Our Team

David C. Tucker, CPA AFSP

David Tucker has extensive experience in executive, financial and tax management spanning 30+ years. Since 2000, he has provided tax services for individual and business clients as a CPA Practitioner. This practice is focused on four primary elements:

  • Business and personal tax preparation/review
  • Structuring business entities (Corporations, partnerships, and LLC's)
  • Accounting, bookkeeping and payroll preparation/reviews
  • Special engagements: Minority owned business designation, IRS offer
    and compromises, IRS Audits , Sales Tax Audits, etc

Prior to 2000, Mr. Tucker served as a Certified Public Accountant with several large CPA practices to include Ernst & Young and Arthur Anderson. Industry experience includes senior financial management responsibilities with United Technologies Corporation, Hiram Walker, and Gillette Headquarters.

Educationally, Mr. Tucker earned his BSBA Degree from Northeastern University in Boston, his MBA from the University of Hartford and is a Texas licensed Certified Public Accountant.

In meeting with clients, Mr. Tucker believes he is unique when compared to other CPA practices with:

  • A semi-aggressive tax law approach, while trying to bullet-proof clients from audit exposure.
  • No charge for initial consultations, or charges for answering most on-going questions during the year. 
  • He also prefers to offer fixed pricing scenarios for a project rather than time/billing charges. 

Dave is the only staff member of the firm that is not bilingual.

Gabriel Melendez, EA
Tax Manager

Gabriel joined the firm in August 2013. He was raised and educated in Mexico, coming to the United States in 2011. Gabriel received a Public Accountant degree from the Universidad Autonoma de San Luis Potosi in Mexico as well as a Master degree in Mexican Tax Management. Gabriel has in excess of 10 years with a real estate company in Mexico. He has a passion for Audit engagements and tax preparation. Gabriel is an IRS Enrolled Agent.

Gabriel is happily married and a proud father of 4 children, enjoying spending time with the family and encouraging his children to be best they can be as their "success is his success".  He is currently attending college in an effort to sit for the CPA Exam and become licensed in Texas. Gabriel is fluent in both English and Spanish.

Jaqueline Balderas AFSP
Accounting Manager

Jaqueline joined the firm in July 2017. She graduated high school on June 2017 with college credit and is majoring in Accounting at Austin Community College, planning on transferring to a four-year college. Jaqueline is a Certified Quick Books Pro Advisor.

Outside of work, Jaqueline enjoys spending time with her family, especially her nephew. Jaqueline is fluent in both English and Spanish.

Cristina Tirado AFSP
Payroll Manager

Cristina joined the Tucker Team in January 2012. She started with our firm as our receptionist and has then worked her way up to be our payroll manager. 

In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, and being outdoors in the fall/winter time. She is attending Austin Community College and is planning to one day start a business of her own. Cristina is fluent in both English and Spanish

Angel Gaspar AFSP
Assistant Tax Manager

Angel joined the firm in July 2014. He has worked at a body shop as well as a gym. During high school, he enjoyed taking advanced math classes and is currently in preparation to sit for the Enrolled Agents Accreditation (IRS Designation).

Angel is proud father of an amazing daughter, Alejandra. Angel is fluent in both English and Spanish.

Jorge Perez AFSP
Senior Technician

Jorge has been employed at David Tucker CPA since September 2012. Before joining the firm, he and his family were clients. Jorge is currently attending Texas State to earn a degree in multicultural studies with a major in Spanish and a minor in Business Administration, as well as a Teaching Certification.

Outside of work he enjoys playing soccer and working with the community. Jorge is a fluent speaker in both English and Spanish.

Katherine Tirado

Katherine joined the Tucker Team in November 2016. Katherine has worked as an executive assistant, makeup artist, and receptionist.

In her free time, she loves to go to concerts, hang out with friends, stay in and play video games with her husband and attend to her plant kids. She has a passion for photography and decorating her home. She is the first person you see once you walk through our doors. She’s friendly and very helpful! Katherine is also fluent in both English and Spanish.

Ana Gonzalez
Payroll Technician

Ana joined the team in September 2019. She has worked as a health instructor, a customer service representative, and as a running coach. She graduated from Texas State University in May 2019.

In her free time, she likes to exercise, hike, run, and Zumba. Ana has run 4 marathons and looks forward to running more. She is fluent in both English and Spanish.

Ardiana Adil
Payroll Technician

Ardiana joined the team in October 2019. Ardiana was born in Albania and moved to the United States in 2015. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Tirana, Albania. She is currently completing her CPA program at Austin Community College. She has worked as an Accountant, the Director of Finance, a High School Teacher of Economics, and a Recruiter.

She is married with two daughters who are both in college. Spending time with her family is the most valuable thing for her. She is fluent in both English and Albanian.

Briseida Figueroa
Bookkeeping Technician

Briseida joined the team in September 2019. Briseida is currently studying at Texas State University and majoring in Advertisement as well as minoring in Business Administration, Media Studies and Art & Design. She completed her Liberal Arts Associates Degree at Austin Community College. She loves learning and spending time at school as well as venturing out into new fields of studies.

In her free time, Briseida enjoys spending time painting, photography and drawing. She loves having mini adventures around her beloved city of Austin with her friends and family. She is fluent in English and Spanish.

Tolu Oduba
Office Manager

Tolu joined the firm in June 2019. She is an accounting graduate of Houston Community College and Texas Tech University. She has worked for Ernst & Young, Allied Orion Real Estate, and Business & Financial Management Solutions. She enjoys helping the payroll, bookkeeping, tax, and customer service department at David Tucker CPA run smoothly. 

In her free time, she enjoys reading, writing, and composing music. She is fluent in both English and Yoruba.

Want to work with us? Email us, or give us a call on (512) 462-3656