Melissa and David formed Pickler Accounting Advisors, PLLC in January 2012. Melissa has over 30 years of experience as a Certified Public Accountant, primarily in the tax field. A native Memphian, she graduated from the Hutchison School and then from the University of Mississippi, obtaining a B.B.A. degree with a major in Banking and Finance. She continued her study in Accounting at the University of Memphis, obtained her C.P.A. certificate in 1985, and began her career in the tax department of Touche Ross & Company, which at that time was one of the “Big 8” accounting firms. Being hired by one of her clients, she worked in the private sector for 4 years, managing their accounting and tax compliance function. In 1991, she went back into the public accounting field with a local C.P.A. firm, specializing in tax, where she worked for more than 21 years.
Melissa and her husband, Barry, have two children, Patrick and Megan, who are both graduates of Houston High School. Patrick is also a graduate of the University of Memphis and works as an Account Executive at Fedex. After graduating from the University of Tennessee at Martin, Megan continued her studies at Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, University of Memphis. She currently practices law in downtown Memphis.
Melissa is an active member of Hope Presbyterian Church where she teaches Sunday School in the pre-school department. She is a graduate of Leadership Collierville and currently serves on the board as the Treasurer. An avid sports fan, she can often be found at various sporting events in Oxford, MS. She also enjoys working out at the Germantown Athletic Club and Lifetime Fitness.
Melissa is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants.