I was born and raised in Memphis Tennessee until the age of 13 when my family moved with the military to other parts of the country. After returning to Memphis, I met my wife Pat while working our way through College. Pat is an Electrical Engineering Designer. Our son has been involved in music and Ministry since High School and as an accomplished musician having traveled throughout the world performing. He has since received his Masters Degree and is the Director of Bands for one of the largest private Christian Schools in the Mid-South.
Through the years I have owned and or managed many businesses. I currently operate a successful Professional Construction Consultant business I founded 12 years ago. I am a Licensed Tennessee General Contractor who has held most of the mechanical and engineering licenses offered in Tennessee. I value my Mechanical Degree but realize the practical experience I possess makes all the difference.
As an Adjunct Faculty member with Southwest Tennessee Community College, I developed and taught a course for Professional Home Inspectors.
As a manager of Federal Express over aircraft and trucking operations in East Tennessee, I demonstrated my ability to manage dozens of employees, recruited businesses to use FedEx services and administered a multi-million dollar budget.
I have played an active roll in Community Service all of my adult life. I am a former DEA, US Customs Search and Rescue Mission Pilot with the United States Air Force Civil Air Patrol.
I promote participation in the Locks of Love program for children stricken with cancer, and many local animal rescue groups. I have been working to educate the public about the true nature of wolves for 32 years. Recently I created a local radio talk show in 2008 that is dedicated to exposing corrution in government and restoring our constitutional rights and liberties. It is on WLRM-1380-AM Monday -Friday at 3PM. It is called The Voice of Truth with Mike Parsons.