I am originally from upstate New York and grew up in Dover Plains, NY. I have spent most of my life in Texas, but have lived in Virginia and New Hampshire. I went to college at Southern Methodist University and earned my BBA in Accounting. I have an MBA in Finance from the University of Dallas and while I have my CPA, my status is inactive.
I get asked a lot on why I moved to Mountain Home. It was actually a year long process. Texas is getting crowded, traffic is horrible and housing is getting expensive. When I started my search for a new place to live, I was looking for a smaller type town, not totally rural, health care system and decent retail stores. I looked all over the country, visited a bunch of places and finally settled on Mountain Home. It met my criteria and I really liked the area.
I was in the Army for five years and was a Counterintelligence Agent. I did basic training at Fort Leonard Wood and AIT at Fort Huachuca. I spent two years in The Republic of Panama and two and a half at Fort Hood. I had a blast in Panama and it is a great country!
Most of my corporate career was in Internal Audit and Finance. Most of my audit career was at Verizon Communications and I started with them in Dallas. Once Verizon bought the former MCI, I moved to Virginia. My last corporate job was in New York City where I was Senior Manager of Finance for RCN and was responsible for the accounting and financial operations of the New York Market. RCN was taken private and incoming management made many changes and I was one of them.
So, how did I become a barber? It was something I always wanted to do and when I got out of the Army I went to OG’s School of Hair Design in Killeen, TX and got my license. I knew if I didn’t get my license then I would have not had the time to get it. After I got my license, I moved to Dallas and went into the corporate world. For many years, I mainly worked part time on Saturdays to keep up my skill set and get some extra cash.
After RCN, I said enough of the corporate world. I moved to New Hampshire and created The Barber’s Tools Shed in Merrimack. At the six month mark, WMUR did a best of for the State of NH, and The Barber’s Tool Shed was number ten. It was a popularity contest, but in the end my shop was in the top ten. By the time I sold it I had three other barbers working for me.
After New Hampshire I moved back to Texas and created the Rattlesnake Barbering Co. It took off quickly and I busted my butt to get that going. Starbucks was across the way from me and I got there at 6am and stood on the corner and handed out business cards to drive sales. The Facebook page for Rattlesnake Barber is still out there and feel free to check it out.
If you have made it this far reading my background, thank you!
Beard Trim with Shaved Line
318 E 7th Street
Mountain Home, AR 72653
Monday12 pm to 8 pm
Tues - Fri: 9 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday: 9 am - 5 pm
You can call me at 870.701.3454. You can also send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.