We work with you on a personal level to determine the best solutions for your unique needs, then leverage our seasoned expertise to achieve the best possible results.


We are your trusted partner in success. Our firm is large enough to offer a full range of professional services at a fair price, but small enough to give you the individual attention that you deserve.


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.

Staff Profiles

Derek Pettigrew, CPA

Derek grew up working in the firm and has held every position from Chief Custodian to Senior Partner. Derek graduated from Georgia College in 2000 with a BBA in Accounting and General Business. In 2006, Derek acquired his CPA license and in 2010, Derek became a partner of the firm. Today Derek is the Senior Partner and oversees over 150 monthly accounting projects as well as the income tax preparation division. Derek has been married to his wife, Dana, since 2004 and has 3 children that are involved in the local community.

Katie Brock, EA, Tax Manager

Katie Brock graduated from Georgia College with a BBA in Accounting in May 2018. She became an Enrolled Agent with the IRS in November 2021 and is currently pursuing her MBA at Liberty University as well as her CPA license. Katie joined the firm in January 2016 as an intern and is now a tax manager. She and her husband, David, live in Milledgeville, and they are expecting their first child in November 2022. Katie enjoys riding horses, hunting, and fishing. Katie is accepting new tax clients.

Deborah Weiner, Staff Accountant

Deborah joined our team in June 2012. She has 20 years of experience as a
bookkeeper and office manager. Most recently, Deborah was the manager of a local real estate professional where her duties included utilization of QuickBooks for
financial reporting and payroll for over 20 corporate developments. Deborah
is a lifelong resident of Jones County, where she currently resides. She
has two daughters and one granddaughter and one grandson.

Tim Bradshaw, Staff Accountant

Tim Bradshaw graduated from GCSU in December 2016 with a BBA in Accounting.  He joined our team as an intern in January 2017.  He currently serves as staff accountant for over 30 small businesses in the Milledgeville area.  Tim and his family relocated from California to Georgia in 2007.  He is married with 3 children and 4 granddaughters.  Tim enjoys playing golf and spending time with his family. Tim is accepting new tax clients.


Dawn Adams, Staff Accountant

Dawn Adams graduated from Georgia College with a double major of Accounting and Management in 2012. She joined the team as staff accountant in 2020. Dawn is currently in the process of becoming an Enrolled Agent. She enjoys spending time with her family especially her grandchildren. Dawn is accepting new tax clients.

Mason Merren, Staff Accountant

Mason graduated from Florida Atlantic University with a B.B.A. in Accounting and joined the firm as a staff accountant in 2021. Mason and his wife Mackenzie live in Milledgeville, and he is currently pursuing his CPA license and his master’s degree from Georgia College. Mason is accepting new tax clients.

Michaela Cole, Staff Accountant

Michaela Cole graduated from Georgia College with a B.B.A. in Accounting in December of 2021. She is currently in her master’s program at Georgia Southern. Michaela has been with the firm Since January of 2022. In her free time, she enjoys golf, hiking, and being on the lake with her dog.


Alissa Allen, Office Manager

Alissa was born and raised in Milledgeville. Alissa has worked for Pettigrew & Pettigrew CPAs from an early age and in 2003 was promoted to our full-time office manager. Alissa is the friendly smile that you will see and recognize whenever you stop by or office or swing through the drive-thru. Alissa has one son, J.D.

Kellie Pound, Receptionist

Kellie was raised in Monticello, Georgia and relocated to Milledgeville. Kellie’s background is in Public Safety where she served as a 911 dispatcher for many years. Kellie enjoys meeting new people and spending time with her husband, Cameron, and their pets.

David Pettigrew, CPA, Partner Emeritus

David’s career began by offering to prepare tax returns for his co-workers while working at Central State hospital.  Recognizing the demand for his service and the opportunity to start his own tax and accounting business, he founded our firm in a small office in downtown Milledgeville in 1976.  In 1990, David moved to the firm to our permanent location on Roberson Mill Rd.  David’s career spans 46 years and many of those clients that he recruited when he worked at Central State Hospital are still doing business with our firm today.  At the end of tax season 2022, David retired from practice.  These days, he enjoys traveling, working his timber farms, and spending time with his grandchildren.”