I was born on April 23, 1985 in Sarasota, Florida. I have an older sister, Jamie. I was the model student and star athlete. I played softball, hockey and basketball. I enjoyed drawing, learning new things and spending time with my family.
I attended Presbyterian College in Clinton, SC from 2003 to 2007. I earned an academic and athletic scholarship to play softball. I was a standout on the softball field. I was a member of Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
I began my career as a college softball coach at Tusculum College in Greeneville, TN. I continued my coaching career for several years. I received a job as Head Softball Coach at Schreiner University in Kerrville, Texas. While there, I fell in love with the great state of Texas. I met my wife while residing in Kerrville. Her career as a teacher inspired me to become a teacher.
Like I said, I was inspired to teach. So, I decided to leave coaching and move to Houston. I enrolled in the Alternative Certification Program with Houston Independent School District and began my teaching career. For two years I have been teaching 8th grade U.S. History at Clifton Middle School in HISD. I am the Social Studies Department Chair.
I enjoy teaching, but the current educational environment has inspired me to do more. I want to be in a position to make some meaningful and lasting change in education and other aspects of our Houston communities.
My parents are divorced but I still remain close to both my parents. Family is very important to me. My father still resides in Florida but my mother and sister live in Houston. I live with my wife, Stacy, and my one year old son, Grayson. We are animal lovers and have two cats and two dogs. We own a home in Spring in the 18th Congressional District.