MEET OUR SOUTH ASHEVILLE TAX TEAM

Brad Burlingham
Director of Tax Services

Brad Burlingham, CPA
Director of Tax Services

Brad joined Parsec in 2018. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in economics from Tulane University and a Master of Business Administration from Emory University. Prior to joining the firm, Brad was co-owner of Burlingham & Harris, P.A., a local tax and wealth management consulting firm. He has been a Certified Public Accountant since 1990. He is a member of the North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants as well as the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. His civic services have included board service for various local non-profits including the Western Carolina Medical Society Foundation, Serve-To-LEAD, and Dominican Crossroads USA, as well as leadership roles with other church and community groups. In his free time, Brad enjoys hiking, gardening and traveling.

Larry Harris
Director of Tax Services

Larry Harris, CPA, CFP®, PFS
Director of Tax Services

Larry has been a certified public accountant for 34 years and a Certified Financial PlannerTM practitioner for 18 years. During the course of his career Larry has primarily worked in the public accounting profession as a tax accountant and financial planner. Prior to joining Parsec in 2018, Larry was a co-owner of the public accounting firm of Burlingham & Harris, P.A., and spent several years with the private client group at Bank of America. Larry earned undergraduate and graduate degrees from Appalachian State University.

Larry currently serves on the town council for the Town of Black Mountain and has served in that capacity for 8 years. He is the current chair of the Land of Sky Regional Council, CarePartners (HCA), MountainCare, Inc and the Buncombe County Audit Committee. He serves on the Board at Deerfield Episcopal Retirement Community as Treasurer and is on the board of directors for Mission Hospital (HCA). Larry is a member and past president (1994-1995) of the Black Mountain Rotary Club.

Larry and his wife Susan live in Larry’s home town of Black Mountain N.C. and attend Trinity Presbyterian Church. Larry and Susan have two sons and six grandsons.

Cheryl Miller
Tax Associate

Cheryl Miller
Tax Associate

Cheryl Miller graduated from Appalachian State with a degree in Math and Statistics and from UNCA with a degree in management accounting. Before joining Parsec in 2018, she had worked 22 years as a tax preparer. Cheryl has also worked in the construction industry for thirty years and is currently a controller for a heavy construction company in Canton, NC. She enjoys cooking for her family and friends anytime of the year and spends summers at the family lake house in Bryson City, riding her jet ski.

Julie Wilkerson
Tax Specialist

Julie Wilkerson
Tax Specialist

Julie Wilkerson joined Parsec in January 2018 with more than 10 years of experience as a tax preparer. She also has experience in bookkeeping and payroll for churches, private schools, and horse farms. Julie is originally from Columbia, SC, and came to Asheville by way of Charleston, SC, and Lexington & Louisville, KY. Her husband, Peter, is an IT professional, and they are parents of one son who is an accountant in northern Virginia.

Kathy Hartsell
Tax Services Administrator

Kathy Hartsell
Tax Services Administrator

Kathy Hartsell joined Parsec in 2018 when Burlingham & Harris, P.A. was acquired. She has worked with Brad Burlingham and Larry Harris since 2001 in an office administration role. Kathy attended Campbell College and has had the opportunity over the years to live and work in Atlanta, Seattle, Denver, Houston, and finally, Asheville! In her free time, she loves hanging out with her six grandchildren, gardening and hiking.

Beth Downer
Tax Specialist

Beth Downer, CPA
Tax Specialist

Beth Downer joined Parsec in 2018 when Burlingham & Harris, P.A. was acquired. She has worked with Brad Burlingham and Larry Harris since 2010. Beth has her CPA and a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Western Carolina University. She previously worked for one of Atlanta’s biggest locally-owned accounting and consulting firms in Atlanta, GA. In her free time Beth enjoys hiking, watching her daughters play volleyball, and being actively involved in her church.

Office Location

85 Peachtree Road
Asheville, NC 28803

Phone: 828-277-7400
Toll Free: 888-877-1012
Fax: 828-277-7444

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