I was born in Massachusetts and grew up in a medium sized border town in southern New Hampshire. Our claim to fame was our town was the first place after leaving Massachusetts where you could legally get a tattoo. Come to think of it, cigarettes and beer were also cheaper where I lived. Maybe that is why our town’s motto was “The Gateway to New Hampshire.”
I then attended the University of New Hampshire and graduated with a B.A. in both history and political science. The two areas of study overlapped so much in my mind that it was the natural thing to do. Following graduation I worked in New Hampshire politics on a congressional campaign as a “field representative”. I later learned that term is code for working long hours, making almost no money while having a great time. It was one of the best jobs I ever had.
After my brief stint in politics I jetted off to graduate school at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Living and going to school in London was an amazing experience and one I am glad I took advantage of. I was able to meet people from around the world and vigorously debate various issues in a competitive academic setting. The interactions I had in London allowed me to better understand opposing world views, and also allowed me to strengthen my own beliefs .
Leaving London was hard and I made every attempt to try and find a job in the U.K. and Ireland. I was unsuccessful in my job search and headed back to the States just in time for the 2002 election season. I got another job in New Hampshire politics, this time on a well funded Gubernatorial campaign as Field Director. This job was even more fun than my first one in politics, but in the back of my mind I always had a desire to go to law school.
On the week that applications were due I mailed mine out to several schools. The only thing I did not like about living in New Hampshire were the winters, and I vowed to go to law school in a warmer climate. I was accepted at the Florida State University College of Law and moved to Tallahassee, Florida in the autumn of 2002. I passed the Florida Bar in the September of 2005 and the Georgia Bar in October of 2007.
Currently I live in a small North Florida town with my wife, Becky, my son, Mason, my daughter, Miss Julia, two dogs (Jackson and Molly) and three cats (Sadie Mae, Maggie and AJ) in our 1927 Bungalow. After growing up outside of Boston and living in London I never thought I could be happy living in a place with a population of under 5,000 people, but I am.
I tend to be interested by a lot of things and this blog will not really focus on one topic, such as politics or food or sports, but rather will touch on my various interest. Leave a comment to let me know you’ve stopped by, and I hope you enjoy my blog!