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About Our Firm

Founded in 1965, Summers, McCrary & Sparks, PSC has been providing quality, personalized accounting and tax services to local individuals and businesses throughout the central and eastern Kentucky area. We offer a wide range of services, customized and structured to fit the specific needs of individuals and businesses - from basic tax preparation and accounting services to in-depth services including tax planning, audit assistance, financial statement preparation, fiduciary accounting, QuickBooks Pro-Advisor services, and full bookkeeping and payroll services.

Summers, McCrary & Sparks, PSC is one of the leading firms in and throughout the area. By combining our expertise, experience and the team mentality of our staff, we assure that every client receives the close analysis and attention they deserve. Our dedication to high standards, hiring of seasoned tax professionals, and work ethic is the reason our client base returns year after year.

Our Mission

Our mission is to help clients maintain financial viability in the present, while taking a proactive approach to achieve future goals. This requires open communication to reach an understanding of our clients' needs through research and sound analysis. Summers, McCrary & Sparks, PSC is dedicated to meeting these goals with high standards of excellence and professionalism. We have been a staple of the area's business community for years, and pride ourselves on the level of esteem we have earned.

Our dedication to hard work has earned the respect of the business and financial community in and around the area. We believe this to be a direct derivative of our talent and responsiveness to our client base. Whether you are a current or prospective client, rest assured that individuals and businesses who choose Summers, McCrary & Sparks, PSC receive competent and timely advice.

Our Team

Stuart K. (Kim) McCrary, CPA

Managing Partner

Tel: (859) 745-1174
Email: skmccrary@smscpa.com

S.K. McCrary is a 1976 graduate of Eastern Kentucky University, with a Bachelor of Business Administration with an emphasis in accounting. He was certified as a public accountant in 1982. Kim has been a member of the Ethics Committee of the Kentucky Society of Certified Public Accountants. Kim is also a member of the Kentucky Society of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Kim has been a shareholder since 1982 and has been with the firm since 1977.

Thomas S. (Tom) Sparks, CPA

Audit Partner

Tel: (859) 264-8785 ext. 1005
Email: tsparks@smscpa.com

Thomas S. Sparks, CPA, is a 1982 graduate of the University of Kentucky with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting. He was certified as a public accountant in 1987. Tom has been the chairman and a member of the Governmental Accounting Committee of the Kentucky Society of Certified Public Accountants. Tom is also a member of the Kentucky Society of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Tom has been a shareholder since 1992 and has been with the firm since 1989.

Ryan Laski, CPA

Partner

Tel: (859) 264-8785 ext. 1001
Email: rlaski@smscpa.com

Ryan Laski is a 2003 graduate of the University of Kentucky with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting. Ryan received his Masters in Accounting with focus in Taxation in May of 2004. He was certified as a public accountant in 2007. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Kentucky Society of Certified Public Accountants. Ryan has been a shareholder since 2014 and has been with the firm since January 2003.

Ladina Rutz

Staff Accountant

Tel: (859) 745-1174
Email: lrutz@smscpa.com

Ladina Rutz is a 1988 graduate of the University of Kentucky with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting. Ladina has been with the firm since 1988.

Susan Lacy, CPA

Staff Accountant

Tel: (859) 745-1174
Email: slacy@smscpa.com

Susan Lacy, CPA, is a 1974 graduate of Morehead State University with a degree in Secondary Education and a 1993 graduate of the University of Kentucky degree in Accounting. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Kentucky Society of Certified Public Accountants. Susan has been with the firm since 1995.

Emily Jackson, CPA

Staff Accountant

Tel: (859) 264-8785 ext. 1004
Email: ejackson@smscpa.com

Emily Jackson is a 2014 graduate of Eastern Kentucky University with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting. She was certified as a public accountant in 2018. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Kentucky Society of Certified Public Accountants. Emily has been with the firm since January 2015.

Justin B. Nichols, CPA

Staff Accountant

Tel: (859) 264-8785 ext. 1006
Email: jnichols@smscpa.com

Justin B. Nichols, CPA is a 2006 graduate of Morehead State University with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and a 2007 graduate of the University of Kentucky with a Master of Science in Accounting. Justin was certified as a public accountant in 2012. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Kentucky Society of Certified Public Accountants. Justin has been with the firm since 2016.

Alexander R. Lee, CPA

Staff Accountant

Tel: (859) 264-8785 ext. 1002
Email: alee@smscpa.com

Alexander R. Lee, CPA is a 2016 graduate of the University of Kentucky with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and a 2018 graduate of the University of Kentucky with a Master of Science in Accounting. Alexander is also a six year veteran of the United States Air Force, serving from 2008 to 2014. He was certified as a public accountant in 2019. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Kentucky Society of Certified Public Accountants. Alexander has been with the firm since 2020.

Luke Hobbs

Staff Accountant

Tel: (859) 264-8785
Email: lhobbs@smscpa.com

Luke Hobbs is a 2019 graduate of the University of Kentucky, with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting. Luke started with the firm in 2017 as an intern and was hired full time upon his graduation.

Jessie Sandefur

Staff Accountant

Tel: (859) 264-8785
Email: jsandefur@smscpa.com

Jessie Sandefur is a 2019 graduate of Asbury University with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting. Jessie started with the firm in 2018 as an intern and was hired full time upon her graduation.

Lindsay Dragoo

Staff Accountant

Tel: (859) 264-8785
Email: ldragoo@smscpa.com

Lindsay Dragoo is a 2005 graduate of the Bluegrass Community and Technical College with an Associates Degree. Lindsay has been with the firm since 2016.