Members & Staff



Abacus Row

L. Joe Edmondson, CPA



Joe is the guy you call when you are looking for straight-up advice on your business. The majority of his clients have relied on his counsel for over 40 years. So for Joe, it goes way beyond the audit or the taxes – it’s helping business owners sleep a little better at night knowing that they can pick up the phone and talk to him.

Joe has been a public accountant for over 40 years. After earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the University of Alabama, Joe joined the Nashville office of international certified public accounting firm Peat, Marwick & Mitchell for the first 16 years of his career before forming Marlin & Edmondson, P.C. in 1976. Over the years Joe has specialized in providing audit, tax, and organizational consulting services. He is an active member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Jeff Betzler, CPA



As a trusted advisor, Jeff’s in-depth knowledge and experience is an asset his clients rely on. He loves helping family businesses keep their financial legacies healthy and solid.

Jeff has been in public accounting since he earned his Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting from Middle Tennessee State University in 1986. He specializes in providing audit and accounting services to virtually all segments of the economy, including banks, commercial companies, educational and not-for-profit organizations. Jeff is an active member of professional organizations including the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants.

Stephen Byrd, CPA



Our clients love Stephen’s experience and his ability to get the job done when faced with critical deadlines.

Stephen has been in public accounting since he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Tennessee Technological University in 1998. Stephen provides assurance, tax and consulting services to commercial and not-for-profit entities. Stephen is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants.

Tai Jones, CPA



She loves problem solving and gets the details right. Her clients appreciate her ability to get the job done without disrupting the whole business.

Tai has been in public accounting since she earned her Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting from Middle Tennessee State University in 2002. She provides assurance, tax and consulting services to entities in virtually every segment of the economy. Tai is a member of several professional organizations including the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants. She served as past president of the board of directors of the Kiwanis Club in Manchester, TN.

Craig Dame, CPA



Craig’s focus has always been on the client relationship and experience. Our clients are valuable resources in understanding the business environment, and Craig enjoys spending time with them to get to know them and their business. He can then provide his knowledge and experience to assist clients in reaching their financial goals.

Craig has been in public accounting since he earned his Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting from Middle Tennessee State University. He specializes in providing audit, tax, accounting and consulting services. He has worked with clients in a variety of industries including, but not limited to, healthcare, construction, manufacturing, distribution and not-for-profit organizations. Craig is an active member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants.

Carol Moore, Administrative Director



Our clients turn to Carol to keep the details of their accounting process from getting out of control.

Carol has been in public accounting since joining Marlin & Edmondson, P.C. in 2000. Carol serves clients in the firm’s Small Business Services Division providing basic accounting services and income tax compliance. Carol has experience with accounting software including Mas90, Peachtree, UltraTax, Fixed Assets and others.

Aaron Mead, Senior Accountant



Aaron assists in audit, accounting, and tax preparation services. He has a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting from Middle Tennessee State University.

Jenna Davidson, Staff Accountant



Jenna assists in audit, accounting and tax preparation services. She earned her Bachelor of Business Administration degree in accounting from Belmont University in 2010. She has worked with clients in various industries including, but not limited to, healthcare, agriculture, not-for-profit organizations, and government. She is a Nashville native and an active member of the Nashville Junior Chamber of Commerce. She is involved in many professional development activities and is highly involved in charitable events and activities throughout the Nashville community.