I was born and raised in Charleston. I graduated high school in 2006 and joined the US Navy as a Nuclear Machinist Mate. I served on the USS Ohio, a submarine home ported in Silverdale, WA, and while on the Ohio, I had the opportunity to visit many foreign ports, including Yokosuka, Japan; Subic Bay, Philippines; and Changi, Singapore. Living in the Puget Sound area and seeing so many different countries was a great experience, but we were very happy to end our time on Active Duty in the Navy and move back to Charleston in 2012.
My wife, Emily (Miller) Tomshack, daughter of Clarence and Linda, is also a Charleston native. We had our first child, Emma, in November 2011 and welcomed our second child, Lucas, in April 2014. It has been great to be back in town because Emma and Lucas get to have three sets of grandparents plus an aunt and three cousins that live nearby.
Some of my favorite hobbies include working with computers, fixing things around my house, working on different projects with Clarence, and golfing. I was able to complete my Bachelor of Science in Nuclear Engineering Technology from Excelsior College in 2013, but admittedly the skills I have used most have gone toward building retaining walls and a snow machine for my backyard.
I have really enjoyed being back with my family full time; I love being back in the small town environment and I look forward to being able to make an impact on our community.