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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

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 15 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 a member of Journey Church. When time allows, her family enjoys attending Golden Eagle and New Orleans Saints football games.

Mississippi CPA License #6070

Sheri Kelly, CPA

Sheri began her career in public accounting in 2012, soon after graduating Summa Cum Laude from Mississippi State University, with a Bachelor's of Business Administration with an emphasis in accounting. Sheri is skilled in all areas of finance and accounting, from individuals to businesses. She earned her CPA license in 2015. 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.

Sheri and her family attend First Baptist Church of Ellisville, she enjoys baking and traveling with her husband and two boys.

Mississippi CPA License #7076

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.

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.

Dustin Loftin

Dustin's career began at Holt & Associates, PLLC as a full time staff accountant in May 2021. Dustin graduated from Mississippi State University with a Bachelor's degree in Accounting.

While not in the office, you can find Dustin enjoying quality time with family and friends. Dustin enjoys staying fit, a variety of recreational sports, spending time on the water, attending sporting events and being outdoors.

Conner Butts

Conner is a 2013 graduate from the University of Mississippi where he earned a Bachelor of Accountancy. Before attending Ole Miss, he earned an Associate in Business Administration from Hinds Community College where he played baseball for two years. Prior to joining Holt and Associates, PLLC in 2021, he worked as an Internal Auditor for one of the nation’s largest poultry producers for eight years.

Outside of the office, Conner enjoys spending time with his wife, family and friends, and if the weather allows, you will most likely find him on the golf course or hanging around the grill in his backyard.

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 joined Holt & Associates, PLLC, in April of 2013 and has over 30 years of experience in accounting. Prior to coming to our firm, 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.

Away from the office, Tracy enjoys spending time with her husband, two daughters, and other family and friends. She also likes watching baseball & football - Go GameDay!! Tracy's favorite vacation spot is at the beach with her family.

Sarah E. Mills

Sarah E. Mills works in the Client Accounting Services department, and has recently joined the team at Holt & Associates, where she processes live and after-the-fact payroll, performs transaction processing, sales and use tax, and does bookkeeping for multiple clients, as well as prepares financial reports for clients quarterly and annually.

Sarah graduated from The University of Mississippi in 2015 with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Managerial Finance, and graduated Magna Cum Laude. Since graduation, she has had the opportunity to gain many valuable experiences in working with clients and managing accounts, which she brings to her position at Holt & Associates.

In her time away from the office, Sarah enjoys traveling and spending time with her husband and son, as well as family and friends. She is also an active member of Lakeview Church in Hattiesburg, MS, where she serves with her husband on the ministry staff.

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.

Courtney attends Christian Life Church and enjoys spending time with her children.

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.