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 CTC’s Director of Tax. In the 30+ 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.