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  • B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Tulane University

  • Master of Business Administration, University of Alabama

  • Doctor of Jurisprudence, Nashville School of Law

  • Master of Arts/teaching, Belmont University


  • Navy ROTC scholarship

  • Naval aviator:  F14Tomcat, 5.5 years, 960 flight hours, 2 Western Pacific/Indian Ocean deployments, 281 carrier landings

  • Sales representative: The Lincoln Electric Company, the world’s largest welding products company, 12 years, sales territory included middle Tennessee and southern Kentucky

  • Attorney, primarily criminal defense: 3 years, clients found not guilty in 2 of 3 jury trials    

  • High school math teacher:  17 years, 13 years in Metro Nashville Public Schools (Stratford High, Overton High, and Antioch High), 4 years in Williamson County Schools (Summit High)

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