Welcome to the MSA Team!
Our new Senior Accountant, Justin Allen, hails from Hickory, NC but over the last ten years he has been around the state living in Boone, Wilmington and Greensboro. He is excited to be back home! Justin received his BSBA in Accounting while attending Appalachian State University and his MS – Accountancy at the University of North Carolina – Wilmington. He has worked in public accounting for the past five years specializing in not-for-profit, employee benefits plan, construction and HUD audits.
Justin and his wife, Monica, are still newlyweds with two dogs – Ernie and Rizzo. You will find them hiking, traveling and going to concerts. Justin looks forward to meeting everyone and helping the MSA team in whatever way he can.
Claire Chase, a native of Lenoir, NC, is our new Staff Accountant. She recently graduated from Gardner-Webb University with a BSBA in Accounting. While in school, she was a member of the Women’s Tennis Team and the Accounting Club. Claire is actively working on her Masters in Accounting.
Family is extremely important to Claire, and she enjoys spending time with her two sisters, Sarah and Jennie. She adores her poodles: Emmy and Lulu. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, reading, music, puzzles, and telenovelas (TV soap operas in Spanish). Claire is a member of First Baptist Church of Lenoir and over the years has served as a bible school teacher and a volunteer with Backpack Ministries, Samaritans Purse, and various mission trips across the country.