Our Team

Patricia Conry-Taylor, CPA/PFS

Managing Partner

Pat graduated from Vanderbilt University and has been a practicing CPA since 1984. After gaining exceptional experience at area firms, she opened her own firm in 1988. She provides consulting, tax and accounting services to medical practices and business owners. She specializes in assisting clients in interpreting the language of finance and tax so they can better understand their options and be in control of business decisions and strategies. Pat is married with two daughters and enjoys volunteering for local organizations.

Lynne Riley, CPA

Director of Tax

Lynne attended both the College of William and Mary and Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, and graduated with a degree in accounting. She has been a practicing CPA since 1979, starting her career with the national CPA firm of Peat, Marwick & Mitchell.  Her career with the firm began in 1990, and she currently serves as CTM’s Director of Tax.  In the 25+ years she has worked with the company, she has concentrated in the areas of tax and small business, including the tax effects of acquisitions and sales of businesses, and owner buy-ins/buy-outs. Her love of fitness became a second career, and she taught group fitness classes in the Knoxville area for over 30 years.  Lynne believes that the key to a happy life is striving for balance between work, family, and leisure time.

Tammy Smith, CPA/CITP

Director Of Technology

Raised in Madisonville, TN, Tammy graduated from King College with a degree in Business and Economics. She has been a practicing CPA since 1989 and later added the CITP credentials to her resume.  As Director of Technology for Conry-Taylor & Morrow, Tammy works with small business clients to provide tax and accounting services as well as ensuring CTM is on the edge of technology advances in the accounting field.  Tammy is a member of the AICPA and TSCPA and serves on the TSCPA tax liaison committee.  She is also a Certified QuickBooks Pro Advisor. Tammy has lived in Knoxville with her husband, David, and their children for over 20 years and is active in their church.

Holly Prosise, CPA


Holly graduated from UT Knoxville with a BS in Business in 1982. After several years training and competing sport horses, she passed the CPA exam in 1989. In the following years, she developed valuable skills in tax and financial accounting while in public practice and in controllership positions in multi-state corporations. Having joined Conry-Taylor & Morrow in 1999 as a tax manager, her focus has been on individual, partnership and corporate tax and multi-state issues. Out of the office, Holly farms with her husband, raising grass-fed cattle, heritage breed pigs, and goats.

Alesia Knutsen, CPA

Senior Manager Estates and Trusts

Alesia graduated from The University of Tennessee’s Master of Accountancy program with a concentration in taxation in 1991 and worked as a practicing CPA in area firms until 1999.  She then took a position as the Director of Taxation for Regal Entertainment Group where she managed the company’s tax compliance.  This included valuable experience with mergers & acquisitions, multi-state filings, audits and the company’s tax provision for its SEC filing.  From 2005-2012 she had the pleasure of raising two sweet boys while still preparing tax returns from her home.  Joining the firm in August 2012, she is very excited to be back in public accounting and assisting clients with their tax needs.

Sarah Davis, CPA

Tax Manager

Sarah graduated from The University of Tennessee, Knoxville with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Accounting in 2003. Prior to joining Conry-Taylor & Morrow, Sarah obtained 12 years of valuable accounting experience in Knoxville area firms, and has been a practicing CPA since 2007.  Sarah lives in Knoxville with her husband and their two children and two dogs.  When not working, Sarah enjoys working out, cooking, and watching her children play sports.

Maggie Henderson

Tax Accountant

Maggie joined the firm upon graduation from The University of Tennessee in December 2016 with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Accounting. She is currently studying for the CPA exam while working full time, and plans to return to The University of Tennessee in August, 2018 to obtain her Masters of Accountancy.  After completion of the Master’s Program she will return to Conry-Taylor & Morrow.  When Maggie is not studying or working, she enjoys visiting with family, attending concerts and sporting events, and traveling.

Karen Smith

Business Manager

Joining the firm in 1993, Karen is the “traffic controller” for the office. Karen manages the front office, provides administrative support to staff, assists with I.T. administration, and provides assistance to clients.  Karen graduated from Edmondson Business College in Chattanooga, and has an extensive administrative background having worked for companies in Chattanooga, Paducah, Kentucky and now Knoxville.  Karen and her husband Max live in Lenoir City, and Karen volunteers with the Lenoir City Suburbia Woman’s Club.

Laura Matthews

Technology Assistant

Laura, a native of Knoxville, Tennessee, graduated from Pellissippi State Community College with an AS in Business Administration. She joined the staff of CTM in 2013, and plays a major part in the administration of the firm. Her main duties include firm billing and the document scanning and auto flow process, and she continues to perform a key role in the firm’s transition to a paperless environment. Outside of the office, Laura enjoys spending time with family, and has a passion for photography.