Providing life-changing opportunities to youth in Union County
Union County 4-H Foundation
I grew up on a farm in Kingdom City, MO, a small rural community about halfway between St. Louis and Kansas City. I’m the son, grandson and great-grandson of Missouri farmers.
At an early age I knew I wanted to be a television news anchor. I dreamed of someday becoming the anchor of NBC Nightly News or the co-host of the Today Show. Perhaps it was meant to be that I grew up about 20 minutes from the world's oldest journalism school, the University of Missouri-Columbia.
I pursued a journalism degree at Mizzou and worked almost three decades in various roles as an anchor, reporter and producer at television stations in Missouri, West Virginia and finally at WBTV Channel 3 in Charlotte.
In 2012, I made a career change, leaving the TV news business, and pursued a career in higher education. I currently work at Wingate University in the Office of the President on strategic partnerships.
I'm married to a native Charlottean. My wife and I have a daughter in high school here in Union County. My hobbies include running, racquetball and trips to the mountains and the beach with my family. We love living in the Carolinas!