I was born and raised in Alabama. After graduating from dental school in 1979, my wife and I moved to Asheville, NC where I opened a solo private practice in general dentistry. I continued practicing dentistry in the Asheville area for 28 years. In 2006, I sold my dental practice and accepted an offer to become the Associate Executive Director at the NC Dental Society the following year. My wife and I moved to Cary in 2007 and I assumed the Executive Director position at the NCDS in 2008.
Outside of my family, my personal interests include golf and travel.