Position and Location
Program Manager, Families First in Tennessee
How long have you worked for Persevere?
September 2022–almost 1 year.
Where are you originally from?
What do you love most about your job?
I love helping to solve problems and learning the redemptive stories of the individuals we serve.
My dad spent some of the most important years of my life incarcerated. I served/serve witness to the challenges he has faced while trying to re-enter and re-acclimate to society. My heart and passion for the least of these and forgotten grew from watching his struggle and how he “persevered” despite the obstacles.
When I was really young, I was fascinated with the sound of a diesel engine. I wanted to drive busses. Later as a teenager, I wanted to be a pro athlete or entertainer. I wanted and taught school for a decade or so. For whatever the reason, I can’t seem to get away from helping people. My deep hope is that I can continue doing that while supporting my family.
The best advice I’ve been given is don’t be too prideful to be willing to ask for help or to say I’m sorry.
I’ve had a perfect day when I’ve gotten to the end of the day and can know that I made someone else’s day. Oh, and it everything I want goes to plan how I want it.
I’m most proud of how I’m learning to grow to be intentional as a husband, dad, friend, and in all the other roles I play in life.
I’m easily entertained, and have too many to list. I love sports, drama, comedy, and crime shows. I love Blue Bloods. I’m currently watching Lioness. The Neighborhood is a great show. I don’t love it as much as my wife, but we still watch The Office. I am a huge movie guy. I love going to the actual theater. I have a Movie Pass account and card, too.
I like doing karaoke and old school pro wrestling.