Hometown: Roanoke, VA
Education: Old Dominion University—B.S.
Current Position: Director of Information Technology
Year Appointed: 2008
What's one thing we might not know about you?
My dream, when I grow old, is to own a cabin in the mountains of Tennessee with a wood burning fireplace and a rocking chair overlooking a valley.
What motivates you to do what you do?
I like helping people, and I wasn't good around blood. I was good with computers, servers, phones and anything that plugged into a wall. Frankly, I believe that education is failing across the nation, too many hands in the pot of public education without the knowledge of what should be done. Private education is different, it gives you a voice, it eliminates many uninformed hands and allows focus on the true meaning of learning.
There are too many to list, including several old bosses and people who taught me both what to do—and what not to do. My father, who I still call weekly for advice, and my mom. Scripture, a place where principles and views evolve as I grow older. Today's take away, “Every word spoken is a gift, what sort of gift will you deliver?” Lastly my wife, someone who has a huge heart, and a passion for students and education.
When you're listening to music, who's playing?
Depends on the day, I am quite eclectic. Today was Hillsong. Yesterday was Earth Wind and Fire. Monday was “Do you want to build a snowman?”
If you didn't do what you do, what would you be doing instead?
Depends on my outlook. Working on cars, flipping pies, or sitting in a rocking chair in the foothills of Tennessee.
What's your favorite North Cross tradition?
Big Flea. To me it is more than just a fundraiser, it's about helping the general community. Giving people with a true need a light to look for.
If you could pass on a piece of advice to the students here at North Cross, what would you say?
Be confident in all that you do, stay positive in your interactions with people around you and with yourself. Do what is right and shy away from situations that will get you into trouble.