Grew up in Missouri. Served four years in the U.S. Army during the Viet Nam era serving 27 months overseas in the the far east. Worked in the Industrial/Medical Gas Industry after completing military service and then moved into the commercial transportation field before starting my career in public safety.
1980 Appointed Auxiliary/Specal Police Officer - part time.
1990 Accepted full time position in police communications center as working dispatcher and supervisor.
2005 Accepted position as Director, Administration Services Division (Records, IT Services, and Communications Center)
Active member of Atlantic Chapter of APCO since 1990.