Born Lake City, FL, December 21, 1960
Columbia High School, Graduated 1979; BA Degree Organizational Management, Edward Waters College; FDLE, Chief Executive Seminar, Class 43, 2009; graduate, FBI National Academy, 256th session.
Graduate, Command and General Staff College, U.S. Army; Florida Army National Guard, Lt. Colonel (Ret.) 30 years service.
Suwannee County Sheriff’s Office, Patrol Deputy, School Resource Officer, 1994-1999; North Florida Community College, Instructor 1996-2006; Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco Enforcement, Special Agent, District Supervisor, 1999-2005; Columbia County Sheriff’s Office, Undersheriff, 2005-2006; Elected Sheriff of Columbia County, 2008; Re-elected Sheriff of Columbia County in 2012; Ran unopposed in 2016; Ran unopposed in 2020.
Honors and Affiliations:
Elk’s Lodge 893, 1987-present; Suwannee River District Boy Scouts of America, District Chairman, 2008-2011; Florida Department of Law Enforcement Pill Mill Strike Force, Co-Chair, 2011-present; Florida Sheriff’s Association, Board of Directors, chairman, 2014-2015; Secretary 2016, Florida Model Jail Standards Committee Member, 2012-present; Florida Chapter FBI National Academy Association, 2014-present, committee member, Florida Sheriffs Risk Management Fund, 2016-present; chairman, FSEBT, 2017-present; president, Florida Sheriff’s Association, 2018-2019.
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