About Us

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The professionals at Morrison & Company have spent decades as executives and advisors to companies in food, agribusiness, alternative energy, and other industries.  That is the Morrison difference: our people don't just know your challenges, we've lived them.

MorrisonGrants is a service of Morrison & Company. Morrison & Company was founded in 2002 to provide specialized consulting services including business planning, interim & part-time executive assistance, special business-related projects, and specialized grant writing

Morrison & Company’s professional advisors come from the same place as you:  the real world.  They have held substantial positions in industry and can put that experience to work for you. 

Our Consultants & Staff


Brent MorrisonManaging Principal R. Brent Morrison, CPA,
 has over 30 years' experience serving processing, agribusiness, distribution, manufacturing, and other companies as an executive and advisor.    

Brent was formerly Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Sunsweet Growers Inc., one of the nation's premier producers of juices and dried fruit products.  Before joining Sunsweet, he was President of Butte County Rice Growers Association (BUCRA), an agribusiness service and supply company.

While Senior Manager with the “Big Four” accounting firm Deloitte, Brent led the Sacramento office's Food & Consumer Products Industry Group and helped found and direct the Sacramento office forensic accounting practice, assisting clients with business-related legal issues.  He was previously controller for a manufacturer of heavy equipment and structural steel components.  He began his career with a predecessor firm of KPMG. 

Brent holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and is a Certified Public Accountant.  He is a graduate fellow of the California Agricultural Leadership Program, a two-year educational fellowship hosted by four participating universities.  He is a certified Six Sigma “Champion,” the continuous process improvement methodology favored by General Electric and other major manufacturers.

Brent is a member and past President of the Far Western Chapter of the National Society of Accountants for Cooperatives and a past director of the California Agricultural Leadership Alumni.  He has served with many professional and civic organizations, including an appointment to a state advisory board by then California Secretary of Food & Agriculture (and later USDA Secretary) Ann Veneman.  A published writer, Brent wrote "The Brent Morrison Column," which appeared in several western newspapers for over eight years.

 

Geoffrey R. ChinnockPrincipal Geoffrey R. Chinnock, CPA, joined Morrison & Company after three years with the finance and accounting department of Feather River Hospital in Paradise, California, where he played an integral part in the hospital’s financial management. 

Prior to joining Feather River Hospital, Geoff served with local and regionally based CPA firms for four years, providing advisory, tax, audit, and financial services to independent business clients.  He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting and is a member of the National Society of Accountants for Cooperatives.  He is an alumnus of  the Butte Civic Pioneers leadership program. 

Geoff works with Morrison & Company clients in industries including manufacturing/processing, distribution, and marketing, with a focus on cost controls, systems improvement, finance/accounting efficiency, and short- and long-range planning.  Additionally, he has served several clients as an interim CFO or controller.

 

Stacy KennedyConsultant Stacy Kennedy, CPA, works with Morrison & Company clients in industries including agribusiness, alternative energy, real estate, manufacturing/processing, distribution, marketing, and property management with a focus on profit planning, systems improvement, finance/accounting efficiency, short- and long-range planning, grants and grant-related projects. 

Before joining Morrison, Stacy most recently served as Chief Financial Officer at Allegro Ventures, Inc., a large multi-state property owner and professional management company.  Her professional experience includes agribusiness, alternative energy, real estate, manufacturing, and service industries.

Stacy’s past positions include Corporate Controller of ITEX Corporation, CFO/COO for Paradise Valley Investment Group, and CFO/Director of Detroit Building Blocks Management.   For several years, Stacy served as a professional speaker/trainer.  She began her accounting career Arthur Anderson and holds a bachelor’s degree from California State University, Stanislaus.

 

Toni ScottConsultant Toni Scott, M.S., conducts research, provides project management, and writes grant proposals. She also directs Morrison & Company's external communications and industry outreach.

Toni holds a bachelor’s degree in political science and agriculture business from California State University, Chico, and a master’s degree in print journalism from Boston University. She worked for the Chico Enterprise-Record, a daily newspaper, for three years, covering city government and stories related to business, agriculture, education, and public safety.

Toni is a member of the City of Chico Planning Commission and President of the Chico Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals Organization. She is on the Butte County Farm Bureau Board of Directors, an appointed member of the City of Chico Sustainability Task Force and the Butte County Library Advisory Board, a founding director of the Butte Agriculture Foundation, past chair of the Butte County Young Farmers and Ranchers and is active in California Women for Agriculture.  She is a graduate of the California Farm Bureau Federation's Leadership Farm Bureau program.

Toni and her colleagues won the top  "Awards for Excellence in Health Care Journalism" honor from the national Association of Health Care Journalists for her work on a four-part investigative report in 2010.  She also received the 2009 Butte County Farm Bureau Media Partner of the Year award in recognition of her work covering agricultural issues.  In college, Toni was a member of Sigma Alpha, a national professional agriculture sorority, and worked for the CSU Chico College of Agriculture as a public information intern.  She was a longtime 4-H member and was active in FFA.

 

Tim PetersConsultant Tim Peters, CPA, joined Morrison & Company from Matson and Isom, the region’s leading public accounting firm.  While there, Tim working in the firm's tax and audit departments.

Tim assists Morrison & Company clients in industries including agribusiness, alternative energy, manufacturing and processing, distribution, and marketing, with a focus on cost controls, systems improvement, finance and accounting efficiency and short-and long-range planning. 

Tim grew up in Willits, CA and is a graduate of California State University, Chico, where he earned a degree in accounting.  He is a member of the Chico Chamber of Commerce’s Young Professionals Organization. 

 

Morgan ChinnockConsultant Morgan A. Chinnock is a consultant in our grant writing practice, assisting with grant proposals, research, and grant administration.  She led the development of the MorrisonGrants.com grants website. 

Morgan holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English with an emphasis in writing and has taught composition at the college level.  Her writing and research experience is broad and varied, including technical writing, news articles and interviews, press releases, and in-depth profiles.  Morgan copyedited Pacific Union College’s literary and art journal and ghostwrote "The War Within," the memoir of a German World War II survivor (published in 2009).

Morgan was a National Merit Scholarship Finalist and is a member of Sigma Tau Delta, the international English honors society.  She is currently completing a master's degree in English at University of California, San Francisco. 

 

Caitlin villalobosCaitlin Villalobos, Administrative Assistant, pays the bills, manages the files, and helps keep us organized and efficient. 

Caitlin is currently completing a degree in communication science and disorders.

 

 

 

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