- Lifelong resident of Bay County
- Member of first graduating class of A.C. Mosley High School 1975
- Attended Huntingdon College on Basketball Scholarship 19751979
- Married Lynette Ronk Shields in 1979 and father of two sons, Trey Shields and B. Cody Shields.
- Member of Bay County Chamber of Commerce
- Member of National Association of Realtors
- Member of Emerald Coast Fellowship Church
- Successful local business owner and investor since 1985