I am originally from Port Byron, New York and joined the US Air Force on 8 February 1994 as an Aircraft Electrical & Environmental Systems Specialist.  My first assignment was Nellis Air Force Base (AFB) Nevada followed by Spangdahlem AFB Germany, Robins AFB Georgia, Cannon AFB New Mexico, Tyndall AFB Florida, Dyess AFB Texas and deployed to multiple locations.  I’ve worked on multiple aircraft to include F-15s, F-16s, E-8C (JSTARS), and C-130.   

In the summer of 1994 I met my wife, Angie, while home on leave.  We became married on 26 June 1998 and she has kept me in line ever since.  We have two girls, Whitney who is currently attending Gulf Coast State College and Courtney who is a Senior at Mosely High School.  When I retired we decided that we wanted to make Lynn Haven our forever home. 

My wife works at Lucille Moore Elementary School as a paraprofessional in the Autism program and I work on Tyndall AFB in Program Acquisition Management. 

I have Bachelor’s degree in Software Engineering, Master’s degree in Project Management and a Professional Manager’s certification. 

I’ve been involved in multiple organizations such as: 

Toastmasters: Provides a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to develop communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth.  I chartered two clubs and was club President, Vice President (VP) Education, VP Membership, VP Public Relations, and Treasurer.  Achieved advance communicator status.

Air Force Sergeants Association: Through advocacy and education improve quality of life and economic fairness to support the well being of military service members and their families.  Was Chapter President, Senior Advisor, and Division 5 Trustee.

Veterans of Foreign Wars: Foster camaraderie among United States veterans of overseas conflicts. To serve our veterans, the military and our communities. To advocate on behalf of all veterans.  Was post Adjutant, House Committee Chairman and Quartermaster where I oversaw a budget over $150,000.