I grew up in Macon, GA, where I lived my parents and brother. I grew up in a family where education was important and watched the challenges my mother faced as a public-school teacher for 30 years. After graduating from high school, I earned a bachelors degree in Geography from the US Military Academy at West Point. I served in the Army for 6 years as an Armor officer including overseas deployments to Kosovo and Iraq.
Since leaving active duty, I have had various product management and marketing roles within the mining and construction industry. I have managed multimillion-dollar product portfolios which provides me with fiscal experience needed as a board member.
I have been married to my lovely wife, Lacey, for almost 15 years and we are raising our three boys (10, 8, and 3). Our oldest two sons are enrolled in Chelsea schools.