I graduated from the Medical College of Virginia School of Dentistry in May 1975. I then completed a two-year general residency at Louisiana State University School of Dentistry in New Orleans. I came to Martinsville in August 1977 and took over the general practice of Dr. Ruff Wheless, who had returned to school to specialize in periodontics. I was awarded a Fellowship in The Academy of General Dentistry in July 1984. Outside of dentistry, I have been very involved in many community organizations and activities. My hobbies are spending time with my family, hunting and gardening in the spring and summer.