I am a cancer survivor, amateur radio operator, photographer, and consultant from Milledgeville, Georgia. I am married to the former Ms. Nikki Gay of Eatonton and am the son of Quincy and Donna Simpson of Toomsboro. I was diagnosed with cancer (MDS) in January 2016. Prior to my diagnosis, I was a training specialist, academic advisor, and lecturer at Georgia College & State University. I also was an assistant professor at Georgia Military College. My area of study was American government and public administration.

My primary hobbies are photography, amateur radio, and serving on the Event Leadership Team for Relay For Life of Baldwin County. Through amateur radio, I am active in storm spotting and emergency communication.