Key Employee Bios



Teresa Ray

Teresa Ray is the founder of The Payroll Department, Inc. She started the company in 1990 with the belief that she could provide excellent service to businesses, making them feel as comfortable as if they were dealing with the payroll department right down the hall. It’s a relief for business owners to feel confident that the payroll and all the tax regulatory issues are handled properly. Accuracy, dependability and professionalism are not optional; they are consistent standard operating procedures. Teresa and her husband, Shane, reside in Pittsboro where they enjoy country life, RV’ing and their dog, Bella.








Grace Walker

Grace Walker has been with The Payroll Department, Inc. since 2002. Grace is the CFO of the escrow and payroll accounts. She keeps the financial side of the payroll accounts running smoothly. Grace is the software expert of the very sophisticated, complex software package that we use. She also leads our bookkeeping/accounting services team and is Quickbooks certified. Her goal is to help clients do what they do best by saving them time. Through years of experience, she has developed the ability to quickly assess situations, think them through to the best resolution and communicate calmly and accurately to ease the concerns of our clients. With Grace on the job, business owners can feel confident their payroll issues as well as any bookkeeping issues will be addressed carefully and seriously. Grace is very active with her church and also enjoys running and lifting weights. Grace and her husband, Justin, live in Danville and they have three daughters, Elizabeth, Abi and Belle.