MEGHAN STAFFORD

ACCOUNTANT

Meghan first gained her interest in public accounting while working for a CPA in Novato where she learned to prepare taxes. “I have a knack for numbers, which is probably why I was always drawn to accounting and the finance side of businesses,” she admits.

 

“Working in public accounting gives me the opportunity to support growing businesses while ensuring that their financial records are in order,” Meghan affirms. Whether she’s making sure the books are in order, streamlining processes, or assisting with new software implementations, Meghan is passionate about helping businesses grow.

 

Having worked mainly in the private sector for the past 12 years, Meghan always ended up taking on the financial management aspect for whatever company she worked for. In Sonoma County, she worked for Kosta Browne Winery as their Staff Accountant, enjoying the wine industry and the challenges that came with that position. Meghan was working for a small business in Healdsburg, where she met Renee Mengali, and “the rest is history” as they say.

Meghan graduated with Presidents Honors from Empire College where she earned an A.A. in Paralegal Studies and will be finishing with her B.S. in Accounting from Golden Gate University in the Fall of 2019.

THE REAL MEGHAN

Meghan was raised in beautiful Healdsburg, but she moved away in order to experience life

outside of her hometown. Yet, after living in several different places across California

(and even out of state), she was always drawn back to Sonoma County. Meghan

ultimately bought a property in Southwest Santa Rosa where she now resides with

her husband, Mike.

 

When away from the office, you can typically find Meghan out with her horses or

helping her husband in the race shop. “Most weekends are either spent at horse

shows or at a dirt track somewhere in California, Oregon, or Arizona,” Meghan

admits but adds, “If by some chance we aren't showing or racing we are usually

camping.”

 

An equestrienne at heart, Meghan is truly passionate about horses and has spent

more than a decade devoted to raising, training, and showing American Quarter

horses in reining. “The time, energy, and dedication it takes to be competitive in the

discipline of reining is a lot!” she confesses, “I am up early, normally before the sun comes

up, doing chores and taking care of the horses and I typically get home late from riding

almost every night.”

 

Meghan has also volunteered with CHANGE, a horse rescue organization in Sonoma County,

where she takes pleasure in sharing her appreciation of all the hard work they put into helping the

animals. She also enjoys volunteering at the Redwood Empire Food Bank stating, “They are such an amazing organization that provides food for so many people.”

 

It may surprise you to learn that Meghan practices sustainable living and tries to grow or raise as much of her own food as she possibly can. Meghan raises chickens for eggs and meat and plants at least a quarter-acre of her property with veggies, each year.

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