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About Our Firm

Quality. Service. Ethics. At Holt & Associates, PLLC, these are more than just the latest customer service buzzwords. They are a commitment - the guiding principles our team members follow each and every day as we work with you toward a successful future.

When you do business with us, you will always have our strongest commitment to:

  • Provide you with quality work in a timely manner, no matter how large or small the task.
  • Offer you a level of service that exceeds your expectations, whether you are looking for a copy of a single tax return or a complete audit of your business.
  • Value the trust you place in us, with our promise that we will work hard to earn your trust and your business every single day.

 

Our Mission

Our mission is to be committed to your success. We make it our business to know your business well enough to improve your tax position, capital position, business structure and benefits packages, acquisition potential, and much more. We earn our fees by adding value to your company and to your asset base. We have learned a great deal since we began in this business, and we are ready to apply this knowledge to enhance your company's growth and success. Together we can conquer all of the intricacies of doing business in today's fast-paced economy.

  • Honor God in all we do
  • Satisfy the tax, accounting, audit, and consulting needs of our valued clients
  • Provide meaningful and rewarding careers for ourselves and our staff

 

 

 

Our Team

 

Accountants:

W. David Dill, CPA

david@holtaccounting.com

David Dill is a certified public accountant with over 30 years of experience with individual and small business taxation. Background of industries include: construction contractors, governmental and non-profit organizations. David is certified as a Governmental Financial Manager by the Association of Governmental Accountants.

David graduated from Delta State University with a Bachelor of Business Administration in 1979. He is a member of the American Institute of CPAs, the Mississippi Society of CPAs and the Southeast Chapter of MSCPA. He is an active member of the Laurel Kiwanis Club and serves on board of directors for various organizations.

When not in the office, David can be found running a marathon across the country or serving at his church, Bethlehem Community Church in Laurel.

Mississippi CPA License #2390

Julie M. Uher, CPA

julie@holtaccounting.com

Julie M. Uher is a Certified Public Accountant and partner within the firm. Julie has over 20 years of experience with a mixture of audit work and tax services. Her audit experience includes audit planning, supervision of audit staff, performance and reviews of single audits, fieldwork, and financial statement preparation for governmental, nonprofit, construction and manufacturing companies.

Julie graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi with her Bachelors of Science in Business Administration in 1993 and a Masters of Professional Accountancy in 1995. She is a member of the American Institute of CPAs, the Mississippi Society of CPAs where she served on the Board of Governors, and the Southeast Chapter of MSCPA where she served as President.

In her spare time, Julie enjoys spending time with her family. They can usually be found attending football games, theater, dance performances, or traveling.

Mississippi CPA License #4980

Kari M. Blackledge, CPA

kblackledge@holtaccounting.com

Kari M. Blackledge is a certified public accountant with over 10 years of public accounting experience with a mixture of audit and attestation work and tax services. Kari was made partner in 2013. Her audit and attestation experience includes engagement planning, fieldwork performance, and financial statement preparation. She works on audit and attestation engagements for various types of entities including county governments, municipal governments, nonprofit organizations, privately held companies, rural water associations, and school districts.

Kari graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi in 2000 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree with an emphasis in accounting, and in 2006, she joined Holt & Associates, PLLC. She is an active member of American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Mississippi Society of Certified Public Accountants and the Southeast Chapter of the Mississippi Society of Certified Public Accountants.

When she is not in the office, Kari enjoys reading and spending time with her husband, two daughters, and other family and friends. She is an active member in Bethel Baptist Church, where she has served as director of Vacation Bible School the last three years. When time allows, her family enjoys attending Golden Eagle and New Orleans Saints football games.

Mississippi CPA License #6070

Ashlie Sanchez

asanchez@holtaccounting.com

Ashlie has over 10 years of public accounting experience with a mixture of audit and attestation work and tax services. Her audit and attestation experience includes engagement planning, fieldwork performance, and financial statement preparation. She works on audit and attestation engagements for various types of entities including construction contractors, county governments, municipal governments, nonprofit organizations, privately held companies, rural water associations, and school districts.

Ashlie graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi in 2006 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree with an emphasis in accounting. She also graduated from William Carey University in 2007 with a Masters Degree in Business Administration (MBA), and in 2008, she joined Holt & Associates, PLLC.

When away from the office, Ashlie enjoys spending time with her husband, son, family & friends. She is an active member at First Baptist Church of Sharon, where she serves in the preschool department. Ashlie and her family enjoy camping and attending the Golden Eagle football games.

Josh Eddy

jeddy@holtaccounting.com

Josh has been with our firm since 2014. While here he has worked on audit and attestation engagements including planning, fieldwork performance, and financial statement preparation. He has experience in various types of entities including construction contractors, municipal governments, nonprofit organizations, privately held companies, rural water associations, and school districts.

Josh is a 2013 graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in accounting. Josh began his accounting career by working with Laurel’s chapter of the Salvation Army as an accountant. While completing his education, Josh served two deployments with the United States Army National Guard.

Josh enjoys his time away from the office with his wife and son. The family is active in Journey Church where they teach preschool classes. During football season, Josh can be found at USM football games cheering for the Golden Eagles.

Randi Fortenberry

randi@holtaccounting.com

Randi graduated cum laude from the University of Alabama in 2014, where she received a Bachelor’s degree in Finance and Accounting. Upon graduation, Randi became an in-house accountant for McAbee Construction in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, where she gained experience with sales tax. At the end of 2015, Randi transitioned to the firm life, where as a staff accountant, she prepared individual tax returns, monthly and quarterly reports, monthly financial statements, as well as helped implement new accounting software. Mrs. Fortenberry joined our team in November 2016, and works from our Laurel and Hattiesburg offices. Her main roles in our office include but are not limited to: preparing individual and corporate income tax returns, compilations, reviews, and audits, as well as payroll and all accompanying reports.

Outside of the office, you can find Randi with her husband and stepson - usually playing tag, hide and seek, or lions. They are active members of Venture Church, in Hattiesburg, MS.

Dianne Dalton

ddalton@holtaccounting.com

Dianne Dalton has over 35 years of bookkeeping experience. Her experience includes financial reporting, accounts receivable and payable, payroll preparation and reporting. Dianne is knowledgable in Quickbooks software and is certified as a Quickbooks ProAdvisor.

When not in the office, Dianne enjoys spending time with her husband, family, and friends. She is an active member in Ellisville First Baptist Church where she sings in the choir. She also enjoys cross stitching samplers and reading. During the summer, you will most likely find her and her husband spending time on the beach.

Tracy Parker

tparker@holtaccounting.com

Tracy Parker has over 30 years of experience in accounting. Prior to coming to Holt & Associates, PLLC, she worked for a major manufacturing plant. Tracy graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi in 1998 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree with an emphasis in accounting.

When away from the office, Tracy enjoys spending time with her husband, David, and two daughters, Lindsay and Abby and their family and friends. They are active members in First Baptist Church of Shady Grove. When time allows, Tracy and her family enjoy spending time at the beach.

Lindsey Byrd

lindsey@holtaccounting.com

Lindsey began her career at Holt & Associates, PLLC as a part-time bookkeeper in May of 2017. She graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi in the fall of 2017, with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with an emphasis in accounting.

When away from the office, Lindsey enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She is an active member in Lighthouse of Hope Ministries of Richton, MS. Lindsey enjoys volunteering with her church family and participating in church sponsored youth outreach programs. Lindsey and her husband recently welcomed a beautiful baby girl. When able, Lindsey also loves to read and travel.

Administrative Staff:

Courtney Phillips

cphillips@holtaccounting.com

Courtney joined Holt & Associates in 2013 to provide support to our administrative staff. Courtney is a resourceful and energetic individual who is comfortable with being the go-to person for anything related to the seamless running of an office. She is the friendly face you can rely on to support our client's needs with focus and grace. There is never a task too big or too small for Courtney, with a keen eye to detail it's no wonder Courtney brings great value to any part of our firm as our firm administrator.

Emily White

Emily joined Holt & Associates’ administrative team in the fall of 2019. She works eagerly and joyfully to provide service and assistance to the staff members at our firm and to our clients. She is a quick study and enjoys finding new ways to contribute to our team. Emily graduated from Delta State University and is a big supporter of the Fighting Okra. She loves living and working in Laurel.

Outside of the office, Emily enjoys spending time with her husband, as well as friends and other family. When able, their favorite activities are traveling, going to the movies, playing disk golf, cooking, reading and supporting the local music and culinary scene.