CPA Staff

Andrew Small

Position: Tax Manager
CPA License #: NC - 35750
Year started with firm: 2013
Education: BS in Accounting - UNC Charlotte
Hobbies: Playing Music, Hiking, Astronomy, Reading

Andrew Small joined Gould Killian in September 2013 after working at a local CPA firm in the Charlotte area for 6 years. His primary focus as Tax Manager is taxation for individuals and closely-held companies. He is passionate about helping those new to the profession, establishing themselves and playing an intricate role in firm training. He spends his time away from the firm with his wife and young daughter.

Britta Johnson

Position: Senior Staff
CPA License #: NC - 32323
Year started with firm: 2005
Education:
  • Masters of Accounting - Western Carolina University
  • BA in Psychology - University of North Carolina-Asheville
Hobbies: Gardening, Reading, Time Travel

Britta Johnson received her bachelor's degree from the University of North Carolina at Asheville and her masters in accounting from Western Carolina University. She moved to Asheville in 1997 from the greater New Haven, Connecticut area, and still misses Pepe's pizza a great deal. She joined the firm in 2005 and focuses primarily on income tax preparation and planning for individuals and businesses. She is a member of the NCACA, AICPA, and was Treasurer of the NC Stage Company. In her free time, she enjoys fishing,  tending her orchids, planting roses, and teaching her two cats parlor tricks.

Cheryl McCormick

Position:  Senior Accountant
CPA License #: NC-39760
Year started with firm: 2014
Education:
  • Masters of Accounting - Western Carolina University
  • Masters of Public Policy - Duke University 
  • Bachelor of Arts - Brown University
Civic/Volunteer Organizations:
Hobbies: Jogging, Knitting, Reading, Family

Cheryl McCormick joined Gould Killian in August 2014 after completing a master's degree in accounting at Western Carolina University. Before entering the field of accounting, Cheryl worked as a management analyst and legislative liaison for the New York County District Attorney. She has worked with counties, municipalities, construction contractors and not-for-profit organizations.

Chris Roberts

Position: Tax Manager
CPA License #: NC - 41362
Year started with firm: 2009
Education: Business Administration - Clayton State University
Hobbies: Reading/ Various Sports, Family

Dan Mullinix

Position: Assurance Manager
CPA License #: NC - 35820 / SC - 06323
Year started with firm: 2010
Education:
  • B.S. Accounting - Mars Hill College
  • B.S., Business Administration - Mars Hill College
  • Certified Public Accountant in North Carolina and South Carolina
  • Government Financial Officer's Association CAFR Reviewer Member for Special Review Committee
Civic/Volunteer Organizations:
  • Buncombe  County  Rescue  Squad - Board  Member  and  Treasurer 
  • Community  Foundation  of  WNC - Audit  Committee  Chair 
  •  ArtSpace  Charter  School - Past  Board  Member  and  Treasurer 
Dan Mullinix joined Gould Killian CPA Group in July 2010. Prior to joining Gould Killian CPA Group, he was a  Senior Manager at Elliott Davis based out of Greenville, South Carolina where he worked for 10 years. His experience with  Elliott Davis included providing services to small businesses,  not-for-profits, local governments and college and universities. Before Elliott Davis, he was with the Dallas, Texas office of Ernst & Young, LLP and with the  Pioneer Natural  Resources  USA,  Inc.
He has obtained over 50 hours annually of continuing professional education and consistently exceeded the annual continuing education requirements. Dan is currently enrolled in the MBA program at Clemson University with an MBA focus in Business  Analytics.

Eric Michael

Position: Tax Manager
CPA License #: NC - 25126
Year started with firm: 2007
Education: Business Administration - Appalachian State University
Civic/Volunteer Organizations:
  • United Way
  • YMCA
Hobbies: Golf, Hiking

Jesse Ivens

Position: Staff Accountant
CPA License #: NC-41999
Year started with firm: 2016
Education: BS in Accounting – UNC Asheville
Civic/Volunteer Organizations: NCACPA, AICPA
Hobbies: Mountain Biking, Golf, Baseball, Listening to Music

Jesse Ivens joined Gould Killian in January 2016 soon after he graduated from UNC Asheville with a BS in Accounting.  He is a native of Asheville and enjoys serving his clients here locally. Jesse currently works on both audit and tax engagements, ranging from tax preparation services for individual and corporate entities, and assurance services for not-for-profit, governmental, and private entities. He recently received his CPA license and is eager to learn more and grow in the field of accounting. Jesse enjoys spending his time away from the office with family and friends, mountain biking, going to sporting events and watching live music

Jim Lukens

Position: Firm Administrator
CPA License #: NC - 24205
Year started with firm: 1995
Education: BS Business Administration - Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania
Hobbies: Anything outdoors

Katie Chappell

Position: Senior Specialist
CPA License #: NC - 26911
Year started with firm: 1997
Education: BS in Accounting-University of North Carolina-Asheville
Hobbies: Bicycling, Astronomy, History

Nick Baldelli

Position: Senior Associate
CPA License #: NC - 39557
Year started with firm: 2013
Education: BS in Accounting - UNC Asheville
Civic/Volunteer Organizations:
  • Blue Ridge Public Radio 
  • NCACPA, MET
  • The Joseph Initiative
Hobbies: Writing, Sports, Travel, Family

Nick Baldelli has lived in Asheville since 2004 when he moved from Miami, Florida. Before becoming a CPA, Nick worked with at-risk youth for 6 years in various therapeutic settings. He has a passion for serving the public and being a part of his community. Nick serves clients in both tax compliance as well as audit and assurance engagements.

"I enjoy a challenge. I love being a part of making something great, helping it grow, finding solutions, learning, and developing meaningful relationships with those from all walks of life."

Paragi Jarawala

Position: Tax Manager
CPA License #: NC - 34510
Year started with firm: 2016
Education:
  • Masters of Science in Accounting -
  • University of North Carolina, Greensboro
Civic/Volunteer Organizations:
  • NCACPA
  • AICPA
Hobbies: Reading, Travel, Family

Rob Heyer

Position: Senior Accountant
CPA License #: NC - 36875
Year started with firm: 2012
Education:
  • Master of Accountancy - Western Carolina University
  • BS in Recording Arts/Jazz Studies - University of North Carolina at Asheville
Civic/Volunteer Organizations: Riverlink
Hobbies: Musical Performance, Travel, Kayaking, Biking, Playing Bass Guitar, Attending Live Music

Rob Heyer joined Gould Killian in August 2012. He received his Bachelor's Degree from the University of North Carolina at Asheville and his Master of Accountancy from Western Carolina University. Rob's primary focus is tax work including corporations, partnerships, individual, payroll, and sales tax. When not practicing accounting Rob can be found performing around Asheville with The Chris Cooper Project and Carpal Tullar.

Sammy Fong

Position: Senior Accountant
CPA License #: NC - 34610
Year started with firm: 2014
Education:
  • Certificate of Major Accounting - UNC Asheville
  • B.A. Engineering - Brown University
  • Associate in Applied Science-Jewelry Professional Crafts - Haywood Community College
Civic/Volunteer Organizations:
  • Finance Advisory Committee -Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Asheville       
  • Finance Committee - Southern Highland Craft Guild  
Hobbies: Hiking, Kayaking, Cooking, Reading, Contra Dancing, Crafts, Travel

Sammy Fong joined Gould Killian in January 2014. He specializes in tax work involving individuals, small corporations, partnerships, and non-profits. He has served on the finance committees of The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Asheville and The Southern Highland Craft Guild for many years. On weekends Sammy can often be found out on an area hiking trail or in his kayak on a local river.

Tonya Marshall

Position: Assurance Manager
CPA License #: NC - 31642
Year started with firm: 2004
Education:
  • Bachelors in Accounting - Appalachian State University - 2003
  • Masters in Accounting - Appalachian State University - 2004
  • Not-For-Profit Certificate, AICPA
Civic/Volunteer Organizations: Rotary Club of Madison County, Past Treasurer
Hobbies: Travel & Reading

Tonya Marshall started with Gould Killian in the summer of 2004 after receiving her Master's Degree in Accounting and passing the CPA exam. Throughout her career, Tonya has experienced all phases of audit and tax work, but her specialty is governmental and not-for-profit accounting and auditing, including single audit and compliance. She has focused on the training of staff and development of internal tools for standardizing the firm's audit practice to successfully manage the demands of meeting high standards of quality and client service in the most efficient manner.

Travis Keever

Position: Assurance Manager
CPA License #: NC - 37214
Year started with firm: 2009
Education:
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Western Carolina University
  • Masters of Accounting - Western Carolina University
Hobbies: Travel, Various Sports, Family