Graduated from The University of Mississippi in 1973 with a B. A. in Business Administration. Worked as an independent oil and gas lease broker from 1973-1978 before joining Moon & Hines as a staff landman. Became Land Manager of Moon & Hines and Moon-Hines-Tigrett Operating Co., Inc. in 1990. Now serves as Manager of Moon & Hines, LLC and President of Moon-Hines-Tigrett Operating Co., Inc.