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About Us

Our firm specializes in providing industry specific assurance, accounting, tax and business consulting services to leading organizations in the Middle Tennessee area and beyond. Whether you own a small business, large corporation, or have individual tax needs, our team of CPAs and small business support specialists will be behind the scene taking care of bookkeeping, payroll, taxes, compliance matters – even cash flow and bill payment.

With over 100 years of combined CPA level experience and a long list of satisfied clients, we are ready to help you take your company to the next level of success. Please contact us today to learn how our financial services can help improve the bottom line of your business.

Our CPA's

Our Team

Carl Davis, CPA

Managing Partner

Carl has practiced accounting since 1985. His experience includes nine years at big four firm Deloitte where he was involved in audit and tax assignments for a variety of industries. In addition, he has served in CFO and COO roles in private industry, including manufacturing and hospitality.

He formed Davis, Brown & Company PLLC in 2005 and has overseen its growth from a three person firm to what it is today. He works in all areas of the practice, with the most focus on corporate and partnership taxation, as well as attestation services including compilations and reviews.

He is a 1985 honors graduate of Western Kentucky University and passed the CPA examination in his initial attempt. He and his family have lived in Sumner County since 1986 and have been active in a variety of community organizations.

Craig Brown, CPA, MBA

Partner

Craig began his accounting career in 1994. His experience includes six years in manufacturing, seven years in retail and service related businesses as well as three years in private practice. He has served as Controller, CFO and Vice President of Finance during his career.

He joined Davis, Brown & Company PLLC as a Partner in 2008 and has been heavily involved in the growth and continued success of the firm. Craig also works in all areas of the practice, with the most focus on individual taxation, business consulting and systems design and implementation.

He is a 1994 honors graduate of High Point University and a 2005 graduate of the MBA program at Belmont University. He and his family moved to Hendersonville in 1998.

Ann Love Ayre, CPA

Ann Love practices primarily in taxation, focusing on corporations, individuals, estates and trusts. After graduating with honors in 1979 from Western Kentucky University, her career includes five years experience with Deloitte, and twenty years practicing in Hendersonville, the last 13 of which she had her own practice. She sold her practice to Carl Davis in 2005 and continues to practice in the firm. She is a life-long resident of Gallatin, TN.

Jennifer Reece, CPA

Jennifer began her accounting career 2006 after graduating from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville with highest honors. She originally joined Davis, Brown & Company PLLC in September 2007. After taking a sabbatical after the birth of her third child in December 2011, she rejoined the firm in August 2014. While Jennifer works in all areas of the practice, her specialties are taxation and attestation services.

She is a life-long Sumner County resident and graduate of Beech High School.

Karen Ashworth

Karen is a graduate of Beech High School in Hendersonville. She attended Volunteer State Community College and Belmont University. She has over 18 years of experience in the Administrative and Accounting field. In our Hendersonville office, she manages payrolls and bookkeeping for small businesses and individuals. She also handles most of the office's day to day administrative needs.

Sonja Schuette

Sonja began preparing individual, business, estate and trust tax returns in 2009 while she lived in Sierra Vista, Arizona. She became an Enrolled Agent in 2013 and her enjoyment of taxation led her to earn her CPA license in 2015. Upon being licensed Sonja and her family moved to Portland, Tennessee working at a CPA firm in downtown Nashville. Sonja joined our firm at our Portland office in January of 2017 where she provides various accounting services for individuals, small businesses, and farmers.

Jordan Martin

Jordan is a graduate of Hendersonville High School. She attended Volunteer State Community College before transferring to Austin Peay State University to obtain a degree in Finance. Her prior experience includes calculating retirement benefits for the TN Department of Treasury. Jordan works on bookkeeping and assisting in the administrative needs of both our Hendersonville and Portland offices.

Shari Scott

Shari is a local graduate of Hendersonville High School. She attended Volunteer State Community College, and graduated from Branel College earning a certificate in Computer Accounting. She has over 20 years experience in Accounting and Business Management in the Automotive Industry. Shari joined our firm in 2017 as a Tax Processor.

Nicole Lowe

Nicole is a graduate of Belmont University and is currently working towards a degree in Accounting at Nashville State Community College. Nicole assists with tax preparation and bookkeeping and is highly focused on learning from and working alongside everyone at Davis, Brown & Company PLLC.

Nancy Redding

Nancy graduated from Fresno City College with an Accounting Degree in 2006. She has worked in the accounting industry for more than 15 years as a Bookkeeper and Office Manager. Nancy specializes in Payroll, assists with Bookkeeping and handles the day to day administrative work in our Portland office.