I was born in Indiana but grew up in Corpus Christi Texas and West Monroe Louisiana.
I joined the Navy in 1991 and served 20 years before retiring from active duty. During my time in the Navy I earned 8 Navy Achievement Medals, 4 Good Conduct medals, as well as medals from Operation Red Crown (former Yugoslavia), Operation Enduring Freedom, and the Global War on terrorism (North Arabian Gulf).
I currently live and work in Jacksonville Florida with my wife of 26 years and our 17 year old daughter.
Since returning to civilian life I have earned my Degree in Business Administration from Saint Leo University and I am employed as an Engineering Controls Technician at SERMC Mayport, FL.
I am a Master Mason and member of J. Wendell Fargis Masonic Lodge #356 F&AM, Neptune Beach, FL.
I like coffee and spending time with my family. In my free time I enjoy fixing stuff, learning new technologies, building websites, tinkering with Raspberry Pi, Arduino and playing golf.
I also build and maintain websites using software such as WordPress, HTML5/CSS3, Bootstrap, etc.