I'm sort of a modern day renaissance man. A life-long learner, I have a wide variety of interests to keep my mind occupied after work including photography, craft beer, reading, my Airedale Terrier, and especially going to watch movies.
Sigma Chi Fraternity
I was initiated into the Fraternity in 1996 at Tarleton State University. Since 2016, I've had the pleasure to serve as Chapter Advisor for the Sigma Chi chapter at The University of Texas at San Antonio. Appointed by the Province Governor, I serve as the chairman of the alumni advisory board, working directly with the chapter officers and executive committee and also serve as a liaison between the chapter, community alumni, university officials, and the General Fraternity Headquarters. Strong project management skills are used to oversee the submission of required reports, forms, and fees, particularly in areas associated with financial operations, pledge education, and Initiations.
In addition to serving at the local level, I am also a certified Risk Management Facilitator for the Officer Training Academy and a Values Based Decision Making facilitator for the Krach Transformational Leadership Workshop at Bowling Green University in Bowling Green, Ohio. I serve as a Chapter Strategic Planning Coordinator for Texas A&M University (College Station, TX) and for Vanderbilt University (Nashville, KY). I've also founded two ΣX Alumni Chapters: one in San Antonio, TX, and the other in Stephenville, Tx.
My undergraduate education is in music. I'm a classically trained opera singer and I've sang 15 seasons with the San Antonio Symphony Mastersingers and 4 with the San Antonio Choral Society. These organizations have enabled me to sing in the most amazing venues in the world and with some of the highest caliber and most entertaining performers of our time including: Andrea Bocelli, Barry Manilow, Star Wars in Concert with Anthony Daniels (C3-P0), Video Games Live, and many more.
I made my Carnegie Hall debut in 2008 singing the Mozart Vesperae solennes (KV 339) under the direction of Dr. John Silantien and sang High Mass at the Vatican in 2012 during a tour of Italy from Naples to Venice.