Ed and his wife Tracie have four children and live in Acworth. As a citizen legislator, Ed works as a Program Manager for Croft Architects & Engineers in Kennesaw. Prior to joining Croft, Ed worked for 11 years as a program manager for MACTEC Engineering & Consulting where he directed environmental and engineering programs nationwide.
Born in Atlanta, Ed grew up in the Southeast and attended Furman University in Greenville, SC where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Physics and the designation of Distinguished Military Graduate with his Army commission in 1992. Ed served his country on active duty for 9 years as a US Army officer with challenging leadership assignments in Europe, North Africa, and the Persian Gulf. A graduate of the US Army Ranger School, Ed completed his active military service at Fort Stewart, Georgia where he was a leading transportation planner for two worldwide deployments of the 3rd Infantry Division (Mechanized) and served as Commander of the division’s 211-soldier truck transportation company.
Ed is an Eagle Scout, serves as an Assistant Scoutmaster in Boy Scout Troop 2096 in Acworth, and is an active member of St. Stephen Orthodox Christian Church in Hiram.