Here is what the firm has been up to since our last newsletter.

Promotions and New Hires: 

Roger Lewis, Cristina Scamardella, and Christine Preddy joined us in February as seasonal associates for tax season. Welcome and thank you!

Courtney Murphy joined the team as a Senior Manager in our Business Advisory Group on March 13. Welcome Courtney!

Congratulations to our newest CPA, Kerry Walker, and our newest Enrolled Agent, Donna Mounce!


It’s been a busy Spring so far as we hit the road visiting North Carolina State University and Campbell University. We’ve had fun connecting with students and faculty members at the career and networking fairs and want to thank Campbell University’s Accounting Society and Wake Tech for allowing us to join them as guest speakers. See you all again soon!

Know a student interested in and currently studying accounting? We’ve extended our deadline to apply to our Summer Leadership Conference to be held in our office in Chapel Hill on May 16-17. We have room for a couple more students! Check out our student section on our website or contact Amy Ford for more information!

Office Happenings:

Our Wellness committee put together another awesome boxing event on February 17. What an amazing way to release stress and get in a good workout!  Bonus: It’s FUN!

We celebrated a month of appreciation in February to coincide with one of our 31 Fundamentals, “Show meaningful appreciation.” As part of the celebration, we set up an “appreciation wall” where team members could post our thoughts and thanks to each other!

On March 3, we continued our theme of appreciation by celebrating Employee Appreciation Day with a yummy burger bar from Red Robin. Speaking of Robin…did you know March 3 is also “National Robin Day?”  We did – so we had some fun celebrating our own Robin McDuffie!

Employee News (Births, marriages, anniversaries, birthdays):


  • Keke Lassiter-Farrington – 1 year on 2/1
  • Elizabeth Mauch – 7 years on 2/3
  • Nate Wicker – 4 years on 2/4
  • Andrew Olson – 1 year on 2/16
  • Donna Mounce – 2 years on 2/23
  • Jen Lewis – 8 years on 2/23


  • Rob Lewis: 2/11
  • Scott Hartman: 2/11
  • Joe Beaudin: 2/25
  • Neely McLaughlin: 3/13
  • Keke Lassiter-Farrington: 3/23
  • Chad Huckabee: 3/26