Our Staff

Kathleen Childs

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, a member of the American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers, and a member of the National Association of Certified Public Bookkeepers.

Stefanie Carroll

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.  She has dedicated her career to alleviating that stress by providing exemplary payroll services and consultation. Stefanie is a Certified Payroll Specialist.

Marci Cisson

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 assists both her clients and her colleagues with valuable oversight and guidance.  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.

Nicki Lopes

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 three adorable babies, 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 mom!).

Olivia Haddock

Olivia Haddock

Account Manager

Olivia joined ASG in 2016 as a Bookkeeping Intern while finishing her BA in Mathematics at UNG.  Her love of numbers combined with a newfound knowledge of how the numbers posted in QuickBooks amassed an algorithm to determine a business’s success or failure quickly gave her what we refer to as the bookkeeping bug.  After graduation from UNG, Olivia honored her gift by earning yet another accolade, a Certificate in Accounting.  These days, Olivia is a fierce and fastidious Account Manager for ASG with a knack for even the most trepidacious form of bookkeeping, NonProfit Grant Management.  She continually seeks new challenges and hasn’t found one yet she can’t master!

Debbie Fox

Debbie Fox

Office Manager

When you walk through ASG’s office door that ray of sunshine you see and feel is non-other than the amazing Debbie Fox!!  Since 2017, Debbie has been sharing her many talents and shining her warm, loving light at ASG.  Debbie joyfully tends to the flock of ASG employees and clients alike, keeping us all running smoothly and efficiently.  Aside from general office management, Debbie provides bookkeeping and payroll services for clients, as well as critical support to ASG Account Managers working remotely. Truly the glue that holds the ASG office together, Debbie has a servant heart that epitomizes the ASG experience (and we’re pretty sure she does this with blue-birds on her shoulder and woodland creatures gathered at her feet when we are not looking…).

Sheri Albert

Sheri Albert

Administrative Manager

Sheri Albert, the newest member of the ASG family, began her role as Administrative Manager in 2020.  It couldn’t have been better timing…ASG’s clients needed us more than ever before to navigate their business’s financials and payroll amid a pandemic.  Sheri was an answer to an ASG prayer.  She immediately delved into whatever task was at hand thanks to her many years of experience in office management.