A COMPASSIONATE CONSERVATIVE
I came to Georgia as a small child, and have been a homeowner in Gwinnett County since 1987. My wife, Diane, and I have been in our home in District 105 since April, 2012. I am a 1984 graduate of Georgia State University (B.S./ Criminal Justice) and in 1990, the 161st Session of the FBI National Academy, Quantico, Virginia.
I retired in 2017 from my career at The Coca-Cola Company after approximately 20 years, where I worked as a senior security manager in the company’s Strategic Security Department. This wonderful company afforded me the opportunity to visit 62 different countries in those years, providing protective and security management services for the company, its senior executives, and many events – including the Winter and Summer Olympics, and the FIFA World Cup.
Prior to my career with Coca-Cola, I had 20 years in law enforcement with both the Dekalb County Sheriff’s Department (Major, Field Division Commander) and later the Georgia Department of Public Safety, Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Council. At POST, I was privileged to serve as the Director of Investigations for the agency, investigating police misconduct statewide.
Working with so many fine, and principled people in Georgia law enforcement has formed the core of many of my hopes and beliefs for all of our communities in the state. It was after the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, I was blessed to be offered a position at The Coca-Cola Company.
I have enjoyed doing some volunteer work in the county since my retirement, serving as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) in the Juvenile Court for children in foster care, and with the Path Project (mentoring children) in Lawrenceville. I strongly recommend involvement as a volunteer in both of these worthwhile programs.
Diane and I enjoy the quality of life afforded us at our church and home in Gwinnett County, along with our two dogs, Augie and Punkin – each who has their own inspiring challenges. Augie has only three legs, and just one eye for Punkin!
Graduate of the 1990 161st Session of the FBI National Academy