At work

At work

At work

Why I do what I do

Why I do what I do

I am so blessed to be able to make a living by helping others and their communities. Each day, I sit down and help people overcome financial concerns and obstacles. I also get to help my community with our fraternal programs and activities. It’s very rewarding to be able to do what I do.

I serve members in…

Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee, Louisiana and Texas.

I can help you plan for life using a variety of tools, including…

life insurance, annuities, mutual funds and variable annuities.

I enjoy working with…

families and individuals of all shapes and sizes, helping to create a personalized and flexible financial plan to secure their future.

I attended…

Mississippi State University in Starkville, Mississippi, where I earned my Bachelor of Science in kinesiology in 2012 and my Master of Science in sports administration in 2014.

Before Modern Woodmen, I…

worked for the City of Starkville, Mississippi, Parks and Recreation Department as the athletic supervisor. I oversaw all community recreational sports and tournaments, and I employed numerous staff members for our leagues and activities. Now I serve my community through financial planning and fraternal activities, offering options for a safe and secure financial future.

I chose Modern Woodmen because…

I have a passion for people, and our organization is focused on community and families. Through Modern Woodmen, I have an amazing outlet for reaching all demographics of people and finding ways to help them create a plan and reach their goals.

The best part of my career is…

the relationships I have with my members. As a fraternal financial organization, our members come first, and that brings me the most joy. From the minute I wake up to the minute I go to sleep, my full-time job is caring for people, helping them reach their financial goals both now and long term, and providing an essential service to my community and the surrounding areas.

“I’m passionate about people. Plain and simple. I love people, and I love every opportunity I have to engage with and serve people.”
At home

At home

At home

My life outside of work

My family includes…

my wonderful wife, Caroline, and our beautiful baby boy, Bennett. We also enjoy the company of our family dog, Pearl.

In my free time, you can find me…

playing any sport I can, enjoying a walk with my wife and son, or practicing with my worship band, New Horizons Worship.

I’m passionate about…

people and relationships. Plain and simple. I love people, and I love every opportunity I have to engage with and serve people, and develop long-term relationships with them.

My greatest blessing is…

my family. Without a doubt, my wife and my son are the greatest blessings and gifts I could have ever asked for. I look forward to continuing to grow my family!

My personal motto is…

"Innovate the wheel." I'm constantly trying to find the "whys" of the world and see where things can be improved. I'm thankful to be a part of a team that encourages innovation and growth!

My hidden talent is…

music. I thoroughly enjoy playing piano, drums and singing, and I try to do all of these as often as I can.

Community impact

In the community

In the community

My local community impact

I have lived in my community…

for 13 years. I came to Starkville, Mississippi, as a 17-year-old kid in 2008, and it quickly became my home.

What I like best about my community is…

the tight-knit environment. I love seeing someone I know every time I go to the coffee shop or the grocery store.

I’m a member of…

New Horizons Christian Fellowship, where I serve through worship ministry and children's ministry. I am an ambassador for the Greater Starkville Development Partnership, which serves to connect and promote businesses in the city of Starkville. I am also an active participant in our city's parks and recreational leagues.

My favorite volunteer activities are…

any activities where I can serve others and work alongside my peers. While I enjoy working alone, I much more greatly enjoy working with and alongside others.

It’s very important to me to support my community. My favorite Modern Woodmen programs are:

the service projects that allow me to recognize and support the wonderful people in my community, the Hometown Hero recognitions that allow me to showcase our local unsung heroes, and the member activities that bring my members together.

Featured story

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Recognizing our Hometown Heroes: Essential Workers

When you think back on the words that have become more and more prevalent during the COVID-19 pandemic, one stands out to me: essential. In March 2020, we were learning who was an who wasn't an essential worker, because that determined who needed to stay home and who needed to continue to work, either form their warehouse or school or place of business, or simply their home office. Today, we have a better understanding of who those essential workers are, and just how essential they are to us. At Modern Woodmen, we have made it a priority to recognize our essential workers, and most recently, we dedicated our Hometown Hero recognition to all essential workers instead of one person or family. I'm thankful to be a part of an organization that exists for the purpose of benefitting and recognizing those who benefit our communities. Thanks to all of our essential workers: you are all Hometown Heroes!


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We can help you review your needs and plan for your financial future throughout life. (Learn more about Modern Woodmen's Planning for Life system and products.) Because Modern Woodmen is a fraternal financial services organization, we can also explore the benefits of being a member.

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