I was born to military parents, graduated from Williamstown High School in 2001, and worked my way through school assembling lawn mower engines at a factory and waiting tables. I draw a lot of my inspiration from my mom who got her GED to join the Navy. Later in life when she became a single mother she worked cleaning jobs and received a grant to attend community college to get her medical assistant certification. I’ve seen firsthand how hard work and education can make our lives better and I’m proud of my family.
I’m married to my best friend in the world, Courtnie, who is one of four daughters and was raised by educators right here in Harrison County. She runs her own photography studio and we share our love of being small business owners. We have a three-year-old daughter who would insist that we tell you she’s three-and-a-half and loves trains and cars. We’ve made Cynthiana our home after living in different parts of the Commonwealth in order to be close to our family and be in the community we love.
I’ve spent the majority of my career guarding against government overreach, fighting insurance companies, and working with folks dealing with addiction. Every day I see the harm and pain caused by addiction and the impact it has on every member of our society. It’s hard to find anyone these days who doesn’t have a friend or family member who has struggled with this.
Kentucky has given me so much. From an education, a family, a place to start a business, and a home, this is a place of opportunity. I want to continue giving back to the community that has been so good to me.