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!).

Licenses:

  • Certified Public Accountant

Professional Societies:

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

Marge Vollmerhausen, CPA

Marge has 25 years in public accounting and a career in industry as well. She graduated from the University of North Carolina with a bachelor’s in accounting.

Her high level of expertise and caring nature makes her a great asset to our firm. She is always available to answer any question and help our clients.

Marge likes to practice yoga and is well known for volunteering around the community. She enjoys spending time with her grandchildren.

Licenses:

  • Certified Public Accountant

Professional Societies:

  • North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Land of the Sky Estate Planning Council

Heather Gates Cohan, CPA / CGMA

Heather recently moved to Asheville from Dallas, TX and is the most recent addition to our team. She graduated from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor with a bachelor’s in accounting and received an MBA from the University of Texas at Dallas.

Heather’s extensive industry experience has become a great asset to our firm. As the newest member of our team, she brings in fresh and innovative ideas.

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

Licenses:

  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Chartered Global Management Accountant

Professional Societies:

  • North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants
  • Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Land of the Sky Estate Planning Council

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.

Mark Martines

Mark is originally from England, he lived there until he was 10 years old. He’s lived in North Carolina for the past 15 years. Mark graduated in December of 2009, from Appalachian State University and earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting.

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

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.