A native of a small town outside of Raleigh, North Carolina, Tony (he/him) moved to Newport News in 1983 to pursue a better life. As gay man he thought moving to a “big city” would allow him to get a better education, find better employment and improve his dating life. Tony is a graduate of Christopher Newport University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration – Management. He is employed by Ferguson, Inc. and works in their finance department. Tony has served as the treasurer of several organizations including the Hampton Roads Men’s Chorus and St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Hampton. Tony and his husband Don live in Norfolk, with their two mini dachshunds Ace and Rusty.