||May 6, 2023 Election|
|Born and raised in Texas!|
attending UTSA, my professional career started at
Raytheon E-Systems where I worked on Tele-Radiology
systems sending X-Rays over government and medical
networks. I then went on to start my own company
in 1998 building computer systems for city governments
and creating websites. I owned a skateboard shop
in Rockport Texas in 1998/99. Provided IT
services for business and schools all over the state,
Rockport, Houston, San Antonio, and Austin.
2004: I partnered with a small business in San Antonio to provide satellite communications to state and government agencies where I traveled all over the US to military bases. I setup a worldwide media observation system for the base commanders office at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio.
2007: Worked for the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio building super computing/High Performance Computing clusters for research in the Biochemistry Dept. I then went to UTSA where I worked on the Enterprise Computing Systems as a Systems Analyst III. At UTSA, I was heavily involved in research computing, building a massive HPC system "Shamu" and the visualization wall, training new employees and maintaining vital systems for the university. Worked with the Texas Advanced Computing Center where at the time Lonestar and Stampede were the fastest super computers in the world. I received TACC certifications for HPC and Vis.
2012: I went to work for Rackspace London, working with various fortune 500 companies providing servers and support for a vast array of businesses ranging from Ubisoft, Sony, Kellogs, MOD, Royal Bank of Scotland, and many others.
After Rackspace, I became and independent contractor working with CPanel, Securelogix, and major telecoms providing advanced high speed call routing and recording for companies like AT&T, Verizon, Home Depot, State Farm, NYPD, USAF and several others.
2017: I purchased property in Mingus.
2020: I retired to work on my farm, get involved with the community, and remodel my house.
2021: I joined the city council at the first of the year and became Mayor Pro-Tem later that year.
2022: Became Interim Mayor on November 16, 2022 when Mayor Moffit resigned.
| I have
traveled the world for work and pleasure. I
lived in London for a month in a tiny apartment in
Chiswick. Rubbed elbows and shook hands with
dozens of celebrities and dignitaries from all
over. I've driven across North America on road
trips from Anchorage Alaska to San Antonio (15 days
5,489 miles), San Antonio to Mazatlan Mexico thru
Saltillo, Durango, and across the Devil's backbone to
the Pacific ocean. (Stopped in the Sol brewery
to have a cold beer.) Drove coast to coast from
California to DC. Kayaked the Apostle Islands
on lake Superior.
Hiked thru the jungle in Mexico. Explored Paris,
Amsterdam, Spain, Iceland, Belgium,
and many others. Submersing myself in the culture and
staying off the beaten path to see what life is really
like in other places. After all my travels, I ended up
back where I started in Mingus 'Merica!
experiences in life have brought me to Mingus where I
can use my talents to make a difference by getting
involved to shape the future into something that can
be enjoyed by everyone.
I spend my days remodeling my 130 year old house, cycling around the back roads, camping, and raising Palomino Llamas. I'm heavily involved in the local communities, Strawn, Mingus, and Gordon. I attend meetings in other cities, talking to city and state leaders to help shape the future of Mingus. I volunteer at the local food pantry. I donated the old church on the North end of town and property to C.A.R.E so that they can build a new facility here in Mingus. I've never been indicted or charged with a crime, not even a parking ticket! I take great pride in having a spotless record.
|The greatest thing about
where I live... Freedom! and there's no