Partners + Staff

Partners

<b>Barry Warner
</b><br/>Partner
Barry Warner
Partner
 

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.

Brian Newhouse
Brian Newhouse
Partner

Brian Newhouse

Brian Newhouse

Partner

Brian Newhouse

CPA, ABV, CISA, Partner

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

John’s focus is in consulting with clients in production agriculture, food and ag processing, and real estate. John was a Partner and the CFO at tree-fruit farming companies farming 5,000+ acres in Washington State for nearly a decade. Licensed CPA (WA). Licensed Attorney (WA). Licensed Crop Insurance Agent.

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

  • Northwest Horticultural Council Workforce Advisory Committee
  • Ag Industry Representative – Numerous WA State Legislative Proposals, Testimony to WA Senate Labor Committee
  • Member of Washington State Tree Fruit Association

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
  • Licensed Crop Insurance Agent

CIVIC

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

Renee Arnits

Renee Arnits

Partner

Renee Arnits

CPA, Partner

 

INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE

Manufacturing, distribution, agriculture, retail, and tourism Employee benefit plans.

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION

  • Accounting and Auditing Standards Update
  • Financial Statement Standards & Disclosure Update
  • Audits of 401(k) Plans

SCHOLASTIC EDUCATION

  • BA, Western Washington University – Accounting and Finance

CERTIFICATIONS AND AFFILIATIONS

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

Staff

Vanessa Kalbrener
Vanessa Kalbrener
Senior Manager, CPA

Vanessa Kalbrener

Vanessa Kalbrener

Senior Manager, CPA

Vanessa Kalbrener

Senior Manager, CPA

YEARS EXPERIENCE

16

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

YEARS EXPERIENCE

13

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

21

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
Ethan Coleman
Ethan Coleman
Manager, CPA

Ethan Coleman

Ethan Coleman

Manager, CPA

Ethan Coleman

Manager, CPA

YEARS EXPERIENCE

9

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

9

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

11

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
Colette Webster
Colette Webster
Manager, CPA

Colette Webster

Colette Webster

Manager, CPA

Colette Webster

Manager, CPA

YEARS EXPERIENCE

7

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
Danelle Kindell
Danelle Kindell
Manager, CPA

Danelle Kindell

Danelle Kindell

Manager, CPA

Danelle Kindell

Manager, CPA

YEARS EXPERIENCE

9

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
Laura Guchee
Laura Guchee
Manager, CPA

Laura Guchee

Laura Guchee

Manager, CPA

Laura Guchee

Senior Accountant, CPA

YEARS EXPERIENCE

5

INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE

Real estate, construction, distribution and manufacturing.

SCHOLASTIC EDUCATION

  • Master of Science – Taxation – University of Washington
  • Bachelor of Science – Accounting, magna cum laude - Greenville University.
  • Bachelor of Science – Business Management, magna cum laude - Greenville University.

CERTIFICATIONS AND AFFILIATIONS

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Washington
Tucker Voetberg
Tucker Voetberg
Senior Accountant, CPA

Tucker Voetberg

Tucker Voetberg

Senior Accountant, CPA

Tucker Voetberg

Senior Accountant, CPA

YEARS EXPERIENCE

5

INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE

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

SCHOLASTIC EDUCATION

  • Bachelor of Science – Accounting, Western Governors University

CERTIFICATIONS AND AFFILIATIONS

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

Rosa Cervantes

Rosa Cervantes

Senior Accountant

Rosa Cervantes

Senior Accountant

YEARS EXPERIENCE

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

3

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
<b>Jessica Welte</b><br/>Staff Accountant
Jessica Welte
Staff Accountant

Jessica Welte

Jessical Welte

Staff Accountant

Jessica Welte

Staff Accountant

YEARS EXPERIENCE

3

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
Bryce Murphy
Bryce Murphy
Staff Accountant

Bryce Murphy

Bryce Murphy

Staff Accountant

Bryce Murphy

Staff Accountant

YEARS EXPERIENCE

2

INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE

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

SCHOLASTIC EDUCATION

  • Bachelor of Arts – Professional Accounting, Finance magna cum laude, Eastern Washington University

CERTIFICATIONS AND AFFILIATIONS

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • QuickBooks Online
<b>Kevin Swanson</b><br/>
Staff Accountant
Kevin Swanson
Staff Accountant

Kevin Swanson

Staff Accountant

Kevin Swanson

Staff Accountant

YEARS EXPERIENCE

5

INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE

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

SCHOLASTIC EDUCATION

  • Bachelor of Science – Accounting, State University of New York at Buffalo

CERTIFICATIONS AND AFFILIATIONS

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • QuickBooks online ProAdvisor
<b>Kendall Lipp</b><br/>Staff Accountant
Kendall Lipp
Staff Accountant

Kendall Lipp

Staff Accountant

Kendall Lipp

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 Business Administration & Accounting, Western Governors University
  • Master of Accounting, Western Governors University

CERTIFICATIONS AND AFFILIATIONS

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants
<b>Katie Qualls</b><br/>Staff Accountant
Katie Qualls
Staff Accountant
Cesar Navarro
Cesar Navarro
Staff Accountant

Cesar Navarro

Cesar Navarro

Staff Accountant

Cesar Navarro

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 – Food Science & Nutrition, Central Washington University
  • Master of Professional Accounting, Eastern Washington University

CERTIFICATIONS AND AFFILIATIONS

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants
Haley Hovsepian
Haley Hovsepian
Intern
<b>Jackie Schlieman</b><br/>Crop Insurance Agent
Jackie Schlieman
Crop Insurance Agent
<b>Te'a Ertz</b><br/>Administrative Director
Te'a Ertz
Administrative Director
Grant Salset
Grant Salset
Assistant Controller
Ashley Magana
Ashley Magana
Administrative Assistant
Nohemi Leavell
Nohemi Leavell
Administrative Assistant
Mishaela Lockbeam
Mishaela Lockbeam
Administrative Assistant
<b>Devina Riojas</b><br/>Administrative Assistant
Devina Riojas
Administrative Assistant
<b>Falisha Guzman</b>
<br/>Administrative Assistant
Falisha Guzman
Administrative Assistant
<b>Kasie Thompson</b><br/>Administrative Assistant
Kasie Thompson
Administrative Assistant
<b>Christian Vella</b>
<br/>Administrative Assistant
Christian Vella
Administrative Assistant
<b>Gray Fiander</b>
<br/>Administrative Assistant
Gray Fiander
Administrative Assistant