Student, Southeastern College, Lakeland, Florida, 1981-1982; student, Francis Marion College, 1982-1984; Associate of Arts, Tri County Technology, 1989; graduate, Southern Wesleyan University, 1994.
Musician, executive Joe Russell Music Company, Dublin, 1983-1985. Sales executive Haskett Realty Company, Pickens, South Carolina, 1985-1987, C-21 Youngblood Company, Pickens, since 1987. President Bachelor of Engineering Raines Company, Inc., since 1995.
Finance advisor, registered representative Ameriprise Finance Services, Inc., Greenville, South Carolina, since 1996. Vice president B&B Food Stores, Inc. of South Carolina. Chairman Pickens County Board Realtors, 1987, political affairs South Carolina Association Realtors, Columbia, 1987.
President Salvage & More, Inc., 1990, Palmetto Productions, Brian Raines Music Company/American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, Brian Raines Song Music Company/BMI. General manager Coldwell Banker Finley & Associates, 1991. Sales representative Malone & Hyde, Memphis, since 1992.
With sales/production Station WCCP, Clemson, South Carolina, 1991, American Express Finance Advisors, since 1996.
Committee member South Carolina Representatives, Columbia, 1987, Pickens County Grand Old Party, since 1987. Delegate South Carolina Republican Convention, Columbia, since 1987. Charter member President Bush's 1989 Republican Presidential Task Force.
Member Pickens County Registration and Election Commission, since 1998. President Greater Pickens Chamber of Commerce, 2004. Member BMI (public), American Society of Composers (special award 1985, 86), National Association Realtors, Pickens Junior Chamber of Commerce (president 1986-1987, chairman since 1987), Kiwanis (president 1991), Rotary (charter Powdersville).
Married Joyce H. Whitlock, August 20, 1994.