- Party: Republican
- Occupation: Technology Executive/Teacher
- University of Texas, B.S. Electrical Engineering, 1978 (Named 'Outstanding Male Student at the University of Texas')
- Stanford University, M.B.A. 1980 (Arjay Miller Scholar)
- Founder of two high-tech firms, 1983-2001 (SnapTrack, Inc. and Strategic Mapping, Inc.)
- White House Fellow, 2001-2002 (One of twelve fellows selected for this highly competitive and respected non-partisan program)
- 12th Grade Teacher at Mount Pleasant High School, 2002-2003 (Named 'Rookie Teacher of the Year')
- Member of five non-profit boards focused on improving public education.