Allen Wine Group Our Team

Timothy Allen CPA

Timothy Allen, CPA - Managing Partner

Timothy Allen, managing partner of Allen Wine Group, has more than twenty-five years of winery finance experience, including five years with a Big 4 CPA firm working with wine clients, fourteen years with wineries working in operations, and ten years leading Allen Wine Group.

Bachelor of Arts, Business Economics, UC Santa Barbara 1991
Master of Science, Taxation, Golden Gate University 1993
Active California CPA license issued 1995
Allen Wine Group LLP, managing partner 2009 - present
Kuleto Estate, president & CFO 2008 - 2009
Rosenblum Cellars, CFO 2004 – 2008
Robert Mondavi, operations director for Arrowood 2002 – 2004
Sonoma-Cutrer Vineyards, CFO 1997 – 2002
Kendall-Jackson, controller for La Crema 1996 – 1997
Deloitte & Touche, audit & tax, wine clients 1992 – 1996
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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 at 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, CPA Senior Accountant

Justin Nuzum, CPA 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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Jesus Perez, Staff Accountant

Jesus Perez, Staff Accountant

Jesus Perez joined Allen Wine Group as a Staff Accountant in March of 2018. He received an associate degree in accounting from LA Harbor College. Jesus will soon be graduating in the fall of 2018 from Sonoma State University with a BS in Business Administration and a concentration in accounting. His career began at Exchange Bank where he held various positions, then he went on to corporate Honda payroll department in Los Angeles. Previous to starting at Allen Wien Group he was doing accounting at a private school.

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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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Megan White, Staff Accountant

Megan White, Staff Accountant

Megan White joined Allen Wine Group as a Staff Accountant in January of 2018. She graduated from California State University East Bay with a Bachelors in Business Administration. Her accounting career started at Child Parent Institute (non-profit), then she worked at Keller Williams Real Estate East Bay location in their accounting department before making her way here.

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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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