Husband, Father, Veteran, Prosecutor
I have been married to my beautiful and very hard working wife, Amanda Hayes, for 21 years. We have two wonderful daughters, Miranda and Marissa. Miranda is 20 years old and lives in Columbus. Marissa is 17 and will graduate from Beavercreek High School in the spring. We live in Beavercreek, but for the first 11 years of our marriage we called Fairborn home. We love our community, especially our summers spent at the Greene Valley Recreation Center and Pool where we spend time with family, friends and neighbors. When I'm not prosecuting crime in Greene County, my wife and I love to spend time together working around the house, planning what to do with our soon to be empty nest, and hanging out with our two dogs, two cats, and one leopard gecko.
I am a veteran of the United States Air Force Reserve. I retired in 2016 as a Captain with over 24 years of service. I was both enlisted and a commissioned officer. I rose to the rank of Senior Master Sergeant and served as the First Sergeant for both the 445th Logistics Readiness Squadron and the 445th Maintenance Squadron. I ended my career as an attorney with the Judge Advocate Corps. My military experience instilled me with a deep and abiding respect for those who have worn the uniform of this country. The Air Force taught me self-discipline, attention to detail, and the understanding that it takes everyone working together to accomplish the mission. I apply these skills today as an assistant prosecutor and will continue to apply them everyday as your elected Prosecuting Attorney.
I am the Chief Trial Counsel for the Criminal Division of the Greene County Prosecutor's Office. During my 15 years as an Assistant Prosecutor, I have handled hundreds of criminal cases and tried over 50 jury trials. These trials involved charges ranging from petty theft to murder. In 2019 alone, myself and my colleague Bill Morrison have secured convictions in two murder trials. In addition to handling criminal cases, I am also the Prosecutor's liaison to the Veterans Treatment Court. This specialty court reaches out to eligible veterans and helps them work through the issues that brought them to the criminal justice system. I am also trusted to manage the Prosecutor's Office internship program and have done so for the past ten years.