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Jill Marler Curtis, CFS, FPQP

Office Manager

Jill joined Dairel L. Denton, Jr. & Associates, CPA P.C. in December of 1991. She helps the office running smooth and helps integrate new services into our team. She earned her Associate of Arts in Business with emphasis in Accounting from Three Rivers Community College. Jill also earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance from LaSalle University. Jill holds the designations of Certified Fund Specialist (CFS) and Financial Paraplanner Qualifed Professional (FPQP).

She currently resides in Poplar Bluff, Missouri with her husband, Curt and her son, Jordan. Her hobbies include traveling, scrapbooking, playing volleyball, and spending time with family.

Girl Scouts of the U.S.A.
Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants
First Baptist Church
Three Rivers Community College Volleyball Alumni

Megan Valenzuela, CPA


Megan joined Denton & Associates in March of 2007. She earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from Southeast Missouri State University and her Associate of Arts in Business Administration from Three Rivers Community College. Since joining the firm, Megan has earned her Certified Public Account designation and is our staff accountant.

Megan is originally from Poplar Bluff, Missouri, where she resides with her three children, Baylee, Jakob and Addison. Megan’s hobbies include outdoor activities, reading, taking family vacations and just spending time with her family.

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants (MSCPA)
Poplar Bluff Lion's Club
Women Aware
Agee Fellowship Church

Tammy Zettee, CB


Tammy comes to Denton & Associates with a strong background in payroll. She has over 25 years of payroll experience and over 18 years of sales tax experience. Tammy has been with our office since December 2005. She earned her designation of Certified Bookkeeper in 2007.

Tammy moved from Monticello, IN to Poplar Bluff in July of 2005 with her twin sons, Branden and Tristen. Most of Tammy's time is spent doing things with her sons. Tammy's hobbies include spending time with family and friends. She enjoys movies, reading, cook outs with family and friends, playing card/board games, camping, fishing, and baking.

American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers, AIPB

Meredith Denton-Rines, MBA, CFP®


Meredith works as a financial planning associate. She provides support to our clients in all areas of the financial planning process. She is responsible for the development and research of financial plans alongside Dairel Denton. Meredith successfully passed the CFP® Certification Examination in March 2018 and completed her experience and ethics requirement shortly after to become a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™.

In addition, Meredith also handles the Marketing for our office. She helps plan our fun client events, dinners and luncheons.

Meredith joined the team in May 2014 after moving back to her hometown. Meredith earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing as well as her Master of Business Administration degree from Missouri State University. Meredith is a Poplar Bluff native, born and raised. She lives in town with her husband, Justin and their son, Denton. Meredith and her family also have three rescue pups – Maggie, Tiny and Bud. Together they enjoying the outdoors, traveling, and photography.

Bluff City BNI
Poplar Bluff Kiwanis
Women Aware, 2018 Conference Director
Alpha Chi Omega Sorority Alumna

Jordan Marler

Administrative & Marketing Assistant

Jordan joined Denton & Associates in June 2015. He helps to keep all the communication of the office flowing smoothly and efficiently. He also assists our Marketing Director with any marketing efforts. Jordan is currently working on his degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance.

Jordan currently resides in Poplar Bluff, Missouri. His hobbies include golf, basketball, fishing, fitness, working out, all sports and watching the St. Louis Cardinals.

First Baptist Church
Baptist Bible College Basketball Alumni
Ozark Fitness
Three Rivers College
Poplar Bluff Elks Lodge
First Baptist Church Basketball League Team Member
Poplar Bluff Parks and Recreation Department Volleyball Team Member

Sandy Hale


Sandy joined Denton & Associates in December 2016. She is a recent graduate of Three Rivers College, earning her Associates of Applied Science in Accounting Technology, Magna Cum Laude. Sandy received an Excellent in Accounting Award from Three Rivers College.

Sandy is resides in Wappapello, Missouri where she has lived for over 30 years. She enjoys watching movies and spending time with family & friends.