My educational background is extensive, as I received a double major from Clemson University in 1998, which included a Bachelor of Science in Finance and a Bachelor of Science in Marketing. I spent 15 years in the business world, where I served as a retail store manager for 10 years and another five years as an assistant bank manager at a local bank. I elected to continue my education when I felt a calling to the field of education. I received my Master of Arts in Middle School Teaching (MAT) in May 2007 from Clemson University. Go Tigers! I also received my Master of School Administration in August of 2011 from Furman University. In January of 2016, I completed my Educational Specialist Degree from Clemson University (Ed.S.). I just graduated from Converse University on May 20, 2021, with my Doctorate of Education in Professional Leadership. I am a US Army Veteran who served during the Desert Storm Campaign. I have been married to Erica L. Mackins for 21 years, and we have resided in Anderson for the last 31 years. We have two children, Adrian (19) and Travis (15). I am a Pleasant View Baptist Church member, which my family attends. This is why I know collaboration and cooperation are the way to move our community and our country forward without sacrificing our Christian core values!