Meet the Team

J.W. Davies

Co-founder

J.W. Davies

Co-founder

J.W. grew up in Fillmore, Utah on a farm and learned the meaning of hard work, motivation and commitment. After attending Snow College, J.W. moved to Logan and graduated with his Master of Accounting degree from Utah State University with an emphasis in taxation. J.W. worked for Cook Martin Poulson for 14 years and opened their Salt Lake City and Heber City offices. He also assisted Brad Allen in opening the Orem office.

In 2012, J.W. took the opportunity to start a new firm with Brad Allen. He has expertise in business taxation and consulting and works with clients in the fields of medicine, real estate, manufacturing, construction, creative arts and other professional services. J.W. is also considered a regional expert in the practice of cost segregation. While J.W. enjoys his profession he thrives on the relationships with his clients and his family. J.W. is married to Jennifer Judy Davies and has five children.

Brad Allen

Co-founder

Brad Allen

Co-founder

Brad was born and raised in the large metropolis of Raft River, Idaho (pop. 100+) where farming and cattle dominate the landscape. Problem solving, determination and good ‘ole fashioned hard work are a few of the traits Brad learned during his time spent on the farm. Now that his farming days are over, Brad has taken his work ethic and merged it with a deep passion for tax and accounting knowledge. Brad’s abilities are broad and deep across the accounting spectrum – whether you need a proactive tax planner, a savvy outsourced CFO, or a spreadsheet wiz – Brad has experience in a wide range of industries and is a desired consultant by many different companies. Above all, Brad genuinely cares about the people he works with and truly counts people first. He returns phone calls, emails and texts at record speeds. It’s not uncommon for him to call a client with a new idea because he was up at 3 a.m. figuring out a way to solve their problem. We are not exactly sure when Brad sleeps, but we know he just gets things done. If there is a better way, Brad will be looking for it. The status quo is always at risk. Brad and his wife Becky are the parents of four children (2 boys & 2 girls). In his younger years, when Brad wasn’t driving a tractor or managing irrigation systems, he played every sport his parents allowed him to. That desire for sport continues today both as a coach and as a participant in many sporting events.
Brynn Seamons

Partner/Technical Tax Queen

Brynn Seamons

Partner/Technical Tax Queen

Brynn grew up on her Grandfather’s farm in Malad, Idaho and entered the public accounting sector after planting and cultivating her professional roots at BYU-Idaho and Utah State University, where she received her Bachelor and Master Degrees in Accounting, respectively. Her vibrant and motivated personality eventually led her to Davies Allen. Our clients enjoy working with her as their outsourced CFO where her skills only improve the financial accounting and operational well-beings of their firms. Brynn’s credo is “Messy to Masterpiece” when it comes to a set of books, no matter how large the shovel needed. The suburbs and commercial streets in Utah are a large step apart from the Malad farm, but she still hopes to find the apartment owner that will allow her to keep a few of her animal friends, especially her horse.
Will Bryan

Partner/Real Estate Tax Expert

Will Bryan

Partner/Real Estate Tax Expert

Will joined the firm as a small business specialist, bringing with him the wisdom and judgment gained while working for ventures in the manufacturing, construction, and service industries. His first-hand experience growing small businesses provides him an acute understanding of the challenges that owners and entrepreneurs face every day. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business management and holds a master’s degree in accounting from the University of Utah, including a specialized emphasis in assurance services. Will loves spending time with his wife, Shannon, and their six children who enjoy the outdoor activities of camping, horseback riding, and working on their hobby farm. They also travel to soccer fields all around Utah, playing, watching, and cheering for the team.
Dustin Barnhurst

Audit Partner/Start-Up Expert

Dustin Barnhurst

Audit Partner/Start-Up Expert

Dustin grew up in the small town of Fillmore, UT, where he spent much of his teenage and young adult summers in the construction trades doing whatever was necessary and gained a great perspective of that industry. He spent most of his time involved in school, and when possible playing sports and going fishing. Transportation in those days was scarce, so he typically traveled on horseback via his trusted friend, Wrangler. Dustin attended Snow College, where he earned his Associate Degree of Business, and met his beautiful wife McKenzie. After Snow, it was on to Southern Utah University where he earned multiple degrees beginning with his Bachelor of Accounting, followed by a Master of Business Administration, and a Master of Accountancy. He soon began his professional career in public accounting at Deloitte in Las Vegas, Nevada, where he worked in their audit department. Now he feels at Davies Allen, P.C. He resides with his wife and children in Grantsville, UT.
Wendy Dalton

Partner/Chief Customer Service Officer

Wendy Dalton

Partner/Chief Customer Service Officer

Wendy hails to us from Juneau, Alaska where she lived and thrived for over 26 years. The natural wonders and brilliance of Alaska are no-doubt reflected in her personality. Ask her anytime about her home State where she was raised in a US Coast Guard family and you’ll see what we mean. Her responsibilities at Davies Allen include Client Experience Manager where her personal and professional skills as a planner, organizer, and smiling spirit of the office are felt on a daily basis. In her time away from the office she finds the rare moment for herself to enjoy photography and quilting, but mostly she is a loving task master on a tight ship as mother and wife.
Baden Davies

Senior Tax Expert/Small Business Guru

Baden Davies

Senior Tax Expert/Small Business Guru

Baden was born, raised, and currently resides in the booming metropolis of Fillmore, UT, where he was raised driving tractors, delivering burial vaults, and taking flower orders working for each of his family’s three businesses. Through years of hard work and long hours Baden has become accustomed to doing whatever it takes to get the job done. While on the road to becoming an accountant he was sidetracked by working as a firefighter for the Bureau of Land Management. Fighting wildfires was hard work with long and unpredictable hours. He’s since been lured back into accounting with Davies Allen, and into the career he intended while majoring in Accounting at Snow College, where he earned an Associate’s Degree, and later studied at Southern Utah University. Baden works in the Fillmore office.
Daniel Roundy

Audit Manager/Business Consultant

Daniel Roundy

Audit Manager/Business Consultant

Daniel grew up in the small town of Glendale, Utah where he and his brothers would find old, abandoned cars and push them down a hill with one of them seat belted in. At the bottom of the hill, at max speed, they would crank the wheel and see how many times they could roll the car. He was one of seven brothers who could be found hunting, fishing and playing sports. At a young age he worked in the logging industry with his father and most of his brothers where he learned the value of hard work. He attended Southern Utah University and graduated with a Master of Accountancy degree. After working in Mesquite, Nevada and then moving to Utah County to work in healthcare industry, he joined Davies Allen. Daniel brings with him a hard work ethic and a desire to help people understand finances and make the most of their businesses. Daniel enjoys spending time with his wife and little boy. He still enjoys sports and can be found outdoors when time permits.
Pam Jordan

Quickbooks Guru/Accounting Advisory Services

Pam Jordan

Quickbooks Guru/Accounting Advisory Services

Pam was born and raised in Bountiful, Utah. She has worked over 25 years in Administrative Management and various accounting positions, such as Staff Accountant and Controller. Pam brings Davies Allen her many years of experience, hard work ethic, and a love for accounting and people.
Michelle Clark

Small Business Tax Guru/Outsourced CFO

Michelle Clark

Small Business Tax Guru/Outsourced CFO

Michelle grew up in the beautiful town of Heber City where she enjoyed gymnastics and volleyball. She originally traveled to Southern Utah University to study Graphic Design and Business. However, after her first week in Accounting, she quickly changed course and followed her father’s footsteps to a degree in accounting. Michelle is a QuickBooks expert and brings a great attitude and work ethic to our team. When she’s not working with numbers, Michelle enjoys hiking in the mountains, photography and going to the movies with friends and family. Though she has never been a fan of cold weather, she has recently learned how to snowboard so she can enjoy the great Utah winters.
David Fackrell

Payroll Specialist/Accounting Advisory Services

David Fackrell

Payroll Specialist/Accounting Advisory Services

David is a Cedar City native where he spent many of his summers in the large city of Orderville exploring the outdoors by motorcycle and Jeep. He loves sports and is a long-time Boston Red Sox fan with a baseball bat collection second to none. David and his wife Kylie have one daughter that occupies any free time they have. David works as an accounting and payroll specialist in our Orem office and is a great example of hard work and dedication who truly counts people first.
Zach McNaughtan

Systems Design/ Accounting Advisory Services

Zach McNaughtan

Systems Design/ Accounting Advisory Services

Zach grew up in the beautiful Heber Valley where he discovered the value of working hard, laughing often, and loving life. After graduating from Wasatch High School, Zach migrated South to become a mighty Thunder Bird at Southern Utah University. Zach was heavily involved with student organizations and worked diligently to make a lasting impact on the campus. He is passionate about helping entrepreneurs, startups, and small businesses achieve success. Although there is no equation for guaranteed success, Zach believes that getting the right people in the right seats on the bus makes the journey more profitable and enjoyable. Zach loves working at Davies + Allen because of the culture of counting people first. When not working at Davies + Allen, Zach can often be found learning a new skill, making a new friend, or boating on the lake. Additionally, Zach enjoys enhancing his productivity and quality of life with IOS applications and general tech savviness.
Courtney LeFevre

Advisory Accountant

Courtney LeFevre

Advisory Accountant

Courtney grew up in Springville, Utah and learned the value of hard work from an early age when she and her brothers started their own lawn care business. She learned the ins and outs of starting a small business and the growing pains that come with it as well as how to get the job done no matter what it takes. She is currently attending SUU and will graduate this year with her bachelor’s in accounting. She plans to continue to get her master’s in accounting as well as her CPA credentials. She is happiest when she is up in the mountains hiking, fishing, camping, riding horses, snowboarding and anything else that gets her out of the city. She also loves playing any and all sports. Her most recent passions are guns and hunting. Being an avid outdoorsman has taught her a great deal of patience and that sometimes you will get knocked flat on your back, but that you need to pick yourself up and dust yourself off.
Stevanie Coburn

Client Advocate/Executive Assistant for Brad Allen

Stevanie Coburn

Client Advocate/Executive Assistant for Brad Allen

Stevanie was born in Idaho Falls, Idaho but grew up all over Utah and now resides in Heber, Utah. As the oldest (and only girl) of 5 children, she learned early the importance of responsibility and hard work. She grew up with a football coach for a dad and a teacher as a mom, whose examples taught her who she was and what it meant to achieve greatness. She played volleyball competitively for 11 years which taught her how to push through the tough times life can throw at you as well as how to work as a team to achieve results. Her positive view on life keeps her always working towards goals and allows her to help others along the way. If she is helping others and working hard, she is happy. Stevanie has a medical education background but has an extensive background in Administrative work. She catches onto new skills quickly and can adapt to a variety of different work environments. She loves working for Davies Allen and loves the company’s motto of counting people first. If you can’t find her working hard in the office, you will find her hanging out her beautiful daughter, Reva!
Allie Bigler

Digital Marketing Specialist/Helper of All Things Important

Allie Bigler

Digital Marketing Specialist/Helper of All Things Important

Allie was born and raised in West Valley City, Utah. She’s the youngest of seven kids, and absolutely adores her family. Allie and her husband Adam currently reside in American Fork while they both finish up schooling. She is currently studying Marketing at Utah Valley University, with hopes to continue to get her MBA. Allie has devoted over 9 years of her life to Customer Service and absolutely loves anything and everything business related. She says there is nothing better than that of the satisfaction of helping others and of a job well done. In her free time, Allie loves attending BYU football games, baking, furniture flipping, watching movies, camping, fishing, and anything Disney. She can’t wait to travel all over Europe and hopes to travel to all the Disney Parks throughout the world. Allie loves Davies Allen — she loves being surrounded by a firm that all go above and beyond to make a happy client.
Trish Nilsson

Administrative Assistant

Trish Nilsson

Administrative Assistant

Trish was raised by her grandfather who taught her the importance of hard work, responsibility, having a positive attitude, and what a privilege it is to help others. Trish is a people person, the more the merrier, and knew at a young age she wanted a career where she would have the opportunity to help others and make a difference. Trish has a medical education and background and thrives in administrative work and providing excellent customer service. Trish and her husband, Brian, relocated from Herriman, Utah to Heber to get out of the city and spend more time in the beautiful outdoors. Together they have been blessed with four beautiful children (2 boys & 2 girls). Family is everything to Trish, so naturally, in her spare time, you can find her with her family paddle boarding, camping, fishing, boating, going to Disneyland, or planning the next family party.
Isaiah Ballstaedt

Advisory Accountant

Isaiah Ballstaedt

Advisory Accountant

Raised in Midway, UT Isaiah learned the joys of hard work and service. His motto passed down from his great-grandfather is “the harder you work, the happier you are.” Isaiah realized at a young age that he is an Entrepreneur at heart, from lemonade stands to pet care to basketball camps he was always looking for his next business venture. His affinity for business, the creative arts, and basketball led him to Westminster College in Salt Lake City. After his time at Westminster Isaiah worked in the hospitality industry in Park City where he learned the importance of providing top tier customer service and experiences. Unable to leave his love of basketball, Isaiah shares his experiences through coaching youth athletes. In his free time, Isaiah can be found exploring the outdoors, painting or playing music with his little family.
Kayla Davenport

Staff Accountant

Kayla Davenport

Staff Accountant

Kayla was born in Utah and raised in Fillmore where she calls home. She currently lives in Cedar City where she works and goes to school at SUU where she is studying accounting. She is close to being done with her bachelor’s degree and plans on going on to get her master’s degree. In her free time, she enjoys reading, baking and trying to pick up new hobbies.
Wendi Stewart

Advisory Accountant

Wendi Stewart

Advisory Accountant

Wendi was born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada. She has a Bachelor’s in Accounting from the University of Phoenix. She has a strong background in construction accounting. For a decade and a half, Wendi worked for an electrical mechanical corporation as an accounting specialist and worked on many hotel-casino projects on the Las Vegas Strip. Wendi enjoys spending quality time with her husband and daughter. She and her husband decided they wanted to raise their daughter in a small town, so they decided to move to Heber City, Utah. They have started working on building their mini farm in the country. In her spare time, Wendi and her family like to explore the beautiful Wasatch Mountains and Uinta National Forest in their UTV.
Jeremy Lemke

Senior Accountant

Jeremy Lemke

Senior Accountant

Jeremy was born and raised in the rural town of Burlington, Wisconsin and obtained his bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse. For a couple of years following graduation, Jeremy worked for a small public accounting firm in Waukesha, Wisconsin, while also studying for his CPA. Having the desire to move west, he decided it was time for a change of scenery and packed up to move to Springville with his girlfriend, Faith, and their dog, Russell. Jeremy enjoys spending his free time taking full advantage of the outdoor activities Utah has to offer (especially skiing down something other than a Midwest rolling hill), playing basketball and volleyball, and watching just about any sport the University of Iowa is playing.
Wyatt Davies

Staff Accountant

Wyatt Davies

Staff Accountant

Wyatt grew up in Heber City, Utah with an amazing family. He currently lives in Rexburg, Idaho where he’s currently attending Brigham Young University Idaho. As a freshman, the major he is currently working towards is accounting. Wyatt’s passions involve anything competitive and/or outdoors. He grew up playing all kinds of sports and discovered he loves basketball. Wyatt loves to hunt and fish, and yes country music is oxygen that keeps him going. He just returned from his mission in August 2019 and feel so privileged to dive right into the world of business. Wyatt feels especially lucky to work with and learn from small businesses who help keep the world progressing. It’s been recently that he has discovered his passion for helping small businesses. Wyatt feels so lucky to be put in a position to push himself and is excited for the opportunities that lie ahead.
Shania Ercanbrack

Advisory Accountant

Shania Ercanbrack

Advisory Accountant

Shania has lived in three states, eleven different cities, and many, many houses, but she claims Monroe, Utah as her hometown. As she was growing up, her parents helped instill in her a love for hard work and integrity. You can’t get very far in life without them! She also learned to love the outdoors and to find joy in reading as she was growing up. College brought her to Cedar City where she is finishing up her Bachelors of Accounting in Spring 2020. She also met and married the love of her life, Tyler, while down in Cedar. Shania has recently joined the Davies Allen team and is very excited to see where this path takes her!
Antonella Meneses

Administrative Assistant

Antonella Meneses

Administrative Assistant

Antonella grew up in American Fork, UT. She has two brothers, and she’s the middle child. She loves animals and currently has a golden retriever, a bernedoodle, and a cockatiel bird. Antonella enjoys hiking, camping, traveling and spending time with her family and dogs. She hopes to one day have an animal rescue where she can help animals find homes. Antonella went to school at Utah State University and Utah Valley University. She graduated from UVU with her bachelor’s degree in Behavioral Science. Antonella has many years of experience in customer service and loves being able to help people out. She joined Davies Allen in December of 2019 and is excited to learn as much as she can and see where things can go with the company.
Ashley Burr

Advisory Accountant

Ashley Burr

Advisory Accountant

Ashley claims home to be Providence, Utah. Growing up she lived in a few different states, following her parents around to the next cattle ranch. She spent her early years in Cedar City, Utah, living across the street from the Southern Utah University farm. This is where her love of cattle started. Her family moved across the United States to live on the Deseret Ranches in St. Cloud, Florida, and she experienced living in a different world than what she knew. Later the family moved back west to Oregon and eventually landed in beautiful Cache Valley. Moving multiple times throughout her life has helped her adapt to new surroundings, learn to meet new people, and to gain confidence in herself and her abilities. College led Ashley back to Southern Utah University where she will complete her Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and then pursue her Master’s. She loves spending time with family, friends, and all things country. Her laugh is contagious and people are drawn to her fun personality. She looks forward to growing in her career and working as part of the Davies Allen team.
Justin Adamson

Staff Accountant

Justin Adamson

Staff Accountant

Justin grew up in Payson, Utah. He worked for his dad who owned and operated a construction company in Utah Valley. His dad taught him the values of hard work and being honest. Later, Justin started a small heating and air conditioning company. He ran the heating and air conditioning company for three years and decided to move back to Utah and finish his accounting degree. Justin is currently attending UVU for his bachelor’s degree. His past experience in small business gives him a sincere desire to help others succeed in starting and operating small businesses. Justin loves spending time with his wife and two little girls. They enjoy the outdoors: hiking, fishing, swimming, boating, and riding four wheelers.
Dalton Peterson

Staff Accountant

Dalton Peterson

Staff Accountant

Dalton was born and raised in Southern Utah. His parents taught him the value of hard work young and he has always had a drive to get things done. Growing up he enjoyed playing various sports and working on his grandpa’s farm. Prior to joining Davies Allen, he worked as a Certified Pharmacy Technician while attending Southern Utah University. He recently graduated with a double bachelor’s degree in Accounting & Finance and is currently enrolled in their Master of Accountancy program. When Dalton isn’t working you can find him at the gym, fishing, hunting, or spending quality time with his family.
Chad Allen

Senior Accountant

Chad Allen

Senior Accountant

Chad grew up in the farming community of Raft River, Idaho where livestock outnumber people at least 100 to 1. At a young age, he developed hard work, perseverance and a desire to serve others. If Chad were a tool, he would be a swiss army knife. He has a broad and deep knowledge across a variety of subjects like investing, financial modeling, tax and he enjoys helping clients find solutions to their most challenging problems. After graduating from Brigham Young University, he spent 7 years at Goldman Sachs Asset Management – most recently as a Vice President where he was responsible for qualitative and quantitative research of information technology companies. Chad is a proud father of 3 girls, with 1 more on the way (#girldad). When he is not crunching numbers and helping clients he can be found on his road or mountain bike.
Lyza Pashchenko

Staff Accountant

Lyza Pashchenko

Staff Accountant

Lyza grew up in Ukraine. Growing up, she was always into a lot of different things like: Art, Geography, Math, Biotech, etc. After graduating high school, Lyza came to Utah. She learned English at UVU and started in the Accounting program in 2016. Lyza was a math tutor at UVU for two years, and then started at Davies Allen as an Intern. Lyza graduated in 2020 from UVU with a bachelor’s in accounting and a minor in finance. She’s planning on applying for grad school next and then getting her CPA license.  Lyza loves going back home to visit her family, she loves traveling, painting, reading classic books, and spending time with her husband. She’s also in the process of learning German and Spanish. 
Will McNaughtan

Advisory Accountant

Will McNaughtan

Advisory Accountant

Will grew up in Heber City, Utah, and learned the value of hard work at a young age. He had the opportunity to haul hay with his family and change water lines with his grandfather. For several years he worked in the construction field, where he learned how to work in teams to complete difficult tasks. Currently, Will is working towards his bachelor’s degree in Accounting. Will and his wife live in Orem and enjoy hiking, water sports, pickleball, bowling, hatchet throwing, board/card games, and spending time together watching the Office.