I married Whitney 29 years ago. We were college sweethearts. She is the founder and president of Whitney Consulting, a network engineering firm based in East Texas. Our son, Jackson, graduated from Rice University with a degree in mathematical economic analysis and minors in financial portfolio composition and statistics. He is currently working for a private equity firm as a senior analyst. Our daughter, Payton, is at Baylor University as a pre-med student majoring in medical humanities, on her to way becoming a dentist. She spends her free time rowing on the Brazos River with the Baylor crew team. I graduated from Baylor University with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree. I passed the Series 7, 31, 63 and 66 securities exams and am currently completing my Certified Portfolio Manager (CPM) designation from Columbia University. I am passionate about giving back to my community, and have been involved in various organizations: president of the prospectors at Good Shepherd Hospital, Crisman School Board trustee, member and volunteer at Sammons Jazz, youth football coach and a long-time volunteer for the Longview Independent School District. In my free time, I enjoy hunting, fishing, skiing and staying in shape.