I grew up in Oklahoma, and attended UCO and OC while running track and cross country. I worked at OC as an admissions specialist, assistant director of admissions, and assistant cross country and track coach. I also spent several years running an inner-city children's ministry program. Upon moving to Lubbock in August of 2021, I worked as an assistant director at Texas Tech in the Financial Aid and Scholarship Office. I am married to Hudson, the Connections Minister at Monterey Church of Christ, and we have a 2 year old daughter, Haddie.