Our Team

Leah B. Noel, CPA, President/Shareholder

A native of the Asheville area, Leah began her career as an accountant with a local management consulting firm in 1996. She then gained extensive experience in the fields of manufacturing, cost accounting, and public accounting working as Senior Auditor for two prominent local firms.

Leah earned a Bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Asheville. She continued her academic pursuits and earned a Master’s degree in Accounting from Western Carolina University. Leah became a Certified Public Accountant ¬†and Certified Information Technology Professional in 2005.

Leah is in a number of professional organizations including a member of the North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants, a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and a member of the American Women’s Society of Certified Public Accountants. Leah provides independent financial analysis in addition to tax and accounting services as well as information technology/accounting integration services.

Missy Culver, Staff Accountant/Office Manager

With extensive experience in marketing and business management, much as a business owner herself, Missy brings a unique variety of operational and financial skills, as well as an entrepreneurial spirit. She understands the needs and challenges of the small business owner and how the details make a big difference. At Leah B. Noel CPA, PC, Missy provides office management, bookkeeping and payroll services, and initial tax preparation. When she isn’t at the office, Missy is either keeping up with her children, playing music, or planning her next outdoor adventure.

Alistair Hoehne, Staff Accountant

Erika Swing, Staff Accountant

Erika has several years of experience working for and doing bookkeeping for small businesses. She got her start keeping the books for her parents’ business, and then handled the bookkeeping and shared management of her own business. She also has 4 years of experience in CPA offices with small business clients from a diverse array of service-based and sales-based companies. Here at Leah B. Noel CPA, PC, Erika assists multiple clients with regular bookkeeping and payroll services, help clients learn and troubleshoot Quickbooks in various formats, and prepares client-kept books for tax returns. In her free time, Erika is active with her family hiking and camping, experiencing live music, or reading a novel.