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Our Staff

 

Jamie L. Howell, CPA

President/Owner

Jamie is a native of Cherokee County; she was born and raised in Ball Ground, GA. Graduating from Cherokee High School in 2000, she then attended Kennesaw State University, graduating in 2004 Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Business Administration, majoring in Accounting. In 2006 she graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Master of Accounting, with a Concentration in Tax.

Jamie passed the Uniform CPA exam on her first attempt in 2007. She currently serves on the Board of the Anna Crawford Children's Center as the 2019 – 2021 Chair. She served on the Accounting Advisory Committee for Chattahoochee Technical College. She served on the Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors from January 2013 - January 2016. She also served from January 2012 - December 2015 as the President of Empowered Women Through Synergy, a women's group based in Woodstock, GA in which she is a founding member. Jamie is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants and a lifetime member of the International Honor Society Beta Gamma Sigma. She is also an alumnus of Leadership Cherokee Class of 2009 and was awarded the 2013 Top 10 in 10 Young Professionals by the Cherokee Chamber of Commerce.

Jamie resides in Ball Ground, GA. She is a member of Bethesda Baptist Church.

 

 

Jennifer C. Jones, CPA

Certified Public Accountant

Jennifer was born and raised in Blue Ridge, GA. After graduating Fannin County High School in 2000 she went on to the University of North Georgia, graduating in 2004 Cum Laude with her Bachelor’s degree with a double major in Accounting and Finance. During this time she was a proud member of the Alpha Gamma Delta Sorority.
Jennifer then went on to work for Randy Kramer & Associates, PC in Blue Ridge, GA from 2006 – 2011. While she was there she successfully passed the Uniform CPA Exam in 2009.  She is a member of the Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants. For the past 8 years, she has been working in the private sector in the tax department of large corporations.
In her free time Jennifer enjoys teaching Sunday School for Kindergarten through First grade and spending time with her husband Duane, two kids Nicholas and Haven, and playing with Mia the Australian Shepherd. 

Jennifer resides in Canton, GA with her husband Duane and their wonderful daughter Haven. She is a member of Arbor Hill Baptist Church.

 

 

Amy G. Hall

Senior Staff Accountant

Email: amy@northgacpa.com

Amy was born and raised in Woodstock, GA. After graduating from Woodstock High School in 2003, she then completed a Bachelor of Business Administration, majoring in Accounting, from Kennesaw State University in 2008. While attending KSU, Amy worked full time for a large landscape materials company, where she was the full charge bookkeeper and office manager. Amy has broad experience working in small businesses, including manufacturing, storm restoration, hospitality and retail. She also volunteers as the Youth Director at Shiloh Baptist Church in Holly Springs and is a proud 2016-2018 Clayton Elementary School Council Member. She is also an alumnus of Leadership Cherokee Class of 2016 and was awarded the 2017 Top 10 in 10 Young Professionals by the Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce. Amy currently serves on the Chairman’s Council for Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce .

Amy resides in Canton, GA with her husband Denny and their two amazing children, Kailey and Parker. She is a member of Shiloh Baptist Church.

 

 

 

Nitasha E. Ginn

Staff Accountant

nitasha@northgacpa.com

Nitasha was born on the Whidbey Island Naval Base in Washington State. She moved to Woodstock, GA in 2000 and graduated from Woodstock High School in 2001. After a decade of working, she went back to school at Kennesaw State University and graduate Cum Laude in 2013 with a degree in Exercise Science. In May 2018, Nitasha graduated Summa Cum Laude from Chattahoochee Technical College with an Associate of Applied Science in Accounting. She also earned certifications as a Computerized Accounting Specialist, Office Accounting Specialist, Payroll Accounting Specialist and Tax Prep Specialist.

She is proud to serve as the Backpack Coordinator for the Cherokee County Give a Kid a Chance program since 2016 and the as the Treasurer for Papa’s Pantry since 2019. She also served as the Service Projects Board Chair for the Woodstock Junior Woman’s Club from 2015-2017, and served as the Community Outreach executive board member for the Chattahoochee Technical College chapter of the National Society for Leadership and Success from 2016-2017. She is a life-time member of the Golden Key Honor Society and the National Technical Honor Society. In her free time she volunteers as a community small group leader with Woodstock City Church.She is an alumnus of Leadership Cherokee Class of 2019.  

Nitasha currently resides in Woodstock, GA with her husband Chris and dog Charlie. She is a member of Woodstock City Church.

 

 

 

Missy A. McPherson

Accounting Assistant

missy@northgacpa.com

Missy was born and raised in Ball Ground, GA.  At 16, Missy started her first job at CVS while finishing high school.  After graduating from Cherokee High School in 2003, Missy stayed with CVS and moved up the ranks.  She became a Lead Tech in the pharmacy, and then moved to the front store and eventually became Manager.

Needing a change of pace after having kids, Missy decided to leave the hectic retail world and join our team.  In her free time, she enjoys playing with her beautiful twin girls, and spending time with her husband.  They enjoy traveling and attending church on Sundays. 

Missy currently resides in Jasper, GA with her husband Chad, and beautiful twins, Lillie and Millie. She is a member of Pleasant Union Baptist Church.  

 

 

Savannah L. Chambers

Receptionist and Social Media Manager

 admin@northgacpa.com

Savannah was born and raised in Ball Ground, GA. After Graduating from Creekview High School in 2018, Savannah received multiple Scholarships at Kennesaw State University where she studied Criminal Justice. However, she is now pursuing a degree in Accounting at Chattahoochee Technical College.       

Before joining our team, Savannah was a manager at Express Factory Outlet in Woodstock, where she worked for over a year. In her free time she enjoys hiking, spending time with her friends, reading, and writing. Savannah has also volunteered at multiple Marching Band events, as she was in Color Guard all throughout high school.   

Savannah currently resides in Ball Ground, GA. She is a member of First United Methodist Church of Hinton.     

 

 

 In Memory Of Randy B. Kramer, CPA, CPC (November 28th,1951 – July 10th,2019 )

 

Randy B. Kramer, CPA, CPC

Certified Public Accountant

Randy was born and raised in Illinois, moving to Georgia in 1983. Randy is a proud veteran with a long and varied career.  He began his career in the United States Army in 1969, honorably discharged in 1977. Randy got his Bachelor of Arts in Accounting from the University of Illinois in 1979 and his Masters in the Arts in Mathematical Sciences: Computer Science from the University of Illinois in 1982. Randy passed the Uniform CPA exam in 1982, then worked for IBM for 15 years.

Randy opened Randy Kramer & Associates, PC in 1999, opening offices in Woodstock, Blue Ridge and Dalton. Randy sold his business in 2010 and became a Certified Professional Coach thru iPEC. He then became the Chief Financial Officer for a small manufacturing firm in Ellijay, GA. Randy joined our firm in October 2017. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants. He was an avid runner, having completed 7 half-marathons and numerous 5ks and is an active volunteer with both the Wounded Warrior Project and Home for Our Troops. 

Randy resided in Ellijay, GA with his wife Kay, to whom he was married to for 48 years and together they have two wonderful children and one grandson, Arlo, and a granddaughter, Sophie Grace.