San Antonio native graduated from Texas A&M University with a degree in Wildlife and Fisheries Science in 1982. A commissioned officer in the U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Army. Deployed to Afghanistan in 2010, then spent eight years as an agricultural specialist in Afghanistan and East Africa in the development community. He loves the outdoors and is an avid golf player. Over ten years of commercial and residential construction experience. Honest, detail-oriented, and loves helping people with residential, farm, ranch, and commercial.