I am a born and raised Texan. Originally from Midland, Texas, I earned a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Sul Ross State University and a Master of Divinity in Ethics and Stewardship from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.
I am married to my wife Alicia and we have two children. Rylen was born in 2011 with Hydrocephalus. He blessed us for five wonderful years, but passed away in March of 2017. Aryanna is five years old and loves her bubba, science, math, and unicorns.
I currently work for Gainesville Independent School District, where I am responsible for all competitive grant applications.
Prior to moving to Gainesville I was a non-profit founder, worked on the staff of K. Michael Conaway of the 11th congressional district of Texas, served as the secretary and policy lead for the Youth Advisory Committee at the National council on Disability, and on the Area 5 Committee and the Forms and Publications and Customer Service Subcommittees of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel at the Internal Revenue Service. In 2006 I was part of the state-wide working group from the Texas Governor’s Committee on People with Disabilities that developed the Texas Web Accessibility Guidelines.
I run my own consulting firm providing grant development, government contracting, non-profit formation, and tax consulting services. I am an ordained minister, a registered tax preparer, and a member of the Grant Professionals Association and the National Grant Management Association.