I was born in rural North Carolina but I am a captain with the Horry County Police Department in South Carolina, and I have lived in the Myrtle Beach area for most of my adult life. My loving wife, Alisha, and I have two small children, Addison and Philip. I have been employed with Horry County Police Department since 2003. It has been my lifelong ambition to serve my community to the best of my ability and I have found that the Horry County Police Department has provided me with an avenue to fulfill that ambition. My Horry County Police family has supported me and allowed me to succeed. In late 2019, I was given the assignment of being the director of the Horry County Animal Care Center. This assignment has been one of the hardest, yet most rewarding assignments I have worked since joining the police department.