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 distinguished military graduate of Cameron University and a Texas CPA. His business education continued at the university presently known as Texas A&M – Central Texas. He also studied at UT-Austin under a fellowship in accounting. Before opening the firm, Mike served in the Regular Army in Texas and Germany. While building the firm, Mike deployed to Saudi Arabia as a senior auditor in General Schwartzkopf’s headquarters during Desert Storm and, after returning to Texas, continued serving several weeks a year as a Reserve officer at the Pentagon. Before retiring in 2003, Mike succeeded in convincing the Defense Inspector General to deploy auditors for the first time in a combat theater to minimize losses and the waste of tax dollars. He also taught accounting and tax at UT-Austin. Mike devotes his leisure time to his wife and son, practices martial arts, hunts, and plays bass guitar with his church’s choir.
Jim Hughes – Vice President
Jim Hughes joined Gray & Associates in 2002 and works in the Lago Vista office. Jim was already a seasoned business manager, with jobs involving import/export sales, the oil business, and non-profits 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 five books, two government manuals, and over 150 technical magazine articles while advising the Smithsonian Institution and other historical organizations. Jim has traveled extensively, over 30 foreign countries and all 50 U.S. states.
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.
Steven Drachenberg – Vice President
Steven Drachenberg is a vice-president and a shareholder. He is a very talented accountant from Texas, earned a master’s degree in taxation from Abilene Christian University, and is studying to sit for the Uniform CPA Exam. He joined Gray & Associates PC at the beginning of 2017.
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.