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Meet Our Staff:
John Gary Hamilton
Gary created Hamilton Financial to capitalize on his 44 years of varied experience. His main focuses are investment management and taxes, while providing oversight to our bookkeeping and payroll services.
After becoming a CPA in 1979, he served on the Audit staff of KPMG, an international CPA firm, then worked as Controller for First National Bank of Atlanta. He has since been CFO and Owner of several private companies and nonprofit organizations.
Paula has been with Hamilton Financial since the beginning and has become our seasoned veteran with accounting write-up services. Paula goes beyond the basic bookkeeping and payroll services to assist with overall accounting.
Andy joined Hamilton in fall 2012 and primarily focuses on wealth management and insurance.
Andy has found his niche helping our clients organize their assets and assisting with wealth management.
He is married to Heather Beckman, has a black lab named Fife, and is an avid tennis player. He holds a B.S. in Business Administration (Finance) from Auburn University. War Eagle!
Heather joined Hamilton in January 2013 to provide bookkeeping/payroll and accounting services. She has been providing these services to various companies and organizations for the past eight years.
Heather is married to Andy Beckman and has a black lab named Fife. She loves to exercise, garden, cook, and spend time doing outdoor activities. She has a B.S. in Exercise Science with a minor in business, and a M.S. in Exercise Physiology, both from James Madison University.
Jacob joined Hamilton in December 2019 to assist Gary with tax preparation and provide bookkeeping and payroll services.
Before this career, Jacob worked as an elementary school music teacher in greater-Boston. He sought to apply his skills in a financial career and initiated a career change in 2018. His long-term goals include obtaining CPA licensure and providing a variety of financial services to his clients.
Jacob is an avid music lover and enjoys spending time with his wife Marissa and friends. He holds a B.M. in Music Education from Gordon College and is currently working on a M.S. in Accounting with a concentration in tax at Southern New Hampshire University.
Natalie joined Hamilton Financial in January 2016 to assist Gary with tax preparation and provide bookkeeping and payroll services throughout the year.
Before this career, Natalie worked as a consultant for an employee benefits agency, acting as a liaison between employers and insurance companies. She thrives on understanding complex issues and presenting the best option to clients, making her a natural fit in the finance and tax world.
Outside of work, Natalie enjoys playing the piano, cheering for the Duke Blue Devils, and hiking with her husband, Robby, and their energetic corgi mix, Figaro. She holds a B.A. in Linguistics from Duke University.
William C. Ware
Wic joined Hamilton Financial in late 2018. He focuses on providing clients with tax preparation, bookkeeping/payroll and accounting services. He also offers business consulting services that include project management, strategic planning and operational process improvement.
In his time off he likes to get outdoors, exercise, be on the water, enjoy music, read and travel. Wic has a B.A. in English from University of Virginia, an MBA from the Kenan-Flager Business School at UNC, and is currently a licensed CPA. He speaks fluent French and basic Spanish.
Orkhan provides bookkeeping services and has her MBA from Virginia Tech.