News & Updates

Sep 16, 2013 — by: Sara Tabor

Mount Shasta’s Tessa Montgomery is following in the footsteps of her father, Dorian Aiello. She recently completed her CPA exam and experience requirement and has received her certificate granting her the authority to practice as a Certified Public Accountant.



She works at Aiello, Goodrich & Teuscher in Mount Shasta, an accountancy corporation of which her father is a founding partner.

“I am so proud of Tessa obtaining her CPA license; quite an accomplishment for a hard working mother! This is a chip off the old block that I am happy to share with her.”

Growing up, Montgomery said she wanted to do anything but become a CPA, but she’s happy where she ended up and enjoys her career.

She received her BA in Political Science from Arizona State University in 2005 and her Post Baccalaureate Certificate in Accounting from Southern Oregon University in 2011. Since she joined AGT in 2007, she has been heavily involved in the audit of cities and non-profit organizations, as well as assisting individuals in preparation of income tax returns.

“All of us at AGT are very proud of Tessa and her achievement,” said Steve Drageset, CPA and partner.

“I believe it is the talent – the people – that makes a business successful, and we are proud to have Tessa and all her talents,” said CPA and partner Lynn Teuscher.

Photo and Article by Skye Kinkade

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