About this Blog
I love helping people make a better life for themselves and their families. It puts a smile on my face. I’m 46 years old, married to an amazing woman since 1998, and father of 6 amazing children (3 boys and 3 girls). Like any daddy, they all have me wrapped around their finger. I know how tough life can be, and I also know how amazing it can be if you do the right things.
I was 26 years old when I realized I had grown up in a financial mess, and I was headed in the same direction as my parents. It was at that time I began learning about money, and put together my plan to become a millionaire by age 40. I hit my goal, and now I’m on a mission to help others become millionaires. I believe virtually anyone can become a millionaire…if they do the right things. Yes. Almost Anyone. But it takes work.
By helping others get their money on track, wonderful things can happen. Life can become better, and you acquire this wonderful ability to begin helping others. Wealth used the right way has that ability, and there are a lot of people that need help.
After spending 15 years working with the master of personal finance Dave Ramsey, I enjoyed a brief stint as COO with Financially Fit based in Salt Lake City, UT. Over my career, I’ve focused on developing digital products and systems to help people with their financial education and tool to manage their money.
While it was fun and fulfilling to work inside the Ramsey Organization and alongside the Financially Fit team, I realized that I have my life’s passion is to see people succeed and enjoy a better and more fulfilled life, and one of the components for a more fulfilled life is personal finance. I’m looking forward to a future of helping others recognize and achieving their own capacity to build wealth for themselves and their families.
I love making people smile. If I ever meet you, I hope to leave you a little better off than before you met me, and I hope to leave you smiling.
Education and The Early Years
I graduated with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering in 1993 from Pensacola Christian College. In my first year after college, I spent time at several different manufacturing facilities on assembly lines attempting to work my way into an engineering position. Falcon Fabricators, manufacturer of stainless steel restaurant equipment, Whirlpool, manufactured air conditioning systems, and finally landed back the the company I interned with in college, Bennett Tool and Die, a job shop for General Electric, Yamaha and several other clients.
Several months after returning to Bennett, I was moved into the engineering department where I spent six years doing engineering and network administration work. In March 2001, I made the decision to say goodbye to my engineering career and move full time into digital and technology. I joined Dave Ramsey, noted author, radio talk show host and entrepreneur. I spent the last 15 years on the journey from web developer to Director to VP of Internet Business and Technology. In 2012, I became the first CIO in company history where I held the role until June 2015 when I became COO. My journey with Ramsey Solutions ended in May 2016.
During my time with the Dave Ramsey organization, I spearheaded the transition from an analog company into the digital world. We were very early stage innovators in the online space with online lead generation and managements systems in 2002, early adopters of ecommerce, developed advertising synergy between our radio and online advertising, elearning pioneers, online budgeting technology in 2003, early leveraging of website analytics to grow our business, and much more. As the primary leader of our digitial expansion, I oversaw and influenced the maturing of our digital strategies and growth of our digital team from a staff of 3 to 150.
Personal Finance, organizational planning, business planning, problem solving, leadership development, team skills mentoring, innovative thinking, digital business development, and leveraging the power of pulling together technology and business. Really appreciates the freedom to influence his surroundings, affect change and make improvements in all areas of business and life.