Growing up in East Tennessee life didn’t exactly start off in the fast lane. I began my life in the small town of Cleveland TN. I began my education at Calhoun Elementary School where I had some of the best teachers on the face of this planet and to this day I attribute much of what I know and understand to the fundamentals laid by those great teachers. Next I attended high school at McMinn County High school and later graduated from Walker Valley High School. I knew I wanted to become a lawyer before I ever stepped foot on a college campus, which proved to be to my advantage once I entered the world of University life and saw friends and colleagues changes majors nearly every semester.