There is nothing more important to me than my family. I am married to the love of my life, Amy Vanderoef, and we are the proud parents of our two year old son Wyatt. We live together in Irving. With all of us together, “Life is good.”
Investigative Watch Dog
I spent nearly two decades uncovering and exposing fraud, corruption, government waste, and consumer scams. My tireless work earned me four Emmy Awards, leaving me proud to call myself a “watchdog” who fights for the people of Texas.
After two decades of covering politics, I became well aware that you can’t change career politicians or the bureaucrats who work for them, but you can expose them. By serving in Congress, my battle plan is to give the power of information directly to the people. I am asking you to lend me the, “keys to castle.”
The war on prosperity must end. We must streamline government by using common sense to make deep budget cuts and reform the tax code to promote investment.
Small Business Owner and Entrepreneur
After growing Arborplex Tree Service from a simple concept to a premier Metroplex based tree care and landscape company, I learned what it takes to start a small business from the ground up; fiscal responsibility, calculated risk and a sound plan of attack set the stage for success. I was able to grow Arborplex’s online presence with such success it allowed me to sell Arborplex for a small profit.
Currently I now employ 8 people as the owner of Kwik Kar Auto Care Center in Irving. This experience has given me a unique perspective into what it takes to run a successful business. In my short time as Owner I have increased sales by nearly 10 percent which will allow us to increase staffing. During the purchase process of this business, I learned first hand how an unfair tax structure and overreaching government regulations stifle investment, ultimately limiting our nation’s economic growth.
I am proud to volunteer for so many wonderful organizations. There is no greater feeling of accomplishment than helping others in need succeed in life. I have witnessed first hand how just a few dedicated and hard working volunteers can make Texas a better place. Below are a few charities that hold a special place in my heart.
- New Friends New Life, Advisory Board Member
- Conference on Crimes Against Women, Advisory Board Member
- Hold the Door for Others, Communications Advisory
- The SPCA of Texas, Video Producer
I am an avid sportsman who loves the outdoors. From golfing and fishing to sport clay shooting and hiking, Texas is my outdoor paradise. I am a concealed handgun license holder and a firm supporter of our right to keep and bear arms.