Personal and Mission Statement
Being a public servant has meant so much to me since I was old enough to enter the workforce. Having pride in doing the best job possible and helping others along the way has been a focal point for myself and others that I have been fortunate enough to work with. The Mission of the Washington County Circuit Clerk’s Office is to provide residents of Washington County and non-residents alike, efficient, accurate, and professional customer service in the collection, recording, and distribution of legal documents ordered and recorded through Circuit Court in accordance with Federal and State Laws. Accomplishing this on a daily basis, while providing an efficient, respectful, and positive work environment for employees, is paramount in the success of the mission of the office.
Duties of the Circuit Clerk
The primary duties of our office revolve around filing, docketing, attending court, issuing of notices, records management, and reporting to the Administrative Office of the Courts.
Service to the community began for me in 1990 when I entered the world of Law Enforcement. For the next 22 years, I was blessed with the opportunity to serve in several capacities such as patrol officer, K9 officer, SWAT Team Leader, Patrol Supervisor, Detective, and finally retiring at the rank of Administrative Lieutenant. With a continued passion for serving others, I ran and was elected to the Office of Circuit Clerk in 2012. For the past six years, my incredible staff and I have moved the operations of the office forward to provide public records as “information at your fingertips”. We have utilized technology to be able to offer images and records via search engine on your computer, tablet, and smartphone. Also, we have increased in the amount of electronic land recording upwards to 90%+, making it more efficient to record documents without having to file them physically at the courthouse. In the very near future, we are scheduled to start eFlex electronic filing for our court documents, allowing the law community and pro se litigants to file cases and entries online. We will keep the public advised as these opportunities are made available. I am very active in the Arkansas Circuit Clerk’s Association and serve on the Executive Board, the Legislative Committee, the Grants Committee, and serve as a District Director for the Association. In 2017, I was appointed by the Arkansas Association of Counties to the AAC Opioid Task Force to serve as a voice for helping combat this destructive epidemic effecting communities all over Arkansas and around the nation.
I have been married to my wonderful wife, Shannon, since 2004, have 3 beautiful daughters, and a corgi named Henry. Shannon and I have known each other since we were children attending Mission Blvd. Baptist Church in Fayetteville. Our families have been members there for more than 40 years. I enjoy reading, cooking, and spending time with my church and my family. Being a cancer survivor since 2006, I have also developed a passion for physical fitness. Given a second chance at life, I enjoy coaching and cheering others on as a CrossFit trainer to show people how important it is to take care of yourself, not only for you but for those you love.