I'm in Austin. I'm also new to setting up CNC machines, having just gotten my X2 converted to CNC in the past month.
I probably know less than you, but I'd be willing to put in a couple of hours with you trying to figure out your system.
You're offering to pay for expertise, which I do not have yet. But two heads are better than one, regardless of their competence.
Anyway, I'd be happy to have a look for free. If I help you get it running, you can pay me. If I'm useless, as I may well be, then you owe me nothing.
Send me a private message via the forum if you want me to come have a gander.