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
  • 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:  Supervisor
CPA License #: NC-39760
Year started with firm: 2014
  • 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.

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

Karl Green

Position: Senior Staff Accountant
CPA License #: NC-43876
EA License #: 124855
Year started with firm: 2017
Education: BS in Accountancy; BA in Philosophy
Hobbies: Reading, hiking, history, travel

Karl Green received his Bachelor of Accountancy and Bachelor of Philosophy degrees from the University of North Carolina at Asheville, with a minor in Management. His focus at Gould Killian is on tax compliance and tax planning engagements for small business and individual clients. In addition to being a CPA, he is licensed by the Department of the Treasury as an Enrolled Agent.

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

Paige Schurter

Name: Paige Schurter
Position: Staff Accountant
CPA License #: NC - 44873
Year started with firm: 2018
  • B.S.B.A. in Accounting, Appalachian State University, August 2018
  • M.S. in Accounting, Appalachian State University, August 2019
  • Master's Certificate in Business Analytics, Appalachian State University, August 2019

Sammy Fong

Position: Senior Accountant
CPA License #: NC - 34610
Year started with firm: 2014
  • 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.

Travis Keever

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