Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech), B.S. (animal science), 1986.
Farmer. Sales representative, The William B. Tilghman Co., 1986-87. Field representative, Maryland Farm Bureau, 1987-95. Certified crop consultant and sales representative, The Farmers & Planters Co., Inc., 1995-.
Member, Nutrient Management Advisory Committee, 2011-; Pesticide Advisory Committee, 2011-; Tri-County Council for the Lower Eastern Shore of Maryland, 2011-; Maryland Pesticide Reporting and Information Work Group, 2013-. Former member, Somerset County Committee, Farm Service Agency, U.S. Department of Agriculture. President, Wicomico County Farm Bureau. Treasurer, Maryland Grain Producers Utilization Board. Board of Directors, Maryland Farm Bureau. Member, American Society of Agronomy; Delmarva Poultry Industry, Inc. Charter member, Mt. Vernon Volunteer Fire Department. Member, National Rifle Association; Somerset Ruritan Club (scholarship committee; past chair, business & professions committee). Past president, Somerset County Farm Bureau; Maryland Grain Producers' Association. Past chair, Agri-Business Committee, Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce. Excellence in Crop Advising Award, American Society of Agronomy, 2008.
Member of House of Delegates since January 12, 2011. Deputy Minority Whip, 2013-. Member, Environmental Matters Committee, 2011- (agriculture, agriculture preservation, & open space subcommittee, 2011-; natural resources subcommittee, 2011-). House Chair, Somerset County Delegation, 2011-.
Member and Treasurer, John Wesley United Methodist Church, Mt. Vernon.