My first job was working at Ace hardware for 2 years. Married at age 18 and went to work on barges for 6 months at a time, down the Mississippi & back. Worked at a power plant in Louisa, KY and worked 12 years as control technician. At the same time I started a construction business for myself. Have played music over the road and on weekends during that time with lots of various groups and quit touring in 2006, when I worked full time as a crane/forklift operator for DuPont in Charleston, WV. Continued my construction business until 2018, when I was offered a great job with family and friends in the SHIELD Family which I’m very happy to be a part of.