Our Expert Team

Our accounting professionals are constantly learning and stay up-to-date on the newest laws and guidance.  Throughout the firm’s history, not only have we been committed to participation in the AICPA’s Peer Review Program, but have always received unqualified opinions. We endeavor to provide you with the most updated expert advice.

Earl L. Calhoun, CPA

Managing Partner

Earl L. Calhoun, CPA founded Calhoun & Company, PLLC in 1995. He graduated in 1974 from the University of Kentucky with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting. He has been in practice since 1974 and a firm partner since 1978.  He served as KYCPA Board President from 1994-1995 and is a member of the AICPA, KYCPA, and AICPA’s Forensic and Valuation Services. He takes pride in his community and has been involved with various civic and not-for-profit organizations while living in Hopkinsville. He currently serves on the Board of Trustees as past Board Chair for JSMC. For more than 40 years, he has provided a full range of services to businesses and individuals, including financial institutions, and specializes in business consulting, negotiation and financing support, and litigation.

Debbie L. Fuller, CPA, CSEP

Tax, Compliance & Financial Manager

Debbie L. Fuller, CPA, CSEP graduated cum laude from Murray State University in 1989 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting. She earned her Kentucky CPA license in 1994 and joined Calhoun & Company, PLLC in 1996. She is a member of the AICPA, KYCPA, and a Certified Specialist in Estate Planning. For more than 20 years, she has provided expert advise and consulting in business and individual taxation, and inheritance and estate tax. Debbie reviews the preparation of various federal, state, and local tax returns. She assists clients with tax notice disputes with various taxing authorities and works diligently to provide the  best possible outcome for our clients.  Her diversified public accounting background also includes significant involvement in  audit and attest services for financial institutions, governmental, and not-for-profit entities. She is an active member of Crossroads Fellowship and is currently the treasurer. Debbie also serves on the Trigg County, KY Board of Health and Litchfield Memorial Student Loan Fund Board. Debbie and her husband, John Fuller, reside in Cadiz, KY with their three boys.

Karen P. Lamb, CPA

Business & Accounting Manager

Karen P. Lamb, CPA joined Calhoun & Company, PLLC in 1999 after graduating from Austin Peay State University in 1998 with a Bachelor of Business Administration concentrating in Accounting and Management. She is a licensed CPA in Kentucky and Tennessee and is a member of the AICPA, KYCPA, and TSCPA. Karen has extensive experience performing and reviewing audit and attest services for financial institutions, governmental, and not-for-profit entities. In addition to audit management, she prepares business and individual income tax returns, provides tax consulting and business valuations. She has served as a volunteer for United Way of the Pennyrile, past event chair for Christian County Relay for Life, alumnus of Leadership Hopkinsville, and a past participant and Task Force member of KYCPA’s Leadership Academy. She currently serves as a board member for Hopkinsville Business and Professional Women’s Club and is the West Region Liaison for KYCPA.

Jaime L. Petersen, CPA

Assurance & Consulting Manager

Jaime L. Petersen, CPA joined Calhoun & Company, PLLC in 2002. She graduated from Transylvania University cum laude with a Bachelor of Art in Accounting in 2001 and obtained a Master of Science in Accountancy from University of Kentucky in 2002. She is a member of the AICPA, KYCPA and is a certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor®. She is a leader in our firm in most areas of accounting, including but not limited to, highly complex individual and business income tax returns, tax consulting, audit and attest services for governmental, private, and not-for-profit entities, financial statement compilations, projections and valuations, litigation support, and technology consulting. She is also responsible for training and supervising professional staff. Jaime is a former member of KYCPA’s Leadership Council and Hopkinsville Junior Auxiliary. She is a current member of Hopkinsville Young Professionals Engage (HYPE) alongside some other professional staff. She is married to Craig Petersen of Nyrstar Clarksville Zinc Plant and they reside in Clarksville, TN with their two children.

Jordan B. Talley, CPA

Tax & Audit Services Accountant

Jordan B. Talley, CPA joined Calhoun & Company, PLLC in 2015. She received her Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Kentucky in 2011 and Master of Accountancy from North Carolina State University in 2012. She is a Certified Public Accountant in Tennessee and North Carolina and a member of the AICPA and KYCPA. Before joining our team, Jordan worked three years with a national accounting firm in Nashville, TN serving as a Senior Auditor concentrating on a range of audit engagements including SEC filers and Employee Benefit Plans. She is married to Benjamin R. Talley of Deatherage, Myers, and Lackey, LLC and resides in Hopkinsville where they are members of First Presbyterian Church. She is currently a member of Hopkinsville Junior Auxiliary and HYPE.

Boni S. Wynn

Business Services Manager

Boni S. Wynn has been with Calhoun & Company, PLLC since 1995. She began her accounting career following graduation from Hopkinsville Community College in 1984 with an Associate in Computer Science. She specializes in information systems and technology consulting and is a certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor®. As business services manager, she oversees and reviews the preparation of payroll, payroll tax, sales tax, financial statement compilations, and multiple other business services. Boni resides in Princeton, KY with her husband, Stan, and enjoys spending time with her grandchildren.

Kim M. Riddle

Business Services Accountant

Kimberyle M. Riddle joined Calhoun & Company, PLLC in August of 2016. She received her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Murray State University in 2008. Before joining our team, Kimberyle worked for eight years as the Accounting Supervisor for a government contractor here in Hopkinsville. Her husband of nine years is Daniel Riddle of WH Manufacturing. They reside in Hopkinsville along with their twin girls, Madelyn and Mckenzie.

Kim D. Sivills

Business Services Accountant

Kimberly D. Sivills graduated cum laude from Murray State University in 2008 with a Bachelor of Science in Business with a concentration in Accounting. She joined Calhoun & Company, PLLC in August of 2016. She and her husband, Chad Sivills, a local fireman, reside in Hopkinsville with their son.

Domonic T. Hawkins

Staff Accountant

Domonic T. Hawkins joined Calhoun & Company, PLLC in November of 2016 after graduating from Western Kentucky University in 2016. He obtained his Bachelor of Science in Accounting and is currently pursuing his Master of Business Administration. In his free time he enjoys watching sporting events and reading books. He currently resides in Bowling Green, KY.

Denise B. Smith

Administrative Staff

Denise B. Smith has been with Calhoun & Company, PLLC since 2003. She is usually the first voice and face you encounter when calling or visiting us. She handles many of the communication and correspondence responsibilities and takes pride in making sure our clients receive the best care. Denise resides in Hopkinsville with her husband, Todd Smith, and their son.

Jeannette A. Fink

Administrative Staff

Jeannette A. Fink joined Calhoun & Company, PLLC in 2006. She has worked with public accounting firms since 1981 and brings a wealth of operations knowledge to Calhoun & Company. She processes income tax returns, prepares 1099s, W-2s, and performs data entry functions. Jeannette also handles client communication and correspondence. She resides in Cadiz, KY with her husband, Ed Fink.

Ronne T. Cornelius

Administrative Staff

Ronne T. Cornelius began working with Calhoun & Company, PLLC in 2015. She graduated from the University of Louisville in 1988 with a Bachelor’s degree and obtained a Master’s degree from Murray State University in 1994. She provides client communication support and assists in income tax processing. Ronne resides in Hopkinsville with her husband, Bradley Cornelius, and their three children.