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To make a quick story of a good long life... I was born in Kansas, raised in Illinois, and moved to Tennessee as a young adult. I was raised in a loving family, and it was a good thing we had love because we didn't hardly have anything else. We were so lacking in material possessions (I remember getting indoor water when I was in High School) that the idea of higher education was never even discussed until I became an adult. While in College I met a great Political Science professor who became my mentor. I worked three part time jobs putting myself through school, including grounds keeping, apartment maintenance , and I worked as a computer lab manager at the university. I practiced all facets of political learning, I worked on campaigns during elections, I applied political principles at workplaces as a consultant, but it was the theoretical teachings that always captured my mind and imagination.
After getting my undergrad degree I went to work as a management training consultant and traveled all over the United States (I have now been to every state but two). In 2000 I wanted to slow the traveling down so I moved to Nashville Tennessee and picked my computer career back up again, eventually becoming an IT manager for a large aircraft manufacturer and then a director of technology development.
Having enjoyed a very successful Information Technology career, and as my children became older, I turned my eyes back to a dream I had shelved years before... to go to law school. I was accepted, and then graduated from, Belmont University College of Law. I interned during law school at both the Public Defenders office and the District Attorney General's office. Upon graduation I had a job offer waiting for me to become one of the criminal prosecutors for the state of Tennessee. I later left the District Attorney's office in pursuit of my desire to be involved in private sector business. So I joined up with a very well known pair of attorneys and we have never looked back. Private practice has been very rewarding and fulfilling. I know without a doubt I was meant to stand in a courtroom and defend the rights of individuals and the integrity of the Constitution.
Being a self employed attorney has many benefits, among them is the ability to share information and knowledge about legally relevant events going on today. So I have embraced the use of videos and social media to engage with people about the fabric of our society, the issues in the news each day, and political philosophies that act as a foundation for my life and views.
In addition to the practice of law my wife Donna (who is herself a microbiologist and manages a hospital lab) and I have a farm where we keep ourselves rooted (sorry I could not resist) in what is important in life and escape from stresses of our world.
I hope you find a series you enjoy. As always I welcome your thoughts and suggestions.