I was born in Atlanta, Georgia and lived in the area all of my life. I received a Bachelor of Arts degree from West Georgia College in 1969, and attended Woodrow Wilson College of Law from 1975 through 1978. I worked in insurance and construction law for about 20 years and am now currently employed as a full time wood turner in Marietta, Georgia.
I have always enjoyed creating things with my hands. I have made some furniture and spent about 15 years as an amateur photographer. I learned woodturning from my father in the late seventies and have been a woodturner for over 30 years. During this time I have participated in numerous exhibitions and shows and have been collected by many corporate and museum collections.