I was born and raised in Baltimore, Md., and have four years of military experience in the U.S. Air Force. My wife, Barbara (a.k.a. Bobbie or BJ), moved to Brunswick County with our Shihtzus Gotcha and Gizzmo and are now raising our three girls — Paula, Cheryl and Tiffany — here. My work experiences have taken me from paper distribution to book manufacturing to printing and mailing to now selling advertising for North Brunswick Magazine and South Brunswick Magazine. My hobbies include snow skiing, water skiing, bowling, golf, and trap and skeet shooting. I’m an ambassador for the Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce, a member of the Shallotte Rotary Club and an instructor for the First Tee Carolina Leadership Academy.