Roger grew up in southeastern Virginia and first became a member of Simonsdale Presbyterian Church as a young boy. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in accounting from The College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. After graduation, he joined the Washington, D.C. office of Arthur Andersen & Co. and practiced as a CPA for 5 years. He met his wife, Jeanie, there and married her shortly thereafter. He subsequently worked as Chief Financial Officer for several private and publicly held companies in Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina, Kansas, Georgia, Alabama, Florida, Ohio and Indiana. After having the opportunity to see a fair amount of the country, he and Jeanie decided to return to Athens and their favorite church, First Presbyterian of Athens. This is where they raised their only child, Mandy.
Roger enjoys cooking, reading and golf.