Born in Louisville, Kentucky – May 22, 1958

Education: J.D. University of South Carolina-School of Law

Graduated 1986 Cum Laude; Law Review; Order of the COIF

B.A. English Literature, University of South Carolina (Aiken Campus);

Graduated 1983 Magna Cum Laude

Law Career:  1990-1992:  Business Litigation associate, Attorney with Harry Swagart, P.A.

1988-1990:  Staff Attorney for S.C. Court of Appeals

1986-1988: Associate attorney for Kilpatrick & Cody  (now Kilpatrick, Stockton)

Painting Career: 1992-Present: Painting as a self-taught artist