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Timothy Allen CPA

Timothy Allen, CPA - Managing Partner

Allen Wine Group's founder and managing partner, Timothy Allen, earned a BS in Economics from UCSB, an MS in Taxation from Golden Gate University and holds an active California CPA license. Tim began his career in 1992, at one of the the "Big Four" CPA firms, Deloitte & Touche, where he developed a specialization in the wine industry while working in the audit and tax departments for five years. Building on this specialization, Tim began working directly for wineries beginning in 1997 as the controller for La Crema (Kendall-Jackson). He later held positions such as; CFO for Sonoma-Cutrer, operations & finance director for Arrowood (Robert Mondavi) and CFO for Rosenblum Cellars. From there, Tim went on to be president & CFO for Kuleto Estate and in 2009 he founded Allen Wine Group.

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Gina Carte, CPA Partner

Gina Carte, CPA Partner

Gina Carte joined Allen Wine Group as a partner in October 2011. Gina earned a BS in Agricultural Business with an Accounting concentration from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, and she holds an active California CPA license. She began her career working her first two years with the CPA firm Matson & Isom, then Gina went on to working seven years as an audit manager with Moss Adams LLP, where she primarily worked with wine clients.

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Brent Garrison, CPA Partner

Brent Garrison, CPA Partner

Brent Garrison joined Allen Wine Group as an accounting manager in January 2015 and was soon promoted to partner in March 2016. Brent earned a BS in Business Administration with an accounting emphasis from Biola University, and he is a licensed California CPA. He kicked of his accounting career working at the CPA firm of Moss Adams LLP in Santa Rosa for 3 years. Staring as a staff accountant and then got promoted to a senior accountant where he focused on winery clients. After that he then spent 2 years ar Vintage Wine Estates as a finance manager.

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Ryan McKillop, CPA Partner

Ryan McKillop, CPA Partner

Ryan McKillop joined Allen Wine Group as a partner in October 2015. Ryan earned a BS in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting from Sonoma State University and holds an active California CPA license. He started his career with Moss Adams LLP, where he worked for eight years, earning the title of audit manager and working primarily with clients in the food and wine industries. Ryan then worked at Beels Soper LLP for two years prior to joining Allen Wine Group.

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Sandy O'Shea CPA

Sandy O'Shea, CPA Partner

Sandy O'Shea joined Allen Wine Group as a partner in May 2015. Sandy earned her BS in Accounting from Santa Clara University and holds an active California CPA license. She began her career in 1997 at one of the “big four”, the CPA firm KPMG in their audit practice for seven years. Sandy then worked the next six years with Moss-Adams as Audit Senior Manager, working primarily with wine clients. Most recently Sandy was the Director of Finance & Accounting at J Vineyards & Winery for the past five years.

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Jennifer Schiavone, CPA Partner

Jennifer Schiavone, CPA Partner

Jennifer Schiavone joined Allen Wine Group as accounting manager in January 2013 and was promoted to partner in May 2014. Jennifer earned a BS in Business Administration with an accounting emphasis from Sonoma State University, and she is a licensed California CPA. Jennifer started her career at the CPA firm of Dillwood Burkel & Sully as a Staff Accountant for two years where she specialized in winery clients. Afterward, she worked at Linkenheimer LLP in Santa Rosa for five years as Senior Accountant and then earned the title of Tax Supervisor.

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Dustin King, CPA Senior Accountant

Dustin King, CPA Senior Accountant

Dustin King joined Allen Wine Group as a senior accountant in March 2016. He graduated from the California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo earning a degree in Business Administration, with an accounting emphasis. Dustin went to work at Moss Adams LLP, where he served first as a Staff Accountant and then as Business Assurance Senior. Prior to Allen Wine Group, he was the Accounting Manager at Petaluma Farms & Rock Island Refrigerated Distributors. Dustin is a licensed California CPA, and also a board member of the non-profit Petaluma Music Festival.

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Megan Nelms, CPA Senior Accountant

Megan Nelms, CPA Senior Accountant

Megan Nelms joined Allen Wine Group as staff accountant in April 2014 and was soon promoted to senior accountant in September 2014. Megan earned a BS in Business Administration with concentrations in accounting and wine business strategies and a minor in Economis from Sonoma State University. Megan began her career at one of the “big four”, the CPA firm of PricewaterhouseCoopers in San Francisco as an assurance associate. She then worked as an accountant at Siduri Wines for two years prior to joining Allen Wine Group. Megan is a licensed California CPA, and also a board member of the non-profit Bennett Valley Education Foundation.

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Megan Neumiller, Senior Accountant

Megan Neumiller, Senior Accountant

Megan Neumiller joined Allen Wine Group as a staff accountant in June of 2015 and was quickly promoted to senior accountant in December 2015. She graduated from California State University, Fresno with a BS in Agricultural Business. Megan started her career as a Credit Support Specialist at Farm Credit West, and then became a Loan Officer for Fresno-Madera Farm Credit. Prior to joining Allen Wine Group, Megan worked ten years as Office Manager & Staff Accountant at Robert Young Vineyards.


Justin Nuzum, Staff Accountant

Justin Nuzum, Senior Accountant

Justin Nuzum joined Allen Wine Group as a Staff Accountant in January 2016 and was promoted to Senior Accountant in September 2017. Justin earned a BA in International Relations from the University of California, Davis, and he has passed all parts of the CPA exam. After logistics and technology work which took him from Napa to Dubai, he worked five years at Sebastiani Vineyards as Tasting Room Manager and then Wine Club Manager. Justin then worked for seven years at Sequoia Grove Winery as Wine Club and Direct to Consumer Manager, where his responsibilities covered all legal, financial and logistical aspects of wine sales management.

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Jessica Echeverria, Staff Accountant

Jessica Echeverria, Staff Accountant

Jessica Echeverria joined Allen Wine Group as a Staff Accountant in November 2015. Jessica began her career as a customer service representative at Bank of the West, and then joined Digilock as a staff accountant. Jessica graduated from Sonoma State University with a BS in Business Administration, with concentrations in both managerial finance and accounting.

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Lizi McDonald, Staff Accountant

Lizi McDonald, Staff Accountant

Lizi McDonald joined Allen Wine Group as a Staff Accountant in September 2017. Lizi earned a BS in Accounting and Finance at California State University Chico. She then began her career at Scientific Molding Corporation where she worked as a staff accountant for 4.5 years.

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Mario Prado, Staff Accountant

Mario Prado, Staff Accountant

Mario Prado joined Allen Wine Group as a Staff Accountant in October 2015. Mario's career includes roles as IT analyst, loan consultant and business analyst at institutions including Wells Fargo Bank, Redwood Credit Union and the County of San Mateo. Most recently he was a Financial Analyst and consultant for ERS in Castro Valley. Mario earned a BA in Political Economy from the University of California at Berkeley and an MBA from Sonoma State University.

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Stephanie Sims, Staff Accountant

Stephanie Sims, Staff Accountant

Stephanie Sims joined Allen Wine Group as a Staff Accountant August 2017. Stephanie graduated with a BS in Viticulture and Enology and a minor in Managerial Economics from University of California Davis in 2007. After graduation she spent 7 years in New Zealand, Australia and Germany working at wineries in the cellar and sales team. Upon returning to California she worked for 3 years as a sales representative for a small Organic and Biodynamic wine distributor in northern California before completing her accounting and bookkeeping certificates at Sonoma State University in 2017.


John Smallen, Staff Accountant

John Smallen, Staff Accountant

John Smallen joined Allen Wine Group as a Staff Accountant in October 2017. John earned a BS in Accounting with a concentration in Finance from the University of Phoenix. His background is in Retail Management, but John started his career part-time 4 years ago working with a few local businesses within the Hospitality and Wine industries.

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Stephanie Sims, Staff Accountant

Allie Brothers, Office Manager

Allie Brothers joined Allen Wine Group as their Office Manager September 2017. She is currently finishing up her schooling at Sonoma State University and will be graduating Spring 2018 with a BS in Business Administration and a concentration in Accounting.

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