I was born in Portsmouth, VA and raised in Richmond, VA. In 1986 at the age of 21, I moved to Raleigh, NC for the fist time. I brought along my girlfriend at the time, who hated North Carolina, and after a year in Raleigh, we ended up moving back to Richmond. After a couple of years, I figured out that I like NC a whole lot better than I liked her, so I moved back to Raleigh in 1990. Besides a short stint in Anderson, SC (where I met my ex-wife), I’ve been in this area ever since.
I’m a second-generation sales person who has sold everything from retail clothing and shoes to being an account manager for an Italian motorcycle company. I got my start in the work world at the age of thirteen when I assisted in route sales (read: did the grunt work) for a Pepsi driver and then a couple of Pepperidge Farm drivers.
I’m father to a 12 year old son who loves video games, science fiction and fantasy, making music, and creative writing…sometimes even in that order.
I consider myself a conservative, but please don’t take that to mean “Republican”. I eschew both major parties and, instead, use my head to decide who to vote for based on their strengths and ideals.