I’m an East Tennessean, born and raised, with a love for technology, agriculture, education, commerce, and liberty.
The beautiful Polk County, with its reaching mountains and Ocoee River, is my home. Occasionally, you’ll find me in Chattanooga enjoying equally beautiful scenery, Hutton & Smith Brewing Co, and the fastest internet in the nation.
A few of the things I dabble in are coding, beer, and political science.
Work & Education
At the age of 15, I started consulting local organizations with IT and web needs. This is where my WordPress journey began.
Thanks to an excellent mentor (Dewey Esquinance) and a supportive network (David Gregory amongst many) — I racked up state and national competition titles in the world of web design and development throughout high school.
This led me to the University of Tennessee where I focused in on pairing technology with political science. While there, I served on the school’s technology advisory board as a voting member. I also joined up with the brothers of Alpha Gamma Rho where I served as Risk Management and Technology Advisor.
Throughout college, I continued consulting and expanded into marketing and campaigning. I also joined Ocoee Outdoors & Ocoee Zipz.
After UT, I moved on to Claris Networks (acquired by Teklinks which was acquired by C Spire) as a Systems Administrator, Field Engineer, and eventually Technical Supervisor of Service & Support for their Managed Cloud Services.
I later joined up with Hutton & Smith Brewing Co. and assisted with brewery operations, technology, and a host of other roles.