Get to Know Our Team at Muirhead Freeman PLLC

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Herb Freeman

CPA, Partner

Herb graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Wildlife Biology from Utah State University in 1993. He began pursuing a master’s degree in Range Science when he decided to go into the field of accounting after a series of unplanned events.

Mr. Freeman passed all four parts of the CPA exam on his first try and began his career in 1998 as an intern at a large firm in Asheville, NC. He then became a Certified Fraud Examiner for several years and after, spent a year as a controller in private industry. Herbert C. Freeman, CPA PC was founded in 2007 when many former clients reached out for his personal services.

In his free time, Herb enjoys fishing and hunting. His other hobbies include cycling and traveling with his family.


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Robbie Muirhead

Robbie Muirhead

CPA, Partner

Robbie graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from the University of North Carolina Asheville and a Master of Business Administration from Western Carolina University. He joined Herb’s team in 2017 and became a partner in 2019.

Some aspects of his job that he finds most rewarding are being able to help people realize their goals and serving as an adviser to clients. He specializes in providing tax planning, consulting, and payroll services to both individuals and small businesses.

Robbie is an Asheville native and lives there with his wife, Charlotte, and daughter, Madeline. He spends his free time with his immediate and extended family.


NC CPA License #38116


Leigh League

Senior Staff Accountant

Leigh graduated with a master’s degree in Education and Administration from the University of North Carolina. She worked in Special Education for twenty years prior to relocating to Asheville in 2012.
Her role in the company includes tax preparation, bookkeeping, and payroll services, as well as administrative support.
Leigh’s hobbies include basket weaving and reading. She enjoys exploring Western North Carolina, festivals, hiking, and spending time with her grandkids.

Arielle Lynch

Office Manager

Arielle was born and raised in the mountains of Western North Carolina, and has always called them home.  She attended both the University of North Carolina Asheville and Blue Ridge Community College.  She joined our team in 2019, and her role in the company consists of client and administrative support...always with a smile and willingness to help!

Arielle loves spending her free time with her family, friends, and two 80 lb Lab mixes.  Her hobbies include painting and making pottery, as well as selling vintage clothing online.

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Steven Franklin

CPA, Staff Accountant

Steven graduated with Bachelor of Science degrees in Accounting and Business Administration from North Carolina Wesleyan College and a Master of Science degree in Accounting from East Carolina University. He received his CPA license in early 2020 to become our 3rd CPA on staff.

Mr. Franklin worked in the logistics and construction industries as a controller before joining Muirhead Freeman in early 2019. His role in the company includes tax preparation, payroll processing, and bookkeeping consultation. Steven calls Waynesville, NC, home and enjoys spending time with family and friends as well as frequent trips to Biltmore Estate.


NC CPA License #43753

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Kristine Freeman


Kristine graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Business Management with a certificate in conference planning. She has a background in managing small offices.

Mrs. Freeman has been a bookkeeper for more than 15 years with extensive knowledge in QuickBooks. In the company, she performs payroll tax functions and treasurer duties for several nonprofits in the area.

She has been married since 1991 and is a mother to two daughters. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, gardening, reading, and renovating her family’s home.

Slavik Capatina

Slavik Capatina

Staff Accountant

Slavik graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration with a specialization in Accounting from Western Carolina University in 2016. He joined Herb’s team as a staff tax accountant later that year. His roles include bookkeeping as well as payroll and tax preparation.

Mr. Capatina grew up and lived in Moldova for 17 years before moving to Asheville in 2009. In his spare time, he enjoys playing soccer in the local leagues and going on spontaneous travels.