Principals

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. 

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.

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. 

Eric Michael

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

Eric W. Michael graduated from Appalachian State University in 1994 with a B.S. in Business Administration.  Eric joined Gould Killian CPA Group in March 2007. Before joining Gould Killian CPA Group, Eric worked in public practice in Charlotte for 12 years.  Eric’s practice areas focus on tax preparation and consulting for businesses and individuals.  Eric has experience with a wide variety of industries , including contractors, medical practices, real estate, and retailers.  Eric is active in the community with the Rotary Club of Asheville and United Way.  He currently serves on the finance committee for the United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County. 

Dan Mullinix

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
  • MBA - Clemson University
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, Dan worked in public practice accounting in South Carolina for 10 years. His experience includes providing services to small businesses,  not-for-profits, local governments and college and universities. 
He has obtained over 50 hours annually of continuing professional education and consistently exceeded the annual continuing education requirements. .