Asheville, NC | 828.785.1556

about us

Thanks for Voting Us
"Best Of WNC"

6 Years

In a Row!

George Austin

Joel Chambers

George received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Tennessee in Political Science. In 2001, he graduated from Western Carolina University with a master’s degree in Accountancy and has over ten years of experience in public accounting. He is a licensed CPA in North Carolina and a member of the North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants. George is also a Certified Valuation Analyst and a member of the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts.

 

George is a 1999 graduate of the Wendelstedt Umpire School and former AM radio high school football analyst. He is a native of the Smoky Mountains and enjoys the outdoors, travel, and his two children… sometimes.

 

 

 

Joel attended the University of South Carolina and graduated with a double major in Philosophy and Literature.  He earned his Master of Accountancy degree from Western Carolina University in 2003 and has ten years of experience in public accounting. Joel is a member of the North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants. Prior to his accounting career, Joel spent ten years with Dow Jones & Company, Inc., working primarily with The Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones Financial News.

 

Forever an Eagle Scout, Joel enjoys hiking and camping with a local Scout troop and has served for several years as the Treasurer of Western North Carolina’s Daniel Boone Council, BSA. He has two children in the Asheville City School system.

 

 

Jonathan Thompson

Jonathan received his bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Tennessee in 2010. He earned his Master of Accountancy degree from Colorado State University in 2011 and has over 3 years of experience in public accounting. He is a licensed CPA in North Carolina and is a member of the North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants.

 

Jonathan is originally from the southeast, but prior to moving to North Carolina he spent a few years on the other side of old man river in the Colorado rockies. Outside of the office, Jonathan enjoys traveling, outdoor activities and spending time with his wife and family.

 

Candice Rowland

Candice attended the University of South Carolina and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Accounting. She earned her Master of Accountancy degree from Western Carolina University and has over eight years of experience combined in private and public accounting. She is also a member of the North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants.

 

With a certification in Hospitality Management, Candice is involved with coordinating weddings and events around Asheville. She is originally from New York City, however enjoys spending time in the mountains with her husband and their dog.

 

Mary Shamburger

Mary attended King University in Bristol, TN (formerly King College) for two years then transferred to Appalachian State University in Boone, NC where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Office Systems Management. Upon graduation in 1992, her Office Management career began and over the years she has gained background in several fields including Accounts Receivable, Insurance and Mortgage. Mary was born in Decatur, GA but has grown up in the mountains of WNC and also raised her four children here.  In addition to spending time with her children, she enjoys lifting weights. When time and weather allow, she also loves to camp and hike.

 

Lindsey Piurowski

Lindsey attended both North Carolina State University and then Western Carolina University in order to receive her B.A. in History. After working in education for a short time, she returned to Western Carolina University for graduate school, obtaining her Master of Accountancy degree in 2018. She is a member of the North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants.

 

Lindsey is originally from the Gulf Coast of Florida, but has made her home here in the mountains of WNC. She still enjoys the beach and visits her family there often. When she is not in the office, Lindsey loves spending time outdoors in the mountains or on the lake.

 

 

© Copyright 2015 - 2019  for Austin, CPA, PC | All Rights Reserved

Austin CPA, PC is committed to corporate, social, environmental, & economic responsibility.