My wife and I have twin daughters who are graduates of McDowell Early College . I have worked as a special education teacher in the McDowell County School System and as Director of Education at Mayland Community College. My current position is Driver Education Program Specialist for the State of North Carolina. My position on the school board has been one of the most rewarding and challenging positions that I have ever undertaken. Decisions made on behalf of the students of McDowell County are ones that I do not take lightly. They are of the utmost importance for the future of our state, if not our country.