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About Us

Our Firm

Integrity Taxes & Accounting provides quality, personalized financial guidance to local individuals and businesses. Our expertise ranges from basic tax management and accounting services to more in-depth services such as, financial statements, QuickBooks training, payroll, and business transaction analysis.

Integrity Taxes & Accounting 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. We are dedicated to developing strong client relationships which are based on absolute integrity, trust and open communication.

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. Integrity Taxes & Accounting is dedicated to meeting these goals with a focus on absolute integrity, trust & open communication.

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 Integrity Taxes & Accounting receive competent and timely advice.

Our Team

Loren Krokowski, CPA - Owner

Loren@integrity-taxes.com 865-218-9380

Loren started his career as a CPA working for a large regional firm in Minneapolis, Minnesota, then another in Knoxville. Loren started Integrity Taxes & Accounting in 2009 and has been going strong ever since. Loren has worked with a variety of clients ranging from sole practitioners and individuals to $100+ million companies. Loren now works with individuals, entrepreneurs and businesses alike in a wide range of industries such as retail, restaurants, construction, real estate, IT, professional service, medical, manufacturing, and many more.

Loren is a licensed CPA in Tennessee and formerly in Minnesota. He is a member of the AICPA (American Institute of CPA's) and TSCPA (Tennessee Society of CPA's). In addition to having an Accounting degree, Loren also has an MBA in entrepreneurship which enables him to be even more prepared to assist clients with the demands of growing their operations in the midst of a struggling economy.

Loren and his wife Jill decided to follow God’s prompting in 2007 by leaving their Midwest home and moved to Knoxville. Loren and Jill have 4 children, Noah, Tessa, Micah & Elijah who all attend Christian Academy of Knoxville. Their family is actively involved in Faith Promise Church. Loren has served on the board of various non-profit organizations and currently assists multiple ministries with various levels of accounting and tax assistance.

Melissa Fierley - CPA

Melissa@integrity-taxes.com 865-218-9383

Melissa is a graduate of the University of Tennessee and has been a licensed CPA since 1991. She is a member of the AICPA and TSCPA. Melissa has over 25 years of experience in public accounting, the majority of that time as the managing partner in Beard and Associates, a local full service accounting firm specializing in tax preparation and consulting for individuals, trusts and small businesses. She also has experience in the private sector as the Financial Operations Manager of a multi-million dollar medical consulting company. As a result, she brings to the Integrity Taxes and Accounting team an enhanced knowledge of business and management consulting, as well as specific tax preparation skills involved in business start-ups, mergers and acquisitions.

Melissa has been a Knoxville resident most of her life. She and her husband Mike have five children and three grandchildren. She enjoys camping and hiking, as well as other outdoor activities. Melissa has been an active member of her church for over thirty years, where she has served in various financial positions, in addition to being part of its special needs ministry. She has also served on the Boards of other non-profit organizations in the Knoxville area.

Amy Doane - Accountant

Amy@integrity-taxes.com 865-218-9381

Amy graduated in 1994 with an Associate degree in Accounting and began employment at a Non-Profit Organization as their Bookkeeper then later joined a Public Accounting firm in Bristol, TN in 2002 as Staff Accountant. Amy assisted small and medium sized business clients with various accounting and payroll services primarily through QuickBooks. Amy and her family moved to Knoxville in 2011 continuing her career in accounting and payroll and joined Integrity Taxes & Accounting in January of 2013. Amy works full-time for Integrity Taxes & Accounting providing various accounting and payroll services and QuickBooks training for clients.

Amy grew up in Bristol, VA and lived in the Tri-Cities area after marrying her high school sweetheart, Allen. Amy and Allen have a teenage daughter Amanda and younger son Andrew. Amy and her family are involved in church ministry and love that their children enjoy serving with them.

Jennifer Brown - Payroll Specialist

Jennifer@integrity-taxes.com 865-218-9382

Jennifer has been doing payroll and various human resource services for over twenty years. She has worked for a variety of companies with anywhere from 2 to 300 employees and has a certification from HUD for certified payroll. She has also served as commissioner for a local non-profit for girl’s sport.

Jennifer moved to Tennessee from Georgia in 2000 with her daughters Elizabeth and Victoria. Jennifer is married to her husband Bill and they currently host an adult small group in their home. Jennifer has also been a youth small group leader for over 6 years. Jennifer and Bill are members of their church Faith Promise.

Susan Borden - Enrolled Agent

Susan@integrity-taxes.com 865-218-9384

Susan received her Associate degree in Computer Accounting from Pellissippi State Community College and a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Tennessee Wesleyan College. She has been a tax return preparer and accountant for the past eight years. In January, 2013, Susan completed the qualifications to become a licensed IRS Enrolled Agent, enabling her to provide representation before the IRS for tax clients. Before coming to Integrity Taxes & Accounting in January, 2014, Susan was employed at a CPA firm in Elizabethtown, KY, where she worked on a variety of Bookkeeping, Payroll and Income Tax projects on a weekly and monthly basis.

Susan grew up in Lenoir City and graduated from Lenoir City High School. She is married to a retired Army Officer and has enjoyed living in and traveling to many different areas of the United States and overseas. She and her husband, Ron, have two adult children. In her free time, Susan enjoys reading, hiking and spending leisure time with family and friends.

Kate Johnson - Administrative / Accountant

Kate graduated from Coastal Carolina Community College in 2001 as a Certified Nursing Assistant. After graduating, she was employed as a CNA and Habilitation Technician for a home health care service in Jacksonville, NC. During this time her husband, Aaron, was a U.S. Marine stationed at Camp Lejeune, NC. In 2002, when Aaron completed his military service, they moved back to his hometown of Oak Ridge, TN. For the next several years Kate enjoyed being a stay at home mom to her daughters Alaina and Leanna. Kate joined Integrity Taxes & Accounting in August of 2011 and provides part-time administrative support and assists in various bookkeeping projects.

Kate and her family live in Knoxville and attend Faith Promise Church. They serve in the Children's and Small Groups ministries at the North Knox Campus. They have a passion for serving together as a family, both at church and in the community.