Our People

Dean L. Allen


Dean directs the firm’s business valuation, forensic accounting, and litigation support services. His area of valuation and litigation expertise include buy-sell, estate gifting, divorce, shareholder/partner disputes and damages calculations. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), a Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA), and a Master Analyst in Financial Forensics (MAFF). He testifies regularly as an expert witness with courtroom experience in matrimonial litigation, lost profits, and other business litigation matters. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Linfield College where he graduated Summa Cum Laude in 1989. Dean is involved in various community organizations and when away from the office he enjoys watching baseball, running, fishing, and spending time with his spouse and three sons.  (Curriculum Vitae)

Stephen P. Joye


Stephen was born and raised in Salem, Oregon where he graduated from Douglass McKay High School in 1986. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting with an emphasis in foreign language from Missouri State University in 1993 and his Masters of Science in Taxation from Golden Gate University in 2006. He is a Certified Public Accountant as well as a Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA), , a member of the American Institute of Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Oregon Society of Certified Public Accountants (OSCPA). He has served as treasurer on various community service organization boards and chaired their finance committees. He is currently serving as a board member and treasurer for Salem Chamber of Commerce as well as the treasurer for the Salem Basketball Officials Association. He has two daughters, Caitlyn is a student at University of Oregon and Savannah is a student at Notre Dame University. Away from the office he enjoys golfing, mountain biking, boating, camping, fishing, and spending time with his family. (Curriculum Vitae)

Jeanette Mena

Senior Manager

Jeanette provides attest, business valuation, forensic accounting, and litigation support services to clients in various industries and life circumstances. Jeanette was born and raised in New York and spent her high school and college years in Arizona, where she graduated from Arizona State University with a Master of Science in Accountancy and Information Systems and a minor in Spanish language. She has since resided in Oregon for nearly a decade and is a Certified Public Accountant, a Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA), and is trained as a financial neutral and in collaborative divorce. Jeanette is a proud wife and mother and has a son in preschool and two older stepsons in high school and college. Away from the office she enjoys traveling, stand-up paddle-boarding, dancing, singing, cooking, crafts, foreign languages, spending time with her family, and doting on her youngest boy. (Curriculum Vitae)

James W. Doerfler


  • Certified in 1989
  • Business/Individual Taxation
  • Small Business Consulting & Planning
  • Valuation

Natalie Goffin