The most important thing you could ever know about me is the value I place on my family and faith. I am married to my best friend, Jamie (Zell), of Bedford and we have three children: Trey, Callen and Kinsey.
I've spent my life centered on three pillars: integrity, kindness and faith. I believe that being kind is more important than being right. But, I also believe that fighting for what is right and what I believe in are essential to both who I am and for those that depend on me. Early on, I was taught to stand up against bullies that prey on others. This led to my desire to be a police officer and help those who were being victimized. Ultimately, this has led me to seek political office as I want to champion the needs of my neighbors and be their voice.
I am a Christian and my faith guides me in what I do, who I am, and how I treat others.
My dad taught me that “the loss of integrity is the choice to give it away.” To this day I hold my integrity as an essential part of who I am. Honesty and strong character are critical to leadership, success, and service.
Like faith and integrity, kindness is essential to being a thoughtful, humble, and caring person. Kindness costs nothing but means everything.
A guiding quote in my life has been:
"Excellence is the result of caring more than others think is wise, giving more than others think is safe, dreaming more than others think is practical, and expecting more than others think is possible.”