Our Team

Our team of committed members each brings their own level of experience and property tax knowledge while also working collectively to help our clients save money on their property taxes and to maintain the level of customer service that Harding and Carbone strives for.

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Partners

Burney Harding
Jason Rodriguez

Management & Property Tax Consultants

Amber Amescua
Lisa Underwood
Eric Dunbar
Anthony Young
Matthew Amescua
Walter McFadden
Izabela Kittlerova
Trey Watson
Travis Cottle
Michael Guardiola
Richy Hem

Burney Harding

President

Burney Harding has been in the property tax business for over 30 years. He is the founding director and past president of the Texas Association of Property Tax Professionals (TAPTP). At Harding and Carbone he handles high profile commercial portfolios along with being the head of our Trust Department. He is a frequent speaker at Trust Conferences and has served on appraisal district advisory panels. Burney is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin.

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Jason Rodriguez

CEO | Senior Property Tax Consultant

Jason Rodriguez joined Harding and Carbone as a Senior Property Tax Consultant in 2009 and became a partner of the firm in 2014. He has represented a wide range of properties with an emphasis on commerical properties in the Houston area. Jason graduated from Rice University in 2003 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and Managerial Studies. Jason is a member of TAPTP, CCIM, IAAO and HAR. He has also spoken about property tax issues at a variety of organizations including Complete Property Services, CCIM, and the RICH Club.

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Amber Amescua

Director of Operations | Property Tax Consultant

Amber Amescua graduated from Texas A&M University, earning a B.B.A. in Finance in 2004. Amber joined Harding and Carbone after graduation and became the Executive Administrative Assistant to Michael Carbone and a Property Tax Consultant. Her main area of focus is on handling complex tax issues for our commercial clients. In 2014, she was promoted to Director of Operations.

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Lisa Underwood

Director of Trust Services

Lisa Underwood is the Director of Trust Services and has over 26 years of experience in a wide range of property tax services relating to real estate, business personal property, and mineral properties. She handles all aspects of trust client relations and processes. She specializes in Texas business personal property asset identification, classification, and filing BPP returns. Lisa is currently attending Strayer University, and will earn a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration in the fall of 2020.

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Eric Dunbar

Senior Property Tax Consultant

Eric Dunbar has been working in the property tax industry since 1987 and started his career working for the Appraisal Districts. He spent 14 years with the Harris County Appraisal District and 2 years with the Fort Bend County Appraisal District. Eric attended Prairie View A&M University and has been a property tax consultant since 2003. He received his Senior designation in 2008. Eric has been with Harding and Carbone since 2010 and is in charge of all appeals in the Dallas/Fort Worth metro area.

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Anthony Young

Senior Property Tax Consultant

Anthony Young started his property tax career at the Harris County Appraisal District in 1995. He began working as a property tax consultant in 2001 and has been with Harding and Carbone since 2009. Anthony heads up the compliance department at Harding and Carbone while doing commercial and business personal property appeals in the Houston area.

Anthony is a member of TAPTP and has spoken about property tax issues at the Heights Area Homeowners Development Group, the Third and Fifth Ward Redevelopment Corporations. He is the treasurer of a private school in Humble and a pastor in Northwest Houston. Anthony is also an expert fisherman.

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Matthew Amescua

Security Officer | Property Tax Consultant

Matthew Amescua joined Harding and Carbone in 2013 and became a property tax consultant in 2015. He graduated from the University of Houston in 2017 with a Bachelor of Science in Economics. Matthew’s attention to detail has lead to a heavy emphasis on business personal property filing and appeals. He is also the head of our IT department and is responsible for completing our third-party Information Security Assessments, as well as our annual SSAE 18 SOC I Type II.

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Walter McFadden

Property Tax Consultant

Walter McFadden is a registered property tax consultant and has been working for Harding & Carbone since 2000. Prior to joining Harding & Carbone Walter worked in the Mortgage Banking Industry. With over 40 years of experience in various aspects of the real estate industry, from ad valorem taxation and assessment, mortgage banking, property management, portfolio management, sales and acquisitions. This extensive experience has complimented his efforts providing consulting services to clients. Walter enjoys the outdoors and sporting activities.

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Izabela Kittlerova

Business Development Manager | Property Tax Consultant

Izabela Kittlerova is a licensed Texas property tax consultant with over 20 years of experience in the property tax industry. Prior to joining Harding & Carbone in 2009, Izabela worked for Novotny & Company for 10 years as a property tax consultant. Izabela serves as a business development manager for Harding & Carbone in addition to being a residential property tax consultant representing clients at the Appraisal Review Board. Izabela earned her B.B.A. in Finance with honors from the University of Houston in 2001 and a Master of Science in Accounting from the University of St. Thomas in 2003. Izabela is fluent in three foreign languages.

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Trey Watson

Property Tax Consultant

Trey Watson has been with Harding and Carbone since 2005. During that time he has successfully appealed all types of commercial, residential and business personal property. Trey files personal property returns all over the country and handles all audits for the company. He is also in charge of our Fort Bend area appeals. Trey is a member of TAPTP and enjoys all facets of the outdoors.

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Travis Cottle

Property Tax Consultant

Travis Cottle has been with Harding and Carbone since 2004. He successfully oversees all agriculture properties at the agency. Travis is responsible for the filing of all agriculture and timber applications. He also oversees the verification of the accuracy of the valuations. Travis is accountable for filing annual business personal property renditions, with a focus on vehicle and aircraft accounts. He also has experience with Oil and Gas Ad Valorem taxes and working with large trust clients. He enjoys spending time with his family, sports, coaching baseball and has served on the Pearland Little League Board of Directors.

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Michael Guardiola

Property Tax Consultant

Michael Guardiola joined Harding and Carbone in 2018 as a property tax consultant. Michael earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from the University of Houston in 2006. Upon graduation Michael attended the Harry Wendelstedt Professional Baseball Umpire School in 2007. Michael’s first 10 years in the property tax industry were spent as a Commercial Appraiser at the Harris County Appraisal District where he specialized in Multi-Family valuation. He currently handles commercial, business personal property and residential appeals in various counties throughout Texas.

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Richy Hem

Property Tax Consultant

Richy Hem is a licensed Texas property tax consultant with 13 years of experience in the property tax industry. Richy joined Harding and Carbone in 2017 as a tax consultant. Richy’s primary focus is representing residential properties in Harris, Fort Bend, Brazoria and Travis County.

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