Gray & Associates was founded in 1993 by Michael Gray and Sid Stuewe.
Since then, entrepreneurs and professionals have come to us for help with understanding taxes, incorporating their businesses, and keeping the tax authorities off their backs.
About Us – Our Team
Michael Gray – President
Michael helps clients and especially business owners deal with tax issues calmly and sympathetically. He is a 1977 graduate of Cameron University and a Texas CPA. Before opening the firm, Mike served in the Army in Texas, Germany, and the Gulf War. While building the firm, Mike continued serving as a Reserve officer at the Pentagon, retiring in 2003. He also taught accounting and tax at UT-Austin. Mike devotes his leisure time to his family and plays bass guitar in his church’s music group.
Jim Hughes – Vice President
Jim Hughes was already a seasoned business manager before devoting his career to tax. That experience makes Jim an invaluable resource to the firm and its clients. Jim pioneered the corporate secretary services for which Gray & Associates is known. He has also authored four books while advising the Smithsonian Institution and other historical organizations.
Jacquelyn Gray – Vice President
Jacque earned a bachelor of arts degree from UT Austin while serving as the model wife of an Army officer, Capt. Mike Gray. She traveled with Mike to Germany and visited most of western Europe, but also worked full time as a military awards editor. From there, Jacque went on to write radio ad copy, broadcast country music shows, write political campaign materials, edit state audit reports, and manage the famous “Don’t Mess with Texas” and Adopt-a-Highway programs. Now Jacque helps Texas corporations stay current with their shareholder and board meetings.
Kurt Barks – Sales Director
Kurt is the friendly face of the firm, reaching out to clients and partners and always finding new ways to serve. Kurt was a tenured financial planner with nearly two decades of experience. He has helped hundreds of families and business owners develop solutions for their individual financial dreams. His deep experience allows him to tailor the firm’s unique style of personalized service and financial expertise for each client. As a Gulf War veteran and CHI street homeless ministry volunteer he is committed to his faith and community.
Lakshani Sirisooriya – Office Manager
Lakshani is the office manager for our Cedar Park office.
Sandra Ashlock – Office Manager
Sandi is the office manager for our Lago Vista office.
Please contact us if you have any questions about us and the services that Gray & Associates provides.