Founders

David Monds co-founder of Mondstar, LLC. Prior to forming Mondstar Skills Academy, David Monds played professional basketball from 2007-2015.

David Monds was born and raised in Warner Robins, Georgia and attended Oklahoma State University on athletic scholarship. After obtaining a Bachelors of Arts in Psychology he went on to play professional basketball in Turkey, Germany, Puerto Rico, China, Greece, France, and Saudi Arabia. The highlight of his career occurred after a successful NBA summer league campaign in 2010 with the LA Lakers. He was invited to Veteran Camp and participated in pre-season competition.

David Monds has always felt a calling to giving back to youth; serve as a positive role model to young boys considered at risk, and make a lasting impact on the kids of tomorrow. He currently works as a Special Education Educator with the Paris Independent School District.

David enjoys watching movies, listening to music, and cooking. Starting this business has been a dream come true. Below you will find a gallery chronicling a small portion of his 8 year professional career.

Taqoya Monds co-founder of Mondstar, LLC. Prior to forming Mondstar Skills Academy Taqoya worked solely as an Educator in the Oklahoma Public School System.

Taqoya Monds was born and raised in Hugo, Oklahoma. After graduating Valedictorian she attended Oklahoma State University on academic scholarship. After obtaining a Bachelors of Science in Biological Sciences she went on to study Human Health Performance Exercise Science. The highlight of her career occurred while serving as assistant basketball coach to her alma mater; in 2012 the Hugo Lady Buffaloes qualified to play in the class 3A State Tournament.

Taqoya has always felt a divine calling towards education and coaching. She currently teaches Environmental Science as well as coaches girl’s basketball and track at North Lamar Independent School District.

Taqoya enjoys watching romantic comedies and listening to all kinds of music. Starting this business has been a dream come true. She is excited to be blessed with the opportunity to walk in purpose. Below you will find a gallery chronicling the past 5 years of her career.