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ABOUT ME

A County boy from the start..

WHERE I COME FROM

I was raised in Seaford and have lived here 55 years now, so I was a county boy from early on and still am a York County boy. I cherish my childhood where we had loads of fun and did many things, such and jumping off of State Dock in Back Creek, going to Mills Marina for a cold drink and pack of nabs. Stopping by the crab house for crab meat, riding bikes up to Burnett's Store and hanging out with friends. The best times of our lives where life was so much more simpler back then and boy do I wish it was now as well.

I attended Seaford Elementary, York Middle School and York High School. I coached wrestling at York High starting the year after I graduated. I coached from 1981 until about 2007.  I was one of the founding members of the original Yorktown fife and drums corp . We played at the 200th year bicentennial celebration for president Jimmy Carter.

I found my soulmate in 1984, Kim Forrest who grew up in Edgehill and graduated from York High in 1985. I have heard it said many times that someone found their one in a million and that is a good saying, but I found my one in a billion when I found Kim. We have been married almost 37 years. 

We have two wonderful daughters who call York County home. Paige, my oldest owns a small business in Gloucester and my youngest Courtney, is currently an Au pair in France after receiving a TSOL degree from Liberty University.  Paige married a young man who also grew up in Seaford, Cody Williams. He is currently in the York County Sheriff Department’s police academy and will be graduating in June 2023. They have blessed us with our very first grandson Waylon James Williams born December 2022.

We have been very involved with this wonderful community and I know that we have the support we need to stand in this election.

A Thriving Career

1980-1985

1985-1999

1999-2014

2000-2016

2014- present

After high school graduation, I went to work at Newport News Shipbuilding in 1980 as a summer employee. I then attended the apprentice school.  The day I graduated, I was promoted to supervisor. I was the youngest person to be promoted to permanent supervisor in the history of the shipyard, I was 21 ½ years old. I stayed at the shipyard until 1985 when I was offered a job at the Amoco Oil Refinery, where my dad made his career as a livelihood. 

I worked at the oil refinery for about 15 years, working in several different departments. During those years, I was volunteering for the York County Fire Department as it was called back in the day. I was the President of the YCFD volunteer organization for several years. During that time I became certified as a Level 4 fire instructor which was the highest level possible at the time for the state of Virginia. I also was promoted to Battalion Chief of the refinery’s fire brigade for most of my time at the refinery. 

​After my 15 year stint at Amoco Refinery, I decided I was done with corporate business and my entrepreneurial spirit kicked in. I had built my first home back in 1991 on Drewry Lane in Seaford after my dad and I developed the 8 acre parcel of land just across from Seaford Elementary School. So off I went to embark on my first business adventure of building custom homes across the peninsula. My most memorable build was the President’s Home for Christopher Newport University while Paul and Rosemary Trible were at the helm.

Kim and I felt God calling us to ministry. We joined a new local church plant in 2000. There were only about 20 or so people when we got there and got started with Coastal Church. We are now a 6 campus church and running anywhere from 2500-3000 in attendance in all our campuses. God had done an amazing work through the life of those that call Coastal their church family. I have had the humble ability to be a part of this ministry for almost 25 years and have served in many capacities and led a number of ministries as well as serve as an Elder for many years.

As time went on, I really got burned out in the home building business having two young girls. So in 2014, I  began my current job of becoming a financial advisor. After a few years in the business, I started Yorktown Financial and Wealth Advisors LLC. Located in York County

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