Student, Freed-Hardeman College, Henderson, Tennessee, 1980. Student, University Tennessee, 1982. Bachelor in Film and Video, Union Institute, 1989.
Master of Fine Arts in Motion Pictures, University Miami, 1992.
Studio support staff Universal Studios, Los Angeles, 1985-1986. Writer, producer, director The Clay Stafford Company, Los Angeles, Miami, Nashville, since 1986. Chief Executive Officer, president American Blackguard, Inc., Nashville, since 2002.
Adjunct professor University Miami, 1992-1993, Union Institute, 1992-1993, Miami Dade Community College, 1992, University Tennessee, 1995-1997.
Member American Federation of television and Radio Artists, Screen Actors Guild, Authors Guild, Authors League American, Mystery Writers American, Society Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, Tennessee Master Gardener Association, Council for the Written Word (former chairman board), Franklin Citizens' Police Academy Alumni, Federal Bureau of Investigation Citizens' Academy Alumni, Toastmasters International, Mortarboard Society, Pi Sigma Alpha.
Married Jacqueline Ellis, August 12, 1995.