I was born in Boston. I worked for a company called Charrette noe of the original employees for Charrette/Stone Reprographics, doing Reprographic work for architects, such as The Architects Collaborative Received a grant to go to Harvard College, the Architectural program through the Dean of Architecture Walter Gropious. Served in the United States Coast Guard, August 18, 1969 after boot camp stationed in Portland Maine on the US Coast Guard Cutter Campbell, patrolling and as a weather cutter in the North Atlantic, 6 months out 3 months in. mid 1970 received order to Viet Nam, did additional training for 6 weeks at Paris Island the Marine training base. Wounded in action and received the Purple Heart. Served in search and rescue and shore patrol at Base Boston for the remainder of my Service. Joined the Boston Police Department in 1973, about 2 years later, received an offer to get my old job back with the Charrette and left the Police department and worded for Charrette. 1978 went to work for Greers’s reproduction, 1980 went to work at Ridgway’s, Moved around the country as a General Manager. Lived in San Antonio, Lafayette, New Orleans, Las Vegas, and the back to Shreveport in 1998. Retired after a 32 year history with Ridgway’s.
In 2014 Opened GraphX digital services.
Chief, of Bossier City Reserve Police Unit.
Boards and organizations: Currently past President of the Shreveport Caddo Parish Crime Stopper Board, Chairman for the Caddo Fire District 6 board, Chairman for the Food Bank of North West Louisiana. Past President of the Associated General Contractors Shreveport Chapter supplier’s board. Member of the downtown Rotary Club, on the Board of Walk of Stars. Past President and Shreveport Bossier Executive Association Providence House board member.
Past Member of: Shreveport Bossier Rescue Mission and Past President, Past president of the downtown Optimist Club, Past president of the Boys and Girls Club, and past president of Construction Specification Institute. Past Board member of Peter Pan Players, Summer Music Festival, Medal of honor Convention, board member and Salvation Army board member.
Awards. Branch Manager of the year 2 times with Ridgway’s Golden Boy award from the Boys and Girls Clubs of America. Ronny Hampton as Distinguished member of Shreveport Bossier Executive Association, and Presidents Award for the Philanthropy Association in 2009.
Held various team positions at Methodist Church including team leader for the Finance Team for 6 years.