I graduated from high school in 1991 and that same year I went to work selling new cars. Over the course of ten years I worked for two different new car dealers selling cars and doubling as finance manager. In 1998 my father and I decided to get into the pawn business. For the first three years I kept my full time job at the dealership while my wife and my mother helped my dad manage the shop. In 2001 I quit my job and started working full time in the pawnshop. In 2005 I started going to college and maintained my position in the pawnshop part time until I graduated. I am very active in politics. I served for two years as a Van Buren County JP. I am currently running for the position of Clinton Mayor.