I have more than 10 years in the non-profit sector, five of them directly related to grant development. Over the last three years I’ve developed a specialty in writing grants to state and federal agencies. I am particularly knowledgeable about grants for programs that can be funded by the Texas Education Agency, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, U.S. Department of Education, and the Justice Department. I am also a Registered Tax Preparer with the IRS and an ordained minister. I have owned my own consulting firm since 2009 where I work with individuals, small businesses, and non-profit organizations on grant development, grant management, government contracting, and non-profit formation.
Prior to my career in the non-profit world, I spent several years in public policy roles. This included two appointments to two federal advisory committees and work with the Texas Governors Committee on People with Disabilities to develop the State of Texas Web Accessibility Guidelines in 2006. Several of my posts on this site reflect my continued interest in the more wonkish areas of cities, states, and the federal government.
In 2007, I graduated from Sul Ross State University with a degree in political science and history. In 2015, I earned a Master of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Currently I live in Gainesville, Texas with my wife Alicia of 10 years, and our Daughter Aryanna.
In the community, I serve as a deacon at First Baptist Church Gainesville and also serve on several committees within the church. Since 2017 I have overseen our family Donor Advised Fund, which keeps me engaged with a wide range of charitable organizations at the local, regional, and national level.