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Rest assured that when a need arises, our firm is ready and capable to handle everything for you so you can focus on what matters most to you.
Robert V Townes III
Robert was one of the two founding shareholders of Parker & Townes, PC along with his father-in-law, Harry L Parker. He received his BS in Mechanical engineering from Auburn University in 1970 and subsequently completed his accounting major studies at the University of Alabama in Birmingham. He graduated from the Birmingham School of Law and was admitted to the bar in 1976. His primary areas of practice are tax and estate planning. He also manages IT for the firm. He enjoys travel with his wife of 44 years, Barbara and their weekends at Smith Lake. Weekends during the college football season are spent on campus at Auburn.
D. Chris Townes CPA
Chris specializes in tax, accounting, consulting and financial planning services to individuals and small business in variety of industries including the physician’s practices, legal practices and other professional firms as well as a many other industries. He provides individuals with tax, financial, retirement and education planning. Other areas of his emphasis include business combinations, business succession planning, business operations, contracts and retirement plan advice.
Chris has been with the firm since he was in high school in 1977. He received his degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 1981 and was awarded his CPA certificate in 1983. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Alabama Society of Certified Public Accountants. He is Gardendale Chamber member as well as the Gardendale Area Rotary Club.
Chris has been a lifelong resident of Gardendale until his recent move to Cullman to fulfill his dream of living on Smith Lake full time to feed his passion of fishing and hunting. He is married to Sherrie Fines Townes also from the Gardendale area and together they share their enjoyment of their children and grandchildren.
Keith Standridge, CPA
Senior Accountant & Shareholder
Keith specializes in tax, accounting, payroll and sales tax services to individuals and small business in variety of industries.
Keith has been with the firm since 1984. He received his degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 1983 and was awarded his CPA certificate in 1992. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Alabama Society of Certified Public Accountants.
Keith has been a lifelong resident of Allgood, Alabama with interests in sports photography for newspapers in the Cullman and Blount County areas and fly-fishing. He is married to Sharon King Standridge who teaches 4th graders at Susan Moore Elementary School and together they share their enjoyment of their sons Benjamin and Zachary.
Joey Nail CPA
Joey has over twenty years experience in public accounting. Much of his career has involved serving the tax, accounting, and consulting needs of individuals, small businesses and non-profit organizations and many other industries. In addition to taxation and accounting, his expertise includes QuickBooks, setup and use, and helping small businesses design and implement effective accounting systems.
Joey is a 1993 graduate of the University of Alabama in Birmingham where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Management and Accounting. Joey has been with the firm since 1993 and in 1999 was awarded his CPA certificate. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Alabama Society of Certified Public Accountants. He has been active in the community and serves on the board for two non-profit organizations in the local area.
Joey grew up on a farm in the Corner community just outside the Gardendale area where he resides to this day. Joey enjoys the outdoors, running, biking and his passion for showing horses and raising cattle. He is married to Erin Hughes Nail and has three wonderful children he enjoys sharing his time and passions with.
Patrick has been with the firm since 2005, while still in high school. He went on to obtain his degree in accounting from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and is currently working to attain his CPA certificate. His primary area of practice is income tax and he also consults with clients on various accounting and bookkeeping software. Patrick was recently married to Catherine Cody Fisher in the fall of 2016.
Patrick was born and raised in the Gardendale area. He is an avid outdoorsman and spends most of his off time pursuing his passion’s outdoors.
Richard Pennington CPArpennington@parkertownes.com
Ricky has been with the firm since 1991. He graduated from UAB in 1990 with a Bachelors of Science degree, and passed the Certified Public Accountants examination in 1992. He was admitted to the firm as a partner in 1997.
He specializes in individual and corporate tax preparation, advice concerning bookkeeping services, and non-profit entity taxation. Ricky also has experience with non-profit audits, preparing annual renewals for general contractors licenses and also for home builders licenses.
Ricky is a member of the American Institute of CPA’s and the Alabama Society of CPA’s.
Amberly has been with the firm since 2013, working part time as an intern while attending UAB as a full-time student. She was immediately hired as a Staff Accountant upon receiving her Bachelor of Science with a focus in Accounting from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in April of 2016. Amberly is continuing her education while working for the firm full time to obtain her CPA license. Her primary areas of practice are individual and corporate tax preparation, bookkeeping, and quarterly payroll reports. Amberly is also proficient with the QuickBooks software system.
Amberly is a life-long resident of the City of Gardendale. She is married to Ben Doss, Jr., and together they have a little girl, Ava Roxanne.