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Staff Profiles

Charles Babb, CPA

Charles (Buddy) Babb is owner of Babb and Associates, CPA.  He has over 30 years of public accounting experience.  He structured his CPA practice toward individual tax preparation and working with small businesses.  He has many years of experience in individual and business tax and in helping new business clients get started and continues to provide financial and management consulting to his clients.  He is experienced in dealing with estates and trusts and provides trustee services to his clients.

Prior to moving to Chattanooga in 2007, Charles lived in Sarasota, FL, where he worked for Arthur Andersen as a manager in their tax development and software division.  In 1991, he started his own CPA firm in Sarasota, where he still maintains an office for his Florida clients.

Charles is married to his wife Betty and they live in Hixson.  They are both avid Tennessee Vol fans and enjoy all the Vol ball games, as well as boating, fishing and traveling in their free time.

Education and Training

1977 Graduate of University of Tennessee at Martin with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting, CPA Designation awarded in 1991, Licensed in TN and FL.

Professional Affiliations

‍He is a member of the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA), the Tennessee Society of CPAs (TSCPA), Florida Institute of CPAs (FICPA), and the National Association of Tax Processors (NATP).

Rachel Shehan

Rachel is the voice and face that greets you when you call or visit the office.  Rachel always goes the extra mile to assist our clients.  She has excellent people skills and can typically recognize our clients the second they walk in the door.

Rachel has a diverse work experience. Prior to joining Babb and Associates, she worked for another CPA firm in Chattanooga and she has worked in the medical profession.

Rachel lives in Hixson with her husband Paul, who is the Sports Director for WRCB Channel 3 here in Chattanooga.

Janet Reid

Janet has over 25 years of accounting, tax and bookkeeping experience.  Prior to joining Babb and Associates, Janet worked for Annette Gray, CPA and joined Babb and Associates upon the merger of those two firms.  Janet is charge of all our bookkeeping clients and bookkeeping functions, including accounting, payroll and sales tax returns, business returns and also prepares tax returns during tax season.

Janet lives in East Ridge with her husband Steve.