After serving in the US military as a crash rescue specialist, I came back to Cleveland, Ohio to work as a deputy at the Cleveland Sheriff's Department and later became a SWAT deputy. After leaving the Sheriff's Department, I became a patrolman in East Cleveland, ultimately retiring in 1996, due to a motor vehicle accident while on duty. In 2009, I saw the need for something more than what I was finding in other motorcycle clubs. So myself and several other men sat down and created the Copperheads Motorcycle Club in Cleveland, Ohio. I have been the Cleveland chapter president since then and also served as the International President for 10 years. I have enjoyed meeting new friends and family since all over the country and the world. My mission was to start a first responder motorcycle club, always remembering that the people in the organization were first responders and should act as such, whether wearing club colors or not. Having a vision and seeing it turn into what it has always made me proud to be a Copperhead. In the past decade I’ve done my best to try not to have any man, woman or child left behind. I strive for integrity and brotherhood no matter what.