I received my Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Mississippi in 1984. I then spent 11.5 years as a band director in Mississippi public schools from 1984 to1995. I left teaching to enter active duty with the Mississippi Army National Guard and retired as a senior warrant officer in April 2015. I served on the staff of the Mississippi Lions' All-State Band in 2004, 2007, and 2013. I have served as the T&P judge for the Mississippi Indoor Association color guard and percussion circuit from 2008 to the present. I have served as the coordinator of the Mississippi Bandmasters' Associaion/Mississippi High School Activities Association state marching band championship from 2012 to the present. I am currently the Army JROTC Instructor at Northwest Rankin High School in Flowood, MS. I enjoy playing trumpet in our church instrumental ensemble. My primary hobby is triathlon, but I also enjoy playing golf, hiking, and hunting. I currently reside in Pearl, MS with my wife Lisa.