Joe Adams
Joe AdamsFounding principal & CPA
Joe Adams is a founding principal with GGA&M. He is a licensed CPA, and holds a Bachelor of Business Administration / Accounting degree from the University of Georgia. Prior to working in public accounting, Joe worked with the Georgia Department of Audits in Atlanta.
Joe’s professional memberships include the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Georgia Society of CPAs, and the Hart County Chamber of Commerce.
Joe is an active member of the First Baptist Church of Hartwell, having served as deacon as well as on various committees. He has also participated in a variety of civic organizations including:
• Served on Board of Directors, Hart County Chamber of Commerce
• Served as past Treasurer, Hartwell Lion’s Club
• Paul Harris Fellow and past bulletin editor, Hartwell Rotary Club
Joe and his wife Kay reside in Hartwell. He has two grown daughters.
Steven Martin
Steven MartinPrincipal & CPA
Steven Martin has 17 years of experience with GGA&M, and has been a principal with the firm for 12 years. Steven is a licensed CPA, and holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Georgia College, where he was a member of Beta Gamma Sigma.
Steven’s professional memberships include the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Georgia Society of CPAs, and the Hart County Chamber of Commerce.
Steven is an active member of Cross Roads Baptist Church, where he serves as Deacon, Treasurer and Sunday School teacher.
Steven and his wife Christina reside in Hart County with their three children.
Alice Glenn
Alice GlennFounding principal & CPA
Alice Glenn is a founding principal with GGA&M. She has over 45 years of experience providing accounting and bookkeeping services, and has been a licensed CPA for 30 years. Alice is a certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor, and holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Georgia, where she graduated magna cum laude and was a member of Beta Alpha Psi.
Alice’s professional memberships include the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Georgia Society of CPAs. Alice is a Past President of the Northeast Georgia Chapter, Georgia Society of CPAs.
Alice is a member of Hartwell First United Methodist Church, having served in numerous capacities. She currently serves on the Finance Committee and Worship Committee, and participates in the Handbell Choir. She is currently a member of the Charlie Green Sunday School class, and the Eloise Kinghorn Circle, having served as Chairperson and Secretary.
Alice’s involvement with civic organizations throughout the region is extensive. She has been honored as past Hart County Chamber Volunteer of the Year and includes the following:
• Served on Board of Directors and acted as Treasurer, Hart County Chamber of Commerce
• Serving as Board Member and Treasurer, Hartwell Downtown Development Authority
• Former Board Member, Treasurer and Vice-President, Hart County Hospital Authority
• Former member & past President, Vice-President and Treasurer, Junior Woman’s Club of Toccoa
• Served as District Secretary, Georgia Federation of Women’s Clubs
• Served on the Board & past Secretary, Hart County Community Theatre
• Honored as past Hart County Chamber Volunteer of the Year
Alice resides in Hart County with her husband, Mac. She has two grown children, six grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
Brian Metzger
Brian MetzgerCPA
Brian Metzger has 19 years of experience in a variety of accounting and finance functions. He relocated to Hartwell from Jacksonville, FL, where he worked as an Accounting Manager with the PGA Tour. Brian is a licensed CPA, and holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Kansas.
Brian and his wife Rebecca attend Hartwell First United Methodist Church. They reside in Hart County with their two sons.
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Brett Carden
Brett Carden
Brett Carden has 18 years of professional experience with GGA&M. She is a certified QuickBooks Online ProAdvisor, and holds an Associate Degree in Accounting from Athens Technical College.
Brett is a member of Cornerstone Baptist Church, and is also active as a member of the North Hart (Elementary) School Governance Council.
Brett and her husband Joe reside in Hart County with their two children.
Lydia Banister
Lydia Banister has been with our team for the last year, and as Office Manager she is the first point of contact for many of our clients. Lydia resides in Hart County.
Melinda Hart
Melinda Hart
Melinda Hart has 39 years of professional and management experience in a number of industries including banking, medicine and manufacturing, and has been with GGA&M for 19 of those years. She holds an Accounting certificate from Gainesville Junior College.
Melinda is a member of Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church in Hartwell, where she is certified as a Youth Catechist. She has also been active in civic organizations including as past Treasurer of the Nancy Hart Garden Club, and past President and Treasurer of the Franklin County Band Boosters.
Melinda and her husband Darrell reside in Franklin County. She has three grown children and one grandchild.