Licensed CPA Staff


Scott P. Hansberry, CPA, MST

Masters Degree in Taxation
NC CPA License # 19601

Scott Hansberry, the founder, is a Certified Public Accountant who holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Massachusetts and a Masters Degree in Taxation from Bentley College. He has more than 30 years combined experience in public accounting (including the big 4), along with positions as CFO & Treasurer, Tax Director and Pension Plan Administrator for a large, privately held, multi-national, $220M manufacturing corporation and as an accounting professor.

Scott is especially knowledgeable in areas of international taxation and has had extensive tax and business exposure throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico and Europe.  He also has experience with business acquisitions and divestitures, industrial revenue bond placements, system analysis and design, and pension investment responsibility. 

Scott is currently on the Board of Trustees for Coastal Horizons Center, Inc. and is a member in good standing of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the North Carolina Association of CPAs.  He was formerly a member of New Hanover Regional Medical Center Foundation's Professional Advisory Council and former Treasurer for the Wilmington Chamber of Commerce.


Gary L. Swanson, CPA, MSA

Masters Degree in Accounting

QuickBooks ProAdvisor

Gary Swanson has a Masters degree in Business Administration and Bachelors degree; both from Indiana University.  He is a licensed CPA in both North Carolina and Indiana.  Past career experiences include self-employed CPA, Partner in a CPA firm and CFO & COO of public companies which, when combined, accumulate to over 25 years experience.  Over the past few years, Gary has served as treasurer for the local chapter of SCORE, a national organization affiliated with the SBA which provides mentoring services for clients desiring to start or grow their businesses.  He received the Mentor of the Year Award in 2015 for his service.

Non-Licensed Staff


 Emmie D. Henderson

Staff Accountant

Emmie Henderson graduated in 2015 with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from East Carolina University.  She is a North Carolina native, growing up in Morehead City.  She joined our firm January 2017 with prior public accounting experience.  In her free time she enjoys spending time with her daughter, fishing and crocheting/knitting one of a kind gifts for family and friends.

Kyle Umbaugh

Staff  Accountant

Kyle Umbaugh graduated in 2017 from theUniversity of North Carolina Wilmington with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting.  He joined our firm in May 2017 .  Kyle is originally from Georgia and moved to Wilmington in 2004.  In high school, Kyle was the founder and president of the chess club and taught novices how to play.  Kyle was a member of Boy Scouts of America and attained the rank of Eagle Scout in 2012


Ruben Saucedo

 Staff  Accountant






Amy K. Hayes

Office Manager

Amy Hayes holds a Bachelor’s degree in both Spanish and Elementary Education from Mount St. Mary’s University in Emmitsburg, MD.  She taught at the elementary level for 5 years in Maryland.   Amy loves to volunteer and is currently a Wish Grantor with Make A Wish Eastern NC.

Carmen A. Silvis

Assistant Office Manager

Carmen Silvis was a systems analyst and project/office manager for multiple industries.  Customer Service is her forte.  Carmen volunteers at her church and is an avid beach goer.  She loves living in Wilmington.