Experience

Trial Judge, State Court, Houston County, Georgia.  Elected full-time judge with general jurisdiction in civil and criminal matters. January 2011- present

Adjunct Professor, Middle Georgia State University, Macon, Georgia.  Responsible for curriculum development and instruction of Legal Issues in Information Technology course.  Additionally taught Computer Foundations in Information Technology, Legal Environment of Business, and Computer Ethics courses.  August 1998- May 2015.

District Attorney and Chief Assistant, Houston  County, Georgia.  Led a prosecution office of 30+ persons and 10 prosecutors.   Responsible for homicide and serious violent crime prosecutions.  January 2007 – December 2010.

Senior Assistant District Attorney, Houston County, Georgia.  Responsible for felony prosecution in wide-range of criminal cases.  Head Special Victim Unit, specializing in child abuse, domestic violence, and sex crimes.  Handle motions, hearings, plea agreements, and trials from arraignment up to and including appellate argument.  July 2000 – December 2006.

Squadron Commander, 116th Security Forces Squadron, Georgia Air National Guard, Robins Air Force Base, Georgia.  Lead military police squadron consisting of over 60 sworn police officers and support staff as a Traditional Guardsman.  March 2002- January 2005.

Adjunct Professor, Georgia College and State University, Warner Robins, Georgia.  Developed curriculum and taught Government Contract Law in the graduate-level logistics program.  August 2000 – August 2003.

Comptroller/Support Flight Commander, United States Air Force.  Robins Air Force Base, Georgia.  Responsible for properly executing and directing over $6 million budget for the 5th Combat Communications Group. Section leader for supply, logistics, vehicle operations and maintenance, equipment issue and civil engineering for the group. Dealt with wide range of financial, logistical and legal issues while directing a 30-person support staff of military and civilians. July 1998- July 2000.

Deputy Chief of Financial Analysis, United States Air Force, Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri. Duties include review of base-wide support agreements and contracts for economic viability and legality, generation of economic impact reports and cost studies on broad range of services and purchases.  August 1996 — July 1998.

Chief of Financial Services, United States Air Force, Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri.  Responsible for providing broad range of financial services to approximately 5000 personnel.  Supervise over 30 persons in the areas of pay, travel, and accounting, reporting directly to the base comptroller on financial issues.  August 1995 – August 1996.    

Real Estate Services Associate, Florida Credit Union League, Tallahassee, Florida.  Assisted approximately 290 Credit Unions throughout Florida in providing mortgage lending to their members. Supervised application process and was liaison between underwriting, statutory compliance, credit union staffs, and their members. November 1993 — April 1995.

Judicial Extern, Leon County Circuit Court, Tallahassee, Florida.  Responsible for drafting judicial orders, case memoranda, and providing legal opinions and analysis to Circuit Court judges.  January 1993 — April 1993.

Legislative Analyst, Florida Auto Underwriters Association, Tallahassee, Florida.  Drafted legislation affecting the insurance industry.  Dealt with committee staff and monitored bill progress at all stages.  February 1993 — June 1993.