Alison started her career in Milwaukee Wisconsin with Price Waterhouse (now PWC). She was a Senior Manager in the International Tax Services area when her family relocated to the Washington DC area. Alison was at Kaiser Scherer & Schlegel in Washington for 12 years before leaving to open Ryan & Olsen in 2001. Upon the retirement of her partner, Alison merged her practice with Squire Lemkin & Co in late 2016.
Alison has a bachelor’s degree magna cum laude in accounting from Carroll University in Wisconsin and has been a CPA since 1983. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants – Tax Division, the Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants and the DC Estate Planning Council. Alison and her husband have two grown daughters and a son. Alison volunteers as a member of the finance committee of a local independent school.