Born: November 22, 1960 in Bakersfield, CA. Raised mostly in Joplin, MO

Education: Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a major in Marketing & Management from Missouri Southern State University (MSSU). Graduated Cum Laude in 1982. A lifetime member of Omicron Delta Epsilon’s economics honor society.


  • Naval Aviator 1983-1990. Winged March of 1985, graduating with the training command’s highest honor — Commodore’s List of Distinguished Aviators. Flew P3 Orions while based out of NAS Barbers Pt. Hawaii. My warfare specialty was Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) and Anti-Surface Warfare (ASUW). Received numerous medals, one for serving during combat (National Defense Medal) as part of Operation Desert Storm, while serving in the Naval Reserve.
  • Delta Air Lines 1990-Present. Currently a Boeing 767 International Captain.


  • American Vision Ministries – Board Chairman
  • Creation Ministries International (CMI) – Board Chairman
  • Nicene Council Ministries – Board Member

Faith: Reformed Presbyterian

Family: Married to the former Miss Stormy Haughawout for 28 years. We have four sons, two daughters and three grandchildren.


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