I hail from the mysterious land known as the panhandle of Texas, where they bury Cadillacs in the dirt for fun. The quirky and artistic flare of the Dumas/Amarillo region definitely influenced and colored my perspective on art and music. I believe that community and my family instilled in me a love for God, people, and the arts.
Art and music have been a passion of mine since childhood, and I am extremely blessed to serve in this role at Raintree. I began playing the violin in elementary school and then eventually moved on to the guitar. I later joined choir in high school because there were a lot of cute girls. Eventually, I discovered I liked to sing, too, and continued my choral and musical education into my college years.
I moved to Lubbock in 2000 to attend Lubbock Christian University, and graduated with a communications degree. While singing in the Praise Choir at LCU, I also met and married my wife, April. After graduation, I began a career in graphic design and photography, working for LCU and later for Texas Tech. During that time I served many years on a worship team and in a worship band at Monterey Church of Christ, where I was mentored and guided by some amazing men and women.
In 2008, I went back to school and got a Master’s degree in leadership, and I am very thankful for that experience. I learned many things about “servant leadership” and organizational management.
In 2012, April and I had our son Kaleb; he is a rambunctious little guy who has captured our hearts and added ineffable joy to our lives. We feel incredibly blessed that God chose us as his parents.
Raintree is a special place, and I am humbled to be a part of this family as we seek to fulfill God’s mission in our lives. I hope to serve in any way possible so God and His church may flourish on this earth.