During activations, he drafts all relevant executive orders and requests for federal disaster declarations for the Governor, including formal correspondence from the Governor to the President of the United States. Prior to joining GEMA/HS, he practiced law as a litigator and corporate counsel. Prior to law school, he served in the Georgia Air National Guard as an Operations Intelligence Analyst and deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. While deployed, he successfully led a contingent of experienced intelligence personnel supporting multiple daily missions.

He graduated first in his military intelligence class, qualified as an expert marksman, and held a top secret clearance. He is an honor graduate of both the University of Georgia and University of Georgia School of Law.