Fred is from Jacksonville, Arkansas. He is currently serving his second term on the board of the Arkansas Association of the Deaf (AAD).
Fred graduated from the Arkansas School for the Deaf in 1980 and attended NTID/RIT from 1980 to 1984. While attending NTID/RIT, he worked as an actor, traveling and performing throughout the state of New York in a group called Sunshine. The group consisted of 3 Deaf and 3 hearing members. The audience age range was usually from 6 to 18 years old.
After NTID/RIT, Fred obtained a job as a printer in Buffalo, NY where he lived and raised 3 children. After 27 years of living in New York, Fred returned back home to Arkansas. Fred met and married his lovely wife, Latanya Carson.
Fred has been working at Firehouse Subs as a manager for 6 years.