I grew up in Montgomery, AL but my mother was from Auburn so it was only natural that I had a love for ‘the Plains’.

I was very active in campus life: served as President of the Black Student Union, volunteered at UPC, sang in Gospel Choir, and worked as a Foy Union Desk Worker. Auburn instilled in me a work ethic and character that helped mold me into the professional I am today.

My mom passed away in 2015 and I am so proud that she was able to see me walk across the stage not once, but twice from Auburn University earning my BS in Management Information Systems and my M.Ed. She remembered when as a child she was not even allowed to walk past the University. So grateful she had to chance to walk around the campus she admired from afar growing up in Auburn.

I’ve been a federal government employee for 19 years. Currently, I am the Senior Instructional Designer at the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy at Fort Bliss, Texas. I am the Tiger Team Lead for the Distributed Leaders Course (DLC) formerly known as Structured Self-Development (SSD), which all Noncommissioned Officers in the Army take prior to their Professional Military Education (PME) course. I am also the lead instructional designer for the Advanced Leader Course Leader Core Competencies (formerly known as Advanced Leader Course Common Core).

It’s always great to hear “War Eagle!” when new Soldiers come to the Academy. An AUsome reminder of the Auburn Spirit as well as the great university I call home.