David’s career has had many twists and turns. He has been a producer, record label owner, musician, composer, business owner, CPA, as well as a husband and father.
David has held positions in many nonprofits and is Immediate Past President of the Houston CPA Society (2010-2011). At over 8,500 members, the Society is the 3rd largest CPA organization in the United States, and is larger than 42 state societies. David is also on the Board of Directors of the Texas Society of CPAs (TSCPA) which has over 29000 members. David has won numerous Society awards and was “CPA of the Year” in 2004. The Houston Dynamo Major League Soccer Team named David one of the recipients of the 2009 Outstanding Hispanic Community Leader Award.
David is also a Governor with The Recording Academy® (NARAS) Texas Chapter, the organization responsible for presenting the GRAMMY® Awards which first began in 1958. The Chapter is one of 12 chapters in the United States and represents one of the fastest-growing and most musically diverse. From Rock to Pop, Latin to Tejano, R&B and Hip Hop, and many others, Texas boasts many GRAMMY winners, past and present. David is also a charter member of the Latin Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, (LARAS) which presents the Latin GRAMMY Awards.
David is a founding member of Sol y Luna, an early pioneer of Rock en Español, and which was voted Best Latin Band at the Houston Press Music Awards in 1994. Sol y Luna, the album, was engineered by the great Andy Bradley for Sugarhill Recording Studios, the oldest continously operating studio in Houston, site of recordings by Freddy Fender and the Big Bopper, as well Destiny’s Child, among many others.
David has served as Chair of the Board of Pacifica Radio, a non-profit radio network with 5 wholley owned stations and over 60 affliates across the United States. He serves in various positions with the Festival Chicano, Greater Houston Fair Housing Center, Rusk Athletic Club, and the George Foreman Youth and Community Center. He was inducted into the Latin Fast-Pitch Softball Hall of Fame in 2005.
David’s CPA practice is primarly tax controversy – tax returns and accounting, audits, collections,and litigation support. He chaired the Society’s Relations with Taxing Authorities Committee for 5 years and has been a part of joint IRS committees for various tax issues. David also appeared numerous times as a expert tax panelist on radio and televison, as well as in print media and on the IRS internet TV show “Tax Talk Today”.
His client list is a who’s who in entertainment and has earned him the name “CPA to the Stars”.