• Native of Baton Rouge, LA, but this is the second time living in South Dakota
  • He and his wife Jerri have three boys


  • Undergraduate degree from Union College, Lincoln, NE
  • Masters degree from La Sierra University, Riverside, CA
  • Doctoral degree from University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD

Career Highlights

  • Science Instructor, Glendale, CA and Brandon, SD
  • Education Specialist, IBM, Los Angeles, CA
  • School Administrator, Los Angeles, CA
  • Associate Dean of GME, USD SSOM, Sioux Falls, SD

Service Highlights

  • Rotary Club 720 President, Sunland, CA
  • Neighborhood Council Founder, Shadow Hills, CA
  • Community Newspaper Founder, Tujunga, CA
  • Community Board Member, Glendale Adventist Medical Center, Glendale, CA
  • Board VP for REACH, Sioux Falls, SD

Honor Highlights

  • Rising Star Award, La Sierra University
  • Teaching Award, USD SSOM Dept. of Psychiatry
  • Zapara Excellence in Teaching Award, Silver Spring, MD
  • Multicultural Science Education Award, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA