Dr. Jerry was born and raised in Warren, AR before moving to Jonesboro to attend Arkansas State University. There he obtained a Bachelors of Science degree in Biology and was awarded the Biology Student of the Year award his senior year. For his optometric education Dr. Jerry chose the Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, TN where he would meet his future wife. While completing his coursework at SCO, he had externships at the Naval Hospital in Corpus Christi, TX and Hall Eye Care in Pine Bluff. He is a member of both the American Optometric Association and the Arkansas Optometric Association. Dr. Jerry enjoys college football and basketball and is a lifelong Dallas Cowboys fan. Dr. Jerry and Dr. Alyssa have two children, Liam and Lyla.