was born and raised in and around Gary,
Indiana. Upon graduation from high school, I
moved to Lafayette, Alabama.
All my life I had dreamed of becoming a
soldier. October, 1972 in Montgomery,
Alabama, I became a soldier. I enjoyed the
Army and all the opportunities it provided
for training. My twenty year career was
spent as eight years enlisted and twelve
years as an officer. My duties included
paratrooper, air traffic controller,
aviation maintenance management, company
commander, pilot and test pilot.
While in the Army, I
had earned two degrees, a Bachelor of
Professional Aeronautics from Embry Riddle
Aeronautical University and a Master of Arts
in Computer and Information Management from
After retirement from the Army, I moved back
to Alabama but this time the Birmingham
area. I worked for Children’s Hospital as a
manager of Information Technology for
thirteen years. My duties included working
on multiple projects, managing computer
education and customer support.
After work, I taught
computer information classes at local
colleges and attended law school. Upon
graduation from Birmingham School of Law, I
was admitted to Alabama Bar.
Once my wife retired, we moved to Athens,
Alabama to be close to family and to open my