Growing up in Dora, Alabama, music was always around me. My mother played piano at our church, and my brother started piano lessons at the age of two. I tried piano for seven years, but I found that piano wasn't for me! When I started in the 6th grade, I decided to try band. I joined the beginner band at Corner High School, and begin playing the trumpet. I grew to love the band and loved the family atmosphere of the band. Mr. Coggin, the band director at Corner, was a huge influence on me and I knew by my freshman year of high school what I wanted to do...become a band director. I then begin looking into collegiate music programs and it came down to three schools: UAB, Jacksonville State University, and Troy State University. All three schools offered scholarships, but one school just stood out...and for one reason.."The Sound of The South".
In the Fall of 1999 I started at Troy State University and begin the road to becoming a band director. In the Spring of 2004, I graduated with my Bachelor of Science in Music Education Degree. Not soon after graduation, I received a phone call from Mr. Earl Franks. He told me that he was looking for a band director, and he had heard I was looking for a job. I accepted his offer and begin my teacher career at Luverne High School. I'm currently in my 14th year at Luverne. Over the past 14 years, the band has had tremendous growth. The band has more than doubled in size and we have made improvements to the facilities and equipment. I'm looking forward to another great year here at Luverne.
I'm married to Mrs. Beverly Chance, who teaches kindergarten at Pike County Elementary School. We have two daughters, Annalee and Brylee. We also have our little dog Daisy and our cat Dot. When I do have spare time I enjoy camping with my family and playing golf. We attend First Baptist Troy, where I perform with the church orchestra.