I was born in Atlanta at Northside Hospital and have been a resident of Toccoa, Georgia since 1975. I attended Big A Elementary School, Stephens County Middle School, and Stephens County High School. During my middle and high school years, I participated in several activities including football, basketball, soccer, and golf and was a Boy Scout. I worked several jobs between age thirteen and twenty including the state line gas station known as Hughes Grocery, Danken's, Cleveland's General Store, and Kountry Korner. During high school, I had four years of drafting and ACAD training in which I worked on many corporate projects. The more notable tasks included Die Hard battery manifold templates for Johnson Controls, pneumatic components for Compact Air, and numerous drawings for Dunlop/Slazzenger including golf balls, injection moldings, robot design for testing club and ball limitations and the "Revolution" golf ball which came into production during my years at Clemson. I credit Alan Moorehead Mechanical and my beloved teacher, Jonsey Haygood, for these opportunities and skills learned that I apply in my business still today. In the summer before college, I worked for Maxfli/Dunlop Corporation in the stamping and logo departments to earn money to further my education.

After completing high school, I attended Limestone College in Gaffney, South Carolina on a soccer scholarship. I also played other sports including lacrosse and golf. I was co-founder of Phi Mu Alpha and Ti Epsolon Phi fraternities. Some fraternity programs included restoring the hot springs location and amphitheatre on campus and taking troubled teens to outings of support. I earned a little money helping with the R.O.P.E.S. courses including instructions for team building and leadership training. I also worked at the YMCA as a referee for children's basketball. I left Limestone and attended Piedmont College in Demorest, Georgia until I was accepted at Clemson University.

My major study at Clemson University was pre-law and included courses of history, religion, philosophy, language, and the arts. While attending Clemson, I worked again for Maxfli/Dunlop Corporation in several departments including research and design, paint, stamping, and logo. It was here that I met Rachel, my lovely wife and companion of nearly fourteen years. I soon resided on Old Church/Riverdale Road, better known as Jarrett Manor Road. I worked for Jarrett Electric as an electrician for several years. In 1999, I started my own business of Deercourt Enterprises focusing on construction and development. The name is derived from the old Deercourt Community where I grew up with many friends and neighbors. Like many others, my business has struggled through many unfortunate events our country has encountered including the 9/11 tragedy and the recent economic decline.

I work to achieve excellence through my work, in my community, and in my family while knowing that perfection is God's work and obtained through Christ. I am a proud husband, son, brother, grandson, and "old school" conservative democrat. I strive to put my heart and soul into all I do while on Earth and would like to know that I will leave this world better than I found it.