Meet Master David Overstreet:
David Overstreet was born and raised in Alamogordo and graduated from Alamogordo High School in 1986 when he enjoyed participating on the speech/debate and golf teams. After graduation, he left to pursue his education earning a BBA in Business Administration at Baylor University and then graduating magna cum laude from University of Alabama School of Law in where he began training in TaeKwonDo.
David Overstreet worked as an attorney in Tuscaloosa and Birmingham Alabama as well as Las Cruces handling both criminal and civil law. In 2001, he returned to his roots in the Tularosa Basin and began practicing law in his dad’s law office and currently has an active law license in New Mexico.
David Overstreet has taught classes at NMSU-A since 2005. He currently serves as an Assistant Professor at NMSU-A teaching Criminal Justice and Paralegal Studies courses which keeps him current in the developments in criminal justice and a wide range of legal fields and challenged by the perspectives of a new group of students each semester.
David Overstreet started training in TaeKwonDo in law school. The training evolved from a passion for personal improvement in Alabama in 1992 to the opening of Overstreet TaeKwonDo Academy in Alamogordo in 2001. Overstreet TaeKwonDo Academy and its members have raised tens of thousands of dollars for local and national charities, won numerous regional, national and world championship titles and continue to work to have a positive impact on Alamogordo and HAFB.
David Overstreet currently holds the rank of 6th Degree Master and Certified Instructor in Tiger Rock Martial Arts. Over the years, he and the other instructors have worked to improve the quality of life of their students and our community by combating the pitfalls of modern society through contemporary classes which promote self-esteem and confidence, teach discipline and self-control, help channel energy, develop lifelong self-defense skills, and encourage positive work ethic and academic values. He has been committed helping our community by using his efforts and using the TaeKwonDo Academy as a force multiplier for the efforts of the students and families who can do so in community events such as Take Back the Night, Relay for Life, Lady of the Mountain Run.
David Overstreet also serves for other organizations that work for the public good.
Board Member, Center of Civic Values – supports the high school mock trial competition in New Mexico
Commissioner, Human Rights Commission – hears complaints and issues orders concerning alleged unlawful discrimination practices
Member, New Mexico State Bar, 12th Judicial District Bench and Bar
Member, Alamogordo Public Schools Facility Master Plan Steering Committee
Past member Rotary Club of White Sands, Recipient Paul Harris Fellow
Past Honorary Commander, 49th Operation Support Squadron
He was born to S. Thomas Overstreet who has been practicing law in Alamogordo since before he was born and Deanna Overstreet foreman of the Diamond O Ranch who holds a master’s degree in English from NMSU. He is married to Beth Overstreet who works with the 12th Judicial District as a Certified Court Monitor. She was born in Paducah Kentucky, and currently uses her green thumb to transform their yard to be as green as possible in Southern New Mexico. His son, Michael Overstreet, attends Alamogordo High School and enjoys most sports, and currently plays golf and tennis for AHS.
The Overstreet family is still serving & inspiring our community to this day. If you get a minute, please tell them thank you for their hard work! - Or Else! 😆
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