I became very active in Southern Baptist Disaster Relief after Hurricane Katrina. Jay Isbell, KA4KUN, encouraged me to consider an Amateur Radio license to better prepare me for deployments. Prior to becoming the Shelby County, Alabama EMA Director in 2012, I served 5+ years as the ARES Emergency Coordinator for Jefferson County, Alabama, including during the April 27th, 2011 tornadoes and volunteered with Alabama Baptist Disaster Relief (SBDR) for 10+ years as a Team Leader (Blue Hat) for Chain Saw & Chaplain Teams serving on deployments with Communications Teams across the Eastern half of the United States.

I served as Chaplain and Team Leader for a medical team deployed to Port-au-Prince, Haiti after the 2010 earthquake devastated the country. Certificates include Certified Local Emergency Manager (CLEM), Advanced Level Emergency Manager (ALEM), Alabama Homeland Security Certified All-Hazards Type III Communication Unit Leader (C-COML), All-Hazards Communications Technician (COMT) and holds an Amateur Radio Extra Class License. I also sit on the Board of Directors of the Alabama Association of Emergency Managers (AAEM) as the representative to AEMA Divsion G, covering Calhoun, Clay, Cleburne, Jefferson, Randolph, Shelby, St. Clair and Talladega.

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Building Antennas, Continuing Education Training/Courses, Emergency Communications/ARES/RACES, Family Communications, Field Day, Mobile Or Portable Operating, Personal Safety, Public Service Or Community Safety, Teaching New Hams