Fluent in the language of business.

Located in the heart of Cabbagetown, Atlanta ELEMENT infuses a creative persona into the language of business. We know that our clients want to put their energy into growing the company. We put our energy into making sure that is where their focus can remain. Our passion is using our talents behind the scenes to keep your businesses and projects running smoothly.
Founding Partners

Kristy Clabaugh, CPA


Kristy Clabaugh is a Certified Public Accountant and has 15+ years’ experience in providing accounting, tax and advisory services to businesses and high net worth individuals.  Kristy is motivated by working with clients to minimize taxes at both the state and federal levels. Kristy also has developed expertise in advising start-ups on structuring, budgeting and implementing and meeting strategic goals.  Kristy serves on the executive board of directors as Treasurer for both the Georgia Production Partnership and Women in Film & Television Atlanta. She is also a member of the Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.



John Thomas, CPA


John Thomas is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a Master of Accountancy as well as a Master of Businesses administration, both earned at Mercer University.  John has long served closely held corporations and high net worth individuals by providing accounting, tax, advisory and consulting services.  John is driven by helping his clients implement strategies that cultivate growth in their businesses as well as building value by opening doors for their further development.  John is a member of the Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.




At ELEMENT the term client services means much more than tax return preparation and accounting services.  At ELEMENT clients trust the sound technical advice and consultation that comes as a guaranteed staple in each of their engagements.  Each professional staff member at ELEMENT understands that every client is unique and requires a distinctive approach to deliver the tailored services that are characteristic of their industries and differentiating circumstances.

Want to work with us?

Want to join the Element team? We’re always on the lookout for talented people. Please reach out and attach your resume and we’ll be in touch. 

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