Our Staff

Kathleen Childs, Owner

Kathleen began ASG in 2008 to serve local business owners in the beautiful and unique North Georgia  Mountains. Kathleen moved to Dahlonega with her family in late 2007, bringing with her eighteen years of experience managing businesses.  Since then she has enjoyed raising her family in these gorgeous hills and helping small businesses and non-profits prosper.  Over the years Kathleen has hand-picked a team of employees that share her passion. It is this passion for helping others that is the driving force behind ASG. “I am so proud of what we have built, TOGETHER.”  Kathleen is a Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor, Payroll Certified, Member American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers, and National Association of Certified Public Bookkeepers.


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Stefanie Carroll, Operations Manager

Stefanie’s love of small business brought her to ASG in 2013.  Stefanie has “the touch” for managing the many idiosyncrasies involved with running a business.  She provides a pivotal role for ASG by aligning all the parts of your business with ours. (Not an easy feat, mind you!) Stefanie is quoted as saying “I just love being part of something that makes life easier for our clients.” and she truly does. Understanding the frustration and confusion that often surround payroll practices for small business owners, Stefanie manages ASG’s payroll division and has dedicated her career to alleviating that stress by providing exemplary payroll services and consultation. Stefanie is a member of SHRM and is Payroll Certifed.



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Marci Cisson, Bookkeeping Manager

Marci and her bright, bubbly personality joined the ASG family in 2013. Armed with the superpowers of managing a medical office for fifteen years prior to joining ASG, Marci has an incredibly sharp attention to detail and ABSOLUTE LOVE of helping people. Marci exemplifies what it is to be an ASG Bookkeeper!  As head of ASG’s bookkeeping division, Marci not only assists her clients, but also provides guidance and insight to the entire ASG team.  Marci thrives on putting systems in place that make our client’s business operations run smoothly and efficiently.  Marci is a Certified Bookkeeper and a Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor.




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Nicki Lopes, Account Manager

Nicki is what you call “A Natural!” Beginning her career with ASG in 2012 while earning her BA in Finance from UNG, Nicki has continually amazed us with her keen eye, follow-through, and unprecedented attention to detail. Now a grown woman with a family of her own, Nicki is still raising the bar, albeit a few dozen miles down the road these days from her home in Atlanta. Yes, that’s right, Nicki laid the groundwork to be ASG’s first employee to work completely remotely! I recently asked Nicki, now that she’s a mother of two adorable boys, how does she do it all?  Nicki replied, “Well, that’s easy, bookkeeping is my highly coveted adult time these days…!”  Nicki is a Certified Bookkeeper and a Certified QuickBooks ProAdisor (and one heck of a great new mom!).


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Kathy Genry, Client Liaison

Kathy has been with ASG since the beginning in 2008, bringing the knowledge from her former career in Human Resources along for the ride! Kathy has led the charge in many different roles over her years at ASG.  Nowadays, you can find Kathy in your office as ASG’s Client Liaison delivering sensitive documents from your place of business to ours (and vice versa). Kathy’s unparalleled organizational skills and her first-hand knowledge of all the services ASG provides make her the perfect liaison.