With more than 35 years of experience in the industry, David has cultivated a robust foundation in not only tax and accounting but also firm management and success. After beginning his career at Adams & Muir CPAs, David’s inherent knack for tax work eventually led him to Hooper Cornell PLLC, where he was steadily promoted from Senior Tax Accountant to Tax Partner during his 22-year tenure at the firm. Before merging with Harris CPAs in 2022, David’s leadership skills thrived as a Shareholder at HH & Associates, Inc (formerly Hooper Cornell), where he successfully managed the firm as the majority shareholder for seven years.
David’s skillset and expertise have intrinsically matured along with his career-long client base in the Treasure Valley, building experience in everything from estate/trust/income tax compliance, planning, and tax audits to 1031 exchanges and mergers and acquisitions. Whether serving an individual, business, real estate professional, a hotel, or a dental practice, his career is marked by decades of strategic leadership, firm development, problem resolution, and a proven history of integrity, quality, and long-lasting client relationships.
David was born in Grangeville and raised in Council, Idaho, where he grew up playing high school football and basketball, skiing at Brundage, and running track. While he much prefers a trip to the Oregon Coast over an exotic getaway, David hopes to one day visit the castles of Scotland to experience the culture and traditions of his family’s lineage. When he is not volunteering in the community or rooting for his beloved Dallas Cowboys, David’s number one hobby is escaping to his remote family cabin in the mountains with his wife and three grown children.
Professional Designations / Civic Associations:
• Enrolled Agent (EA)
• Member, National Association of Enrolled Agents (NAEA)
• Associate Member, Idaho Society of CPAs (ISCPA)
• Consultant, Camp River Run
• Consultant, Pheasants Forever Treasure Valley
ITT Technical Institute
Treasure Valley Community College
Boise State University
"Jurassic Park" by Michael Crichton
"Best to remain silent, then to open your mouth and remove all the doubt." - Abraham Lincoln
Top 3 inspirational Movie Favorites:
Field of Dreams—“Build it, they will come!”