The team at Cohick & Associates is comprised of highly motivated and quality driven professionals.

Our Accountants

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Jeffrey S. Cohick

Enrolled agent

Jeffrey S. Cohick, EA, is founder and president of Cohick & Associates. He is a graduate of Drexel University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration: Accounting. Since opening his office in 1984, he has concentrated on providing quality accounting and income tax services to small and medium-sized businesses, as well as individuals. His practice also provides payroll processing and payroll tax reporting.

Jeff holds memberships in National Association of Tax Professionals, National Association of Enrolled Agents, and respective state organizations. Jeff has served a two-year term as president of the Pennsylvania Chapter of the National Association of Tax Professionals; he has also served as treasurer for this organization and is a charter member.

A lifelong resident of the Newville area, Jeff graduated from Big Spring High School; he now serves as treasurer of the Bulldog Education Foundation. In addition, he is treasurer of Cumberland County Magic Girls Fast Pitch Softball, a charter member of the Big Spring Kiwanis Club, and a member of the Carlisle Sunrise Rotary Club.

Jeff also coached Little League Baseball and Softball in addition to coaching fast pitch girls travel softball.

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Christopher L. Farrands

Certified Public Accountant

Born and raised in Carlisle, Chris Farrands is a graduate of Carlisle Area High School. Chris graduated from Shippensburg University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration: Accounting. Prior to joining Cohick and Associates, he obtained several years of experience with an accounting firm in the Waynesboro area.

Chris is experienced in providing accounting and tax services to small and medium sized businesses and not-for-profit organizations. He has extensive experience in individual income tax preparation and tax planning. Chris is a member of the American and Pennsylvania Institutes of Certified Public Accountants. He is also a member of the National Association of Tax Professionals and Maryland Society of Accountants.

Chris is an active member of the Carlisle community. He is a Rotarian and Foundation Chair with the Carlisle Sunrise Rotary, a board member for the United Way of Cumberland County, a member of the finance committee for Partnership for Better Health, Past President of the Big Spring Kiwanis Club, and current Board President of Cumberland County Habitat for Humanity.

Chris enjoys spending time with his wife Mallory, their English Springer Spaniel Chelsea and cat Bella. He enjoys boating, hiking, fishing, hunting, motorcycle riding and attending automotive related events. Chris also enjoys hobby farming with a small herd of cattle.

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Megan E (Cohick) Eschenmann

Certified Public Accountant

Megan E. (Cohick) Eschenmann, CPA, graduated magna cum laude from Drexel University in 1999 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration: Accounting. Megan passed the CPA exam in 1999, scoring one of the top three scores in the state of Pennsylvania; she holds dual licenses in the commonwealths of Pennsylvania and Virginia.

Megan has been a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants since 2000. She holds membership in the National Association of Tax Professionals (NATP) and the respective Virginia state chapter where she was recently elected to her second term as president of the board of directors. She has served on the board since 2007. In 2009, NATP honored Megan as the National Chapter Person of the Year: Membership.

Megan has been working with Cohick & Associates for more than 20 years. During her career, Megan has held employment with Ostroff, Fair and Company of Philadelphia (1997-2002) and McLeod and Company of Roanoke, Virginia (2002-2004).

Megan currently resides in Blacksburg, Virginia area with her husband and three sons. Megan is a native of the Newville area and a graduate of Big Spring High School.

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Shawn Bernheisel

Enrolled Agent

Shawn Bernheisel, EA, was born and raised in Carlisle. He is a graduate of Carlisle Area High School. Shawn graduated from Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management with a Bachelor of Science: Accounting and Master of Science: Accounting. During his time at Syracuse University, he was a member of Beta Alpha Psi (Accounting Honors Fraternity). Prior to joining Cohick and Associates, he gained experience in corporate accounting with a company in Harrisburg, PA. He also gained experience working part time as a tax preparer during previous tax seasons. Additionally, Shawn has small business ownership experience through a lawn care partnership in Carlisle. Shortly after joining Cohick and Associates, Shawn successfully completed the Enrolled Agents examination and is licensed to represent clients before the Internal Revenue Service.

Shawn is a member of Carlisle Young Professionals and an Alumni Board Member of the Syracuse Chapter of Delta Chi. In his free time, he enjoys watching Syracuse Football and Basketball.

George Savidge

CPA

In 2014 George retired with 39 years of service with Capital Blue Cross, where he was responsible for the financial and operational administration of various hospital and ancillary provider contracts. In 2015 he began working at Cohick & Associates in a part-time support staff capacity.

George is a graduate of Elizabethtown College with a B.S. in Accounting. He lives in Camp Hill with his wife Patti. They have a son and daughter and two grandsons. George is an active volunteer at both his church and the United Way of the Capital Region. He enjoys playing the guitar and line dancing.

Support Staff

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Meribeth Brown

Office Manager

Meribeth has been a team member since 2001. She serves in the position of Office Manager. Meribeth is a graduate of Big Spring High School. She resides just outside of York Springs with her husband and two children. In her free time she enjoys flower gardening, spending time with family and taking walks with her yellow lab, Sage. Meribeth also serves as a Pennsylvania Notary Public.

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Margie Griffie

Support Staff

Margie has been a team member since 1990. She serves in the position of Bookkeeping/Payroll Specialist. Margie graduated from Randolph Southern High School in Lynn, Indiana.

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Dolores Wiser

Support Staff

Dolores has been a team member since 1991. She serves in the position of Bookkeeping/Payroll Specialist. Dolores is a graduate of Big Spring High School. She currently resides just outside of Carlisle with her husband. In her free time, Dolores enjoys spending long weekends at the family cabin and volunteering with various organizations.

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Jerry Ann Spangler

Support Staff

Jerry Ann has been a team member since 1994. She serves in the position as Senior Income Tax Specialist. Jerry Ann is a graduate of Big Spring High School. She currently resides in Newville with her husband. When time permits she enjoys traveling. Recently, Jerry Ann was elected tax collector for the Borough of Newville. She also enjoys spending time with her church, participating in womens ministries, serving as the song leader for monthly nursing home visits, playing board games and spending time with family & friends.

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Lisa Shughart

Support Staff

Lisa has been a team member since 2003. She serves in the position of Bookkeeping/Payroll Specialist. Lisa is a graduate of Carlisle Area High School. She also graduated from Harrisburg Area Community College with an Associates of Science in Business Administration in Accounting. Currently, Lisa serves as the treasurer of the Carlisle Girls Lacrosse Athletic Booster Organization .

Lisa enjoys camping, hiking and spending time at her daughters Carlisle High School sporting events. She resides in Carlisle with her three teenage daughters, a dog named Wilbur, a bunny named Ricky and two cats.

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Suellen Neidigh

Support Staff

Suellen has been a team member since 2004. She serves in the position of Bookkeeping/Payroll Specialist. Suellen is a graduate of Big Spring High School. Suellen enjoys spending her free time with her family and enjoys taking trips to the beach.

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Faye Drawbaugh

Support Staff

Faye has been a team member since 2010. She serves in the position of Receptionist. Faye is a graduate of Big Spring High School.

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Ashleigh Jones

Support Staff

Ashleigh became a team member as a Big Spring High School intern in 2010 and now holds the position of bookkeeping/payroll specialist. She currently serves on the board of the P.A.P. Foundation in Shippensburg and is a designer for Celebrating Home. In her free time, Ashleigh enjoys attending sporting events and spending time with her friends and family.

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Charity Gorman

Support Staff

Charity has been a team member since 2015. She serves in the position of Bookkeeping/Payroll Specialist. Charity is a graduate of Chambersburg High School and has an Associates in Business Accounting. She currently resides just outside of Chambersburg with her children.

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Wendy Metzger

Support Staff

Wendy joined the Cohick and Associates team in 2016. She serves in the position of Bookkeeping/Payroll Specialist. Wendy is a graduate of Boiling Springs High School. She currently resides just outside of Gettysburg with her husband where they raised their two children. Wendy enjoys reading and hiking in her free time. She also enjoys taking motorcycle trips with her husband.

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Kelly Arnsberger

Support Staff

Kelly has been a team member since 2015. She serves in the position of Bookkeeping/Payroll Specialist. Kelly is a graduate of Carlisle High School. After high school, Kelly attended Harrisburg Area Community College where she obtained an Associates Degree in Executive Secretarial. She currently resides just outside of Carlisle with her husband and Daughter.

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George Douglas IV

Student Intern Support Staff

George is a Carlisle native and a graduate of Carlisle Area High School. After graduating high school, George attended West Virginia University earning a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) with a major in accounting. While attending West Virginia University, George was the accounting intern for the West Virginia University School of Law. George is currently enrolled in the Penn State Master of Professional Accounting program.

In his free time George enjoys spending time with friends and family. He also enjoys boating, going to the gym and attending sporting events.