I was born in South Africa where I spent the first thirteen years of my life. My family immigrated to the United States in 1994 and we resided in Houston, Texas. I then attended Southern Methodist University in Dallas and graduated with dual Computer Science and Mathematics degrees. Upon graduation I jumped into the telecommunications industry for about eight years before moving to Pensacola. My parents and sister already owned and operated two bars at this time and had just purchased O'Riley's Irish Pub Downtown. The decision was made to join the family business in Florida. During my time in Pensacola I have had the pleasure of working with a number of local organizations to help grow this amazing community and do my part as a Pensacola business owner. My family of three beautiful girls and wife, Lydia now call Pensacola our home where we have the luxury to live, work and play.