Meet the Team

Started in 1992, Time & Pay is a family company that’s been passed down from founder Steve Scheu to his son Andy, who took over in 2018 alongside partners Kristie Ayers and David Barrowclough. The principles and values Steve set forth continue today among our growing team.

Get to know the faces behind Time & Pay.


Andy Scheu, Director of Sales & Marketing

Andy was six when his father started Time & Pay, and joined the team 18 years later as an account executive in the Chattanooga area. Now an owner, he has the privilege of assisting with essential growth and customer care initiatives. Andy and his wife Keri have a daughter named Zoey and a son named Luka, and enjoy spending their time with friends and family, traveling, and attending live music and sporting events.

Kristie Ayers, Director of Operations

Kristie joined Time & Pay in 2003 as a CSR, and worked her way up the company ladder.  Now an owner, she oversees our day-to-day operations, and ensures our clients’ systems are optimized to operate efficiently and effectively.  Kristie enjoys spending time with her two daughters, Katlyn and Courtney, serving on the board for the Blue Plum Festival, and traveling to warm, sunny beaches.

David Barrowclough, Director of Finance

David joined Time & Pay in 2018 after serving as a CPA for Pricewaterhouse Coopers.  After learning the business from the ground up, David continues to refine our processes and procedures to assure both accuracy and efficiency.  David and his wife Jessi enjoy spending time with their children, Gabriel, Ronan, and Anne, and getting out on the lake or golf course.

Office Staff

Dawn Davis, Office Administrator & Logistics Coordinator

Dawn was born and raised in East Tennessee, and joined Time & Pay in 2006. Dawn and her fiancé Timmy are avid music and movie fans, and enjoy spending time with his daughter, Reona, and her two children, O’Marion and Kimber. Their dog, Scrappy “Doo” is also a big part of their lives!

Michael Mullins, Payroll Specialist

Michael relocated to the tri cities area in 2009 to attend ETSU, and joined Time & Pay in 2013. In his off time, he enjoys hiking in the mountains, live music, video games, and spending time with friends and family.

Teresa Demas, Payroll Specialist

Teresa has “happily” been with Time & Pay since 2015. She is originally from Western North Carolina, and now proud to call Tennessee my forever home. Married to a retired US Army veteran and we have two daughters; one in Tennessee and the other in Virginia. Looking forward to many more years taking care of my clients at Time & Pay!

Trisha Renfro, Payroll Specialist

Trisha came to Time & Pay in 2017, and has nineteen years of experience in the payroll industry. She lives in Johnson City with her husband and their two cats, Shadow and Bella. Trisha enjoys reading fiction, working puzzles and spending time with her family.

Michelle Benfield, Payroll and Benefits Specialist

Michelle graduated from ETSU in 2013, and worked in Nashville before joining Time & Pay in 2018. She enjoys traveling, attending car shows, gardening, spending time with her family, and is currently in the planning process for her wedding in May to her fiancé Michael!

Seth Woosley, Payroll Specialist

Although a Kentuckian by birth, Seth has lived in East Tennessee and called it home for over 30 years.  He is married to his wife Meredith and has two daughters, Madeline & Olivia.  Seth has over 30 years’ experience in Sales, Marketing and Customer Service.  Seth enjoys spending time with his family and loyal dog Pepper, Kentucky Basketball, Baseball and Geocaching.  One of his favorite quotes: “There is little success where there is little laughter.”

Esther Miller, Payroll and Quickbooks Specialist

Esther is a native of the great Lakes of Michigan, but has lived in Tennessee for seven years. With over 10 years of payroll experience she joined Time and Pay in 2019. She enjoys golfing, movies, and spending time with her family.

 Mary Bragg, Payroll Specialist

Mary was born and raised in Blountville TN.  She graduated from Northeast State with an associate degree in accounting.  She is a newlywed, and just bought her first house with her husband who she met at her first job in high school.  They have been together since!  She loves spending time with their dog (Minnie) and cat (Pumpkin), meeting new people, and taking new adventures.

Will Bearden, Tax Department Manager

Will joined Time & Pay in 2017, and quickly established himself as a leader in our tax department.  He was an easy choice to take over management of that department when the position opened in 2020.  Will constantly demonstrates a fantastic work ethic, creativity, and extensive knowledge of our systems and the nation’s tax requirements.

Julie Johnson, Tax Specialist

Julie has been with Time & Pay since 2006, and a key member of our tax team since 2007.  She and her fiancé, Nick, became engaged in 2020!  In their spare time they enjoy spending time with their daughters, Taylor and Jessica, taking care of their four dogs, riding motorcycles, building new things, traveling, and making new memories together.

Sue Henderson, Tax Specialist

Sue is from Bristol, TN.  She obtained her BS in Business Administration from Milligan College majoring in Accounting and minoring in Economics. She loved the tax industry so much she became an Enrolled Agent in 2016 so she could continue to assist her clients with tax representation. She brings us over 20 years of experience in the industry. In her spare time, she and her husband write and sing  gospel music, and are working on their third CD.

Laura Adams, Sales Associate

Laura is married with 3 kids and one Granddaughter. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting  and over 25 years’ experience in Business management making her a great asset for our clients. When she’s not working, she likes hiking in the mountains, kayaking, bowling & volunteering.

Hall of Fame

We have had many wonderful employees over the years, but these individuals went the distance, and helped us build the amazing organization that we have today!

Steve Scheu, Founder

Steve founded Time & Pay in 1992, and through his 26 year career, helped thousands of businesses with payroll and tax compliance. While running his business, Steve also became an active member of the JCDA, Rotary, and the Hands On! Regional Museum, and has remained an active member of his community since retiring in 2018. Steve enjoys traveling the world with his wife of over 35 years, Joan, and is thrilled to be “Papa” to his granddaughters.

Rex Parris, VP of Sales

Rex joined Time & Pay as our first sales representative in 1996, and helped us grow to become East Tennessee’s largest, local payroll provider throughout his 21 year career.  Rex was integral in establishing a company culture that made sure both our clients and our employees knew they were valued and appreciated.

Teresa Monteith, Tax and Accounting Manager

Teresa served as Time & Pay’s Tax and Accounting manager from 2004 until her retirement in 2020.  Teresa’s work helped establish procedures to make sure our clients remain compliant with both federal and state payroll tax requirements.

Will Winters, General Manager

Will was hired as Time & Pay’s General Manager in 2005 after retiring as a Chief Engineer – Senior of Boat from the United States Navy.  Will helped manage our day-to-day operations, as well as our payroll and IT systems until he retired in 2015.

Priscilla Riley, Payroll Specialist

Priscilla worked as a payroll specialist at Time & Pay from 2005 until her retirement in 2020.  She always built a wonderful rapport with her clients, and could be heard laughing on nearly every phone call she made!

Rebeccah Birchfield, Payroll and Benefits Specialist

Becky joined Time & Pay in 2007 after a recommendation by her sister, Teresa, and is retiring at the end of April, 2021.  Becky always had a wonderful relationship with her clients, and helped manage both payroll processing and benefits administration!