid outdoorsman enjoying spending his spare time hunting and fishing on his farm in Squeeze Bottom, TN (yes, there really is a place called Squeeze Bottom, TN).
Susan is the mother of a son in college and a daughter who just graduated college. She is a runner and yoga enthusiast, and is an avid general aviation pilot.
Prior to obtaining his Bachelor in Accounting from the University of Central Florida, Justin managed the operations, IT and graphic departments of a trade-show contractor in the Orlando area for a number of years before leaving to open a kitchen and bath remodeling franchise in Florida. Justin has been involved with small businesses for over 15 years and has experience in a variety of disciplines including operations, IT, custom manufacturing, graphic design/printing and construction.
When he’s not working with clients or updating McKerleyNoonan.com (he designed it, built it and provided the photography for it) he enjoys spending time with his wife, daughter and young son. He also enjoys woodworking and photography, both of which he did professionally for a season. You can find Justin on LinkedIn and Twitter; his photography can be seen at justin-photo.com.
He is Xero certified, a member of the AICPA and TSCPA.
Brenda, her husband Don, and their two daughters are avid fans of the Nashville Predators and enjoy going to the hockey games together. She is also actively involved with her church.
Marilyn is an Enrolled Agent as well as a graduate of Louisiana State University; she proudly wears the purple and gold. She is an aspiring artist, spending much of her spare time painting miles and miles of canvas; you can see examples of her work at her website. She and her husband enjoy motorcycle riding when the weather is nice.
Dan spent the next 10 years teaching accounting, business law, international business and personal finance at the high school level. During this time, he was a pioneer in developing online course work for high school students and also taught dual enrollment courses for an area community college. Dan coached students to regional, state and national FBLA competitions and was recognized by Wise Financial for his outstanding achievement in personal finance education.
Dan returned to public accounting in 2013 and joined McKerley and Noonan in October of 2015. He lives in Murfreesboro with his wife Beth and sons, Wesley and Drew. After April 15th, you’ll find Dan in the stands at a baseball game where he loves to watch his son’s play ball for Central Magnet School.
Josh started his career in taxation in 2005 after graduating from Middle Tennessee State University with two degrees: the first in Finance and the second in Accounting. He has practiced at both the local and national levels with clients ranging from small mom-and-pops to large businesses with revenues in excess of $200 Million.
His primary industry exposure is Real Estate and Construction, and he has additional experience with Private Equity, Manufacturing, and Distribution. Josh’s particular knowledge and passion is partnership taxation, but also enjoys working with clients regarding corporate, multi-state, and individual taxation.
Pam is avid animal lover and volunteers for Animal Rescue Corp. She also enjoys UT and Titans football, traveling, and attending concerts.
Stephanie is married and has 3 boys that keep her busy when she is not doing taxes. In the event of the off chance that the boys and taxes don’t keep her busy she also has 3 horses & 9 rabbits.
Ann has been married to Mark for 14 years. They have a 2 year old daughter named Maya. Other interests and activities include any sports activities with her family, church activities, and travelling.
David has also held positions with private companies, and he was honorably discharged as a Captain from the United States Army Reserve.