I'm a lifelong New Hanover County resident with an extensive family history of law enforcement and military service After attending Cape Fear Academy, I attended UNCW and Mount Olive College, where I received my degree in criminal justice administration. I have had a long career as a business owner and a concealed carry instructor. My personal safety business has brought to light many law enforcement issues that are affecting our county. I constantly have people come to me afraid because of the increased crime in this area. I was a member of the New Hanover County Juvenile Crime Prevention Board and I am a sitting board member at the New Hanover County Law Enforcement Officers Association. I am married and have two children.