Principals

Jeff Gould

Year started with firm: 1973
Practice Areas: Management and tax planning to individuals and small corporations
Education: BS in Accounting – St Francis College
Civic/Volunteer Organizations:
  • Asheville Breakfast Rotary
  • CarePartners
  • Sisters of Mercy Services
Hobbies: Golf, Travel, Family Activities, and Fishing

Jeffrey A. Gould received his B.A. in accounting from St. Francis College in 1967. He began his career with Arthur Young & Co. in New York City. He relocated to Asheville in 1971, helping to form the firm Jacobs, Kledis and Gould, in 1973. Jeff works mostly with individuals and small corporations, providing advice on matters ranging from management to tax planning. He is also experienced in the community; Jeff has been involved over the years with Rotary, Mountain Area Hospice, Sisters of Mercy Services, Community Foundation of WNC and other organizations.

Charles Killian

CPA License #: NC - 6112
Designations: CMA, Business Valuation Specialist
Year started with firm: 1976
Practice Areas: Business Valuation, Construction contractors, Business planning
Education:
  • MBA – University of West Florida
  • BS Industrial Relations – University of North Carolina
  • US Navy Supply School
Civic/Volunteer Organizations:
  • St. Mary’s Episcopal Church
  • Executive Committee and Council for Fiscal Ministries
  • Trustee of Episcopal Diocese of WNC
Hobbies: Guitar, Baseball, Golf, Movies, Plays

Charles E. Killian received his B.S. degree from UNC Chapel Hill in 1966 and his MBA degree from the University of West Florida in 1971. After a tour of duty in the Navy, he began his accounting career with Arthur Anderson and Co. in Charlotte, joining Patton, Hunter, and Company in 1976. Chuck is also a Certified Management Accountant. He has worked extensively with construction companies, business planning, and has provided valuation and litigation support services for many clients. Chuck has previously served as President of the Asheville Area Chapter of NCACPA and as a member of the state NCACPA board of directors and various professional committees therein. He has also been active in the local community with his involvement in Rotary, the March of Dimes and various church and school organizations.

Harvey Jenkins

CPA License #: NC - 12872
Year started with firm: 1978
Practice Areas: Estate planning, tax planning, Accounting, Income tax, Consulting
Education: BS in Accounting – Mars Hill College
Civic/Volunteer Organizations:
  • WNCAP
  • Little Pearls
Hobbies: Hiking, Canoeing, Gardening

Harvey W. Jenkins graduated from Mars Hill College with a B.S.B.A. in 1978 and began his public accounting career with Patton, Hunter, and Company. He has been awarded Certificates of Educational Achievement in Estate Planning, Tax Planning and Advising for closely-held businesses. Harvey works with a significant number of individual tax clients and provides accounting, income tax, and consulting services to small and medium-sized businesses. He has been active in various community organizations and currently serves on the board of WNCAP. 

Shon Norris

CPA License #: NC - 30313
Year started with firm: 2000
Practice Areas: Tax planning, Accounting, Income tax, Construction, Real estate, Hospitality
Education:
  • BS in Accounting – UNC Asheville
  • Masters of Accounting-Western Carolina
Civic/Volunteer Organizations:
  • Asheville Hatchfest
  • Asheville Downtown Rotary Club
  • UNCA and WCU Management and Accounting Advisory Board
Hobbies: Baseball, Golf, Fishing, Flying

Shon P. Norris started with the firm as an intern in May 2000.  He received his bachelor's degree from the University of North Carolina at Asheville and his masters in accounting from Western Carolina University. Shon's practice focuses on income tax planning and preparation for businesses and individuals.  He has extensive experience in real estate, construction, and hospitality industries. Shon has been the driving force behind the firm's conversion to electronic workpapers and other areas of technological improvement. He is very active in the community with service including  Rotary Club of Asheville, NC Stage Company, Asheville Hatchfest, North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants, Mission Foundation, UNC Asheville Foundation and on the advisory boards for both the UNCA accounting and management departments and the WCU accounting department. 

Ed Towson

CPA License #: NC - 14707
Year started with firm: 1984
Practice Areas: Construction contractors, Real estate development, Medical practices, Tax and Estate planning, Management advisory service
Education:
  • MBA – Western Carolina University
  • BBA – Stetson University
Civic/Volunteer Organizations:
  • WCQS Public Radio
  • Asheville Symphony Orchestra
  • Civitan Club of Asheville
  • UNC Asheville Foundation
Hobbies: Music, Hiking, Camping, Biking, Reading

G. Edward Towson, II received his B.B.A. from Stetson University in 1980, and his M.B.A. from Western Carolina University in 1989. Ed joined Gould Mayo and Associates in 1984. He works with numerous construction contractors and real estate developers, as well as medical practices and small businesses providing tax and estate planning and management advisory services. Ed is a regular instructor at continuing education courses on partnerships and LLCs and other topics. Active in the community, he has been involved with the Asheville Symphony, the Asheville Civitan Club, WCQS Public Radio, UNCA Foundation, Givens Estates, The Community Foundation of WNC and other organizations.