Party affiliation: Republican
Law clerk Jefferson County District Attorney' General’ s Office, Birmingham, Alabama, 1989-1990. Associate Ortwein & Associates, Professional Corporation, Chattanooga, 1990-1991, Ortwein & Tidwell, Professional Corporation, Chattanooga, 1991. General counsel Dixie Transport, Inc., Dalton, Georgia, 1991-1993.
Private practice Fort Oglethorpe, since 1993. Adjunct instructor Northwestern Technology Institute, Rock Springs, Georgia, since 1993.
Judge Georgia High School Mock Trial Program, Northeast Georgia region, 1992-1994. Pro bono attorney Georgia Legal Services, Inc., Northeast Georgia region, since 1992. Member American Bar Association (business law section, labor and employment law section, vice chair general practice section committee corporation and business law 1994-1999), State Bar Georgia, Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association, National Trust for History Preservation, Civil War Trust, Alpha Tau Omega.