Meet the Team

Meet the members behind Kilmer & Associates. We are here to help you succeed!


R. Michael Kilmer, CPA, CVA


Phone: (540) 678-9497

Mike started Kilmer & Associates, CPA, P.C. in 1998 and understands the challenges of operating a business. He uses this real-life experience to assist clients with the opportunities and challenges that they face. In addition to possessing the expertise and technical skills required by the profession, he takes time to listen to clients concerns and communicates with straight talk in an understandable way. By combining technical expertise and real-life experiences, Mike is able to assist clients with solving their problems and complying with regulatory requirements.

I have known Mike Kilmer on a personal level for many years and he is a man of integrity. He has also prepared our tax returns and provided business and tax advice for many years and his service is the best. John W.

Mike earned a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Shepherd University in 1987 and became a licensed Certified Public Accountant in 1989. He is a member of Fellowship Bible Church, has been a member of several civic clubs and served as board members on various not-for-profit organizations. Professional associations include the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants (VSCPA) and National Association of Certified Valuation Analysis (NACVA). Outside of work Mike enjoys hiking, landscaping, reading, and spending time with his wife, Cathie, his children, and grandchildren.


Beth A. Goodwin

Phone: (540) 678-9497

Beth Goodwin started working for Kilmer & Associates in January 2008. Beth performs fullservice bookkeeping and payroll services. She also has a vast knowledge of QuickBooks.

Outside of work Beth enjoys cooking, baking, sewing, going for walks, soap making and spending time with her husband, Mike. She also enjoys visits with her son, Jesse and granddaughter, Nora.


Cathie M. Kilmer

Phone: (540) 692-3835

Cathie has been a part of Kilmer & Associates from its beginning in 1998 and serves as our office manager. Her duties include working with our staff in an administrative capacity making sure the daily operations of the office run smoothly as well as assisting clients and scheduling appointments for the staff. If you have any questions or concerns, she is always available to give you an answer or direct you to the right person as she strives to make sure each client is a satisfied client.

Outside of work Cathie loves spending time with her favorite people – her husband Mike, four adult children and grandchildren (5 and counting!). Sunday dinner with the family and summer beach vacations are two of her most treasured ways of spending her free time. Reading, hiking, gardening, and exercising are among the other pleasures she enjoys when time allows.

Heather Hoover, CPA, CVA


Phone: (540) 678-9497

Heather Hoover joined the Kilmer & Associates, CPA, PC team in November of 2014. Heather graduated Cum Laude from Shepherd University in May of 2014 with her bachelors in accounting, obtained her CPA license in 2018 & her CVA license in 2021.

Outside of work Heather enjoys spending time with family, hiking, kayaking, softball, and many other outdoor activities. Heather is a mentor to a lovely young girl through the Not-for-Profit JUMP program in Martinsburg, West Virginia.

Jake Skeith, CPA


Phone: (540) 678-9497

Jake joined Kilmer and Associates in November 2020 as a staff accountant and graduated Magna Cum Laude from Liberty University with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting.

Outside of work Jake enjoys spending time with his wife, Sarah, and their beautiful, two young children. He is an active member of his church and enjoys CrossFit, cooking and watching movies with family and friends.


Jannell Puffenberger

Phone: (540) 678-9497

Jannell joined Kilmer & Associates in September 2023. She graduated in 2020 with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting.

Outside of work, Jannell enjoys spending time with family and friends. On the weekends, she is at a racetrack either watching, supporting family, or both. In her spare time, she enjoys being outdoors, visiting new places and reading.

Office Administrator

Lauren Miller


Phone: (540) 678-9497

Lauren Miller became a member of the Kilmer & Associates, CPA, PC team in December of 2023. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Commerce & Business Administration from the University of Alabama in 2017 and an Associate of Science in Accounting from Purdue University Global in January 2024.

In her free time, Lauren enjoys activities such as running with her dog, Bear, reading thrilling novels, playing her ukulele, and gardening.