Born in Beckley, West Virginia. Attended Woodrow Wilson HS, 1978
Undergraduate Studies: Saint Augustine’s College (B.S), Raleigh, NC, 1983
Graduate Studies: University of Phoenix, MBA, 2002
Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.: Gamma Omicron Chapter-1981, Grand Chapter and Province Life Member. Million Dollar Kappa Foundation Club member.
U.S. Army: Officer 13 years (Airborne)
FirstLight Federal Credit Union: currently employed for 19 years. Employee of the Year (2008).
Islamic Center of El Paso: Executive Committee; Financial Secretary, Life Member. Islamic Youth School Teacher of the Year (2004-2005).
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP): Executive Officer; Treasurer, Life Member.
El Paso Mortgage Bankers Association: Past President (2004-2005), Mortgage Banker of the Year (2005), Past member Board of Directors (2009-2010), Honorary Life Member (2010).
Texas Credit Union Real Estate Network: Past Board of Directors.
El Paso Border Fair Housing & Economic Justice: Past Board of Directors.
City of El Paso: Past member Building and Standards Commission.
Northeast Business Alliance (NEBA): Member
American Association of Retired People (AARP): Member
National Association for Black Veterans, Inc. (NABVETS): Member
Big Brothers / Big Sisters: Mentor
United Children’s League: Active Board Member
FBI Citizens Academy: Alumni
Married to Marian for 25 years. Daughter Jasmine (Senior UT-Austin)