Our Team

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Carl Shaw NC License #12684

In addition to owning his own business, Carl is committed to his community, and active in several area organizations.

In his spare time, he enjoys getting out in nature and is a big fan of hiking and biking. He also enjoys playing hammered dulcimer and mandolin, especially in impromptu jam sessions. He also enjoys counted cross-stitch, and collecting US commemorative mint stamps, elongated pennies, lapel pins and model cars.

Travel is another passion, as Carl has done road trips across all 50 states and some international travel, including Australia and Europe. He has experienced the blessing of participation in mission trips to Nicaragua and Costa Rica.

Carl and his wife, Debbie, moved to Hendersonville in 1978. They were blessed with one son, Andrew, who lives in Michigan with his wife and their two children.


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Kim Carland NC License #32276

Kim began working with the firm in 2010. Her duties include managing audits of nonprofits and local governments, financial statement compilations and reviews and tax preparation for individual, corporate and non-profit clients.

Before coming to Carl Shaw CPA, PLLC, Kim worked in auditing and tax for a CPA firm based in Asheville. Prior to that, she worked for a local bank in accounting operations.

Kim is a Mills River native and graduate of the University of North Carolina at Asheville. She is a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church and served for several years on the board of The Healing Place. She currently serves on the board of Safelight. She enjoys spending time on her family’s farm where they raise beef cattle.


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Charles Sikorski, Jr. Accountant

Charlie began working with the firm in 2021. His duties include all aspects of the tax and audit engagements.

Charlie started his accounting career in CT, graduating from Southern CT State University, and working his way up the ranks in a small Norwalk, CT firm making partner. He became a CPA in 2000 the same year his first son, Jacob was born. He became partner in 2003, the same year his second son, Jonah was born.

Charlie is a yoga instructor, has his own yoga teacher training school, is a snowboard instructor, and keeps pet turtles and chickens, along with his 3 dogs and 4 cats. He also loves to hike, go fishing, both fresh and salt water, and be outside in nature.

Charlie moved to Greenville, SC in 2018, and is thankful for the hybrid office environment.


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Elyce Bender Administrative Assistant

Originally from Pennsylvania, Elyce has enjoyed living in Hendersonville for over ten years.

With over 30 years of office, bookkeeping and entrepreneurial experience, Elyce joined the firm in 2018. She spent 10 years at a CPA firm in Quakertown, PA and is excited to bring her skills and experience to this position.

She raised and homeschooled three children, two of whom live out of state. She loves the outdoors which makes relaxing in the beautiful Blue Ridge mountains the perfect hobby for her.

Along with reading, learning, and adventuring, Elyce has a passion for travel and has been blessed to visit places such as Jamaica, Mexico, England and France and hopes to one day travel to Tuscany!

She is currently a member at Biltmore Church Hendersonville and loves to serve her community and support those serving around the world!