I was born in 1960 to a Navy family, graduated from high school here in Shenandoah County, attended William & Mary, the University of Richmond, and the U.S. Naval War College. Before hanging my shingle in Woodstock, I worked on the staffs of the Secretary of the Navy and the Governor of Virginia. I retired from the United States Marine Corps in 2005 as a Lieutenant Colonel. I have son born in 1999 and live at Bryce Resort.