Born and raised in memphis, tennessee
I was born in Memphis in 1985 (that’s 33). My grandfather opened a furniture and appliance store on Beale Street in the 1960s and later moved his business to Frayser. My dad took over the family automotive business eventually, so I grew up “working” from a very young age. An entrepreneurial spirit and tough work-ethic were instilled in me early.
After the election of Mayor Strickland in 2015, I was selected to serve on his Transition Team. It was then my passion for public service shifted into high gear. I began thinking about Memphis differently, wondering what it might be like if everyone pitched in and did their part. I’ve worked hard to improve my own neighborhood. I have been elected twice as Vice President of the East Buntyn Historic District Neighborhood Association and received the HARC Angel Community Service Award in 2018.
I live near The University of Memphis with my wife, Lydia, and our four-year-old son, Ellis. Go Tigers!
Ready to serve memphis
I am proud to serve as University District Development Officer at The University of Memphis where I oversee economic development in seven neighborhoods, serve as Executive Director of the University Neighborhoods Development Corporation, and manage the $21,000,000 Highland Revitalization TIF. In this role, I coordinate multiple public infrastructure improvement projects, working daily with general contractors, engineers, and architects.
In 2019, my goal is to be elected to serve Memphis as a City Council member for Super District 9. I’d like to take my passion for public service, my tenacious work ethic, and my love for Memphis to City Hall.