I was raised in Middle Georgia and currently live in North Macon with my wife and two daughters. After attending The University of Georgia, I earned my Masters of Social Work from Washington University in Saint Louis, Missouri.
I became interested in the impact of traumatic stress during my undergraduate studies when I worked as a Lifeguard for The Methodist Home. Since then, I have continued to grow in my clinical expertise in the treatment of trauma and stress. I currently serve as the Regional Director for The Methodist Home where I am responsible for the oversight of approximately 80 children in residential treatment. In addition, my clinical practice is primarily with individuals who are striving to recover from the devastating impact that stress and trauma have on their lives.