Allen Taheri was born in Isfahan, Iran on November 22, 1982. He moved to Starkville, Mississippi in 1989 and became a first-generation immigrant. Allen then moved to Jackson, MS. He attended high school at Jackson Academy. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Mississippi State University in 2007.
Allen has owned a business from age 14 and has been an entrepreneur ever since. He started T Enterprises, Inc. aka A2Z Printing in 2008 and now has four locations, three in Mississippi and one, Vision Graphics, in Denver, CO. He has made the company prosper with his business and people skills.
A2Z started off as a two-man crew and has now expanded to employ 140 people with a revenue of 25 million dollars. Allen helps contribute to the community by donating printing to the Phoenix Club. He is the former chairman of the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality Compliance Advisory Panel and former member of Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality Air Counsel. He recently had to resign from his position on the councils due to his family and business expanding.
Allen is very family oriented. He has been married to his lovely wife, Michelle, for seven years. He has a five-year-old daughter, Mina, and 16 month-old twins, Leila and Lily. In his free time, Allen enjoys playing in an adult soccer league and traveling with family and friends.