Mr. Tisdale holds a B.S. in Business Administration with a concentration in Management Information Systems from East Carolina University. He has worked as an Information Technology (IT) consultant for clients such as Centura Bank and Microsoft. Mr. Tisdale also worked as a programmer and Operations Manager for a company who hosted Blackboard and other Course Management Systems (CMS) for colleges across the country and as a Business Analyst for Blue Cross Blue Shield of NC. Mr. Tisdale, a native of Fayetteville, is married to Karen and has three children Dawson, Jackson, and Callie.