Byron was born and raised in Western Pennsylvania. He is a graduate of California University of Pennsylvania with a B.S degree in Finance. During his first year he joined the United States Marine Corps Reserves and went to recruit Training at Parris Island, South Carolina. While fulfilling his reserve contract and attending school he qualified for Officers Candidate School and attended PLC jr at Quantico VA. Byron Decided to stay enlisted verses pursuing his commission and fulfill his contract where he was awarded an honorable discharge as a Sergeant. After Graduation he Moved to York Pennsylvania where he was in a Fast Track Management Program for a national finance company. Nine months later he completed the program and was promoted to an office in Westminster MD. The next 20 years would take him from Maryland to Pennsylvania to Delaware and back to Maryland while advancing through his career to his final home state of Florida in 2015.
Byron believes it is important to give back to the communities where he lives and works. He is active with the Gainesville-Alcahua County Association of Realtors, Builders Association of North Central Florida, involved in both the Marion County and Alachua County State Housing Initiative Program (SHIP Program), a former board member of The Education Foundation of Alachua County and a current board member of the Marion County Housing Finance Authority.
When Byron is not working or giving back to the community, he loves spending time with his 3 children and just about anything outdoors. He enjoys riding his Harley on the back roads, riding atv’s, Fishing, going to the beach and live music.