Industry Expertise

Practice Focus


Vanessa has worked with R&D tax credit clients since 2010. She has extensive experience providing services to clients in a wide range of industries, including aerospace and defense, manufacturing, technology and software development, pharmaceutical, and biotechnology. Vanessa has significant experience helping companies identify, document, and support claims related to R&D tax credits, as well as helping qualified small businesses with the R&D tax credit to offset employer payroll taxes. Vanessa primarily works with clients in the Washington and California regions. She joined Moss Adams following several years at a Big Four accounting firm.

Selected Publications

  • "New Guidance on Payroll Tax Deferrals and Credits Under the CARES Act" (Moss Adams Alert, July 2020)
  • "A Closer Look at R&D Tax Credits for Technology Companies" (Moss Adams Insight, August 2019)
  • "Take Advantage of Often-Overlooked Qualifying R&D Supervisory and Support Activities" (Moss Adams Insight, December 2017)

Professional Affiliations

  • Enrolled agent, Internal Revenue Service
  • Member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants


  • BS, accounting, Santa Clara University