I've lived in Amarillo for twenty-two years with my wife Suzanne, who is a substitute teacher. For 21 years I worked as the Head of Innovation for Anderson Merchandisers. Now I'm the Senior Vice President of Innovation for a small technology startup company.

I ride a bicycle when I can and practice Aikido, a martial art. My wife and I have taught Sunday School at First Christian Church. Our oldest daughter, Colleen, is a freshman at Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas. Out other daughter, Megan, is a junior at Amarillo High School, and our son Alex is in eighth grade at Ascension Academy. In 2005 we were one of the Amarillo Public Library’s Families of the Year.

Education

  • BA in Political Science from Texas A&M
  • MA in English from Texas A&M
  • University of Texas School of Law
  • Languages: English, German, French, and Mandarin

Community Involvement

Board member:

  • Amarillo Adult Literacy Council
  • Amarillo Little Theater
  • Amarillo Traffic Commission
  • Don Harrington Discovery Center
  • Mariposa Village Community Land Trust
  • Panhandle 20/Twenty
  • Wildcat Bluff Nature Center

Adjunct instructor of technology at Ascension Academy

Professional Experience

  • Twenty year career creating technology and digital platforms that handle digital content and distribution.

  • Invented the Internet’s first intelligent artificially intelligent web shopping robot.

  • Developed digital marketing strategies for in-store promotions and events for large retailers, including Wal-Mart.

  • Invented and managed a $110 million quantum encryption satellite transmission program to distribute internet content to areas of the planet lacking free expression and open information.

  • Developed a new method of dual encryption layers to protect personal and private data.

  • Built an infrastructure technical system for healthy living and engagement.

  • Currently developing a platform to find, track, and rescue antiquities stolen in areas of conflict around the planet.