Experienced Accountants in Charlotte, North Carolina

Our dedicated and knowledgeable staff can help you discover valuable tax savings opportunities,
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Licensed Management

Emily A. Fisher, CPA

Principal | Business Advisor
Licensed #37550
Emily Fisher is a Certified Public Accountant in the state of North Carolina. She received her Masters of Accountancy from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and has studied both Accounting and Finance and International Business at UNCC and the University of North Carolina Wilmington, respectively. Emily previously worked as an Equity Analyst at Interstate/Johnson & Lane, a regional investment firm, and owned and operated a wine bar/art gallery. Her background uniquely positions her to understand high-level investment strategies as well as the real world problems that business owners face. When she’s not in the office educating and helping clients, you can find this Charlotte native spending time with her daughter and their bird dog, Luna. She currently serves on the Board of Advisors for the Myers Park HOA, and her favorite pastimes include fishing, riding bikes, yoga and traveling.

Brendan A. Garay, CPA

Senior Manager I Business Advisor
Licensed #42596
Brendan Garay, a Certified Public Accountant in the state of North Carolina, serves as the firm's Senior Manager & Business Advisor. A native of Pittsburgh, PA, he graduated from California University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and a Master of Business Administration. Brendan is QuickBooks Online Advanced certified and has worked in the public accounting industry for several years, specifically working with businesses and providing high level advisory services. His leadership and experience was recently showcased by being selected to the 2024 class of the NCACPA Young Professionals Cabinet. Outside of the office you can find him on the golf course, cheering on his Pittsburgh sports teams, or taking his dog Kali to the Whitewater Center.

Non-Licensed Management

Becky H. Hoggard

Operations Manager
Non-Licensed
Becky Hoggard graduated from The University of Georgia with degrees in Journalism and Education. She joined the firm in the fall of 2017 as the Client Services Coordinator and now serves as Operations Manager, where she will work closely with our internal teams to oversee firm procedures as well as client relationship management. Becky will also oversee marketing efforts for the firm, develop relationships with business vendors throughout the community and administer HR functions for the team. Becky enjoys spending time with her family, recently adding a second little boy to the group.

Licensed Staff

Madelyn A. Church, CPA

Senior Tax | Business Advisor
Licensed #43227
Madelyn Church, a Certified Public Accountant in the state of North Carolina has recently joined the firm as a Senior Tax Accountant II. She graduated from Appalachian State University with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting as well as a Masters of Accountancy with a concentration in Taxation. With 3 years of professional experience she is able to efficiently assist both individual and business clients with their tax preparation needs. Outside of work she enjoys hiking, traveling, and hanging out with friends.

Carly E. Wolk, CPA

Staff Accountant
Licensed #45497
Carly E. Wolk, CPA recently joined the firm as an Accountant & Tax Associate. Originally from Baltimore, MD, Carly graduated from the University of Maryland with a Bachelors in Accounting & minor in Business Management. She moved south in 2013 and pursued her MBA with a specialization in Accounting at Winthrop University in Rock Hill SC. Outside of work, she enjoys CrossFit, Pilates/yoga, travel, and cuddling up to her 2 cats & a good book.

Anna Perelli-Minetti, CPA

Senior Accountant
Licensed #46256
Anna Perelli-Minetti, a Certified Public Accountant in the state of North Carolina is the Senior Accountant for the firm's accounting team. She received her Master of Accountancy from the University of Florida and her Bachelor of Science in Accounting & International Business with honors from the University of South Carolina. Anna is thrilled to join the team, and will utilize her previous experience as a tax staff within the financial services sector at a Big 4 firm to approach client financials through the lens of tax planning. Outside of work she enjoys baking sweet treats and hanging out with her dog Hootie, named after Hootie & the Blowfish.

Juan A. Pagán Gonzalez, CPA

Senior Tax Accountant
Licensed #46362
Juan A. Pagán-Gonzalez has recently become a Certified Public Accountant in the state of North Carolina. As Senior Tax Accountant in the firm, Juan focuses in compliance and tax preparation. Juan is a graduate of Wingate University with a Bachelor’s in Accounting and Masters of Accounting. During his college career, he played Linebacker for the Wingate Bulldogs, recording 36 career victories – the most wins for any senior class in Wingate history. Outside of work and school he enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, playing sports and playing the drums.

Taylor E. Irwin, CPA

Senior Tax Accountant II Business Advisor
License #45256
Taylor is a Certified Public Accountant in both North Carolina and Florida. She graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting as well as a Master of Accounting with a Concentration in Taxation. Taylor relocated to Charlotte in 2020 to begin her career in tax at a Big Four firm, where she worked in a business tax compliance role, specializing in partnership tax. Outside of the office, she enjoys taking her dog Parker on trail walks, reading, and road trips to the mountains.

Maggie H. Prochaska, CPA

Senior Tax Accountant
License #46607
Maggie Prochaska, a Charlotte native, is a Certified Public Accountant in the state of North Carolina has recently joined the firm as a Senior Tax Accountant. She received her Master of Accountancy from North Carolina State University, and her Bachelor of Arts in Accounting from Wofford College. Maggie is bringing her experience in tax advisory from a Big 4 firm. Outside of the office, Maggie enjoys cooking, visiting art museums, and spending time with her dog J.R. Ewing.

Megan E. Austin, CPA

Business Development & Sales Representative
License #44604
Megan Austin, a licensed Certified Public Accountant in the state of North Carolina, is thrilled to join the team as our Business Development & Sales Rep! Megan attended Clemson University, where she earned her bachelor's and master's degrees in Accounting. She began her career as an auditor at Deloitte, then transitioned to the Commercial Real Estate world, where she worked her way up to Controller. Megan is excited to apply this experience to working with existing, new, and potential clients, and growing the firm. Outside of work, she loves cooking, traveling, and going for walks with her dogs, Murphy and Bonny!

Non-Licensed Staff

Faith Keenan

Administrator
Non-Licensed
We welcome Faith Keenan to the Fisher, P.A. team as our newest Administrator. With a background in the Commercial Insurance Industry, she is excited to bring exceptional analytical and customer service skills to our firm. Faith's professional journey spans six years: four working in Premium Accounting and the past two as a Surplus Lines Tax filer. Both of which earned her a reputation for reliability and precision. Outside of the office she loves let her creativity out by cooking, playing piano, or writing in local coffee shops. 

Nicole K. Stokes

Senior Client Services Coordinator
Non-Licensed
Nicole K. Stokes, a Charlotte native, is a graduate from the University of North Carolina Wilmington with degrees in International Studies and History. Her previous experience in both office and customer service environments led her to the role of Client Service Coordinator. In this position, she will work with the team to ensure customer satisfaction as well as efficient operation of the office. In her free time, Nicole enjoys hiking and exploring Charlotte with her dog, Slate and spending time with her friends and family.

Robert C. Wheeler

Senior Tax Accountant
Non-Licensed
Robert (Bobby) Wheeler has joined the firm as Senior Tax Accountant. Originally from West Virginia, Bobby graduated from West Liberty University with a degree in accounting. Later he graduated from Southern New Hampshire University with his Masters of Business Administration. Bobby is a CPA candidate. In his free time, Bobby enjoys spending time with his wife and dogs and enjoys golfing.

Caitlin M. Crowley

Accounting Assistant
Non-Licensed
Caitlin has transitioned from the firm's administrator to Accounting Assistant. A graduate of SUNY Fredonia, Caitlin holds a bachelor's degree in Psychology and minor in Criminal Justice. With over 10 years of professional experience, Caitlin has extensive customer care training and is looking forward to supporting our accounting team and business partners. In her free tine, she enjoys reading, running and volunteering for the Humane Society of Charlotte.

Kari Harris

Accounting Assistant
Non-Licensed
Kari Harris, a native of North Carolina has joined the Fisher, PA team in the Accounting Assistant role. Previously, she served as Practice Manager for a medical company and is excited to bring her excellent customer service and procedural development to the team. Kari will focus on supporting the accounting clients in internal operations to ensure smooth onboarding and client communications. Kari enjoys traveling, genealogy and spending time with her family (including her dog, Ollie). 

Brian Sommermann

Staff Accountant
Non-Licensed
Brian Sommermann, originally from New Jersey, graduated from Rutgers University - New Brunswick with a Bachelor’s of Science in Supply Chain Management & Market Science. Previously an Honors Business Instructor in Florida, Brian is excited to join the accounting team and work with business clients in Charlotte. When he's not working, Brian loves to spend time with his wife, son, dogs, and friends.

Joseph B. Flanagan

Staff Accountant
Non-Licensed
Joseph Flanagan, a dedicated staff accountant, boasts a Bachelor's in accountancy from the University of North Carolina Asheville and an Associate's in Game Development & Simulations from Central Piedmont Community College. A lifelong Charlotte, NC resident, his unwavering passion for continuous learning and exploration of new hobbies ensures a perpetual evolution of his unique blend of skills and interests that define him.