Ronnie Craig graduated from Texas Tech University in 1986 and has been a CPA since 1988. He worked on the audit and tax staff of Price Waterhouse (now PWC) and worked in industry before joining TDC in 1994. He has a strong individual, partnership, trust and corporate background with experience in real estate, oil and gas and estate planning. Ronnie is currently serving on the Regional Board of Directors for First Financial Bank and previously served on the Board of Directors for The Bank and Trust of Bryan College Station and The First National Bank of Bryan. He is a past President of the TXCPA Brazos Valley chapter and the Brazos Valley Estate and Financial Planning Council and has served on numerous committees for the City of Bryan, Bryan ISD, other non-profits and the First Baptist Church of Bryan. His wife, Gay Vick Craig, TAMU Class of 1983, retired in March 2022 from TDC after working as an audit manager for 27 years. They have two daughters – Emily and Kinsey and her husband Andres who serves in the US Army.
Logan graduated with honors from Texas A&M as a member of the Class of 2012 and PPA Group 20, earning his BBA in Accounting, MS in Management. Logan obtained his CPA license in 2014 while working for KPMG’s Dallas audit practice, where he gained experience primarily in the real estate and financial services industry. After almost three years at KPMG, Logan returned to College Station to continue his career at TDC working on audits and advisory engagements for many local businesses and non-profit organizations. Logan obtained his accreditation in business valuation (ABV) in 2020 and became a shareholder of the firm in 2021. He is currently serving as the Treasurer for Forest Glen Camps, and has previously served as the President for the TXCPA Brazos Valley chapter and a member on the City of Bryan audit committee.
Logan was born and raised in Crawford, Texas. He met his wife, Sarah, during their freshman year at A&M. Sarah taught elementary school for several years in the DFW area and is now a full-time mom and home school teacher for their children – Conway, Sally and Redford. Logan and Sarah like spending time outdoors, enjoy opportunities to fellowship with other young families, and are members at Emmanuel Baptist Church. They recently ventured into raising chickens and hope to one day have a small family farm at their land in Franklin, Texas.
Lyn was raised in Broomall, Pennsylvania and attended Texas A&M where she graduated cum laude in 2000. After graduation, she started her career in public accounting working in both tax and audit with a local Bryan CPA firm. Lyn became certified and joined TDC in 2005 and became a shareholder in the firm in 2014. She specializes in taxation working primarily with individuals and small businesses.
Lyn is an active member of the TXCPA which includes serving on the Executive Board, Board of Directors, Relations with IRS committee, and served as the President of the Brazos Valley Chapter in 2010-2012. Lyn is a past member of the Board of Directors of the Girl Scouts of Central Texas, is a 2009 graduate of Leadership Brazos, and was Treasurer for Saint Michael’s Episcopal School for three years. She is also a member of the Women’s Club at Saint Mary’s Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Caldwell.
Lyn and her husband, Dan, have been married since 1987 and reside in Burleson County. They have one daughter, Elisabeth, who is a teacher in Japan. Lyn is a Texas A&M and LSU football fan and enjoys reading and classic movies.
James graduated from Texas A&M University with both a B.B.A. and a M.S. in Accounting in 1999. He became a CPA in 2000 after passing the exam on his first attempt and receiving the State of Texas’ Top 10 Award – given to the 10 individuals with the highest scores for that year. He gained extensive experience in individual, partnership and corporate tax consulting at Arthur Andersen and Ernst & Young prior to joining TDC in 2007. James became a shareholder of the firm in 2014. He is a graduate of Leadership Brazos and currently serves as the Treasurer for Catholic Missionary Disciples and the Chair of the Finance Council at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Previously, he served as the Vice Chair of Finance for the Bryan/College Station Chamber of Commerce, the Vice Chair of Finance for the Better Business Bureau, President of the TXCPA Brazos Valley chapter, and on the Finance Council of the Brazos Children’s Museum. James is married to Elicia and they have three children, Jacob, Sarah and Matthew.
Dillard joined TDC in March 2001 and became a shareholder in July 2005. He is a native of Waller County where his father and grandfather grew corn and peanuts and raised cattle. He graduated from Houston Baptist University with degrees in accounting and finance and it is also where he met his wife, Nina, and they were married in 1982. He received his CPA license in 1984. Dillard worked ten years in accounting for two downtown-Houston banking companies then over eight years in construction accounting with Bryan and Houston homebuilders before joining TDC. He works with individuals and small businesses on individual, partnership, corporate, trust, and estate returns. Dillard is also a registered investment advisor with TDC Capital Advisors. He has served on various community boards and with Nina are long-time members of First Baptist Church of Bryan. They enjoy traveling, including trips to Canton to let Nina search for hidden treasure. They have two children, Andrew and Jill.
AJ graduated from Texas A&M University in 2011. He earned both a BBA and a MS in Accounting upon completion of the Professional Program in Accounting (PPA Group 18) within the Mays Business School. He obtained his CPA license in 2011 and was offered a tax associate position with Ernst & Young in San Antonio upon graduation. In December 2013, AJ and his family moved to College Station to continue his accounting career with TDC. In July 2021, AJ became a shareholder of the firm. He works primarily with business owners and has extensive experience in real estate, professional services, and estate planning. He currently serves on the board of directors for BCS Together and the BCS Chamber of Commerce. He has previously served as the President for the TXCPA Brazos Valley Chapter and is a graduate from the BCS Leadership Brazos program.
AJ is married to Lisa and they have two children – Luke and Hannah. His family enjoys all outside activities (work or play), home projects, and family bike rides. AJ volunteers as a coach for several sports in the Central Sports league where his kids participate. He specifically enjoys football and is an avid Dallas Cowboys fan. He will also never turn down a game of pick-up basketball, ping-pong, or cornhole.
Woody graduated from Texas A&M University in 1973; became certified in 1975, and worked on the audit staff for Arthur Young & Co. (now Ernst & Young) in Dallas before becoming a shareholder of TDC. Woody previously was responsible for all the firm’s audits and reviews, but now is mainly involved in tax and accounting services. Woody retired as a shareholder of the firm in 2023, but is continuing to work at TDC, serving his tax clients for the foreseeable future. Woody has served as a member of the Professional Ethics Committee of the TXCPA, member of the Practitioner Liaison Committee for the Austin District of the IRS, president and other board positions of the Boys & Girls Club of the Brazos Valley, the B-CS Chamber of Commerce, OPAS, and Chairman of Deacons, Chairman of Finance Committee, teacher, and other positions of service with Central Baptist Church. Woody is married to Melody and has two married daughters — Lorian and Tamara, as well as three granddaughters.
Kelsey graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Science as a member of the Fightin’ Texas Aggie Class of 2014. Prior to attending A&M, Kelsey received her Associate’s Degree in Biology from Blinn College, where she was also a member of the 2011 National Champion Buccaneer Volleyball team. Upon graduating from A&M, Kelsey headed back to her agricultural roots and began her professional journey with Beefmaster Breeders United (BBU) in San Antonio. After spending two years with BBU, Kelsey moved on to begin managing the finances for Triple S Ranch (her family’s cattle ranch) based in Brenham. During her five years with Triple S, she gained valuable experience in both bookkeeping and marketing, before joining TDC in August 2022.
Kelsey was born and raised in Brenham, Texas, home of Blue Bell Ice Cream. She met her husband, Kyler, during their time together at Texas A&M and they married in 2015. Kyler is a member of the Fightin’ Texas Aggie Class of 2012, and now serves as the Market President of Bank of B/CS in College Station. The Crenshaws have two children, Riley and Avery, and an Australian Shepherd named Allie. They enjoy spending time outside, playing sports of all kinds, spending time with friends and family, and are members of Grace Bible Church in College Station.
Stacy graduated from Texas A&M University as a member of the Class of 2005, earning her Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing. She proceeded to earn her Master’s of Education in 2009 and taught school for 5 years. She has since worked with real estate, tech start-ups, and various other businesses gaining a wealth of knowledge she uses with us at TDC in her bookkeeping role.
While at A&M, she was a member of the Fighting Texas Aggie Wrangler Dance Team. She met her husband, Nathan, at an Aggie Wrangler reunion years later. They have been married since 2014 and have two children together, Wyatt and Kathryn. Stacy spends her free time enjoying the outdoors and spending time with her family.
Tanya has worked in the accounting profession for over 25 years, both as an employee of public accounting firms and as the controller for several small businesses. Tanya attended the University of North Texas for a year before beginning her career as wife and mother. When her son was two, Tanya resumed her studies at Collin Community College taking two, night classes per semester for 13 years, while working full time. After transferring back to UNT, she earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting. Tanya started at TDC in 2021 as a Staff Accountant.
Tanya was born in Alabama but grew up in North Texas where she met her husband, TJ. TJ & Tanya have been married for 32 years & had one child, Taylor, who attended Texas A&M, Class of ’11. Taylor passed away in a car wreck in January of 2011 on his way back to finish his last semester at Texas A&M. In honor of their son, Taylor, TJ & Tanya moved to College Station in 2014 & founded a nonprofit called Taylor’s Place, where they mentor college students, assisting them with transitioning into college life and then into adulthood. TJ & Tanya have a heart for young people & love providing this ministry to them.
Patty was born and raised in upstate New York. In 1982, she moved to Wisconsin and went to “Hard Knox Accounting 101”. Her accounting career started as a cashier/ receptionist at an auto dealership. She worked her way from the group up to the Controller of the dealership. Patty moved to College Station in 2014 and has been working at TDC as a Bookkeeper/ Accountant Assistant to all seven partners.
Patty has been married to her husband, Tom, since 1993. In total, they have six kids – five girls and one boy. They also have eleven grandchildren. When Patty is not at work, she loves getting to spend quality time with her husband, ideally, vacationing in a warm and sunny tropical paradise.
Jeanene graduated from Bryan High and then attended Texas A&M to study accounting. She started as an accountant’s assistant with TDC (before it was eventually officially TDC) in Nov of 1979 and has been an employee ever since. Jeanene has been an essential part to the firm and has trained and helped numerous clients with full cycle bookkeeping training as well as software training over the years. She has done everything from double entry hand bookkeeping to the shift to computers. Her favorite part of her job is working with clients’ bookkeepers to attain their bookkeeping goals. In her years at TDC, she has been essential to shaping the bookkeeping staff procedures.
Jeanene is a life-long resident of Bryan/College Station and met her husband, Larry, during high school. She has two grown children, Audra & Kathryn, and 4 grandchildren. Jeanene has done many volunteer opportunities such as serving as the fundraiser for Aggie Moms Class 2010 when one of her daughters was attending A&M. She was also the Treasurer for Tiffany Park HOA, and the Head of Project Graduation for Bryan High 2006. Jeanene sings in the First Baptist Church choir, loves anything that has to do with her grandchildren and enjoys fishing and bike riding.
Karen began her career in administration for TDC in 1990. For the past 30+ years, she has focused on advancing and improving the system of processing tax returns while organizing and maintaining office procedures and administrative staff.
Karen’s job is a very important part of the life that she loves. She would like to continue working for TDC as long as they will have her. Her personal goal is to always be an asset to the company, keep up with advancing technology, manage her team with kindness, find ways to improve the efficiency of the firm, and perform her duties in excess of what is expected of her.
Karen was born and raised in Bryan. After attending TAMU for a year, getting married and starting a family, then finding herself as a single parent, Karen joined the firm. Her goal was to do a good job for a good company while raising her three daughters and guiding them on a path toward success. Though her expectations of her daughters were high, Layla, Marah and Nola far exceeded them. In 2002, Karen remarried and added three bonus children to her family – Casey, Margie and Andrea. She and her husband, Glenn, vowed to enjoy their grandchildren together and that is what they are doing – 14 of them so far. They enjoy many hobbies together, including travel and camping.
Zina graduated from Texas A&M with a degree in finance and also has received her Texas CPA certificate. Zina has over 25 years of experience in industry, most recently as Controller for small businesses in the Bryan/College Station area, where she has resided for over 25 years. She was past president of the TXCPA Brazos Valley chapter. She has been married to Eric for 33 years and they have 2 children, daughter Ashley and spouse Chadley, and son Hayden. They enjoy hiking at state and national parks, traveling and fitness activities. Zina and her husband are members of Central Church where Zina is a volunteer for Awana and other ministries. Zina is Controller at TDC where she began working in January 2023.
Michelle moved to College Station from Montana in 2014. Shortly after, she and her husband, Ryan, were married in 2015, Michelle left her job to be a stay-at-home mom. In 2022, she started working in a seasonal role in the administrative department at TDC. Her experience with the firm has been so positive that she decided to stay when a full-time position opened up.
Together, Michelle (4) and Ryan (2) have six children and seven grandchildren. They enjoy spending time with family and friends, volunteering in many different capacities, playing board games and outdoor activities in general.
Jessica is a native of Electra, Texas. She moved to the Brazos Valley in 2005 and has called it home ever since.
She has two children, Rylee & Cash. She enjoys spending her free time roaming Target and reading books.
Jessica joined TDC in June of 2022 as part of the admin staff that keeps everything running smoothly here at TDC.
Deb retired to Texas from Chicago in the fall of 2014. She grew weary of snow and ice and desired warmer weather. After spending the first year getting her house and property in order, she went looking for a permanent, part-time position. She considers herself fortunate to have been hired by TDC, though everyone at TDC feels very lucky to have Deb around. Deb performs a variety of tasks at the firm- the most important of which is keeping an eye on everyone!
When Deb is away from the office, she keeps busy taking care of her three dogs and six cats, but she is also trying to get the neighbor’s Rottweiler to join her too. She also keeps the birds and deer fed. She really needs the job at TDC for all the animal food she has to purchase!
Wendi graduated from the State University of New York at Fredonia earning a BA in Economics. She worked at First Federal Savings & Loan of Rochester rising to the ranks of loan officer. After 5 years there she spent 16 years in her most challenging yet rewarding career, staying home, raising and homeschooling her two daughters. In 2007 Wendi joined TDC preparing taxes seasonally. In 2011 Wendi began working part-time year-round for the firm as a bookkeeping assistant and transitioned to full-time in 2012. She moved to her current position as office administrator in 2013. Wendi comes from a family that believes in giving back to the community and she has volunteered in a number of organizations including Girl Scouts, Civil Air Patrol and Friends of the Library. Currently she is a member of the College Station Fire Academy Alumni Association and is the past treasurer.
Wendi was born a Cornhusker from Nebraska but grew up just outside of Syracuse, NY. She met her husband while in college and following his career is what brought them to the Brazos Valley in 1999. Barry and Wendi have two daughters, Tabitha and Danielle. Wendi loves spending time with family and friends, gardening and her chickens.
Kay graduated from Texas A&M in 1995 with a BBA in accounting. After working for three years with another local CPA firm, she joined TDC in 1998 primarily focused on auditing, though Kay also has experience in tax preparation for individuals and business entities. Over the years, she has served as treasurer on various nonprofit boards, and currently serves in that role for the Bryan Noon Lions Club and the Friends of Chamber Music.
Kay enjoys singing in the choir at First Baptist Bryan, reading, playing the piano, and spending time with her granddaughters. She hails from a little town in east Texas, Grand Saline, and met her future husband, Ed Dobbins, while working as a bookkeeper at an oil company in Tyler. They’ve been married for 47 years and have two children and the two aforementioned granddaughters.
Lisa graduated from Texas A&M with honors as part of the Class of 2011 and PPA Group 19, earning both her BBA and MS in Accounting. After graduation, Lisa started her career at PwC’s Houston audit practice where she gained experience primarily in the oil and gas industry. She also obtained her CPA license in 2014. After four years at PwC, Lisa accepted an accounting position at Texas Children’s Hospital, where she worked for six years gaining experience in healthcare and non-profit accounting. In 2021, Lisa moved back to her hometown of Normangee, TX to marry her husband, Zane, and be closer to family. In March 2022, Lisa began working at TDC in the firm’s audit practice.
Lisa and Zane enjoy spending time on their family land in Normangee where they renovated their new home and welcomed their first child, Lucas. Zane also owns and operates his own welding business in Normangee specializing in fabrication and repairs. They are members of Flynn Assembly of God church and love spending quality time with family and friends.
Laura graduated with academic distinction from the University of Oklahoma in May of 2022, earning her BBA in Accounting and Management Information Systems. She is currently attending Texas A&M to obtain an MS in Accounting with an emphasis in audit. Laura gained public accounting experience as intern at EY in Dallas during the Summer of 2022. During this internship she participated in audits in the aerospace defense and retail industry. While at Texas A&M, she continues to gain experience in audit at Thompson, Derrig & Craig, where she assists in audit engagements of many local businesses and nonprofit organizations.
Laura is from Frisco, Texas, a suburb north of Dallas. When she isn’t studying, she enjoys hanging out with friends, rewatching New Girl, and keeping up with both NFL and college football.
Ryan graduated from Texas A&M as a member of the Class of 2022 and PPA Group 30, earning his BBA and MS in Accounting. Ryan interned at a public accounting firm in Houston while in school and joined the TDC audit team upon graduation. He has gained experience through his time at both firms with mostly real estate and non-profit clients.
Ryan was born and raised in Spring, Texas. He enjoys spending time playing music, hanging out with old and new friends, and all things outdoors. Ryan is also engaged and getting ready to be married in the summer of 2023.
Audrey graduated with honors from Texas A&M as a member of the Class of 2018 and PPA Group 26, earning her BBA in Accounting and MS in Management. Upon graduating, Audrey joined the audit team at TDC where she has gained experience working on audits and advisory engagements for many non-profit organizations and local businesses. Audrey obtained her CPA license in 2021.
Audrey grew up in Odessa, Texas. She met her husband, John, during their time together at Texas A&M. John is a fellow member of the A&M Class of 2018 and currently works as a civil engineer. Audrey and John have one little boy – Benjamin.
Cooper graduated from Texas A&M as a member of the Class of 2020 and PPA Group 28, earning his BBA and MS in Accounting. Cooper obtained his CPA license in 2022 while working at a public accounting firm in Bryan, where he gained valuable experience primarily in preparing individual and partnership tax returns and performing audits. After spending a year in public accounting, Cooper joined the audit team at TDC. He is also a member of the AICPA and the TXCPA.
Cooper was born and raised in Pflugerville, Texas. He met his wife, Hayley, during their senior year at A&M. Hayley is a full-time homemaker as she cares for Cooper and their son, Titus, born in November 2022. Cooper and Hayley enjoy living in Bryan and being members at Emmanuel Baptist Church where their lives have been changed by the word of God. Cooper and Hayley also enjoy family time, playing music together, growing in biblical literacy, and all things sports, although Cooper has to take it easy because Hayley can be very competitive.
Jordan graduated from Texas A&M University as a member of the class of 2019 and PPA group 27, earning her BBA in Accounting, MS in Tax-Entrepreneurial Leadership. Jordan Obtained her CPA license in 2022 while working for TDC’s tax practice. She currently works remotely and lives in Granbury, Texas.
Jordan was born and raised in Amarillo, Texas. She met her husband, Talon, while attending Texas A&M. Talon was born and raised in South Africa and currently works as a professional hunter over in Africa during the summer months. They both enjoy being active – whether they are hunting, riding dirt bikes, or working out. They love being members at Stonewater Church, living in Granbury, and are excited to grow their family there.
Peggy joined the firm in 2008. She was born and raised in the North Houston area on a farm where her father conducted a cattle and fresh produce operation. She graduated from Sam Houston State University in 1980 with a B.B.A. in Accounting, and obtained her CPA certification in 1985. Peggy has over 30 years of experience in public accounting, and has spent 12 years working for private companies, where she served in various positions, including Accounting/Tax Department Manager, and Chief Financial Officer. Peggy focuses primarily on tax preparation for the firm, and enjoys working on clients in the agricultural field. Peggy is a member of the AICPA and both the state and local chapters. Peggy married her husband, Larry in 1979. Their marriage has been blessed with 3 children and 10 grandchildren.
Isaac graduated from Texas A&M as a member of the class of 2022 and PPA Group 30, earning his BBA in accounting and MS in Taxation. Isaac passed all 4 CPA exams during his final semester at A&M and is currently working towards gaining the work experience necessary to obtain his CPA license. Isaac interned with Deloitte in spring of 2022 in their Business Tax Services line where he worked primarily in the investment management industry. After completing his final year at A&M, Isaac joined the tax team at TDC in June 2023.
Isaac was born and raised in Amarillo, Texas along with his two older brothers. Isaac is a member of Redeemer Baptist Church where he is blessed to sit under the faithful teaching of the Bible. He plans to begin his Master of Theological Studies (MTS) at Shepherds Theological Seminary in August 2023. Isaac loves to spend his free time studying the Word, enjoying the outdoors, and working out. Isaac will never refuse the opportunity to pet a dog especially English cream golden retrievers.
Sandy graduated from the University of Houston in 1995. After graduating, Sandy worked in the accounting department for The Men’s Warehouse Inc. for about two years. Sandy began working for TDC in 1997 and became a CPA in 1998. She has been a Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor since 1999.
Sandy is from Katy, just outside of Houston. She met her husband, Larry, in college and has been married to him since 1995. Larry is from Alabama. Sandy and Larry moved from Houston to College Station when Larry was transferred for his work with Wal-Mart. They have two sons- Zachary and Wyatt. Sandy enjoys trips with her family. They are big Disney fans and love going to Disney World. She also is active in volunteering at her children’s schools. She is currently part of AMCHS PTO board. She has also held several PTO board positions throughout the last 10 years in the College Station School District Schools.
Katie graduated from Texas A&M, Class of 2016, earning her BS in Agricultural Economics, and Texas A&M Commerce, Class of 2022, earning her MS in Accounting. Katie joined TDC summer of 2022 and is a part of the tax team. She is currently serving as the Treasurer for Brazos Valley Cares, a local organization that supports veterans and their families in the Brazos Valley.
Katie was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas. She met her husband, Brett, her senior year at A&M. Together they enjoy traveling, working out and raising their son Teddy and their three fur babies – Jet, Marty and Penny.
Alline has been with the firm since 1989. She is a 4th generation Grimes County native and obtained her BBA in Accounting and Finance from Texas A&M University in 1985. She completed her CPA certification in 1989. Alline began her career in audit and taxation but eventually focused only on taxation. She now works part-time during the busy season and primarily reviews all types of tax returns for the partners in the firm.
Alline married her Navasota High School sweetheart in 1983 and they were blessed to raise 3 children in Aggieland. They now have 6 grandchildren. She has always volunteered with her church and has served on numerous non-profits including sporting, charitable, educational and religious organizations mostly as the treasurer. Alline loves all outdoor activities such as waterskiing, boating, hunting, horseback riding, tennis and golf.
Nikki has been a part of the TDC team since January of 2021. She works remotely for the tax team. Her favorite part about working at TDC is the warm environment and emphasis on a balanced work-life schedule.
Kyle was born and raised in Houston, Texas. Growing up in a family of mostly law enforcement and corrections professionals, Kyle studied criminal justice and business at Sam Houston State University. He graduated in 2007 after three and a half years. Following graduation, Kyle moved to Dallas and began working at a foodservice wholesale company as an assistant branch manager and an inventory auditor for other branches located throughout Texas. In 2013, he returned to the Brazos Valley to further pursue a career in accounting. Kyle graduated from Texas A&M University in 2015 with a master’s degree in accounting and, following in the footsteps of his grandfather, became a licensed CPA in 2016. In August of the following year, Kyle joined the team at TDC working in federal and state taxation in a variety of areas including individuals, businesses, trusts and estates. Kyle is also an active board member for the TXCPA Brazos Valley chapter and currently serves as Treasurer.
Kyle is married to his beautiful wife, Ashley. Kyle and Ashley met in 2007 while attending college and were married in Georgetown, Texas in 2012. Ashley is a registered nurse and works at Baylor Scott & White Hospital in College Station as the Director of the Medical and Surgical Unit. Together, they have two children, Camden and Kori. Some of their hobbies include watching Aggie football and baseball, spending time with friends and family, traveling, and just about anything outdoors.
Fang graduated with honors from Texas A&M in 1999, with the BBA in accounting. Fang started working for Brazos County right after graduation, focusing on governmental accounting and internal auditing. Fang had been the director of accounting for Brazos County for over 15 years before retiring from the County. Fang obtained her CPA license in 2014 and joined the TDC tax team in 2022.
Alan joined TDC in January of 2022. Alan’s areas of focus are business consulting, tax preparation/strategy, and bookkeeping. Alan brings 6 years of experience from the industry sector, where he served as controller for a private civil/structural engineering firm. Before that, Alan started his career in public accounting working for EY in Tulsa, Oklahoma and then a local accounting firm in Bryan, Texas. Alan is currently serving as the President of the TXCPA Brazos Valley chapter, a member of the City of Bryan audit committee and a member of the Chamber of Commerce Leadership Brazos program class of 2022.
Alan grew up in Giddings, Texas where he met his wife, Amanda, in high school of their freshman year. After high school, Alan attended the University of Tulsa. Alan played four years of college football for the Golden Hurricane from the years of 2008-2011. While attending the University of Tulsa, Alan earned his Bachelor’s degree in accounting (2011) and his Masters of Accountancy (2012). Alan and Amanda have two kids, Maddie and Jackson, and Alan enjoys supporting his family in all their activities. Amanda owns and operates her own business as a licensed Speech Therapist in the Bryan/College Station community. Amanda is also a performer at the Theater Company, a volunteer musical theater organization that hosts 5-10 plays a year. Maddie and Jackson love sports and are constantly practicing or playing in a sporting event throughout the year. In his free time, Alan enjoys being outside working in the yard, traveling with his family and playing golf. One day Alan hopes to have a second career as a professional golfer on the Korn Ferry tour.
Jade graduated with her undergraduate degree from Grand Canyon University in 2018 in Phoenix, Arizona with a bachelor’s degree in Accounting and a minor in Finance and Economics. After graduating from GCU, she worked in various accounting positions while attending Texas A&M in pursuit of her MS in Accounting. Once she graduated in 2019, she focused on taking the CPA exam. She passed all four sections on her first try in a matter of two months. She started working for TDC on the tax team in 2020. She considers herself a numbers geek and one of her favorite parts about her job is getting to do a variety of different types of returns so she can keep things interesting. Jade also an active board member and serves as Secretary of the TXCPA Brazos Valley chapter.
Jade is from Kalispell, Montana and is married to her high school sweetheart, Jordan, who is the facility leader and head coach at College Station Fit Body Boot Camp. Jade and Jordan love being adventurous and always love exploring new places. They travel often and have a goal to make it to all of the US National Parks. Other hobbies include fitness, photography, board games, and spending time with family.
Kylah is currently attending Texas A&M University to earn her BBA in Accounting. Kylah plans to pursue the Professional Program of Accounting and graduate in the class of 2025. Kylah is a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma, where she currently serves on the chapter’s finance committee. Kylah was on the Texas A&M Cheer Squad for the 2021-2022 season. Locally, Kylah volunteers her time with Books and a Blanket and supports the National Alliance on Mental Illness, which are both part of her sorority’s philanthropic efforts. Kylah also volunteers with The Big Event, an annual community service project through Texas A&M.
Kylah is from Shiner, TX. In her free time, Kylah enjoys time with friends and family, fitness, playing golf, and travelling.
Deanna Harris graduated Texas A&M University as member of the Class of 1994, earning her BBA in Accounting as well as a BBA in Finance and her CPA license. Deanna began her career in Dallas before moving to Houston to work for Tractebel Power. Deanna and her husband returned to College Station in 2005 and after taking time off to spend time with her family, she began working for the Brazos Valley Symphony Society in 2012 before joining TDC part time in 2018. Deanna grew up in Cleburne, Texas and met her husband, Jeff, while at Texas A&M. Jeff is a board-certified lawyer in estate planning and probate law with The Ellison Firm. Jeff and Deanna have been active in our community and with Christ United Methodist Church since moving back to College Station. Jeff was a Board of Trustee with College Station ISD School Board from 2010-2019, Deanna is the Local Housing President for Texas A&M’s chapter of Zeta Tau Alpha Fraternity. They both enjoy traveling and spending time with their two sons, Will, and Reid and their yellow lab, Jake. Will is currently a senior finance major in the Mays Business School at Texas A&M and will join JP Morgan upon graduation in May 2023. Reid is a sophomore Public Health major at Texas A&M with plans to attend medical school.
Emily graduated from Texas A&M University as a member of PPA Group 15 earning her BBA in Accounting and MS in Accounting. She worked briefly for PricewaterhouseCoopers while completing her coursework at Texas A&M before joining TDC full time in 2008. Emily obtained her CPA license in 2009 and currently volunteers as the treasurer of River Bend Elementary’s PTO.
Emily grew up in Cleburne, Texas, but College Station has been her home ever since she came to Texas A&M. She and her husband, Aaron, met while at A&M and married shortly after graduation. They have three kids (Graham, James, and Joy) and enjoy spending time at the baseball fields with family and friends.
Emma graduated from Texas A&M as a member of the Class of 2019 and PPA Group 27, earning her BBA in Accounting, and MS in Accounting. Emma obtained her CPA license in 2021 after passing the exam on her first attempt and receiving the State of Texas’ Top 10 Award – an award given to 10 individuals with the highest cumulative scores on the Uniform CPA Examination. Emma worked for Deloitte’s Dallas tax practice from 2020-2021, gaining experience primarily in multi-state taxation. When her husband was accepted into Texas A&M School of Medicine, she learned about the many opportunities available to CPAs in the Bryan/College Station area, and decided to continue her career at TDC, joining the firm in February 2021, working primarily with individuals and many local businesses.
Emma was born and raised in Oakley, Kansas – a small town in the northwest corner of the state. She decided to attend Texas A&M University after hearing stories from her grandfather of his time at school and all the Aggie traditions the university had to offer. She met her husband, July Jost, during her freshman year at A&M. Emma and July enjoy spending time with friends and family, game nights, going to the movies, and relaxing with their cat, OJ.
Andrew graduated from Texas A&M as a member of the Class of 2023, earning his BBA in Accounting. Andrew began his career in Tax during his Junior year in college at a local CPA firm before coming to TDC. He is currently attending courses online at Dallas College to pursue CPA eligibility. His main goal is to learn and grow at TDC as well as to serve others and the community.
Andrew was born and raised in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. He met his wife, Crystal, during his junior year at Texas A&M. Crystal is currently studying Zoology and working in labs at Texas A&M. They both enjoy playing games, watching movies, and spending time with their son, Matthew, born in November 2022. Andrew and Crystal also enjoy purchasing Aggie apparel for themselves and Matthew.
Esther graduated cum laude from Texas A&M University as a member of the class of 2014 and Professional Program in Accounting (PPA) group 22, earning her BBA and MS in Accounting. Esther obtained her CPA license in 2016 after passing all four sections of the exam on her first attempt. Esther worked briefly for a local CPA firm in Bryan before she joined TDC in August 2016. Esther is also fluent in Spanish and loves utilizing her bilingual skills to better assist Spanish speaking clients.
Esther was born in Bryan but was raised in Hearne. She met her husband, Jose Leonel, while working for the local Pizza Hut during her senior year in high school. Jose was born and raised in Mexico and owns a construction company focused on remodeling. The Lord has blessed Esther and Jose with three beautiful and amazing children – Adan, Diana and Leo. The Parras love spending time outdoors and tending to their animals at their small family farm outside of Hearne. They love being members at Saint Mary’s Catholic Church in Hearne where Esther serves as a catechist for their religious education program.
Aileen graduated from Abilene Christian University in 2014, earning her Master’s in Accountancy. She obtained her CPA license in 2020 while working for a manufacturing company.
Aileen grew up in Yantai, China. While attending Austin Chinese Church, she met her husband, Frank, who grew up in Vancouver, Canada. Frank is a mathematician and works at Texas A&M. They like spending time hiking and cooking. They attend Grace Bible Church and volunteer with Bridges International, and enjoy opportunities to fellowship with friends.
Rachel graduated from Texas A&M in 2016, earning both a BBA and MS in Accounting, and obtained her CPA license in 2019. She began her career working for Ernst & Young’s Houston tax practice with experience in tax planning, international tax, tax compliance and financial reporting for business entities. After almost five years at EY, Rachel decided to continue her career at TDC as part of the tax practice.
Rachel and her husband Taylor have been married since 2017 and live in Montgomery County. They enjoy spending time outdoors (camping, hiking, and birdwatching) and with their two dogs, Ranger and Kendall.