MSA Welcomes Accounting Technicians!
Jessica Franklin was born in Virginia Beach, VA, but relocated to Granite Falls 12 years ago. She has an Associate’s Degree in Accounting from CVCC and will be continuing towards her Bachelor’s in the fall through Fayetteville State University’s online degree completion program.
When Jessica is not at work, she enjoys spending time with her husband, Keith, and two Labradors. She is excited to be joining our firm and hopes her on-the-job training will aid her in her education as well.
Gunnar Burchett currently resides with his family in Lincolnton, NC. He attended the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics for the last two years of high school and received his Associates Degree in Accounting and Business Administration at Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute.
When Gunnar isn’t crunching numbers, he enjoys trying new restaurants, swimming, traveling, watching movies and socializing with friends. He is excited to advance his professional knowledge of accounting and gain work experience in the field.
Kristen Nichols grew up in Rutherford College NC, but moved to Hickory two years ago. She graduated from Western Piedmont Community College with an Associates of Applied Science in Accounting. Kristen has worked for local CPA firms assisting them in the administrative and tax areas.
She has a large and close-knit family. Kristin loves her pets, Kellie (Shih Tzu), Ginger (Beagle mix) and also has four spoiled kittens and a guinea pig. In her spare time, Kristen loves photography, hand quilting and painting. Her family is very involved in their church, Valdese First Baptist. She looks forward to learning and growing within the firm, both as a person and in her accounting skills. Kristen is currently pursuing her Bachelor’s degree in Accounting in hopes of one day obtaining her CPA license.