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Our Staff

Bartlett Buie, CPA, P.A. is one of the leading firms in the Myrtle Beach area. By combining our expertise, experience of our staff, we assure that every client receives the and attention they deserve. Our dedication to high standards, hiring of seasoned tax professionals, and work ethic is the reason for our success.

Our Team

Judy Allen - Office Administrator 843-449-4765 x3101 Judy attended King's College and has a degree in Accounting and Business.

Judy has been in public accounting since graduating from King's College. Her first position was with Cherry, Bekaert, and Holland in the Charlotte office where she worked as Office Manager. In 1979 she was promoted to Executive Secretary to Bill Holland, managing partner. Judy moved to Myrtle Beach in 1988 to join the firm of Bates, Buie, Lindsay, Evans, and Rabon, CPAs.

Judy does community service for the Myrtle Beach Women's Club as well as First Baptist Church and the Park HOA Association.

Her hobbies and interests include dancing, gardening, and walking on the beach.

Susan Brady, CPA - Senior Accountant 843-449-4765 x3108

Vick Collins - Payroll Administrator 843-449-4765 x3106 Vicki attended the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and HGTC, studying accounting and business.

Vicki has been with the firm for over twenty years and has been in her current position as payroll administrator since 2002. Her prior work experience involved accounting and office management.

Vicki's interests include spending time with her children, three grandchildren, and two dogs. She also enjoys music, reading, and is an active member of the Blue Star Mothers of Coastal Carolina, a group working in support of our military sons and daughters.

Kristy Fahrenbruck, CPA - Senior Accountant 843-449-4765 x3102 Kristy attended Coastal Carolina University and received a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration - Accounting in December 2007

Kristy joined Bartlett Buie, CPA, PA in January 2009. Her experience includes preparation of financial statements and tax preparation in a broad range of industries including construction, retail, and restaurants. Currently she is working with individuals and small business clients in tax planning and preparation of business and personal financial statements.

Some of Kristy's hobbies and interests include reading, walking on the beach, and travelling.

Ree Reid - Staff Accountant 843-449-4765 x3107 Ree attended Coastal Carolina and studied accounting and finance.

Ree has been a staff accountant since 1979. She began working for Bates, Buie, Lindsay, Evans, and Rabon CPA's in late 1979 until 1982. She left for an accounting position with a client of the firm. She returned to the firm in 1987 working for several years until departing to work for a client again. In 2001 Ree returned to work for Bartlett Buie CPA, P.A. and has been a staff accountant since that time.

Ree's interests include photography, reading, her grandchildren, and her dogs.

Lisa Burkey- Office Assistant 843-449-4765 x3115

Lisa joined Bart Buie CPA in 2018. Her background is in the legal field, office work and marketing. She attended Horry-Georgetown Technical College and has her Associates degree in Paralegal. She has been in the Grand Strand area since 1998. She currently lives in Surfside with her husband and several pets. In her spare time she donates her time to several local non-profits including Myrtle Beach Kiwanis Club, Socastee Heritage Foundation and the American Legion Auxilliary Post 40.

Sonila Merkouris- Staff Accountant (843) 449-4765 x 3103 Sonila graduated from Coastal Carolina University in May 2009 with a Bachelor's of Science in Business Administration- Accounting

In 2007 Sonila and her family moved from New Jersey and she choose to finish her last year of studding accounting at Coastal Carolina University. Prior to Coastal Carolina University she attended Rutgers Business School in New Jersey. She has over 10 years of experience in corporate and private accounting. Last year she successfully completed the four parts of the Certified Public Accounting exam and loves to work in public accounting. Sonila joined Bartlett Buie CPA, PA in December 2019. She is happily married and a devoted mother of two amazing children.

Marilyn Dawgert - Senior Accountant (Retired)

Freddie Sprinkle - Senior Accountant (Retired)

Fayetteville State University and studied accounting.

Freddie began her accounting career in San Antonio, Texas in 1973 working with Alexander Grant and Company, while her husband Butch was stationed at Ft. Sam Houston with the US Army. Butch was transferred to North Carolina and Freddie worked for Cannon & Company from 1975 until 1980. She moved to Ivan Price, CPA in 1980 and worked until the family moved to Myrtle Beach. In 1987 she began working for Bates, Buie, Lindsay, Evans, Rabon, Kinard, and Jascot CPA's until she left with Bart when he began his CPA practice.

Freddie is semi-retired and resides in Mocksville, NC. She works for the firm full time during tax season and other times when needed.

Freddie's hobbies include her horses, traveling, spending time with her grandchildren, and volunteering at her church, St Francis Catholic Church in Mocksville