Raised in Gaston County, North Carolina, I come from a large family deeply rooted in the Gastonia and Mount Holly areas. Upon serving nearly 10 years, at home and abroad, in the United States Marine Corp, I returned to my roots and began a career in law enforcement. This was a pivotal point in my expanding career, as I mentored and worked with families and juveniles experiencing unusual family pressures and demands. I have always felt a sense of duty to help others in need. I triumphed in my role and was promoted to detective, even as I was a single father of my young daughter. On any Sunday, when the Panther’s are in town, you can find me at Bank of America stadium cheering on my team. I am also an avid fan of the NBA and an exceptional “grill master” according to my adoring wife, Lauren and numerous members of my extended family.
- B.A. Criminal Justice, Pfeiiffer University