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Elisabeth Pak

Brad Bernard, ’14
Supervisor, Woodstock, GA

I chose Draffin Tucker because of its great location, proven history, and a small-firm feel providing a good sense of comradery.

One of my favorite parts is the flex-time policy. The great firm culture encourages questions to be asked, which is conducive to learning. You will gain experience in many different accounting areas, and as you progress, there will be room to carve out a niche. As a member of the Resource Solutions team, I am consistently challenged to help improve processes for our clients, which can be very rewarding.

I am a member of Rivermont Golf Club, so I love golfing on the weekends. I also love going to Braves and Falcons games. The food in Atlanta is also great, so my wife and I love to explore new restaurants.

I help support Christian Campus Fellowship at Georgia Southern University, where my wife and I met.

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Jim Creamer, ’88
Partner, Vidalia, GA

I chose Draffin Tucker for several reasons. I liked the Partners, who all seemed to be down to earth and genuinely concerned about the associate’s well-being.

I also liked the fact that Draffin Tucker was a recognized leader in the healthcare industry, while not being a part of the larger metropolitan areas where most regional and national firms reside.

I enjoy living in the Albany area because of its simple lifestyle with close access to the larger cities and beaches. In my free time, I enjoy traveling with my family and working on my farm, riding tractors and raising horses.

My time and experience with Draffin Tucker over the past 25 years have allowed me the opportunity to be a part of GSU’s accounting advisory council and a frequent speaker at various GSU recruiting events. I enjoy the chance to give back.


Merrit Garnto, ’14
Manager, Leesburg, GA

Draffin Tucker makes you feel at home. Everyone is so friendly and welcoming.

Everyone is willing to help and wants you to succeed. DT is truly a team and everyone works together to get a job done.

I love that I can get to work in five minutes. I also like that I can be at the beach in two hours!

I enjoy going back to Georgia Southern for football games. GO EAGLES!

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Jennifer Gay, ’05
Manager, Nashville, GA

I chose DT because I still knew a lot of people here, and I knew this was a place I would love to work. The ability to do remote work was the icing on the cake!

I like the atmosphere and the policies that have been implemented to help employees with their work/life balance. You can tell that the firm cares about their employees and tries to stay on top of concerns and issues that are being faced.

I love the small town feeling of living in South Ga. I also love the location with regard to traveling to the beach, airport, etc.

I love to watch the Eagles play football every fall.

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Conner Gibbs, ’17
Senior Accountant, Thomasville, GA

Draffin Tucker has a work-life balance which was very important to me.

They have a way of making their employees feel at home.

No matter the level of people in the office, you can talk directly to anyone. The open-door policy makes the workplace more comforting for young staff.

Albany is close to home. It has the small town feel with low cost of living. There isn’t any traffic. I live 13 miles from the office and it only takes 15 minutes to get to work.

I am still attending graduate school through Georgia Southern’s online MAcc program. I am also a member of the GSU Alumni Association.

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Benjamin J. Glass, CPA

Ben Glass, ’11
Manager, Leesburg, GA

I chose Draffin Tucker because of the people and the culture the firm offers.

I believe Draffin Tucker is a one-of-a-kind accounting firm. The environment and culture allow for a rewarding and challenging career, as well as a balanced personal life.

Albany is a great town for people who enjoy a laid back lifestyle without the drawbacks of big cities. The small town feel mixed with the great people of South Georgia make Albany a great place to live.

My wife and I are both alumni of Georgia Southern and we love going to football games in the fall. We are still active in our related Greek organizations.

Stephen D. Harrell, CPA

Stephen Harrell, ’07
Partner, Leesburg, GA

I chose to interview with Draffin Tucker because, as a native of the Albany area, I knew Draffin Tucker had a great reputation and was a well-respected business in the community.

After interviewing and touring the office, I realized the respect was well deserved. The employees, from the most senior partners to the new staff, were extremely welcoming during my visit, and it was this environment that helped me finalize my decision to accept a position with the firm.

Draffin Tucker is a great place to work because of the people. The resources and opportunities for career development and education stand out and allow willing individuals to grow in the profession and become an expert in focused business sectors. The opportunity to learn from more experienced individuals and use what you learn to assist clients with their needs is my favorite aspect of my job.

I enjoy living in the Albany area because it allows me to be close to both my family and my wife’s family. I enjoy spending time outdoors and the Albany area is saturated with plantations and undeveloped areas that offer opportunities for hunting and other outdoor activities.

I really enjoyed my time at Georgia Southern and was fortunate to meet some great people that I proudly call my closest friends. I enjoy returning to Statesboro every chance I get and am proud of the growth and accomplishments of the University.

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Sean Hendley, ’97
Manager, Savannah, GA

Draffin Tucker is a place I never dread going to work. I like the people, the family atmosphere, the level of professionalism, and the firm’s reputation in the community and industries.

What makes Draffin Tucker great is the ability to make lifelong friends and mentors.  We all seem to genuinely care about each other.  They invest in their staff.

I like living in Albany because the cost of living is cheap, it has a small town feel, is close to LOTS to do (3-4 hours from everything it seems – beaches, mountains, Atlanta, Savannah, etc.).

Elisabeth Pak

Taylor Phillips, ’18 
Senior Accountant, Colquitt, GA

I chose Draffin Tucker for the “small firm feel with large firm resources and expertise.”

I did not feel like I was going to work for one of the big four where new employees tend to be forgotten.

The office is laid back and has an “Open-Door Policy” where I don’t feel like I am bothering anyone (at any level) when I have a question.

I love the slower paced lifestyle that is found in Albany. I like to go for relaxing drives and have open spaces to take my dog for walks.

I am a member of the Alumni Association at GSU and I love to go to career fairs at the University whenever I can. During football season, my husband and I (also a GSU alum) always turn the TV to watch the Eagles. GATA for life!

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