Ted is the founder of Burkhalter and Associate, PC., a full-service CPA and Law firm. In addition to his legal and CPA education, he also obtained an MBA in International Human Resource Management with an undergraduate degree in Accounting. He has served as an expert witness for many business valuation cases and has been a guest speaker on taxes and tax planning for local chambers of commerce, television, and radio programs. Ted has assisted in both legal counsel and chief financial officer for firms in the Tennessee and Atlanta market area. He has previously served as the County Commission for Blount County for several years and has had a significant involvement in other local community activities. Ted currently serves as the Regional Board of Director for the American Red Cross and displays his liveliness and great sense of humor by dancing as the Rat King in “The Nutcracker” in Blount County Christmas play every year.