MEGAN GEISSINGER, CTEC
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF TAX SERVICES
Megan discovered just how much she loved working with numbers when she took an accounting class during high school in New Zealand, where she was born and raised. She had the opportunity to move to Sonoma County in 1998 and, while working as a nanny, she decided to further her education and earned the New Zealand Diploma in Business with a focus on accounting and she hopes to finish her Bachelor’s Degree in the next few years.
Megan worked at Weinstein Security and Maureen Weinstein CPA for five years, where she assisted with administrative duties, human resources, and tax preparation. Megan says she loves knowing that her work on the Mengali team has "a big impact on the final result—a satisfied client."
Megan is a registered CTEC Preparer with the California Tax Education Council.
THE REAL MEGAN
If you’ve ever had the pleasure of speaking with Megan on the phone, you may have noticed
her charming accent. Megan was born and raised in Whakatane, New Zealand. In
1998, the native Kiwi left New Zealand for an adventure to the United States and
received an opportunity to nanny for a family in Santa Rosa. Megan ended up
settling in Sonoma County and eventually started her own family. Megan loves
spending time with her son, Cody, and they can frequently be spotted at their
favorite New Zealand bakery in Windsor.
Some of Megan’s other passions include playing volleyball, traveling, taking trips
back home to New Zealand, or visiting family in Canada and Australia. Megan
has traveled to Singapore and toured British Columbia but specifically recalls one
short hiking trip to Yosemite, “We could only camp one night because a bear ate all
our food!” Megan next hopes to travel to Alaska, the Caribbean, or Fiji/Rarotonga
in the South Pacific.
Prior to playing volleyball, Megan was a former tennis wonder and once played
for the 4.0 women’s tennis team from Sebastopol. In 2006, Megan’s team made it to
Nationals taking her to Hawaii for the tournament. Playing doubles, Megan and her
teammate won all of their matches but their team unfortunately lost in the finals
against Puerto Rico.
You may also be surprised to learn that she is scared of heights but has gone skydiving. Megan explains, “I’m not afraid of facing my fears,” and adds, “I have walked right up to the edge of a crater to an active volcano!”
Megan is a true All Blacks rugby fan and big supporter of anything from New Zealand. Go Kiwis!