Leader | Teacher
A Strong Voice
for District 18




I’m a lifelong Nashvillian and grew up in the neighborhoods of district 18- shopping in Hillsboro Village, getting my first job at Compton’s Foodland, and attending Eakin, West End and Hillsboro. After college, I returned and have raised my family here. I’ve been an English and Government teacher at Hillsboro and Hume-Fogg, been a school leader and mentored students for future leadership through extra curricular programs. I’ve given back to the neighborhood I love in many ways including serving on the board of HWEN and as its President from 2010-2014 and 2017- present. I am married to Melissa, a preschool teacher at Belmont UMC Day School, and have two children, Hayden, a Hume-Fogg Junior and Ella, a sixth grader at West End Middle.



  • Chairman, Hillsboro West End Neighbors, 2010-2014, 2017-present

  • West Nashville President’s Council

  • Neighborhood Resource Center:

    • Celebration of Neighborhoods, Showcase competition Vice Chair

    • Metro Planning task Force Member

  • Nashville Neighborhood Alliance Board Member

  • Metro Nashville Education Association

    • Vice Chair, PACE

    • Chair, Nominations and Elections

  • Fannie Mae Dees Park Master Plan Steering Committee

  • 21st Avenue Corridor Steering Committee

  • Chairman, School Improvement Team for reaccreditation, Hillsboro 2001, Hume-Fogg, 2015

  • “Teacher of the Year” Hillsboro, 2002

  • “Betty Nixon Good Neighbor Award” 2012

  • President, Cooperative Child Care Board