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Steven L. Nashland, CPA
NC CPA Certificate No. 37963

Steven has provided public accounting services for 10 years with both a National Firm and his own practice. Additionally, he has worked for several large corporations as an internal auditor and in a variety of management roles, both in finance and logistics. Within public accounting, he has broad industry experience including medical services, software development, retail, wholesale, manufacturing, real estate, plumbing, HVAC, dry cleaning and a variety of others.

Steven graduated with a Master of Accountancy from the University of Denver in 1982. His undergraduate was earned from Union College in Lincoln, Nebraska. Mr. Nashland is a member of the American Institute of CPAs and the North Carolina Association of CPAs and is active in church and community volunteer activities.

He conducts his practice from a viewpoint of treating clients like he himself would want. This mindset is carried out with strong communication, excellent service, ethical conduct, solid expertise and fair pricing. No two clients are alike, so customized solutions are a way of life.


Mark D. Stephens, CPA, CFE
NC CPA Certificate No. 7135

Mark is a CPA veteran having worked in public accounting for over forty years. He serves a variety of clients in multiple industries. He has a large skill set and base of knowledge from which to serve clients. In particular, he has a high level of expertise in real estate, individual taxation and fraud examination.

Mark graduated Cum Laude with an accounting undergraduate degree in 1972 from Pembroke State University. He received his North Carolina CPA certificate in and 1973 and later earned a Master in Business Administration from UNC Greensboro in 1981. During 2005, Mark was awarded a certificate as a Certified Fraud Examiner.

After growing up on a tobacco farm in North Durham, Mark served his Country by joining the U.S. Navy. He is married to Claudia, his wife of over forty years. He enjoys his personal time with his two children and four grandchildren. In 2004 he was ordained a Deacon in the United Methodist Church and serves as Senior Pastor at St. Paul, a local UMC congregation in Durham. Mark is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants (NCACPA) and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE).

Mark is passionate about serving clients with a high level of service. He looks for ways to help client's build their wealth, yet at the same time remain compliant with the myriad of laws and rules that govern accounting and tax work.


Claudia Stephens

Claudia has worked with Mark Stephens since 1973. She knows how to run the administration of our office, and is also proficient in and the point person for payroll processing and general ledger write-up work.

Claudia earned a college degree in Language and Literature and has found those skills have a natural affinity with the attention to detail and communication required in her current role. Claudia is the wife of Mark, and enjoys her work. She also relishes the opportunity to enjoy time with their two children and four grandchildren.


Scott Nashland, Staff Accountant

Scott is the son of Steven, and is a young and upcoming staff accountant. He has been with the firm since January 2015 and is in the process of learning all aspects of the practice including payroll, write-up and tax preparation.

Scott earned his undergraduate degree in music from UNC Greensboro in 2009. Before redirecting his career, Scott established a thriving piano teaching studio that caters to beginning and intermediate piano students. Scott understands the challenges facing all small business owners and trust his own experience will prove beneficial to the clients he serves.


Erika Kridel

Erika has enjoyed working with the firm since the beginning of 2013. She handles most of the administrative needs of the office. Her background is in medical administration and she has used those skills to keep the office organized and to ensure the confidentiality of our clients and their documents.

Erika is from Chapel Hill and has lived in the triangle her whole life. Of course, that means she is a huge Tar Heel fan. She and her husband also volunteer for an exotic animal rescue facility and they love spending time with their own cats.

Contact us today to meet with one of our accountants at our Durham, NC office.

Office Address:

21 West Colony Place Ste.180
Durham, NC
(919) 401-0005

Office Hours:

Mon-Thu: 8:00AM to 5:30PM

Friday: 8:00AM to 12:30PM

Firm Memberships:

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants


North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants



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