I grew up in the MS Delta in the Greenwood and Cleveland areas. I graduated from Bayou Academy which is a MAIS school. A lifetime Junior Auxiliary of West Point member, I still enjoy serving my community as a member and President of Delta Kappa Gamma Alpha Iota Chapter. I am an active member of First Baptist Church, and my hobbies are running, fitness, reading and spending time at sporting events. I am married to Jamey Ballard, and we have one son, Chip.