Melissa Kell, CPA


p: 251.928.9300 – Fairhope


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A passionate Auburn tiger through and through, Melissa brings vigor and responsiveness to the Fairhope office of Russell Thompson Butler & Houston. Melissa is a manager specializing in individual and business tax as well as real estate accounting.

Melissa received her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting and her Masters of Accountancy from Auburn University. Prior to joining RTBH, Melissa worked in the tax department at a national CPA firm in Birmingham, Alabama.

Melissa is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Alabama Society of Public Accountants.

In her spare time, Melissa has taken up the game of golf and is a huge SEC football fan with Auburn, of course, being her all time favorite team. Melissa and her husband have also recently welcomed their new baby girl, Sarah, to the world.

When asked “What is the purpose of a CPA?” Melissa responds, “It is a lot more than doing tax returns and spreadsheets. It’s looking at our client’s numbers, understanding them and researching ways to strengthen them. We here at RTBH want to bring additional value to our clients by being a business partner, not just a good CPA.