Hello, Thanks for the opportunity to introduce myself to you. I am a graduate of Emory University School of Dentistry, completing Dental School in 1976. (Can it possibly be that long?) After dental school I entered the US Navy for three years where I completed rotations in each dental specialty. This reinforced my decision to remain a “generalist” in dentistry. My practice opened here in Lilburn in July of 1979 and I have been here since. Soon after arriving the chance to become involved in the community via politics became available and I was appointed to the Lilburn City merit board, serving until 1984 at which time I was elected to the city council serving until 1990. During this interval the Georgia Army National Guard beckoned and I answered the call to join. Operation Desert Storm came along in 1990 and I spent 4 months 10 days and about 8 hours on active duty, honing my skills as a triage officer in a field medical company. Upon returning to my practice I found that politics was still an interest and in 1996 was elected Mayor of Lilburn, serving for eight years. I am currently serving as a city councilman in my third term.
During this period my family and I became involved in church planting and Gwinnett Bible Chapel began in 1994 where I am serving currently as an elder. Our church family and friends are an integral part of our lives today. My wife of 39 years is Betty, my daughter Victoria is a surgical first assistant, my son Brian is a Police Officer/Lawyer for the Cobb County Police Dept. He and his wife have two beautiful children,(can you tell I’m proud of them) Brandon and Reagan. Current photos are on display in my office!! My daughter and her husband Chris are expecting a child in May.