I was born and raised in St. Louis, MO. I graduated from Normandy Sr. High School in 1975. Attended University of MO. St. Louis. Obtained A.A. in Biblical Education from Florida Bible College in 1985, and a B.A. in Biblical Education from Florida Bible College in 1987. Graduated from St. Louis University School of Law in 1991. Passed the bar exam the first/only time I took it in 1992. Also moved to Franklin County, Missouri, and joined the Missouri Bar Association in 1992.