ATSCPA was founded on the belief that every small business owner deserves accounting solutions that save time, reduce taxes, and make life easier. As your CPA firm, we promise to do the heavy lifting on the financial side of your business so you’re free to focus on running it. From bookkeeping, cash flow, and budgeting to money-saving tax strategies, we’ll be in your corner every step of the way to help control expenses and optimize profits so your business can be all you want it to be.

We've had the privilege of working with many amazing clients and would like you to be one of them. Call our CPA firm now at 828-396-3326 or request your free consultation online to discover what we can do for your business.

Angel Starnes

License #30951

Angel Starnes

Angel is our firm director, starting ATSCPA in 2010. She has been working in public accounting for over 20 years, starting with the international firm of Deloitte and Touche and then finding her passion of working with small business owners and individuals. Angel’s diverse background ranges from tax planning and preparation to CFO services, strategic planning, and mergers and acquisitions. She is passionate about helping clients meet their goals by helping them define and achieve their own personalized level of success. From start up to mature business planning, Angel enjoys coaching business owners through every phase. She is married, has two children, and enjoys all things outside. When she isn’t working, you’ll likely find her in the woods on a mountain bike, snowboard, or hiking.

Emily Taylor

Emily Taylor

Emily is our office administrator and team cheerleader. She has degrees in education and office administration and years of experience in customer service. This combination along with her bubbly personality and joy of helping others make her a wonderful member of our team. She thrives on providing excellent customer service and takes great care of our office staff. She enjoys spending time with her husband, Jack, and their two beautiful children. Emily is a dedicated and faithful member of her church. Some of her favorite things include laughing with family and friends, watching the Atlanta Braves, and spending time at the beach.

Brenda Harris


Brenda is our accounting manager and has been working with the firm since it’s inception. Her years of experience in public accounting provide her a vast range of knowledge. Her specialties include payroll, bookkeeping, and corporate income tax. Brenda enjoys working one-on-one with clients and has a knack for teaching and training. Brenda and her husband, Richard, have 3 sons. She is an avid gardener and is always looking for hummingbirds. When she isn’t outside, you’ll find her cruising in her Dodge Challenger or at a concert, especially when Tim McGraw is in town.

Amy Townsend


Amy is our newest addition, an intern from Appalachian State University. Amy will be obtaining her BSBA in Accounting in the spring of 2023. Amy’s favorite thing about working at ATSCPA is “The environment is very chill. Communication with our team is excellent, the day flies by and we have fun.” Amy enjoys spending time with her family and horses, and loves to read and shop.