Troy grew up in Cookeville Tennessee, enlisting in the Navy immediately after High School. After
completing his initial six year enlistment, where he served as a nuclear qualified electrician, he attended
Idaho State University, using the GI Bill. Troy graduated with a BS in Ecology and subsequently received
an Oak Ridge Institute Fellowship for graduate study in Physics. He graduated with a MS in Physics from
ISU in 1998. He was then selected to the US Navy Health Science Collegiate Program for Environmental
Health. Troy graduated with a MS in Environmental Health from East Tennessee State University in 2000
and was commissioned into the US Navy in 2000 as an Environmental Health Officer. Troy retired from
the Navy in 2012 and was hired as the Administrator for Whitman County’s Public Health Department.
Troy is married and has two grown children, the oldest is a recent Coug grad and the youngest will be a
junior at WSU this fall.