Michele L. Nichols, CPA

Tax Manager
NC License #35442

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michelle nicholsMichele joined our firm in 2010 after she and her family relocated to North Carolina from Minnesota. She came to Gordon, Keeter & Co. with ten years of experience with a large regional firm. Michele graduated from Moorhead State University in Minnesota in 2000 with a BS in accounting and finance.  As a CPA licensed in both North Carolina and Minnesota, her focus is on corporate and partnership tax compliance and reporting and she does a great deal of consulting work with small businesses.  

Michele completed leadership Cabarrus in 2011 and has served on the steering committee since graduating. She has served as president and vice president of the local BNI chapter.

As NASCAR fans, she and her husband and four children like the racing experiences the Concord region offers.

John R. Ormesher, CPA

Individual Tax, Trusts and Estates
NC License #36657

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j ormesherJohn joined Gordon, Keeter & Co. in February 2015, after relocating back to North Carolina from Nebraska.  He is a licensed CPA in Nebraska and North Carolina.  John graduated from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln in 2003 with a BA in Economics.  John moved to North Carolina in 2005 to work in the financial services industry.  He received a Master of Accountancy from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in 2009 and worked for a local CPA firm and his father’s CPA practice remotely before returning to Nebraska in 2012 to assist his father in closing his CPA firm.   John primarily focuses on individual income tax, estates and trusts and has extensive experience in the agricultural industry.

John is an avid baseball and college football fan.  He currently lives in Kannapolis with his Corgi, Penny and is quickly establishing roots in the Cabarrus County area by joining the Afton Sunset Rotary Club and recently completed Leadership Cabarrus with the Cabarrus Regional Chamber of Commerce as part of the 2016 Class.

Heidi B. Brausch, CPA

Individual and Business Tax
NC License #34437

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heidi brauschHeidi joined the firm in 2013 and focuses on individual income taxes.  She has a broad range of professional experience spanning over 20 years.  Her experience includes working with small to mid-size businesses performing audits and reviews and preparing compilations.  After starting a family, she transitioned to providing bookkeeping and tax preparation services to several small local businesses including her husband’s family business.   Heidi has also served as Director of Finance for a local non-profit organization.

Heidi graduated from Long Island University – C. W. Post School of Professional Accountancy in 1993.  In 2006, she and her husband and three children relocated to North Carolina.  They all currently reside in Concord with their two dogs.

Christine A. Ollivett, EA

Individual and Business Tax
Enrolled Agent #00098171EA


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Christine started with the firm in 1999 following her graduation from Kings College with a certificate in accounting, and she became an enrolled agent with the IRS in 2011. Over the years she has worked in several different areas within our firm, including bookkeeping, payroll, sales and use tax and consulting services. She currently focuses on individual income taxes and assists with business return preparation.

Christine currently lives in Concord with her two boys. She enjoys exercising and eating healthy and is an avid runner and hiker. She completed her first half marathon in 2012 and completed the Make-A-Wish Trailblaze Challenge in 2014.

Shelia W. Kellis

Bookkeeping Manager


shelia kellisThe founding partners of Gordon, Keeter & Co hired Shelia in 1989 before they bought out the local office of the regional firm and became Newberry, Cathey & Co in 1992.  She is a lifelong resident of Cabarrus County and graduated from Northwest Cabarrus High School and Rowan Cabarrus Community College.  Shelia is QuickBooks Pro certified and does a great deal of consulting with businesses on their payroll, sales tax and bookkeeping issues.  Shelia and her husband have three sons and three granddaughters within their blended family.

Barbara J. Pedrick



Bbarbara pedrickarbara joined the firm in January 2014 after relocating to North Carolina from Connecticut with her husband and three children. She quickly became involved in the community through her church, coaching her children's softball teams and volunteering with the Weddington Hills PTO.  Her previous experience as an office manager of a construction company makes her an excellent fit for her role at Gordon, Keeter & Co.

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