First, let me start off by saying how excited I am to be serving the citizens of this great city once again!
I have been a life-long resident of Republic. I was lucky enough to go from kindergarten all the way through high school in the amazing Republic School System. I attribute this to the willingness of my mother, Julinda, to set roots in the best city you will find. After graduating in 1998, I continued working for Ramey/ Price Cutter. I started at the Republic store as a carryout and worked my way through management eventually working in the corporate office for loss prevention. While employed with Ramey/ Price Cutter, I attended Drury University.
Next, I was hired by the Republic Police Department as a full-time Patrol Officer. I had previously served several years as a Police Cadet and a Reserve Officer. While with the Republic Police Department, I served as a Patrol Officer, Detective, Training Officer and Cadet Coordinator. I later went to the Greene County Sheriff's Office. While there, I served as a Patrol Deputy, Patrol Corporal, Detective Sergeant, Narcotics Investigator, Field Training Coordinator and Patrol Sergeant.
In 2015, I accepted the position of Safety and Security Manager for Herschend Family Entertainment. I lead an amazing staff of team members and help cast vision for the future safety and security of the parks. I also write and manage a comprehensive budget. I am so very grateful for all of the opportunities I have had to learn in the government and private sector. I look forward to sharing this knowledge and learning even more from those I serve and serve with.
I live in Republic with my beautiful wife, Cathy and our four amazing, children Jaydra, Paige, Julianna and Jase. I truly believe great things are to come for this city. It is the role of government to work for the citizens and I will never forget that.