I grew up in McMinnville, Tennessee, a small town a few hours north of Atlanta. After high school, I graduated from Middle Tennessee State University with a degree in Microbiology. In 2011, I moved to Atlanta to attend Georgia State University, where I graduated with my Bachelor of Science in Nursing. After graduation, I accepted a position with Emory University Hospital as an intensive care nurse. While at Emory, I volunteered for the Serious Communicable Disease unit, where I had the privilege to care for the first Ebola patients successfully treated in the United States.
Soon after moving to Atlanta, I became involved in my Riverside neighborhood and was appointed chair of neighborhood security patrol and code enforcement. From there, I became Vice President of the Riverside Neighborhood Association and later served a term as President. My main focus while serving on behalf of the neighborhood was improving code enforcement and public safety. Because of my successes, Councilmember Mary Norwood appointed me to the City of Atlanta's newly formed Code Enforcement Commission.
While completing my Masters in Public Administration and continuing my career as a nurse at Emory Hospital, I became a Code Enforcement & Special Projects Assistant to District 9 Councilmember Felicia Moore in February 2015. My focus while working with Councilmember Moore was improving code enforcement in District 9 by working with various city departments and engaging citizens. Among other accomplishments, I organized programs to educate and inform citizens about the general code enforcement processes. I also arranged interdepartmental meetings with city council, the police department, and the city solicitor's office to work on bringing severely blighted property into compliance. In addition, I worked with the Atlanta Police Department and the Atlanta Police Foundation to manage District 9's security camera roll-out.
I look forward to continuing the transparent and responsive administration of Councilmember Moore. Recently, I was honored to receive the 2016 Neighborhoods Matter Award for NPU-D from the Atlanta Planning Advisory Board.
My wife Lindsey, an attorney, our dog, Harley, a malti-poo, and I love Atlanta. I look forward to working tirelessly as a public servant for you.