“Tex” learned to fly when he was 16 years old and quickly discovered that aviation would be his passion in life. He joined the Air Force in 1997 and became an F-16 fighter pilot, while being stationed in Aviano, Italy and Kunsan Air Base, South Korea.
During his tenure in the Air Force, Tex accumulated over 150 hours of combat time and over 1,000 hours in the F-16. After serving overseas, Tex was assigned to Nellis Air Force Base and his interests migrated towards business.
While finishing out his Air Force commitment, Tex earned his Masters of Business Administration from the University of Maryland and quickly put his business plan into motion. After separating from the Air Force in 2008, Tex started 4 thriving aviaiton businesses, including Monarch Sky, Mojave Aviation, Vegas 500 Air Tours and most recently Sky Combat Ace, the premier civilian aerial combat training center in the world.
Tex hails from Atlanta, Georgia.