I have served in the fire service for 32 years. I have been married to Wanda Joyner for 17 years and we have two sons Spencer and Reid. When I am not working, I love to fish, hunt, work in the garden, and spend time with my family. I have an Associate's Degree in Emergency Preparedness Technology from Nash Community College and a Bachelor's Degree in Public Safety & Emergency Management from Grand Canyon University.
I started in the fire service as a volunteer on April 2, 1986 as a firefighter at West Mount Fire Department. My father had been in the fire service since 1974 as a volunteer for West Mount and I truly believe my love for the fire service started that year at the age of 4. I spent 6 years at West Mount and moved to Coopers Volunteer Fire Department in 1992. In 1994, I served as a Fire Captain and in the year to come, served in all the different ranks as a fire officer until 2000 when I was elected as Fire Chief. I served in that role until February 5, 2018.
I started my career as a paid firefighter for the Town of Nashville on February 18, 2008 and served in that role until November 3, 2009 when I was promoted to Fire Captain. On February 13, 2018, I was promoted to Fire Chief of the Nashville Fire Department. In the role of Fire Chief, I have great plans for the future of the Nashville Fire Department and plan to develop future leaders from the career and volunteer ranks to carry Nashville Fire Department into the future.