Graduating Cum Laude from the University of Houston in Houston with a Bachelor of Accounting Degree, I obtained my Certified Public Accountant certificate in September 1988, 2 years after completing college.
In 1986 I began employment with the accounting firm, Harrison, Waldrop & Uherek (HWU), an accounting firm which consists of 15-19 professionals, serving as an Audit Manager, in charge of several large government entities, private and public enterprises. I remained with HWU until January 1995 when I was hired as the Assistant Director of Finance for the City of Victoria. One year later, I was appointed as the City of Victoria Director of Finance; also serving as the treasurer of the Victoria Sales Tax Development Corporation and remaining in both capacities to date.
For the period March, 2009 until October, 2009 I acted as interim representative to ERCOT.
I was a board member of STAP representing the City of Victoria from March, 2009 until the end of 2010, at which time I was elected to the TCAP board. I have served on the board of TCAP for the terms of January, 2011 through December, 2016, serving in the capacity of treasurer.