Partners + Staff

Partners

Barry Warner
Barry Warner
Partner

Barry Warner

Barry Warner

Partner

Barry Warner

CPA, PFS, CGMA

Barry J. Warner received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration when he graduated summa cum laude from the Honors Program at Washington State University in 1988. Barry accepted a position with KPMG Peat Marwick LLP in their Seattle, Washington office following graduation. He left KPMG as a Senior Manager to join Alegria & Company, P.S. in December 1997 and became a partner in October 1998. His clients include closely held businesses and their owners as well as tax-exempt entities and individuals.

Barry is licensed as a CPA in Washington, is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and the Washington State Society of Certified Public Accountants and is accredited in performing personal financial planning services by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He is responsible for the quality control matters related to Alegria & Company, P.S. audit engagements and has completed the Uniform Combined State Law Examination and is a General Securities NYSE/NASD Registered Representative. He is also on the finance committee and a member of the Board of Directors of Heritage University, a member of the Yakima Rotary Club, and a commercial pilot and certified flight instructor.

Ken Meissner
Ken Meissner
Partner

Ken Meissner

Ken Meissner

Partner

Ken Meissner

Partner

Kenneth R. Meissner received his Bachelor of Science degrees in Accounting and in Finance from Central Washington University in December 1995. Upon graduation, Ken accepted a position with Alegria & Company, P.S., and became a partner in 2006. Ken received his Masters of Science Degree in Taxation through Golden Gate University in December 2002, and designation as Certified Specialist in Estate Planning in June 2002. Ken has broad experience with agriculture, construction, manufacturing, and retail businesses. Ken is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants.

Sue Price-Scott
Sue Price-Scott
Partner

Sue Price-Scott

Sue Price-Scott

Partner

Sue Price-Scott

CPA, ABV

Susan K. Price-Scott received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from Washington State University and worked for Touche Ross in its Anchorage, Alaska, office. Sue has experience working in private industry as the chief financial officer for a heavy duty truck dealership and engine and transmission distributorship and as the chief financial officer for a construction company in Spokane. Sue received a Master of Business Administration degree from Gonzaga University and a Master of Science in Taxation degree from Golden Gate University. Sue joined Alegria & Company in early 2002. Her clients include closely held businesses and their owners as well as individuals. Sue is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Washington State Society of Certified Public Accountants and is accredited in business valuation services by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the Greater Yakima Chamber of Commerce and is the Treasurer of the Yakima Sunrise Rotary Club.

Brian Newhouse
Brian Newhouse
Partner

Brian Newhouse

Brian Newhouse

Partner

Brian Newhouse

CPA, ABV, CISA

Brian has been in public accounting since 2003, starting in Seattle before moving back home to the Yakima Valley in 2011. Brian was raised on a family dairy farm in the Lower Valley and thoroughly understands and enjoys the business of agriculture. His diverse experience allows him to focus primarily on tax, accounting and business valuation issues relating to the agriculture industry, professional service companies and technology start-ups. He currently serves on the boards of the Sunnyside Christian School and the Prosser Thrive Coalition.

BA in Business Administration – Gonzaga University
Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV)
Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV)
Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)
Member of AICPA Tax Division
Member of AICPA FVS Division

John Huibregtse
John Huibregtse
Partner

John Huibregtse

John Huibregtse
Partner

John Huibregtse

J.D., CPA, Partner

INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE

Agri-business, manufacturing, construction and real estate, professional services, client representation before IRS.

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

  • Northwest Horticultural Council Workforce Advisory Committee
  • Ag Industry Representative – Numerous WA State Legislative Proposals, Testimony to WA Senate Labor Committee

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION

  • Financial Statement Standards & Disclosure Update
  • Numerous business operations, taxation, and management consulting topics

SCHOLASTIC EDUCATION

  • B.B.A., Gonzaga University - Accounting
  • Juris Doctor, Seattle University School of Law

CERTIFICATIONS AND AFFILIATIONS

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Washington
  • Licensed Attorney, Washington
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants

CIVIC

  • West Valley Schools Foundation, Founding Director - Board of Directors

Staff

Vanessa Kalbrener
Vanessa Kalbrener
Senior Manager, CPA

Vanessa Kalbrener

Vanessa Kalbrener

Senior Manager, CPA

Vanessa Kalbrener

Senior Manager, CPA

YEARS EXPERIENCE

9

INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE

Nonprofit organizations, educational institutes, HUD assisted projects, manufacturing, leasing entities, agriculture entities.

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION

  • Accounting and Auditing Standards Update
  • Applying the Uniform Guidance for Federal Awards in Single Audits
  • Not-for-Profit Accounting & Reporting
  • Government and Not-for-Profit Frauds
  • Latest Developments in Government and Nonprofit Accounting and Auditing
  • Advanced Auditing of HUD-Assisted Project

SCHOLASTIC EDUCATION

  • Bachelor of Art – Accounting, summa cum laude Whitworth University
  • Bachelor of Art – Business Management, summa cum laude Whitworth University

CERTIFICATIONS AND AFFILIATIONS

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Washington and Oregon
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • CIVIC
  • Perry Tech Foundation Scholarship Review Committee
  • Junior Achievement of Washington Volunteer
Michael Peschek
Michael Peschek
Senior Manager, CPA

Michael Peschek

Michael Peschek

Senior Manager, CPA

Michael Peschek

Senior Manager, CPA

INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE

Agriculture, Real estate, Construction, Employee benefit plans.

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION

  • Accounting and Auditing Standards Update
  • Audits of Employee Benefit Plans
  • Numerous taxation topics

SCHOLASTIC EDUCATION

  • Bachelor of Science – Accounting, cum laude - Central Washington University
  • Bachelor of Science – Business Administration & Finance, cum laude - Central Washington University

CERTIFICATIONS AND AFFILIATIONS

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Washington
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants
Gilbert Plascencia
Gilbert Plascencia
Senior Manager, CPA, CFE

Gilbert Plascencia

Gilbert Plascencia

Senior Manager, CPA, CFE

Gilbert Plascencia

Senior Manager, CPA, CFE

YEARS EXPERIENCE

14

INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE

Nonprofit organizations, employee benefit plans, Form 990 preparation manager for the Firm.

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION

  • Single Audit Requirements for Nonprofit Organizations
  • Governmental & Nonprofit Annual Update
  • Accounting and Auditing Standards & Disclosure
  • Performing Efficient A-133 Audits
  • Assessment of Internal Control Deficiencies
  • Forensic Accounting: Fraudulent Reporting & Concealed Assets
  • Audits of 401(k) Plans
  • Pension & Profit Sharing Plan Audit Strategies
  • Form 990 Preparation Beyond the Basics
  • Form 990: A Comprehensive Approach

SCHOLASTIC EDUCATION

Bachelor of Science – Accounting, cum laude Central Washington University

CERTIFICATIONS AND AFFILIATIONS

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Washington
  • Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • Association of Certified Fraud Examiners

CIVIC

  • United Way, Community Impact Council - Education
  • Davis High School Mentor Program
  • Perry Tech Foundation Scholarship Review Committee
  • Job Shadowing Program with the Firm
Tyler Bonner
Tyler Bonner
Manager, CPA

Tyler Bonner

Tyler Bonner

Manager, CPA

Tyler Bonner

Manager, CPA

YEARS EXPERIENCE

4

INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE

Manufacturing, retailers, QuickBooks, payroll, financial reporting, federal and state tax.

SCHOLASTIC EDUCATION

Bachelor of Arts – Accounting, Business Management summa cum laude, Whitworth University

CERTIFICATIONS AND AFFILIATIONS

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Washington
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants
Ethan Coleman
Ethan Coleman
Manager, CPA

Ethan Coleman

Manager, CPA

YEARS EXPERIENCE

4

INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE

Manufacturing, Agricultural, Construction Contractor, Real Estate.

SCHOLASTIC EDUCATION

  • Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration, Washington State University
  • Master of Science in Accounting – Taxation, Boise State University

CERTIFICATIONS AND AFFILIATIONS

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Washington
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Christine Ricker
Christine Ricker
Manager, CPA

Christine Ricker

Christine Ricker

Manager, CPA

Christine Ricker

Manager, CPA

YEARS EXPERIENCE

4

INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE

Retailers, distributors, manufacturing, agriculture entities, bookkeeping & payroll specialist.

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION

  • Accounting and Auditing Standards Update
  • Federal Tax Update

SCHOLASTIC EDUCATION

Bachelor of Science – Business with an emphasis in Accounting, minor in management, magna cum laude - University of Colorado

CERTIFICATIONS AND AFFILIATIONS

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Washington
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants
Marisa Roosendaal
Marisa Roosendaal
Manager, CPA

Marisa Roosendaal

Marisa Roosendaal

Manager, CPA

Marissa Roosendaal

Manager, CPA

YEARS EXPERIENCE

5

INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE

Nonprofit organizations, retailers, distributors, agriculture entities, Form 990 preparation manager for the Firm.

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION

Accounting and Auditing Standards Update

  • Studies on Single Audit and Yellow Book Deficiencies
  • Nonprofit Accounting and Auditing Annual Update
  • Form 990: Preparation Beyond the Basics
  • Form 990: A Comprehensive Approach

SCHOLASTIC EDUCATION

Bachelor of Arts – Accounting, cum laude, Whitworth University

CERTIFICATIONS AND AFFILIATIONS

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Washington
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants

CIVIC

  • Prosser Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors
  • Family Learning Center, Board of Directors
Danelle Kindell
Danelle Kindell
Senior Accountant

Danelle Kindell

Danelle Kindell

Senior Accountant

Danelle Kindell

Senior Accountant

YEARS EXPERIENCE

6

INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE

Nonprofit organizations, educational institutes, HUD assisted projects, agriculture entities, leasing entities, employee benefit plans, retailers, and distributors.

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION

  • Not For Profit Accounting and Auditing Update
  • Audits of 401(k) Plans
  • Common Frauds and Internal Controls for Revenue Purchasing and Cash Receipts

SCHOLASTIC EDUCATION

Bachelor of Science – Accounting, Central Washington University

CERTIFICATIONS AND AFFILIATIONS

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants

CIVIC

  • Central Washington University Mentor Program
  • Junior Achievement of Washington Volunteer
  • Treasurer, Yakima Chamber of Commerce
Mark Kravets
Mark Kravets
Senior Accountant, CPA

Mark Kravets

Mark Kravets

Senior Accountant, CPA

Mark Kravets

Staff Accountant

YEARS EXPERIENCE

2+ with Alegria & Company, P.S. 

INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE

Nonprofit organizations, bookkeeping, payroll, information return reporting, federal and state tax, assist in preparation of financial statements.

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION

  • Accounting and Auditing Standards Update
  • Federal Income Tax Update
  • Form 990: Mastering Its Unique Characteristics

SCHOLASTIC EDUCATION

Bachelor of Arts – Accounting, Central Washington University

CERTIFICATIONS AND AFFILIATIONS

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants
Melanie Swanson
Melanie Swanson
Senior Accountant, CPA

Melanie Swanson

Melanie Swanson

Senior Accountant, CPA

Melanie Swanson

Senior Accountant

YEARS EXPERIENCE

4

INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE

Nonprofit organizations, retailers, distributors, agriculture entities, manufacturing, litigation support, health care, and bookkeeping.

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION

  • Accounting and Auditing Standards & Disclosures
  • Numerous business operations, taxation, and management consulting topics

SCHOLASTIC EDUCATION

  • Bachelor of Science – Accounting, Central Washington University
  • Bachelor of Science – Business Administration, Finance Specialization, Central Washington University

CERTIFICATIONS AND AFFILIATIONS

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants

CIVIC

  • Current Treasurer for Ellensburg Downtown Association
  • Past United Way loaned executive
  • Past Junior Achievement of Washington Volunteer
Colette Webster
Colette Webster
Senior Accountant

Colette Webster

Colette Webster

Senior Accountant

Colette Webster

Senior Accountant

YEARS EXPERIENCE

3

INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE

Nonprofit organizations, bookkeeping, assist in preparation of financial statements, preparation of federal and state tax returns for businesses, organizations, and individuals.

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION

  • Accounting and Auditing Standards Update
  • Federal Income Tax Update
  • Form 990: Mastering Its Unique Characteristics

SCHOLASTIC EDUCATION

Bachelor of Arts – Accounting, Central Washington University

Rosa Cervantes
Rosa Cervantes
Staff Accountant

Rosa Cervantes

Rosa Cervantes

Staff Accountant

Rosa Cervantes

Staff Accountant

YEARS EXPERIENCE

1.5

INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE

Co-op organizations, bookkeeping, assist in preparation of financial statements, preparation of federal and state tax returns for businesses, organizations, and individuals.

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION

  • Accounting and Auditing Standards Update
  • Federal Income Tax Update
  • Audits of 401(k) Plans

SCHOLASTIC EDUCATION

  • Bachelor of Science – Accounting, Central Washington University
  • Bachelor of Science – Business Administration, Finance Specialization, Central Washington University

CERTIFICATIONS AND AFFILIATIONS

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants
Cotton Long
Cotton Long
Staff Accountant

Cotton Long

Cotton Long

Staff Accountant

Cotton Long

Staff Accountant

YEARS EXPERIENCE

Less than one year

INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE

Assists in preparation of federal and state tax returns, financial statements and business excise tax returns.

SCHOLASTIC EDUCATION

Bachelor of Science - Accounting, Central Washington University

CERTIFICATIONS AND AFFILIATIONS

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants
Erik Ramirez
Erik Ramirez
Staff Accountant

Erik Ramirez

Erik Ramirez

Staff Accountant

Erik Ramirez

Staff Accountant

YEARS EXPERIENCE

1

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION

Federal Income Tax Update

SCHOLASTIC EDUCATION

  • Bachelor of Science – Accounting, Central Washington University
  • Bachelor of Science – Business Administration, Marketing Specialization, Central Washington University

CERTIFICATIONS AND AFFILIATIONS

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants
Thomas Tovar
Thomas Tovar
Staff Accountant

Thomas Tovar

Thomas Tovar

Staff Accountant

Thomas Tovar

Staff Accountant

YEARS EXPERIENCE

1

INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE

Assists in preparation of federal and state tax returns and financial statements

SCHOLASTIC EDUCATION

  • Bachelor of Arts – Spanish
  • Masters in Accountancy with Concentration in Taxation - Golden Gate University

CERTIFICATIONS AND AFFILIATIONS

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants
Bridgette Webb
Bridgette Webb
Staff Accountant

Bridgette Webb

Bridgette Webb

Staff Accountant

Bridgette Webb

Staff Accountant

YEARS EXPERIENCE

1

INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE

Assists in preparation of federal and state tax returns, financial statements, and business excise tax returns.

SCHOLASTIC EDUCATION

  • Bachelor of Science – Accounting, Business Administration with a Specialization in Finance
  • Minor – Structures of Data Analytics

CERTIFICATIONS AND AFFILIATIONS

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants
Tara Weber
Tara Weber
Staff Accountant

Tara Weber

Tara Weber

Staff Accountant

Tara Weber

Staff Accountant

YEARS EXPERIENCE

Less Than 1 Year

INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE

  • Former Clinical Dietitian for 11 years prior to transitioning to public accounting.
  • Assist in preparing financial statements, payroll, and federal tax returns.

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION

  • Accounting and Auditing Standards Update
  • Federal Income Tax Update
  • Tax Staff Essentials

SCHOLASTIC EDUCATION

  • Bachelor of Science – Accounting, Western Governors University
  • Bachelor of Science – Nutrition, Central Washington University

CERTIFICATIONS AND AFFILIATIONS

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants
<b>Jude Schnellbach</b><br/>Staff Accountant
Jude Schnellbach
Staff Accountant

Jude Schnellbach

Jude Schnellbach

Staff Accountant

Jude Schnellbach

Staff Accountant

YEARS EXPERIENCE

Less Than 1 Year

INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE

  • Assists with the preparation of federal and state tax returns, financial statements, and business excise tax returns.

SCHOLASTIC EDUCATION

  • Bachelor of Arts – Accounting and Finance, Washington State University
  • Minor- Business Economics

CERTIFICATIONS AND AFFILIATIONS

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants
<b>Jessica Welte</b><br/>Staff Accountant
Jessica Welte
Staff Accountant

Jessica Welte

Jessical Welte

Staff Accountant

Jessica Welte

Staff Accountant

YEARS EXPERIENCE

Less Than 1 Year

INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE

  • Assists in preparation of federal and state tax returns, financial statements, and business excise tax returns.

SCHOLASTIC EDUCATION

  • Bachelor of Arts – Accounting, Finance summa cum laude, Eastern Washington University
  • Minor - Economics

CERTIFICATIONS AND AFFILIATIONS

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • QuickBooks Online
Carrie Sattler
Carrie Sattler
COO, Firm Administrator
Dominic Parke
Dominic Parke
IT Manager
Kayla Dean
Kayla Dean
Administrative Assistant
Jacquline Flores
Jackie Flores
Administrative Assistant
Nohemi Leavell
Nohemi Leavell
Administrative Assistant
Ashley Magana
Ashley Magana
Administrative Assistant
<b>Rosa Garcia</b><br/>Administrative Assistant
Rosa Garcia
Administrative Assistant
Victoria Liebert
Victoria Liebert
Administrative Assistant
Athally Gonzalez
Athally Gonzalez
Administrative Assistant