The staff of DTA consist of some of the best and brightest individuals in the public finance industry. We have more than 60 professional employees, a number of whom have been with the firm for over 15 years. We assign a team of qualified specialists to every consulting project, led by talented, energetic senior staff with outstanding professional and academic credentials. We pride ourselves on the quality of our work, and on our commitment to excellence.
Our team is experienced in a wide range of fields including urban economics, land-use planning, law, public administration, real estate development, community redevelopment, civil engineering, investment banking and mortgage finance. All DTA professionals have extensive experience in computer-based analysis and modeling, a key component of our consulting services.
Mr. Taussig has over 45 years of experience in the fields of real estate finance and urban economics. His areas of expertise include municipal finance programs for infrastructure and public facilities development, fiscal and economic impact analyses, and land development project feasibility studies. His…See More
Ms. Wright has a background in financial analyses and CFD/AD formation and administration. Since joining DTA in 2003, Ms. Wright has been involved in all aspects of the formation and implementation of CFDs and ADs throughout California. Her work has involved the…See More
Mr. Wekwete has a background in mathematical modeling and statistical analysis. Since joining DTA in 2005, Mr. Wekwete has been involved in all aspects of the formation and implementation of special districts to fund infrastructure and services, as well as the…See More
Mr. Wen has a background in CFD formation and administration. Since joining DTA in 1999, Mr. Wen has been involved in all aspects of CFD formation and implementation, including boundary map preparation, special tax and cash flow analyses, overlapping debt analyses,…See More
Mr. Runk has more than 30 years of experience in the design and construction management of major civil engineering projects, including roadways, bridges, sewer and water improvements, and flood control facilities, as well as grading for public works projects and the…See More
Mr. Thumar has a background in economics and finance. Since joining DTA in 2000, Mr. Thumar has been involved in all aspects of formation and implementation of numerous Mello-Roos Community Facilities Districts located throughout California. Mr. Thumar’s responsibilities related to these…See More
Leni Zarate, a Vice President, has an extensive background in special district formation and administration. She has created, formed, and administered special districts that include Enhanced Infrastructure Financing Districts (“EIFDs”), CFDs, Benefit Assessment/Infrastructure Districts, County/Community Service Areas, LLDs, Mello-Roos Bond Pool…See More
Mr. Perez has significant senior management experience in municipal government, health care, resource development, and the private and public sectors. Projects include community development issues such as capital projects, water/wastewater capacity, sports complexes, traffic impacts, and neighborhood expansions. Mr. Perez has…See More
Mr. Walton has over 10 years of experience in community and economic development finance. He joins DTA after broad experience in founding Classic Lake Consulting and Investments, before which he served as a Vice President within JPMorgan Chase’s Community Development Banking…See More
Ms. Humfreville has over 6 years of experience with technical editing and writing, proofreading, and proposal preparation and joined DTA in 2019. She grew up in the Antelope Valley with her parents, dog, and cats and developed a passion for photography…See More
Originally from Riverside County, Mr. Valdez joined DTA in 2015 as an Associate for one of the firm’s PACE financing programs. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics and Administrative Studies, with a concentration in Managerial Accounting and Taxation, from the…See More