I am a native of Monroe, Louisiana. I graduated from Carroll High School in 1996. After high school, I enrolled at Northeast Louisiana University in Physical Education. During my freshman year, I trained with the NLU Track & Field Team. In the Spring of 1997, I dropped out and enlisted in the United States Marines.
I attended recruit training at MCRD San Diego in the summer of 1997. I later was attached to the 3rd Battalion 1st Marines India Company, a unit I remained with until I was discharged in 2001. During my time in the Marines, I made two overseas deployments and visited Hawaii, Hong Kong, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Bahrain, Seychelles, Phuket, and Darwin, Australia. I participated in a humanitarian operation with the United Nations in Indonesia and was a security detail enlisted officer aboard the USS Cole in 2000 during the FBI investigation of its terror attack in the Gulf of Aden, Yemen.
After the Marines, I began a photography business in Monroe, Shreveport, Chicago, and Los Angeles. In Chicago, I attended the Harrington College of Design where I majored in digital photography. I have been the school photographer for over 7 high schools across the country. My work has appeared in the JET and Ebony magazines and on the cover of Monroe, LA’s Bell South telephone book in 2010.
I was a Hollywood actor and has appeared on over a dozen television shows and movies including: Scandal, Criminal Minds, Revenge, Two Broke Girls, Bones, Zoo, and Franklin and Bash. I was a featured background actor in the Lifetime movie “The Hunt for the Labyrinth Killer” starring Michael Nouri and in an episode of NCIS: New Orleans. I received acting training at that Speiser/Sturges Acting Studio in Los Angeles, California.
I received my Bachelor of Arts degree in History from the University of Louisiana at Monroe in 2012. I taught as a middle school social studies teacher at the Excellence Academy Charter School in Monroe from 2013-2015. I also served as a World Geography teacher at Lake Area New Tech Early College High School in New Orleans during the 2015-2016 school year.
I am currently a graduate student at the University of Louisiana at Monroe and am a member of the Eta Delta Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
My career in the Marines 1997-2001
My experience as a Hollywood actor 2013-2016
1st Year Teaching- 2013-2014 at Excellence Academy- Monroe, LA
2nd Year Teaching- 2014-2015 at Excellence Academy- Monroe, LA
3rd Year Teaching- 2015-2016 at Lake Area New Tech High School- New Orleans, LA