I was born in Maine into a Navy family. My folks moved a few times until we settled outside of Washington DC where I enjoyed growing up on a farm raising horses and cattle. I began attended college in Ohio and eventually moved to Florida where I finished my BA Degree in Criminal Justice. I joined the Hillsborough County Sheriffs Office in 1981 while attending school and was hired full time in 1984. I have a diverse background with stints in Patrol, Field Training, and Traffic Homicide. In addition I dedicated many years to the Canine Section and successful deployed 5 four legged partners. I am currently a Lieutenant and Dayshift Commander in Patrol. As a supervisor I managed a 120 man Special Incident Response Team, the Tactical Services Unit comprised of SWAT operators and oversaw the Gang Enforcement Section, Vice Section, Warrants Section, Civil Section and spent time assigned to the HCSO Legal Section overseeing a group of detectives.

I am supported by my wife Michelle aka “Spitfire” who has continued to standby me for the last 25 years. I have two wonderful boys. One is a Deputy Sheriff working at HCSO and the other is a Junior in college. I also have a handsome grandson so I am blessed. Both Michelle and I are life members in the Club. I joined in September 2007. I have held the positions of Commander, Treasurer and Vice President in the Tampa Bay Chapter. I am the newest member of the National Board.

I currently ride a 2018 Harley Davidson Road Glide Ultra. Why do I own one? “Because nothing rides like a Glide!”