Although I was born in Washington, DC in the summer of 1970, my Mother (Joan), Father (Larry) and I all moved to Columbia, Howard County, Maryland before my first birthday. Other than my time in college, I spent the next 40 years living in Columbia, before moving to Owings Mills, and then to rural Carroll County.
Before I was a teenager, I started a commercial and residential grounds maintenance company that I eventually sold to attend college.
I went to both public (attending elementary and middle school in Columbia) as well as private schools (spending my high school years at the McDonogh School in Owings Mills).
When it was time for college, I went to Elon College (now Elon University) just outside of Burlington, North Carolina. While at Elon, I served two years on the executive board of my college fraternity, Pi Kappa Phi. I'm proud to say that I was able to lead my fraternity chapter to two national awards for philanthropic activities.
Immediately following my college career, I rode my bicycle over 3,700 miles from San Francisco, CA to Washington, DC, to raise money and awareness for people with disabilities as part of PUSH America (now known as The Ability Experience Journey of Hope). As a result of my cross-country ride, I received the "Thousand Points of Light" award from President George H. W. Bush.
A mere two days following the completion of the cross-country trip, I was sitting in my first law school classes at the University of Baltimore School of Law. While attending U.B. Law, I served on the executive board of Sigma Delta Kappa Intercollegiate Law Fraternity, both as a student and on executive board of the Alumni Chapter. Several years later, I was a Charter Member of the Clarksville Rotary Club (Rotary International), and I remain active in volunteer activities that benefit the local community.
Following in the footsteps of my Grandfather (Charles Iversen), I am a 32º K.C.C.H. Mason in the Benjamin B. French Lodge in Washington, D.C. and I am also in the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, Southern Jurisdiction.
As one of the leaders in legal technology, I lectured at the Maryland Bar Association's Mid-Year Technology Conference, and published in the Maryland Bar Journal. I was admitted to practice law in the State of Maryland in 1995 in front of the Maryland Court of Appeals, and in 1996 the United States District Court for the District of Maryland.