I was raised on a tiny farm in Southwestern Macoupin County and my family moved when I was 14 to the Kendall Hill neighborhood, just outside of Wood River. My dad was an hourly machine adjustor in the Machinists’ Union at Olin, where he worked for 39 years. My mother retired last year as a school teacher at Roxana High School.
I graduated from Roxana High School in 1995. I attended Lewis & Clark Community College and earned an associate of applied science in Criminal Justice, then graduated from SIUE with a major in communication and a minor in business administration. I worked as a police officer at SIUE for three years, before beginning my career as a Registered Investment Advisor. I eventually took a position as the Chief Financial Officer for a commercial real estate firm, and was then hired on by its parent company and served as their Vice President before becoming County Treasurer. I also served on the Madison County Board from 2008-2012, and again briefly in 2016, before being appointed as Treasurer.
I’m married to Megan, my beautiful wife of 13 years, and we have two daughters, Annabelle and Zoë. We attend First Baptist Church in Bethalto, where I serve as a deacon and small group leader. I serve on the board of trustees for Baptist Children’s Home and Family Services and on the board of Riverbend Family Ministries in Wood River and am also a member of the NAACP – Alton Branch.