I've been and independent local business owner since 1999 and for the first half of my career I was in the Technology sector. Eventually, I found out I am a better person helping protect families and have been representing Allstate since 2015. I love to cook professionally and recently for four years I lived in New Orleans, LA. While there, I learned a lot about French-Creole, Soul Food techniques and Butter! Just a short drive from New Orleans is Florida where my wife and I spend a lot of time outdoors scuba diving and developing underwater photography (not that good at it). I have a green thumb and love to grow herbs for the freshest ingredients while cooking.