Jessica joined the firm as an intern after completing her Master’s degree from UNLV. She worked hard and distinguished herself, rapidly rising through the ranks and eventually stepping into the role of managing partner in 2017. As the leader of the firm, she oversees operations, marketing, and community relations. On the accounting side, she is the firm’s primary Client Accounting and Advisory Services partner and she also assists in both audit and tax. Jessica loves that she gets to work with many nonprofit clients in an advisory capacity, lending her audit and tax expertise to help them establish good governance and sort out issues related to unrelated business income. 

A confident and decisive professional, Jessica is constantly in pursuit of continuous improvement—in fact, she considers this to be her personal motto! When asked about what inspired her to pursue a career in accounting, Jessica explained, “I’m naturally curious and enjoy taking complex ideas and making them usable. With accounting, I get to analyze financial information and help people—it’s the best of both worlds!”

Raised in Hawaii, Jessica used to dance hula competitively (and still does so recreationally). She has lived in Nevada since 2001 and loves it for its diversity. She and her husband, George, have two young children, Bodhi and Asha, two dogs, a cat, and a fish. As a family, and what feels like a petting zoo in tow, they enjoy camping, hiking, and exploring the natural beauty of Nevada.

Education

  • Bachelor of Science in Accounting, University Nevada, Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Master of Science in Accounting, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Nevada

Professional Associations and Credentials

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) – Nevada
  • Sayles Advancement in Education Foundation – Board President and Founder
  • Lee Business School Alumnus of the Year 2016
  • AICPA Not-For-Profit I & II Certifications
  • AICPA COSO Internal Controls Certification
  • QuickBooks Online Certified ProAdvisor
  • Nevada Society of CPAs (NVCPA)
  • NVCPA Northern Nevada Chapter – Board Member
  • Trauma Intervention Program of Southern Nevada – Board Member
  • Leadership Las Vegas Class of 2016
  • The Partner Institute Class of 2014
Jessica and her traveling circus

Managing Principal

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