Rex Rudolph, Owner, CPA
Padgett Business Services is a franchise with hundreds of offices across the United States. Our office is the only one in Northern Michigan and we are here to serve you. We want you to sleep better at night knowing that your franchise owner has over 30 years experience right here in Traverse City, Michigan. Taxes can be complicated, so do n't worry about sombody having your back. Padgett Business Services has the latest tax software, continuing education, and technology to support your account. Go to to discover more about our parent company.
Kristal M Chellis, CPA
Kristal grew up in Petoskey, and spent many free weekends in the surrounding areas outside Traverse City. She was drawn to Padgett Business Services because she believes in our commitment to small business and to client service. Prior to Padgett Business Services, Kristal spent four years with a mid-size CPA firm in Michigan. During her time there she provided a variety of tax services to non-profits, corporations, partnerships and employee benefit plans. She is a graduate of Michigan State University’s Eli Broad College of Business and a CPA licensed in Michigan.
Prior to graduating from MSU, Kristal worked in financial services, obtaining her securities licenses’ and helping to educate the public about money management. She is creative and driven, as evidenced by her personal blog Keep It All Together Tips, and she enjoys bringing resourceful practices like freezer cooking into her home. Skiing at Nubs Nob, kayaking along the Betsy River and camping are the outdoor activities her family enjoys pursuing in Northern Michigan.
Roberta McColley, Customer Service
Roberta McColley is the office manager at Padgett Business Services. When you call our office, Roberta will most likely be who answers your call. One of her greatest strengths is the ability to listen to our client’s needs, and direct them to the professional in our office who can best assist them.
Prior to joining Padgett Business Services, Roberta worked in the banking field, for over 20 years, holding positions of Teller, Supervisor, Assistant Manager, Loan Originator and Mortgage Underwriter. She also managed an insurance office in Onekama Michigan for 3 years.
Roberta lives in Buckley with her husband Bryan and their 3 small dogs. In her free time she enjoys her four grandchildren, camping and a beautiful ride in Northern Michigan on her Harley Davidson.