I graduated High School in San Angelo, Texas, and went on to Odessa College to learn about Air Conditioning and Refrigeration. I then went to college at Angelo State University, and received a Bachelor's Degree in Sociology. A year later I attended Abilene Christian University, and received a Master's Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. I also took additional courses in Sociology from Abilene Christian University and Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio. I completed my Ph.D. in General Psychology from Northcentral University.
I worked doing air conditioning and refrigeration while attending college. After my bachelor's degree, I worked at Concho Valley Electric Cooperative, reading electric meters out in the country. After completing my master's degree, I went to work for the Southgate church of Christ in San Angelo, Texas, doing marriage, family, and individual counseling for the community, and worked full-time doing that for 16 years as the Counseling and Education minister.
During the last 10 years of that work, I also worked for San Angelo ISD providing counseling to special education students from elementary school through high school. I also had the opportunity to run a spirituality group at RiverCrest Hospital, a private psychiatric hospital, and conduct seminars for the 16 county areas in west Texas for the public called "For Kid's Sake", to help parents who were divorcing to ease their children through the transitions and heartaches of divorce.
In 1997 I began my college teaching career, and taught 1 year as an adjunct professor in Sociology at Howard Payne University in Brownwood, Texas. We then moved to Conroe, Texas, to teach fulltime and taught Psychology and Sociology at Montgomery College for 3 yrs. In 2001 we moved to Waco, Texas, to teach Sociology and Psychology at McLennan Community College.
In 2018 we moved back here to San Angelo to work with the Southgate congregation again – this time as an Involvement and Counseling Minister.
My wife Debra and I met as members of the youth group back at the Colorado and Jackson Street church of Christ, and we’ve been together through thick and thin ever since!
Licensed Professional Counselor with the State of Texas
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with the State of Texas