“I work for the client and client service is always the most important part of my task.”
Patti joined Barfield, Murphy, Shank & Smith in 2001. As a QuickBooks® ProAdvisor, she is responsible for maintaining the books for several BMSS small business clients in various industries. In particular, Patti has over 30 years of experience in new client setups and bookkeeping, including QuickBooks-related projects as well as many other client issues.
Clients and co-workers would describe her as very knowledgeable in her craft. Her strong independence has shaped her career and the way in which she is able to take initiative with clients. Patti believes that her love of numbers, service philosophy and the ethics instilled in her by her parents have contributed to the success she enjoys today. She also attributes who she is today to the profound influence of her cousin, Gina.
Patti resides in Birmingham, Alabama with her husband, Lionel. She has two adult sons, Mike and Jay, and one grandson who is the light of her life. In her free time, she enjoys sewing, reading and watching sports such as the youth basketball league in Gardendale that she has managed for over 30 years.
- Jacksonville State University, 1976
- Certified QuickBooks® ProAdvisor