Prior to becoming licensed in 1997, I was employed in law enforcement. I served 23 years in the USAF, first as an enlisted member in law enforcement and then as an officer in the Judge Advocate General Corps (JAG), where I served almost exclusively as a criminal defense attorney. Following my retirement in 2008, I continued practicing in the private sector. My prior military experience gives me the ability to identify with military members and the unique issues they face in family and criminal law. I have lived in the Schertz area since 2001, and am happy to serve those in the surrounding communities.