Economics for the real world


Eugenia graduated from the University of Nevada, Reno with a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Economics degree, Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree and a Bachelor of Science degree in International Business and Marketing with a minor in Economics. Eugenia's areas of practice include financial, fiscal impact and economic impact analyses dealing with real estate developments and policy changes.

She also provides economic analysis, research and expert witness testimony in economic damages cases. Eugenia specializes in personal and business economic damages due to injury, wrongful termination, wrongful death, and business losses due to business interruption, breach of contract, and patent infringement. Eugenia also provides various economic studies in the areas of market feasibility, economic development strategy, industry targeting, demographic, and site/location selection.

Eugenia has considerable experience in local government finance, specifically as it relates to fiscal and economic impact analyses of real estate developments. In addition, she has worked nationally with various gaming operators and local governments in gaming feasibility, fiscal and economic impacts of gaming and gaming litigation cases from a market and economic standpoint.

Eugenia is bilingual, fluent in both English and Russian. She is a nationally certified valuation analyst (CVA), certified in management accounting (CMA) and master analyst in financial forensics (MAFF), specializing in Commercial Damages and Lost Profits. She is a member of the following professional organizations: National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts, Institute of Management Accountants, and National Association of Forensic Economics.

Eugenia is a member of the Board of Directors of Nevada Women's Fund. She is a past Charter member and Public Relations Chair of the Reno New Generations Rotary club. Eugenia is a member of the Washoe County Organizational Effectiveness Committee (OEC) and Vice-Chairman of the Washoe County Board of Equalization. Eugenia is also a member of a number of professional and networking organizations and is an alumna of the Leadership Reno Sparks program.


Candace holds a Bachelors of Arts from the University of California at Berkeley and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Nevada, Reno. As an Advisor to the firm, she provides planning, strategy and quality control services to the economic damages, the economic and fiscal analysis, and gaming feasibility and financial studies divisions of the firm.

Candace has more than 25 years of experience in local government financial analysis, both as a practitioner and a consultant. Her expertise includes the analysis of the economic impact on the private and public sectors generated by destination resorts with and without gaming, golf courses, and large residential and commercial projects. Candace has an extensive background in analyzing the economic and market feasibility of casinos and in this regard has been retained by both private and public sector clients in six countries, 15 states and three Canadian provinces. She has published several articles on the impact of casinos on local governments.