Meet the Staff

Our firm was formed with the specific objective of providing overall business counseling to our clients. Our professional environment and philosophies have been designed to elicit independent thinking, which in turn has generated a reputation for creativity and innovation. Furthermore, we believe in the value of relationships. We view every client relationship like a partnership, and truly believe that our success is a result of your success.

We are committed to providing close, personal attention to our clients. We take pride in giving you the assurance that the personal assistance you receive comes from years of advanced training, technical experience and financial acumen. Our continual investment of time and resources in professional continuing education, state-of-the-art computer technology and extensive business relationships is indicative of our commitment to excellence.

 

Joseph P. Sills, Jr., CPA

Joseph P. Sills, Jr., CPA

Managing Partner

Joe joined the Firm in November, 1987. He attended Wake Forest University and graduated in 1977 with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting. Outside of the office, Joe is a member of Stratford Rotary Club, Treasurer at Winston-Salem Forsyth County Crimestoppers, former President of the Board of Directors of Cancer Services, former Board Member of Bermuda Run Country Club. Joe is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants.

Joe is married to Molly Sills and has three children: Ryan Sills, Katie Brown, and Gray Robinson. His hobbies include golf, tennis, college football and basketball, and singing in the choir of Centenary United Methodist Church. Joe’s hometown is Kannapolis, North Carolina.

NC License #11751

Johnny Lancaster, CPA

Johnny Lancaster, CPA

Senior Manager/Audit and Assurance Services

Johnny joined the Firm in October, 1999. He graduated from North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University in Greensboro, North Carolina. Johnny is responsible for overall management of the Firm’s audit and assurance services and the Firm’s triennial peer review.

NC License #14244

Stephen C. Mathis, CPA

Stephen C. Mathis, CPA

Manager/Financial Services

Steve joined the Firm in August, 1981 and after leaving in March, 1988, he returned in April, 1995. Steve attended the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1978 and later received his MBA in 1980. Steve is a member of Salem Baptist Church. Steve is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants.

Steve is married to Ruth Mathis and has two children, Sarah and David. His hobbies include hiking, woodworking, and photography. Steve’s hometown is Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

NC License #13713

Mark W. Shriver, CPA

Mark W. Shriver, CPA

Manager/Tax Preparation and Advisory Services

Mark joined the Firm in December, 1993. He attended Elon University and graduated in 1989 with a Bachelor of Science degree. Mark is former Treasurer of Mended Little Hearts, is a volunteer soccer coach with Twin City Youth Soccer Association, and is a member of Mt. Tabor United Methodist Church. Mark is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants.

Mark is married to Dawn Shriver and has four children: Brendan, Claire, Caroline and Andrew. His hobbies include soccer, golf, beach, and spending time with family, and his hometown is Springfield, Virginia.

NC License #21090

P. Grant Hartley, CPA

P. Grant Hartley, CPA

Manager/Tax Preparation and Advisory Services

Grant joined the Firm in February, 1997. He attended Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina and graduated in 1993. Grant is a member of Sheets Memorial Baptist Church and the YMCA. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants.

Grant is married to Stephanie Hartley and has two children, Madison and Emily. His hobbies are biking, jet-skiing, camping, snow skiing, reading, and going to the gym. Grant’s hometown is Lexington, North Carolina.

NC License #26233

Yvette M. Frusciante, CPA, CFF

Yvette M. Frusciante, CPA, CFF

Manager/Tax Preparation and Advisory Services, Forensic Accountant

Yvette joined the Firm in August, 2014. She attended the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and graduated in 2002 with a Master’s of Science in Accounting. She received a Master’s of Science in Forensic Studies-Accounting from Stevenson University in 2012. Yvette is a past Treasurer and Board Member of Exchange/SCAN. She is a member of the Accountants Annual A & A Symposium Committee and the Accountants Fraud Task Force Committee for the North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants. She has been a guest lecturer at the Charlotte School of Law. Yvette is a member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, National Chapter, and is a charter member of the Triad NC Area Chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and is a Forensic & Valuation Service Section Member.

Yvette enjoys playing chess, working crossword puzzles, reading, cooking and anything that involves technology. She is from Hollywood, Florida.

NC License #30220

Michael E. Leclerc, CPA,

Michael E. Leclerc, CPA

Manager/Tax Preparation and Advisory Services

Mike joined the Firm in December 2014. He attended High Point University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. He then attended the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and graduated with a Master’s of Science in Accounting. Mike is a member of the North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Society of Financial Service Providers.

Mike is married to Cristen Leclerc and has two sons, Landon and Logan and a daughter Langley. Mike volunteers as a sports coach. He enjoys going to the gym, playing with his children and Michigan football. His hometown is Franklin, NJ.

NC License #36432

Barbara A. French, CPA

Barbara A. French, CPA

MAS Senior

Barbara joined the Firm in September, 1998. She attended Utica College in Utica, New York and graduated in 1982. Barbara is the former founding Board Member and Treasurer of Oneida County Habitat for Humanity. She is also a former Church Treasurer, Girl Scout leader, Den Mother, and Girl Scout Cookie Sale Assistant Manager for the council. Barbara is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants. She is licensed in both New York and North Carolina.

Barbara has seven children: Michael, Patricia, Leslie, Maria, Elizabeth, David, and Linda. Barbara enjoys reading and her hometown is Utica, New York.

NC License #26165

Emily K. Haynes, CPA

Emily K. Haynes, CPA

Senior/Tax Preparation and Advisory Services

Emily joined the Firm in December, 1999. She attended North Carolina State University and graduated Magna Cum Laude in 1988 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting. Outside of the office, Emily volunteers at various local organizations. Emily is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants.

Emily is married to Richard Haynes and has two children, Christopher and Matthew. Her hobbies include biking, gardening, boating, water skiing, and doing home renovations. Emily’s hometown is Lexington, North Carolina.

NC License #19755

Catherine B. Ralston, CPA

Catherine B. Ralston, CPA

Senior/Tax Preparation and Advisory Services

Cathy joined the Firm in 1995. She attended Wake Forest University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting in 1978. She later attended the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and attained her MBA in 1983. Cathy is the former Treasurer for: Exchange/SCAN, St. Paul’s Place, Reynolds High School PTSA, Sherwood Forest Elementary School PTA, and World Villages. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants.

Cathy is married to Er Ralston and has two children, Brad and Holly. Her hobbies include running and playing tennis.

NC License #17680

Susan F. Brinkley, CPA

Susan F. Brinkley, CPA

Senior/Tax Preparation and Advisory Services

Susan joined the Firm in January, 2003. She graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Outside of the office, Susan volunteers with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and is a former board member. She is a former Co-President of Whitaker Elementary (PTA), Cook Middle School (PTA), and RJ Reynolds High School Booster Club, and is also a member of the Junior League of Winston-Salem. Susan is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants.

Susan is married to Tom Brinkley and has two children, Wes and Michael. Her hobbies include playing golf and hiking. Susan’s hometown is Valdese, North Carolina.

NC License #11836

Stacy P. Davis, CPA

Stacy P. Davis, CPA

Senior/Financial Services

Stacy joined the Firm in January, 1998. She attended Wake Forest University and graduated in 1995. Outside of the office, Stacy volunteers at Whitaker Elementary, Wiley Middle School, and R.J. Reynolds High School. Stacy is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants.

Stacy is married to Steven Davis and has three children: Wesley, Jackson, and Anna. Her hobbies are swimming, water skiing, and traveling. Stacy’s hometown is Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

NC License #25562

Sandra T. Walker, CPA, CGMA

Sandra T. Walker, CPA, CGMA

Staff/Tax Preparation and Advisory Services, Global Management Accountant

Sandy joined the Firm in April, 1979 and after leaving in 1994 she returned in February, 2012. Sandy attended Salem College and attained a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. Outside of the office, Sandy is the Treasurer and is on the Board of Directors for Exchange SCAN Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse. She is a member and former Council Member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, a member and former Chairman of the North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants, and is also a member of the Association of Financial Professionals. She is licensed in both Florida and North Carolina.

Sandy has a son Scott and daughter-in-law Shari. Her hobbies are reading, doing needlepoint, and woodturning. Sandy’s hometown is Parkersburg, West Virginia.

NC License #12342, FL License #AC35004

Cynthia S. Hamilton

Cynthia S. Hamilton

Senior/Tax Preparation and Advisory Services

Cindy joined the Firm in January, 1988. She attended Forsyth Technical Community College. Cindy volunteers as the annual United Way Employee Campaign Manager, has served as the treasurer for the Forsyth County Beekeepers Association, and is a former volunteer and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the American Heart Association, Forsyth County Division. Cindy is a member of the North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants.

Cindy is married to Kenny Hamilton. Her hobbies include reading, gardening, needlepoint, and ice hockey. Cindy’s hometown is Parkersburg, West Virginia.

Cynthia W. Maxey

Cynthia W. Maxey

Financial Coordinator

Cindy joined the Firm in June, 1981 and is responsible for multiple facets of internal financial administration for the Firm. She attended Appalachian State University and graduated in 1978. She is a member of Augsburg Lutheran Church, and participates in the American Heart Association Heart Walk.

Cindy is married to Rik Maxey and has two daughters, Sarah and Hannah. She also has two golden retrievers, Ellie and Bailey. Her hobbies include walking her dogs, golfing occasionally, cooking, and watching football and basketball (both college and professional). Cindy’s hometown is Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

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