OUR TEAM

Indiva Advisors LLP is the leading accounting firm dedicated to the cannabis industry whose team of experts span 6 states and 2 countries.
 

Our mission is to transform our expertise and understanding of the evolving cannabis industry into innovative, value-added solutions for our clients, business partners and community.
 

Our vision is to elevate the standards of ethics and integrity within the industry, as it evolves into federal and legal legitimacy.

LEADERSHIP

Jessica Velazquez, CPA, CFE.
 

Managing Partner + CEO

Jessica is a cannabis and social justice advocate who has spent much of her 20-year career advocating for women and minority business owners. As Managing Partner, she takes a lead in advocacy and policy matters, as well as serving as one of the main authorities on cannabis specific tax matters such as IRC 280E and IRC 471. Jessica also represents clients in federal audit and collection cases. She’s also bilingual and represents Spanish-speaking clients.

 

Jessica started her own firm in 2014 after gaining experience at PricewaterhouseCoopers, Ernst & Young, Zappos and The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. Jessica earned a Master of Science in Taxation from DePaul University and a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Southern Illinois University. She is actively involved in several professional organizations including the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the National Association of Tax Professionals. In her free time, Jessica loves to read, travel, and spend time with her family. She is also a Jeopardy and NPR junkie.

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Katye Maxson Landis, CPA

Chief Operating Officer

Katye received her Certified Public Accountant (CPA) credential in 2011, after working in the salt mines of public accounting for seven years as an auditor and staff accountant. Prior to that, she worked as a bookkeeper and business administrator for thirteen years. Katye’s greatest strengths are her experience and perspective; she can relate not only to her clients’ managerial challenges, but also to those of their staff on the front lines and back rooms of retail and bookkeeping. A champion of fiscal literacy and best practices for the cannabis industry, she brings over twenty years of experience in accounting, bookkeeping, and administrative solutions for small businesses with a variety of structures.

As the Lead Educator for The Moxy Accountant (hyperlink), she has led workshops hosted by the National Accounting and Finance Show, Oregon and Washington State Society of CPAs, and the Western CPE in Montana. Katye’s clients and colleagues appreciate her blend of humorous irreverence, professional inquisitiveness, and intellectual skepticism for just about everything. Both inside and outside of the office, Katye is a co-parent, spouse, educator, mentor, ally, advisor, and friend.

MEET THE TEAM

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Gina Mastromarino, MBA
Accounting Director

Gina has served as an accounting/finance executive with extensive experience in the gaming and cannabis industries. She held various accounting/finance leadership roles at several Las Vegas Strip and Downtown casinos as well as other jurisdictions including Colorado, Indiana and Mississippi.

 

Gina was also a Director of Client Service and Recruiting for RGP, a global consulting firm, where she delivered human capital resources to Fortune 500 clients.
In Gina’s free time she enjoys biking, hiking, camping in her tear drop tailer and hanging out with her puppies!

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Laura Durham, CPA
Accounting & Taxation

Laura graduated from Colorado State University in 2001 with a Major in Business Administration, Concentration in Accounting and lives in Loveland, CO.  She has specialized in accounting and taxation for cannabis and hemp companies since 2013.  Laura is also bilingual and serves Spanish-speaking clients.

 

Laura has worked in corporate finance roles including audit, international accounting, reconciliations, consolidations, financial statement preparation, fixed assets management, and accounting systems implementations.  Outside of work, she is usually spending time with her daughters and significant other. She enjoys animals, gardening and refereeing youth basketball.

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John Clark
Tax Staff

John was an application engineer for most of his career. He designed control systems for gas and steam turbine applications, used for power generation and refineries. He is a US Navy veteran and served aboard the USS Midway stationed in Yokosuka, Japan. John transitioned into tax preparation and enjoys the seasonal nature of the business. John lives in beautiful Loveland Colorado with his significant other and her two daughters. In his spare time John plays golf and enjoys rolling around with his dogs.

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Alissa Macias
Staff Accountant

Alissa is an avid cannabis-endorser, serial organizer, and Food Network lover – in that order. With years of public-accounting administrative experience under her belt, she was delighted (and shocked) to discover a yearning for more accounting and tax knowledge so she decided to pursue a degree in accounting. Finding deep satisfaction in meeting deadline-oriented pressures, Alissa is working toward her goal of becoming a CPA while being the firm’s operational guru!  She also supports the administrative team, partners and the overall growth of the firm. Alissa is an advocate for the decriminalization of cannabis and is thrilled to be a part of the canna-movement.

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Adriana Peña
Office Manager

Adriana maintains the firm’s day-to-day office and accounting needs. Adriana has excellent organizational skills, accuracy and more than twenty years’ experience in customer relations.  

Coming from a strong background in the medical field for nearly ten years, she specialized in administrative support to clinical staff and served as a clinical benefit and financial budget specialist. She enjoys the world of accounting but was drawn to Indiva Advisors to become a part of the working cannabis movement. As a deep-rooted cannabis advocate, Adriana recognized the medicinal benefits and enjoys being a part of the ever-growing professional cannabis community. Adriana is a Chicago native who enjoys spending time with family and friends in her spare time.

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Katie Scates, CPA/JD
Tax Manager

Katie has always been the good kind of troublemaker. She stands up for what’s right, enjoys finding solutions, and advocating for clients. After finishing high school early, she followed a dream to move to the Pacific NW and studied Marine Biology at Evergreen State College. Despite her ongoing love for the subject, her innate calling to support and defend the little guy led her to first become a lawyer and then an accountant. While she is a lawyer, she is quick to stress that she is not your lawyer, but she does advise you go get one if you think you need it!

 

Outside the office, Katie loves chickens, knitting, hand sewn overalls and hiking around the Pacific NW. She also appreciates the value of a good nap, preferably by a lake with no technology nearby!

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Kayleigh Dinofrio
A/R Specialist & Administrative Assistant

Kayleigh started her accounting career (unbeknownst to her) as a bartender, helping intoxicated patrons do the complicated math of splitting checks while making sure it all totaled up correctly. From there it was a natural jump to junior bookkeeping, billing specialist, and client onboarding specialist. While Kayleigh confesses that she fell into accounting, it was a happy surprise just how much she enjoys bookkeeping and thrives during 1099 season.  Kayleigh has the special ability to deal with both people and data, skills she has honed in her early career roles in administration and client services.

 

When not managing the people and the things at work, Kayleigh likes to spend time with her cat, Coriander, and get outdoors into nature. She’s a bit of a Portland foody, and enjoys riding her bike, listening to music, and going to concerts.

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Lisa Ramirez
Firm Administrator
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Miranda Weigler
Chief Marketing Officer

Miranda joined the cannabis industry after an early career in academia and corporate consulting. She has held a number of roles in cannabis prior to joining the Indiva team, from licensee to conference organizer, to lobbyist. A passionate advocate and medical patient herself, Miranda is excited to bring her marketing expertise and policy network to support the growth of this dynamic organization. She holds degrees from the University of St Andrews and the London School of Economics and is always excited to talk International Relations and Political Sociology. 

In her free time she can be found wrangling her twin toddlers and exploring the Pacific NW.

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Krutali Shah
Accounting Staff

Lisa joined Indiva Advisors in July 2021. She brings over 20 years of higher education experience with an emphasis in the operational leadership role for start-ups.  Prior to her role with Indiva Advisors, Lisa served as Regional Executive Director with Anthem covering the Nevada and Arizona territories.  She is bilingual and earned a Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio, Texas and a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Texas, San Antonio, Texas with a concentration in Accounting. 

Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her husband and dogs, she loves the outdoors and running.

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Sanjana Kaku
Accounting Staff

Sanjana expresses a deep interest in accounting and is always striving hard towards improvement. She has a Master of Commerce degree from Gujarat University, with a focus on supporting the needs of modern businesses. During her academic career she actively participated in many innovative projects, providing accounting services for construction and auto related businesses. She has experience in US, Indian and Canadian accounting.

She has been working with Indiva Advisors since early 2022, and brings more than 3 years experience in the Cannabis industry. In her leisure time Sanjana read books and spends quality time with her family and friends.

As a dedicated and detail-oriented accounting professional, Krutali has been meeting the accounting needs of US, Canadian and Indian industry for the  last 6 years. She has been  working with the accounting team at Indiva Advisors, LLP since 2021 and has 3 years experience in the regulated Cannabis industry. Krutali holds a Master’s degree of Business Management from Gujarat Technological University and Bachelor’s Degree from Ahmedabad University. She has experience in Financial Accounting, Forensic Accounting, Cost Accounting and Project Accounting. She has expanded her knowledge to include Indian, Canadian and US accounting. She is QBO, QBD, Xero and Gusto certified.

She believes in an ideology of simple living and high thinking. When she is not at work, you can find her reading books, spending time with her family, or traveling.

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Vaibhav Vakharia
Tax Staff

Vaibhav joined Indiva Advisor LLP in early 2022 as a part of the Tax team. He holds a Master of Commerce degree from Gujarat University, and is currently an Inter-CA, pursuing his Chartered Accounting qualification, the Indian equivalent to a US CPA. After several years experience in Accounting, he was interested in focusing more on tax and is excited for the international experience gained from working with this team. He has experience in both US and Indian Accounting and Taxation.

In his free time, he loves to play cricket over the weekends and likes to spend time with family & friends.