OUR TEAM

Kenneth Kraft

kkraft@kraftcpa.com

Managing Member

  • Graduated from Middle Tennessee State University

  • Founded Kraft & Company, PLLC in 1975.

  • Areas of expertise: Business consulting, income tax planning, estate planning.

  • Personal:  Ken is married with a stepson.  He works with his two adult daughters and has five grandchildren.  Ken enjoys golf, travel, art collecting and trying new recipes on the grill.

  • What is a strength of Kraft & Company, PLLC? Our professionalism, personal attention and our true interest in each and every client.

  • What do you enjoy most about working here? I enjoy the nature of the work I do and being able to provide help and assistance to our clients.  I am proud to call many of our clients my friends. 

Mike Sullivan

msullivan@kraftcpa.com

 

Member

  • Graduated from Middle Tennessee State University

  •  With Kraft & Company, PLLC since 1979.

  • Areas of expertise: Accounting, auditing and federal taxation.

  • Personal:  Mike is married to Ginger Luster Sullivan and the father of three adult children: Katy, Andy and Maggie. Mike supports all Nashville area sports teams and can be spotted at Vanderbilt football, basketball or baseball games as well as Titan and Predator games.

  • What is a strength of Kraft & Company, PLLC? We have very little turnover of our people. Our people really enjoy working here.  It allows us to build long term relationships with clients and keep that continuity as our client’s transition through different phases of their financial lives.

  • What do you enjoy most about working here? Small business is the life blood of our economy and the opportunity to assist our client’s growth and prosperity is very rewarding.

Rachel Kraft Johnson

rkraftjohnson@kraftcpa.com

Member

  • Graduated from Belmont University

  • With Kraft & Company, PLLC since 2005.

  • Areas of expertise: Tax and consulting for individuals and businesses across multiple industries. Auditing of small to medium size businesses, nonprofits and retirement plans.

  • Personal:  Rachel is married with a daughter and twin sons.  She loves spending time with her kids and travelling with her husband.

  • What is a strength of Kraft & Company, PLLC?  Our ability to provide excellent service and maintain a long term relationship with clients as an individual and in business. We see ourselves as a resource and a partner to help with tax, advisory and audit needs.

  • What do you enjoy most about working here?  I like that we have such great relationships with our clients and the door is always open for them to call or stop by and when they do, they will see a familiar face and a person who has their best interest at heart.

Joy Bray

jbray@kraftcpa.com

Member

  • Graduated from Belmont University

  • Joined Kraft & Company, PLLC in 2000.

  • Areas of expertise: Federal and State Taxation, real estate, estate and gift tax, IRS audits and negotiations.

  • Personal: Joy is married with four children (all girls) and loves boating and swimming with family.  She enjoys movies and dining out with her husband.

  • What is a strength of Kraft & Company, PLLC?  I think our greatest strengths are our relationships we build with clients and our retention of staff. 

  • What do you enjoy most about working here? Camaraderie with the Kraft & Co. community, our clients and my co-workers.

Elizabeth Kraft Bleecker

ekraft@kraftcpa.com

CPA, MBA

  • Graduated from University of Colorado and received her Master in Business Administration from Belmont University.

  • With Kraft & Company, PLLC since 2008.

  • Areas of expertise: Entrepreneurship, small business consulting, entertainment, restaurant and hospitality.

  • Personal: Elizabeth is married with a son & a daughter and loves cooking and experimenting with new recipes.  She enjoys dining out, reading, and binge watching TV shows.

  • What is a strength of Kraft & Company, PLLC?  We are responsive to our clients, but more importantly are also proactive.  Not all clients know the right questions to ask and we believe it’s our responsibility to probe and prompt and make sure our clients’ needs are addressed.

  • What do you enjoy most about working here? I love the feeling of being a true partner to my clients.  I am invested in their success and their goals and want to see them prosper. I also really appreciate my work environment and enjoy my personal relationships with co-workers and clients. 

Wendy Wessel

wwessel@kraftcpa.com

CPA

  • Graduated Magna Cum Laude from Northwood University with a degree in Business Administration.

  • Joined Kraft & Company, PLLC in 2019.

  • Areas of expertise: Tax and audit with emphasis in medical practices, real estate, non-profit, retail and HUD.

  • Personal: Grew up in northern Michigan and moved to Nashville in 2016.  She is married and has a son & daughter.  She is an avid Nashville Predator's season ticket holder and loves boating and watching sports. 

  • What is a strength of Kraft & Company, PLLC?  The diversity of experience that you find amongst the team.  That diversity along with the teamwork atmosphere allows us to provide our clients with a tremendous resource.

  • What do you enjoy most about working here? The work environment is amazing.  You rarely go a day without laughter and support.  Everyone is very supportive of each other.

Tanner Clark

 

tclark@kraftcpa.com

CPA

  • Graduated from Western Kentucky University (Go Tops)

  • Joined Kraft & Company, PLLC in July 2019.

  • Personal:  Tanner moved to Nashville in early 2018.  He is from nearby Kentucky.  He enjoys playing and watching sports (Go Titans, Grizzlies and Reds), hanging with friends and working out.

  • What is a strength of Kraft & Company, PLLC? The experience and continuity of the staff enable no issues to go unresolved.

  • What do you enjoy most about working here? The size of the firm has allowed me to get to know everyone on a personal level.  Everyone is so welcoming and willing to help one another with whatever it is in front of them.

Brady Kelly

bkelly@kraftcpa.com

CPA

  • Graduated from the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga with a Bachelor's degree in Accounting and Finance.

  • Joined Kraft & Company, PLLC in 2019.

  • Areas of Expertise: Set-up and consulting for Quickbooks accounting packages, preparation of financial statements, as well as, the preparation of both business and individual tax returns.

  • Personal: A native of Nashville, Brady enjoys an afternoon spent grilling with family and friends.  His passions include the outdoors, DIY projects around the house, and of course SEC football.

  • What is a strength of Kraft & Company?  The long-term relationships established with clients and the community.  These relationships have been cultivated over many years, and in some cases, decades.

  • What do you enjoy most about working here?  The fun, family atmosphere the partners have created.  Sharing laughs and smiles is as much a part of the day, as sharing knowledge and expertise.

Diane Payne

dpayne@kraftcpa.com

Bookkeeper

  • Graduated from Ferris State University, studied two subsequent years at Michigan State University

  • Joined Kraft & Company in 2017

  • Expertise: Experienced in the areas of medical practice and non-profit financial management

  • Personal: Diane enjoys traveling, gardening, cooking, reading, football, and spending time with her family which includes two little granddaughters.

  • What is a strength of Kraft & Company?  The teamwork and level of expertise demonstrated by the staff to provide the best possible product for the client, and being genuinely interested in our clients’ success.

  • What do you enjoy most about working here?  Everyone is always willing to stop what they are doing to answer a question or help work through a challenging issue.  There also seems to an endless supply of chocolate available.

Sandy Wemple

swemple@kraftcpa.com

Office Manager

  • Joined Kraft & Company, PLLC in 2009.

  • Personal: Sandy is married and enjoys spending time hanging out by the pool with her husband. She also try to fit in an annual trip to Tunica or Tropicana to give back to the economy.

  • What is a strength of Kraft & Company, PLLC?  The attention and personalization to the needs of every client whether they are an individual or large corporation.

  • What do you enjoy most about working here?  I’m very impressed with the guidance and ongoing support that the clients receive from the staff and members of Kraft and Company.  It’s nice to be a part of such an exceptional team.

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114 29th Avenue South

Nashville, TN 37212


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