Hillary Colvin, CPA

Hillary Colvin
Hillary ColvinI've spent my lifetime becoming me.

Bryan Colvin, CPA

Bryan Colvin
Bryan ColvinI've always been this way.

When at work…

  • I am a Certified Public Accountant. I have worked as a professional accountant since 2009.
  • For about 4 years, I worked as the finance manager of NC Outward Bound School. My focus was month-end and year-end tasks, audit and tax compliance and maintaining the systems that track the daily revenues and expenses. I dressed in sandals and hiking pants and had a lot of dog co-workers.
  • For about 3 years, I worked as an auditor for Johnson, Price & Sprinkle. My focus was on family owned manufacturing businesses and non-profit organizations. I dressed in high heels and suits (I donated them all away).
  • In college, I worked as a bookkeeper for a law firm and a construction company. Both of them were in historic buildings; so, I learned how to do data entry while wearing gloves.
  • My first career was as a dog groomer where I realized my love for accounting when I wrote a business plan for the shop that I thought I was going to open. I dressed in dog hair covered everything.

When not at work…

  • My favorite memories are also my most stinky moments.
  • I hiked the first 500 miles of the Appalachian Trail. I left the trail to see about a boy that I had met the year before on a 700 mile canoe trip. We are married now.
  • I endured a week of winter camping and snowshoeing in Maine when I was a teenager. Since then, I have not slept in a hole dug into snow or forced icy boots onto my feet at sunrise.
  • For the 2017 New Year, I was on anchor watch of a 30 foot Pulling Boat in the Florida Keys. It was a 7 day Outward Bound course to learn how to sail.

About Bryan

When at work…

  • I have been a Certified Public Accountant since August 2013.
  • I have over twenty years’ experience in business management.
  • I am a member of the North Carolina Association of CPA’s.
  • My first career was in the restaurant industry where I was a chef, owner, general manager and server (and in that order too).
  • I work with excited entrepreneurs about how to reach their exciting business goals.
  • I worked in public accounting firms for over three years before throwing away all of my ties.
  • See my Link-ed in page for more about me, me ,me.

When not at work…

  • I love to be outdoors.
  • I hiked the 2,100 mile Appalachian Trail (yep, all of it) in 1997.
  • I mountain bike; the kind where you could have a drink on your handle bars (no flips, not even close).
  • I built my own mahogany kayak, actually did that twice, a single and a double.
  • I was an apprentice to a French chef in a castle in Ireland.
  • My wife and I met on a canoe trip from New York to Maine, an amazing first date!
  • I once owned a VW van and travelled across the country in it (I am now allergic to all future vehicle maintenance tasks).
  • I love to cook curry and can whip up some very tasty hummus.
  • One of my favorite vacations was building dulcimers with my father at a folk school.
  • I have lived in Asheville North Carolina since 1999.