I was born and raised in Columbia, South Carolina where I reside with my wife and daughter.
Following graduation from Spring Valley High School , I joined the US Army as an Aviation Operations Specialist. My duty stations included Fort Rucker, Alabama, Yongsan, South Korea and Fort Hood, Texas. After completing active duty I served with the South Carolina National Guard while attending flight school. I obtained my Certified Flight Instructor Certificate at Orlando Flight Training in Kissimmee, Florida and instructed there and also at North American Institute of Aviation in Conway, South Carolina.
I began flying commercially for Ram Air Freight out of Columbia Metropolitan Airport, flying time critical freight in all weather throughout the Southeast. After a year of flying cargo with Ram Air, I joined Eagle Aviation based at CAE as a corporate charter pilot flying a Citation V business jet.
In January of 2016, I started Palmetto Drones, LLC, which is one of the first and among the few companies in South Carolina to meet requisite FAA licensing requirements to engage in commercial operations.