Growing up in the Texas panhandle, I learned the value of hard work. Shortly after high school, I joined the Marines and learned to serve while creating friendships with some great people. After completion of my service, I went back to Texas where I started working in the oilfield. I worked several jobs during my long tenure in the oilfield and during my time working, I lived in several places throughout the country finally settling down in Oklahoma. I have lived in Oklahoma for a little more than 15 years now and have made many lasting friendships here and have become an active part of my community. I continue to strive to help others and make the world around me a better place for my kids.