Darla Engle

Business Owner, CPA

Darla Engle has been a CPA for 25 years! After graduating from Cumberland College (now University of the Cumberlands) in 1989, she worked for other CPAs until she purchased the firm from Alan Walls in 2004. She’s been self-employed ever since.  Although she offers a wide array of services, assisting small businesses is her passion. She serves as the treasurer for Trinity Arts Foundation, Storytelling Resource Place, and Startup TriCities. She is a member of both the Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. When she escapes the office, she enjoys taking yoga at the Yoga Farm, spending time with her cat, Tadpole, and taking pretty pictures.

Abigail Cornelius

Staff Accountant

Abigail began her career at Darla Engle CPA with part-time menial tasks when she was 16. After becoming a full-time employee in 2016, she has wore many hats, but has the official title of staff accountant. She graduated from Tusculum College in 2017 with a Bachelor’s of Business Management.  She also is the resident notary public. Aside from signing things, she maintains a book of clients, does taxes, and handles whatever special projects are thrown her way. When she isn’t at work, she enjoys yoga classes at The Yoga Farm, hiking with the Mid-Appalachian Hiking Club, playing with her band Fire & Wine, and spending time with her family. 

Lori Shell

Staff Accountant

Lori Shell began her career with Darla Engle CPA before the company was Darla Engle, CPA! She worked with the preceding company for 2 years before she left to travel extensively as on-site support for the construction industry. After several years of traveling she is pleased to be home enjoying family and friends.

Shanon Cornelius

Office Manager

Shanon began his career at Darla Engle CPA as an office manager in April 2018 (probably the worst time to start!).  He has wore many hats, but you all know him as the voice and face of Darla Engle CPA.  In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family and hiking.