Yvonne Roberts (Vonnie) received a Bachelor of Science degree in Social Welfare from the University of Alabama. After her first accounting class a few years later, she decided to pursue a career in accounting. She completed her accounting coursework at Tennessee State University in Nashville Tennessee, and became a CPA in Tennessee in 1992. She has worked in the central accounting office of the Tennessee Department of Finance & Administration and the Metropolitan Government of Nashville Davidson County. She relocated to Fort Lauderdale, Florida in 1999 where she worked in the maritime and fuel distribution industry. She joined Willis Boatner & Whiteside, LLC in 2008 after relocating to Alabama to be closer to family. She resides in the Keener community of Attalla.