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With over 250+ years of cumulative experience, we are the Texas Property Tax Experts.   Let our professionals in Office, Industrial, Multifamily, Retail, and Residential property tax consulting assist you today.

Texas Protax is the largest local property tax representation firm in Central Texas. Our staff is friendly, professional and ready to assist you with property tax reduction services.


Jeff S. Nanney

President & Senior Property Tax Consultant
Jeff has been with Texas Protax since 2000 and specializes in commercial property with an emphasis on industrial properties, warehouses, retail, and vacant land. Prior to his association with Texas Protax, Jeff was a vice president with the Trammell Crow Company for nine years. As Director of Industrial Property Management in Austin, Jeff was responsible for the financial success and overall operation of eighty-five buildings totaling seven million square feet of industrial space for numerous institutional investors.

Prior to that, Jeff was with the Travis Central Appraisal District for five years in the Commercial Research and Development division specializing in retail properties. He previously spent three years at the Central Tax Authority in Taylor County as a residential and commercial appraiser.

Jeff earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Texas at Austin. Jeff’s professional associations include Texas Association of Property Tax Professionals, Austin Board of Realtors, associate member of the Institute for Professionals in Taxation, as well as a licensed Real Estate Salesperson.


Susan K Bawcom

CTO & Property Tax Consultant
Susan joined Texas Protax as a software developer/analyst in 2004. She developed and maintains the Appraisal Assistant solution, a proprietary automated valuation tool used by Texas Protax Austin, Inc. A native of southwest Texas, Susan attended Lamar University in Beaumont majoring in Computer Science. She has held a Project Management Institute (PMI) certification since 2003 and is a member of the Austin PMI Association as well as a licensed Property Tax Consultant.


David R. Bawcom

Director of Appeals
David Bawcom joined with the predecessor to the Texas Protax business before 1988 then, he continued on with the business when Texas Protax was started in 1988.  David earned his BBA at Texas Tech in 1970 with a major in accounting.  He earned his Juris Doctor degree in 1972 at the University of Texas of Texas Law School.

David was a member of the Texas State Society of Certified Public Accounts from 1972 – 1984 and has been a member of the State Bar of Texas since 1972.  Mr. Bawcom is also a member of the Texas Association of Property Tax Professional since 1990.  David Bawcom specializes in complex appeals involving residential and commercial accounts.


Debra G. Bawcom

Director of Operations and Senior Property Tax Consultant
Debra has been with Texas Protax since 1995 and is currently our Vice President of Operations. She specializes in the property tax management of residential and commercial development projects and she works closely with her Developer and Builder clients to ensure the appraisal districts reflect the most current state of development for each project under construction.

Debra received her Juris Doctor degree from Texas Wesleyan School of Law and her Bachelor of Arts degree from McMurry University. She is a member of the State Bar of Texas since 2005 and is also a licensed Senior Property Tax Consultant and a Realtor. Debra has been appointed as President of the Texas Association of Property Tax Professionals (TAPTP) and has also served as the VP, Sec/Treas and Director of TAPTP over the last several years. She is also an instructor for TAPTP’s Education Seminars.


Jack Miguez

Director of Administration
Jack recently joined Texas Protax after fourteen years in the ad valorem appraisal business. He was the Director of Operations at Bexar Appraisal District for ten years and most recently served as the Director of Residential Appraisal at Travis Appraisal District. He is a magna cum laude graduate from Southwest Texas State with a Bachelors of Arts and Applied Science and was inducted into Psi Chi, the International Honor Society in Psychology.


Elvis Bawcom

V.P. Texas Protax (Official Mascot)
Elvis has been with Texas Protax for 4 years. Areas of responsibility include, but not limited to:

Hall monitoring (running wild through the office, chasing his ball)
Free affection to anyone who bends down
Various facial expressions to fit any occasion
Unofficial, fully authorized, daily lunch room USDA inspector
24/7 Security monitoring
Daily office census taker
CEO of cat wrangling


Tony M. Blate

Property Tax Consultant – High End Residential Expert
Tony Blate has been with Texas Protax since 2007 and specializes in residential property. Prior to joining Texas Protax, Tony worked as both a staff appraiser for a national lender and later was a self employed appraiser. Tony is a registered Property Tax Consultant in Texas and earned his Bachelor’s degree at California State University Sacramento.

Dawn D. Brady

Senior Property Tax Consultant
Dawn joined Texas Protax in 2007 and specializes in both commercial and residential properties. Dawn’s commercial emphasis is on offices, office condos and apartments. Prior to joining the Texas Protax team, Dawn worked as a commercial appraiser with the Travis Central Appraisal District.

Dawn valued the Travis County Office Portfolio for over five years. Her area of expertise includes offices, major industrial, hotels/motels, banks, golf courses and funeral homes.


Rine Kaatz

Property Tax Consultant
Rine joined Texas Protax in 2009 and specializes in residential property in both Travis and Williamson counties in and around Austin, TX.

Prior to joining the Texas Protax team, Rine worked as an ad valorem appraisal manager and residential supervisor with the Travis Central Appraisal District. His ten plus years of experience with ad valorem appraisal and knowledge of the construction industry bring a solid addition to our staff.

In addition Rine served our country in the United States Air Force and is an avid outdoorsman.


Scott Impson

Property Tax Consultant
Scott joined Texas Protax in 2011. Currently Scott works Residential properties in both Travis and Williamson Counties and Commercial properties in Williamson County. Prior to joining Texas Protax, Scott worked as both a Property Tax Consultant and as a Property Tax Professional. Scott has over 5 years of experience as a Property Tax Consultant working in Travis, Williamson, Harris, Dallas and Tarrant counties. As a Property Tax Professional, Scott worked at Collin Central Appraisal District for four years as a Residential Appraiser and for two years as a Residential Supervisor at the Travis Central Appraisal District.

Scott holds a BA in Economics from the University of Texas at Austin and a MBA in Finance from the University of North Texas.

Scott enjoys outdoor activities including tennis, golf, fishing and running.


Gil Cowan

Property Tax Consultant
Gil has been involved in real estate since purchasing his first investment property in 1995. He is a licensed Appraiser and Real Estate Broker with 10 years of construction and property management experience. Gil is a 1993 graduate of New York University and former employee of the Travis Central Appraisal District. His favorite color is green.


Krystin Danchak

Property Tax Consultant
Krystin has been with Texas Protax since 2008. Krystin works with the residential team at Texas Protax.  Her portfolio includes houses, condos, duplexes, triplexes, vacant land, and townhomes.

She graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Urban Studies and Art History from the University of Texas in 2011.  While at UT, her Urban Studies classes were concentrated in the fields of Urban Planning and Real Estate.  She used her studies to further her education in Property Tax Consulting.  Her interest and understanding of Real Estate and Urban Planning has made her an integral part of the residential team.

She is also an avid football fan: Go Texans!


James Reed

Property Tax Consultant
James joined the Texas Protax High End Residential Team in 2013. James previously worked for six years as a Property Tax Consultant in Harris and Galveston Counties where he specialized in high-end residential and binding arbitration.


John C. Edl

Property Tax Consultant
John joined Texas Protax in 2013. Before joining the Texas Protax Residential Team, John worked as both a Residential and Commercial Appraiser with the Travis Central Appraisal District in Austin for 5 years. He worked for 3 years as a residential appraiser and valued the small office portfolio in the commercial department for the last 2 years. John has been a licensed appraiser since 2001. He received his Bachelor’s degree from Saint Edward’s University in Austin.


Thomas Orsack

Property Tax Consultant
Thomas joined Texas Protax Austin in the fall of 2013. Thomas graduated from the University of Houston in 2000 with a Bachelor’s of Business Administration in Finance. He works on residential properties in the Austin area with prior experience in the Houston and Galveston metropolitan areas. He has been a licensed Property Tax Consultant for 8 of the 13 years that he has been in the Real Estate Industry. Thomas is also an avid outdoorsman and loves to play poker.


Roy G. Cantu

Property Tax Consultant
Roy joined the Texas Protax Residential Team in 2013. Prior to joining Texas Protax, Roy worked as a Residential and Industrial appraiser at the Cameron Appraisal District. Roy has also worked as a Draftsman for a civil engineering firm, Brown, Leal & Associates, giving him a broad perspective of the real estate world. Roy is a native Texan, born in Harlingen near the tip of Texas.


Alex Ontiveros

Property Tax Consultant
Alex came to Texas Protax in 2014 and has been a licensed Property Tax Consultant since 2008. Before joining Protax, Alex represented property owners in Brazoria, Harris, Montgomery, Travis and Williamson Counties. He now specializes in residential property for taxpayers in Travis County both before the Appraisal Review Board and in Binding Arbitration.


Jennifer Cvengros

Property Tax Consultant / Information & Exemption Coordinator
Jennifer joined the Texas Protax family in January 2009. Since joining Protax, she has worked meticulously with residential and commercial consultants. Jennifer works Travis County residential property appeals and is our Residential Exemption Specialist. She loves what she does and goes above and beyond to make each and every client happy!

In her spare time, she enjoys the outdoor life Austin has to offer, being with her family of 4, eating fancy cuisine and talking the tax biz every chance she gets.


Luis Gutierrez

Property Tax Consultant
Luis joined Texas Protax in March 2015. He joined our team as part of the merger with Texas Remedy, Inc. where he was employed since April 2013. Prior to joining the firm, Luis worked at Travis Central Appraisal District where he gained a complete understanding of the inner workings and complexities of their system and processes.

Prior to working at TCAD, Luis was a Risk Management and Loss Prevention specialist with a focus on research, management, training, process development and implementation. He was a Risk & Loss Prevention Manager at a local large-scale retail establishment. An Army veteran, Luis follows a strict code of honor and prides himself on his integrity. Luis fights for what is right in both his personal and professional life. Outside of work, he is a motorcycle enthusiast who spends most of his free time riding the beautiful Texas country roads.


Ryan Welborn

Property Tax Consultant
Ryan graduated from Texas tech with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Real Estate Finance. He began his career in 2009 by selling real estate, moving on to become an appraiser for the Lubbock Central Appraisal District where he appraised high value properties in Lubbock County. He moved to Austin in 2014 and began working as an appraiser for the Travis Central Appraisal District. Now at Texas Protax, he is a certified Property Tax Consultant specializing in Williamson County residential properties.


Charmaine Gaspard

Property Tax Consultant
Charmaine joined Texas Protax in 2016. Before joining Texas Protax Residential team, Charmaine worked for the Travis Central Appraisal District for 10 years, 6 of those years as a residential appraiser specializing in residential properties. She received her Bachelor’s degree from Houston-Tillotson University. In her spare time she enjoys singing and traveling.


David J. Brown

Property Tax Consultant
Dave joined Texas ProTax in 2016 as part of the commercial team in Travis County. He also represents clients for agricultural issues around central Texas. He has served in a prior position as supervisor in the residential department for Bexar Central Appraisal District. He enjoys pina coladas, getting caught in the rain and is a lousy but enthusiastic golfer.


Monique Westbrook-Fraser

Property Tax Consultant
Monique joined Texas Protax in 2016. Her career as a Property Tax Consultant began in 2008 with a primary focus on residential properties. In her previous life she piloted an invisible plane and lassoed the bad guys. Monique has been involved in real estate in some capacity for the past 20+ years. She is a vigorous advocate on behalf of Property Owners in the State.


Jonathan Bawcom (J.B.)

Property Tax Consultant
As a native Austinite and student of math and sciences at Arizona State University, Jonathan began his career as a drafter for a steel manufacturing company out of Buda. In 2015, Jonathan joined Texas Protax and is now a full-time agent. He is excited and ready to exceed his client’s expectations. After bravely donating a kidney in 2015, he now has to remind his waiter, “No salt on the rim, please”, when ordering a Margarita.

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Shannon T. Ramirez

Client Coordination Manager & Property Tax Consultant
Shannon joined the Texas Protax team in 2015 and specializes in client relations and high-volume client accounts. She gained extensive knowledge and experience in the property tax industry during her fifteen years as a partner at Tax Remedy, Inc. Shannon is a licensed Property Tax Consultant, a member of the Texas Association of Property Tax Professionals and has been a licensed Realtor since 2006. Born and raised in Austin, she is a proud graduate of The University of Texas at Austin.


Brooke Bitter

Commercial Account Coordinator & Arbitration Specialist
& Property Tax Consultant
Brooke has been with Texas Protax since 2012 and specializes in Binding Arbitration & Commercial Property Information. She is a licensed Property Tax Consultant and a member of the Texas Association of Property Tax Professionals (TAPTP). Brooke is an alumna of The University of Texas at Austin. She is also an animal lover and fosters dogs for Austin Pets Alive!

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