I grew up in Bainbridge, Georgia and was a 1959 Emory graduate before I embarked on my court reporting career. I started out in DeKalb County Superior Court, then went to Fulton County Superior Court, and finally ended up in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia from 1961 until I retired on December 31, 1999. Since then, I have been reporting part time in the Augusta area after moving to Appling. I am happy to be helping out Augusta Scribes in any way that I can, which has included reporting and being their lead ambassador. I was a career-long member of the National Court Reporters Association where I earned my Certificate of Merit, my Certified Realtime Reporter designation, and even qualified in 1976 in their annual speed championship as well. I was a proud member of the Georgia Shorthand Reporters Association where I received their Outstanding Reporter of the Year award for the year of 1999 and was also a member and officer of the U.S. Court Reporters Association and received their Award of Excellence. I enjoy yard work, cabinetmaking, and carpentry, and I also love playing the piano and organ. My greatest joy was accompanying the Lakeshore Gospel Quartet in Decatur for 18 years. However, my wife Gwen and I consider our greatest enjoyment in life to be our wonderful children, Les and Alison, and our five granddaughters.