My ancestors migrated to Oklahoma generations ago and bore witness to the formation of our great state. The pioneering self-sufficient ideals from Oklahoma’s culture are practically engrained in my DNA.
While my roots are humble and I did not have a lot of material wealth growing up, I managed to serve as an example of what determination and hard work can accomplish. I joined the Navy at the age of 19 where I served in three military operations: Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Southern Watch, and Operation Iraqi Freedom. I circumnavigated the globe, earned enough credits for an associate’s degree, and self-published a book of poetry.
After leaving the Navy I completed my Bachelors of Science in a year and a half, and a Master’s of Science two years later.
I also sculpted the Evolution of the American West in Pauls Valley Oklahoma, which was a sandstone sculpture of monumental portions, and created many works of art for local patrons that capture the heart and soul of our great state. I am currently working on my PhD in Psychology, serve as the vice-president for Ada Lodge #119, serve in the American Legion, and on the Vestry Board for my local church.
I am married to Kaisa of North Dakota, and we have a 20 month old son named Jabe Atticus Gallup. I enjoy spending time with my family, helping to improve my community and raising our Newfoundland dogs.
I am politically inspired from traditional old right ideology. I believe in personal responsibility, that liberty is the only path to a just society where the people with the greatest ability are free to pursue their goals and thus push the world forward,
and that no one should pay penance for their virtues or the virtues of their ancestors.