Rochelle R. DeGraff


In 1978, Shelli began her career in accounting working for Schilli Motor Lines, Inc. She started as a Staff Accountant and progressed to the position of Special Projects Accountant, working closely with the Assistant Controller and Controller. 

In 1983, Shelli moved South where she became Assistant Accounting Manager at The Senior Labs, Inc. in Hendersonville. Soon after, she was Office Manager/Bookkeeper with The Bill Goad Company, where she worked for 10 years. She then began a new venture as Controller for Gambler Inc. and, then, Bailey Chassis Company. During this period of time, she married, raised 4 children, managed a soccer team, revived an annual Gallatin Indoor Soccer Tournament, and somehow still managed to find time to grow professionally.

As the Controller for Advanced Design Concepts, Inc. (2004), she played a pivotal role in helping Advanced Design Concepts grow from a “start-up” into a thriving commercial structural steel and metal fabrication business. Shelli’s duties involved all aspects of the business, including HR, Insurance Administration, OSHA Safety Programs, as well as establishing accounting structures that integrated with computer software. 

Shelli joined Crisler CPA, PLLC in Oct. ‘09 as a Staff Accountant. Her responsibilities include the full range of services provided by the firm with an emphasis on assisting small/medium-sized business with bookkeeping, business taxes, payroll and payroll taxes, corporate tax, and accounting software packages. She has worked extensively with all versions of QuickBooks, Peachtree, Timberline and MRI Accounting Software packages. 

Shelli is our Bookkeeper and Payroll Specialist. Her knowledge of business administration and bookkeeping requirements for the Manufacturing Industry, Construction Industry, and Property Management Industry has served her well in developing individualized bookkeeping systems that work for a client’s specific needs so they can focus on what matters most – growing their business. She is also a Tennessee Notary Public.