I served in the U.S. Navy working as a Cryptographic Operator from 1978 - 1982. After my enlistment had ended I began working in Computer Operations for Norfolk General Hospital now Sentara Hospital. During that time I trained as a Paramedic and came to Atlanta to work for Dekalb County Fire Rescue. I retired from there in 2003. I studied Business Administration at West Georgia Technical College. Prior to coming to UWG I was employed as the Office Manager at Connally, Jordan & Associates CPA in Douglasville.