I was born and raised in Rockwood, TN.  I joined the US Army in 1983, and was stationed at Fort Benning, GA where I completed Infantry and Airborne School. I spent my last 18 months on the DMZ at Camp Casey, Korea.  After I was Honorably Discharged from the Army, I attended Roane State Community College and completed my Associate degree in Criminal Justice.

In November of 1988, I started working as a DOE Security Police Officer.  In 1996, I was laid off and went to work for the Harriman Police Department as a patrolman until I was recalled by DOE in 1998. I remained a part-time officer with Harriman and then moved to the Roane County Sheriff Office as a deputy in 2006. Once I returned to DOE, I became a member of the Special Response Team (SRT) and have been serving on SRT for the last 15+ years. The last 2 years, I have served as a SRT Sergeant and am currently assigned to the Mobile Training Team as a SRT Instructor.

I joined the Defenders in 2008 as the Sgt-At-Arms with the Knoxville chapter. I started the TN Valley chapter in 2010 as President. My beautiful wife, JuJu, joined with me in 2008 as an Associate and is very active in the club. She was a very big part of TN Valley’s success in putting on the National Rallies in 2011 & 2013.