I was born and raised in Ensley's Tuxedo Court Public Housing Community. Today, Tuxedo Terrace housing community stands in place of the old Tuxedo Court, affectionately known as "the Brickyard." Growing up in this area exposed me to the harsh realities faced by many residents, but it also instilled in me the values of service, sacrifice, and the power of prayer, thanks to the strong influence of my grandmother.
I pursued my education at Ensley High School and later completed a GED program. I then attended Miles College and went on to earned my bachelor's degree. I then furthered my education and I obtained a master's degree from Oakland City University. Alongside my educational journey, I take immense pride in being a devoted father, an active member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. and a law enforcement officer. I have served as a school resource officer and on a task force dedicated to the public housing community. I take public safety seriously.
Throughout my life, I have consistently pushed beyond established standards and exceeded expectations. I firmly believe that District 55 deserves a leader who possesses both the capabilities and the unwavering determination to advocate for change. I am committed to tirelessly fighting until our shared vision for the community is realized.