Bachelor in Political Science, The Citadel, 1978; Juris Doctor, University of Southern California, 1981.
Law clerk to presiding judge 15th Judicial Circuit Court, Conway, South Carolina, 1981-1983. Attorney consumer advisory office State of South Carolina, Columbia, 1983-1985, staff counsel department insurance, 1985-1988, general counsel department insurance, 1988-1995, state director insurance, 1995-1999. Vice president compliance South Carolina Farm Bureau Insurance Companies, West Columbia, since 1999.
Professional lecturer Master of Public Administration and Master of Business Administration departments Golden Gate University, 1984-1990, St. Leo College, 1990-1993, Troy State University, 1991-2000.
Member South Carolina. Bar Association, Citadel Alumni Association.