Carisa has practiced public accounting since 1989. She provides audit services to a variety of public and private companies in the technology, manufacturing, and life sciences industries. Carisa is the former partner in charge of our San Diego office, serving a second term as a member of the firm’s executive committee, and past leader of the firm’s Technology and Life Sciences Practices.

Prior to joining Moss Adams, Carisa spent 16 years with a large international firm, including two years in that firm’s national office SEC department. Over the course of her career, Carisa’s results- and team-oriented leadership has resulted in significant benefits to her clients.

Professional Affiliations

  • Founding member, Private Company Financial Reporting Committee of the joint FASB and AICPA
  • Member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Member, California Society of Certified Public Accountants

Community Involvement

  • Audit committee member, Girl Scouts, San Diego County (2014-present)
  • Board member, American Red Cross Board of Directors (2015-present)
  • Member, Tech San Diego Advisory Board (2009-present, including predecessor organizations)


  • BS, accounting, California State University, Fullerton

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