I was born and raised in Dallas, TX. I attended Sam Houston State University where I graduated with a B.S. in Criminal Justice and a Masters in Education. I was a member of the Spirit Program as “Sammy” the Bearkat. During the glory days, I earned two National Championships at NCA College Nationals. I am in my 7th year as an NCA Mascot Instructor for traditional and collegiate Varsity programs. In my spare time, I enjoy standing in the toy aisle to solidify my role as the uncle of the year and participating in any sport or physical activity.