T.R. graduated from Science Hill High School. He acknowledged his calling into the ministry with his wife Carla and together they became certified Marriage facilitators through Family Dynamics of Franklin, TN. Prior to Summit, he worked as the Behavior Supervisor for the transit division of the City of Johnson City. Recently, T.R. has founded 4thirTEEN a faith-based organization that is for teens and run by teens. T.R. ‘s passions include pouring into teens to see them develop into adulthood, engaging in the community, serving, mentoring and inspiring other leaders to become successful. In his spare time, he enjoys photography, singing with his friends, and ministering to married couples. Along with his wife, they have 4 young men and 7 grandchildren.