Born in Bessemer, Alabama on August 16, 1969, Mr. Essary earned his Bachelors of the Sciences Degree in Accounting from Samford University in 1998.
Mr. Essary brings more than 17 years of accounting experience in both public accounting and the private sector. He has been employed by Gentle Turner Sexton & Harbison, LLC since 2004. His professional background includes auditing, individual and corporate income taxation, investments, corporate, governmental, non-profit and financial institution accounting. Mr. Essary also has extensive experience in resolving tax disputes with federal, state and local taxing authorities. His interests include SEC sports and the National Hockey League. Mr. Essary served honorably in the United States Air Force as a mission crew member of the 963rd Air Control Squadron.