I have lived in or near Colonial Beach almost my entire life (40+ years). I attended both Colonial Beach and King George school systems throughout K-12. I graduated from King George High School in 1996. In my spare time I enjoy car shows, drag racing, off-roading, boating and traveling with family and friends.
My youngest child attends Colonial Beach Elementary (Tucker). I also have 3 older children that have graduated from Colonial Beach High School. My oldest son (Trey) attended James Madison University the past two years and now looking for at other career options. My 19-year-old son (Tristan) is a Sophomore at Old Dominion University. My beautiful daughter (Jordan) works at a local business in Town. My lovely wife is a third-generation graduate of the Colonial Beach School System. She continued her education after high school and received her undergraduate degree and MBA from the University of Mary Washington. She is now a Project Manager for an Information Security consulting firm.
Growing up in Colonial Beach I, like most of young adults in town, worked at several local establishments that include: Food Lion, Ola’s Country Kitchen, Parkers Crab Shore, Reno, Hop’s Place and Allison’s Floor Service.
Since that time, I have spent 20+ years working as a government contractor. This work took me from Dahlgren, to Washington D.C., and ultimately acquiring the position in Quantico. I have supported the United States Navy, United States Marine Corps, and NASA Headquarters so far in my career.
I am currently the Program Director and Technical Lead for the Stafford office for SimIS Inc. (www.simisinc.com) supporting the United States Marine Corps. My team and I are responsible for developing solution level architectures for the USMC to ensure that the architecture data is accurately depicted, and systems meet critical milestones. The architecture data is developed for strategic planning, enterprise level decision making, and continuous process optimization to deliver improved organizational performance, effectiveness, and efficiency.
I obtained my undergraduate degree from the University of Mary Washington majoring in Computer Information Systems. I am a Certified Enterprise Architect, and have held that certification from the FEAC Institute for more than 10 years.
I have been actively involved in a variety of civic, community and school activities over the years. These activities include but are not limited to: Town Council (appointed), Colonial Beach Youth Athletic Association (coach), Colonial Beach Boosters Club (volunteer) Colonial Beach High School Football (support), Westmoreland County Little League (coach), Beach Arts Music Mentoring (BAMM) (volunteer), Colonial Beach United Methodist Men's group (volunteer), and the Colonial Beach United Methodist Opp Shop (volunteer).