Our Team

Our biggest strength is being part of a team of like-minded individuals who share our same work ethic and values.

At JVG, we take pride in being detailed and thorough. Being a smaller CPA firm allows us to give our clients superior attention, individual support, and better services.

We are family-oriented and very involved in our community. We love working and supporting small business owners. You can find us around this area spending time in local restaurants, breweries, and trails. At our firm, we understand you can be professional while remaining friendly and personable.

We are committed to building a strong and long-lasting relationship with you. Our dedicated team has built a great atmosphere in our office to guarantee you always feel welcome. We like making sure our clients feel secure and confident about every interaction they have with us.

Each member of the firm plays an essential role in our daily activities, and we want you to get to know us better.

Tamra Johnson, CPA

Tamra has over 30 years of experience working in public accounting and has spent some of this time working in the industry. She graduated from the University of North Carolina in Asheville with a bachelor’s in accounting.

She is very knowledgeable in a wide variety of areas, this has been very valuable to our firm. Her expertise has helped us successfully serve many clients from different industries.

Tamra is a rock and roll aficionado, and she will admit being a groupie at heart. She enjoys spending time with husband and sons (including Caleb Johnson, American Idol winner!).

 

Professional Societies:

  • North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

Heather Gates Cohan, CPA / CGMA

Heather moved to Asheville from Dallas, TX in 2016.  Since then, she met and married her husband Justin, and they have two children, Mackenzie and Rylan.  She graduated magna cum laude from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor with a bachelor’s in accounting and received an MBA from the University of Texas at Dallas.

She enjoys traveling, hiking and exploring waterfalls. Her current adventure is seeing all the waterfalls in WNC.

 

Professional Societies:

  • North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

Mark Martines, CPA

Mark is originally from England, he lived there until he was 10 years old. Mark graduated from Appalachian State University and is a licensed CPA. Mark has been with the firm since 2013.

He enjoys hiking, rock climbing and spending time outdoors. His favorite hangout spot is anywhere off the Blue Ridge Parkway.

 

Professional Societies:

  • North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

Tera Buchanan

Tera is originally from Mississippi, she moved to Asheville, North Carolina 20 years ago and began working with us.

Tera enjoys spending her time in the sun at the beach. Her favorite hobby is working in her yard or helping her neighbors with their yards; she feels doing this activity is very therapeutic.

Jaise Allen

Jaise was born and raised in central Illinois, and moved to Hendersonville, North Carolina in 2021 where he met and married his wife, Mallory. He is a graduate from Illinois State University. Jaise recently joined our team, and with his incredible aptitude for Financial Planning, we cannot wait to utilize his talents for our clients.

Jaise enjoys music, live theater, and spending time with the Lord. His new favorite hobbies are golfing, hiking and spending time working in his garden.

Rick Hageman

Rick joined our firm in December of 2010. He graduated from Appalachian State University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance and additional areas of study in Accounting and Economics. While at ASU, Rick earned his membership with Omicron Delta Epsilon (Economics Honor Society).

Rick enjoys hiking, backpacking and attending the Highland Games at Grandfather Mountain.

Rebecca Dinkins

Rebecca is a recent addition to our team, specializing in bookkeeping.  She is originally from Houston Texas, but moved to Asheville in 2016 to be closer to her sister; however, she is now staying because she fell in love with the mountains and slower pace of life.  She is certified in Quickbooks Desktop and Online, and enjoys taking continuing education classes in order to keep up with the many and ongoing updates and changes to Quickbooks.

In her spare time, you can find her walking the trails and gardens at the Arboretum, or baking the most delicious desserts; cookies are her specialty.

 

Robin Risk

Robin is a graduate of Hawaii Pacific University with a Bachelors in Business Administration.  She is a Marine Corps spouse that has traveled and lived all over the world, including Japan and Italy. She is a mom to four boys!  With her business knowledge and organization skills, we are very grateful to have her on our team.

Robin enjoys going to the beach, cruising the world and watching her sons play sports.

 

Rocky, CEO of Stress Management