I was born on Florida’s gulf coast and moved to Homestead in 1986 at the age of 11. I had a great childhood filled with love from the most caring family on the face of the earth. Trips all over Florida and the Southeast with my father were not uncommon as a child. I also enjoyed going to football and baseball games with my dad and brother. My grandparents, both maternal and paternal were kind, hardworking, strong, adventurous, funny, and involved in my life. They have gone on to meet Jesus; I miss them. My mom is the best! She loves to invest all of her free time in the lives of others, especially her family (my dad, Travis, Kelly, and their three babies, and Marcela and me). My dad is a very talented musician, singer, preacher, writer, and grandfather. He works as a radiation protection tech at a nuclear power plant in South Florida.
In 98, I graduated from Lee University in TN with a bachelor degree in Psychology. I moved back to Homestead where I worked in social services for 7 years. From 2005 to 2007, I worked as a case manager and court liaison for CHARLEE a DCF provider. It was one of the most difficult and rewarding experiences I’ve had. Currently, I work as a nuclear security officer in south Miami-Dade County. For several years, I served as the music ministries director at Homestead Church of God, now known as Life Pointe Church. My dad was senior pastor from 1986-2004, my brother is currently senior pastor.
I married Marcela in 2005. We enjoy spending time together at church, animal watching in the Florida Everglades, watching movies, eating out, Dave and Busters, and our favorite pastime is Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure. We also enjoy snorkeling together on the coral reefs of the Florida Keys.