Steve has practiced public accounting since 2014. He focuses primarily on construction and performance audits for construction projects and capital improvement programs.

Steve works closely with universities, K–14 school bond programs, hospitals, Tribes and casinos, and federal contractors on construction and capital improvement projects, where project costs range from millions to billions of dollars. His experience includes planning, managing, and delivering advisory services, resulting in significant cost savings and control and reporting improvements.

In addition to his construction auditing and internal controls experience, Steve has a background in International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) in the transportation industry.

External Publications

  • "Five Tips for Using Contract Language to Control Construction Project Costs" (National Real Estate Investor, September 2018)
  • "Managing a Successful Tribal Construction Project" (Tribal Business Journal, March 2018)

Selected Speaking Engagements

  • Protect Your Assets: Improve Projects and Reduce Noncompliance
    (Moss Adams Webcast, April 2020)
  • California Proposition 39 Performance Audits and Citizens’ Oversight Committee
    (San Diego Taxpayers Association, February 2020)
  • Construction Costs: Are You Paying More than You Should?
    (Moss Adams Webcast, August 2019)
  • Capital Construction Audits – Management and Audit of Construction Costs
    (Native American Economic Development Conference, June 2019)
  • Management and Audit of Construction Costs
    (PACCON 2018, December 2018)
  • Determining if a Construction Audit Makes Sense for Your Tribal Entity
    (Moss Adams Webcast, September 2018)
  • Internal Audit Series: Managing Construction Contracts
    (Moss Adams Webcast, September 2018)
  • Importance of Developing a Focused Plan for Economic Development Land Use and Master Planning
    (Native American Economic Development Conference, June 2016)

Professional Affiliations

  • Member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Member, California Society of Certified Public Accountants


  • BS, accounting, California State Polytechnic University

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