Trae Mindiola
Born and raised in Houston, Texas, Trae graduated with a Management Information Systems degree from University of Houston. He then attended South Texas College of Law for his doctorate degree. Trae currently practices law at Mindiola Law Firm in Houston.
Jayson Mullin
Jayson Mullin, a native Houstonian, is widely considered one of the top tax consultants and property tax code experts in Texas. Jayson is also the co-host and featured property tax expert on the radio show "Tax Time" on 950 AM that airs every Saturday from 5:00-6:00 PM.

Priya Mishra
Director of Operations
Priya graduated from Houston Baptist University with a degree in both Business Administration and Biology and later graduated from South Texas College of Law. She has worked in tax services her whole career and has been with Top Tax Defenders for 10 years.
Regina Nelson
Assistant Director of Operations

After graduating with an Associates of Arts in Business from Texas Southern University, Regina worked in the dental industry. She has since spent 12 years working in the tax industry, with 10 years as part of the Top Tax Defenders team.

Lesslie Compean
Senior Financial Analyst
Born and raised in Houston, Lesslie graduated from the University of Houston with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance. She has worked for Top Tax Defenders for over 6 years and is fluent in both Spanish and English.
Jamal Naim
Senior Financial Analyst

After graduating with a Masters Degree in Business Administration, Jamal worked in a variety of industries, including airline, pharmaceutical, high end commercial real estate, distribution and warehousing, and marketing. Now, he works to help clients settle with the IRS. 

Jacqueline Garrett
Senior Tax Advisor
Jacqueline attended University of Texas and graduated with a degree in Business Administration. She is a certified QuickBooks Pro and Professional Bookkeeper and has been a registered Tax Return Preparer since 2012.
James M. Hutchings
James graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and a Master of Science in Accountancy. He became a Certified Public Accountant after serving several years in the U.S. Air Force. James has worked in the tax resolution field for over 15 years.
Hafida Elhammoumi
Financial Analyst
Hafida has been part of the Top Tax Defenders team for 7 years. She has experience working with QuickBooks and payroll software and has spent many years helping clients file their tax returns with the IRS. Hafida is fluent in English, Arabic, and French. 
Ida Turla
Administrative Assistant
Ida has dedicated her career to providing quality customer support in a variety of industries. She has over 24 years experience in customer service, working in retail, car sales, leasing, and tax resolution.


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