Born in 1954. Indianapolis Son of a Preacher. Graduated High School from Robertsdale, Alabama in 1972. Attended Purdue University. Majored in Electrical Engineering. Worked as an Engineer for Dow Chemical Company. Raised a Master Mason in 1981. Became a 32nd degree Scottish Rite Mason in 1983. Served as Worshipful Master in 1985 at York Lodge #512 in Little York, Indiana. Joined Coal Creek Lodge #492 in Lake City, TN in 1991. Became a Kerbela Shriner in 1995. Elected as OG in 2013. Has 2 daughters, 3 stepsons, 1 granddaughter, and 3 step grandchildren.