I’ve always been a fighter.

I started playing football when I was six years old. I learned a lot of things from being on the field. I learned to work hard, to persist even when things got tough, and to keep fighting until the final whistle.

My hard work paid off when I earned a scholarship to play football at NC State.  In my first year, I represented my teammates on the NC State Athletic Council and was honored as a freshman All-American wide receiver. 

I was well on my way to achieving my dream of playing football at the highest level—but I knew that I had to do more to serve the people of North Carolina who had given me so many opportunities and to fight for the country that I love.

After my freshman year, I transferred to Yale University to study political science and to learn more about government. I witnessed the legislative process first-hand as an intern on Capitol Hill and studied local issues as an intern for Lieutenant Governor Dan Forest.

After graduating from Yale University, I came back to North Carolina to pursue my law degree from the Wake Forest School of Law—after years of seeing the leftist craziness in the Ivy League, I wanted to be closer to my family and the great people of North Carolina.

I proposed to my incredible fiancée, Mary Charles, last November and I can’t wait to start a family. I was born and raised in North Carolina and I am so excited to raise our children the same way.

Our state has so much potential. We are fighters. And we deserve hard workers in Congress. I hope to have the privilege to serve you.