I was born and raised in the Dallas area to a mother with Marshall TX roots and a father with Navasota roots. Growing up I looked up to my parents and older brother as heroes. My dad was in law enforcement, and my mom worked for DISD school district. I watched my dad excel with several promotions while leading and inspiring great groups of men and women to do the same. At a early age, I always knew I wanted to follow in his footsteps. My family was relocated to California and later returned back to the Dallas area where I attended Desoto East Junior High School. I later transferred to Reed Junior High due to address of our new residence. I graduated Duncanville High School and continued my education at the University of North Texas in Denton.
I majored in criminal justice because I wanted to pursue a career within law enforcement. During college, I participated in the Dr. Emmet J. Conrad Internship sponsored by Senator Royce West. While interning, I was able to gain work experience with Texas DPS, Texas Department of Criminal Justice Parole Board, and Dallas Police Department.