About Us

Carolyn Rabb Bookkeeping & Tax Services has provided the Johnson City / Jonesborough area with professional and personal service for over 35 years.  Small businesses with ongoing bookkeeping and accounting needs as well as individuals needing assistance with tax returns find that we meet their needs in a timely and friendly manner. She treats each client as a friend and gives undivided attention and care to every person that comes through the front door.  We have been a complaint-free Better Business Bureau accredited member since 2011.


Carolyn Rabb

Carolyn Rabb Bookkeeping & Tax Service opened on September 1, 1982. With one room in Carolyn’s home, she put her first ad in the newspaper. She soon added her first bookkeeping client, who is still with her today. In October 1990, Carolyn turned her garage into her second office.  As the years have passed, the business has grown to include a highly qualified staff and a new office building.  We have four offices, a reception area and a large waiting room with TV just in case you don’t want to miss your favorite program. Also, at last we have a parking lot that we had needed for years. Currently located at 3441 McKinley Road, Johnson City, TN 37604. A brick building with a white porch. Just come out McKinley Road and you can’t miss us.

Stephen Trexler

Stephen Trexler joined the team in 1996 as bookkeeper/tax preparer.  A veteran of the Army and previous auditor for a large chain shoe store, Steve adds value to tax preparation in the office.

Cheryl King

Cheryl King has been a part of the team since July 2015. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the University of North Carolina – Asheville and brings over 20 years of public accounting experience to her clients. She is the proud parent of two sons – Jesse and Justin – and a sweet pitbull named Sissy.


Amy Elrod

Amy joined the Carolyn Rabb Bookkeeping & Tax Services team in October 2017. She has a Bachelor of Science degree from King College in Bristol, Tennessee. Amy is an account executive for the team specializing in working with our business clients.


Jeannie K. Privette

Affectionately known around the office as “The Gatekeeper”, Jeannie is the first person you’ll see when you visit our office. Jeannie has been a crucial part of our business for over ten years as the Assistant Administrator. She graduated from Northeast State in Blountville, Tennessee with a degree in Business Administration. She’s been married to her husband Geoff for eight years and they have three daughters – Haley, Hannah and Abby.


Sadie is our office greeter!


Seasonal help is provided by Sarah Rabb, Carolyn’s daughter.