Born and raised in Chattanooga, TN 

University of Tennessee, Knoxville, B.A. (Political Science) 

University of Texas, Austin, M.A. (Government)

Tennessee State Planning Office--Principal Planner, 16 years 

Cobb County, GA--

County Planner, 3 years 

City of Albany, OR--Community Development Director, 18 years 

Community Development Consulting

2009 to present

American Institute of Certified Planners—18 years

Rotary International—1990-2009;

Club President, 2007-2008 

Accountability for Taxpayer Money (ATM)--Founder

Downtown Owners' Collective--

Board, current

Riverfront Business and Residential Partnership --Board, current

Tennessee Coalition for Open Government—Board, current

Unity Group of Chattanooga--

Board, current

League of Women Voters--

Chattanooga, Observer Corps Chair, current