Wade grew up moving around the country building a strong appreciation for cultures and communities across America. From Mississippi to Wyoming and New Mexico until finally settling back in Petai, Mississippi, where he built his connections throughout the local community and into Hattiesburg. Wade is currently in college at Jones College studying Business management and photography. He has been part of the Heritage staff since May 2019 and is looking forward to working all through college and then possibly pursuing this as a career.
Wade has always wanted to work in the optical field inspired by his family’s history in the optical world. His favorite patient story is when a young boy who had never worn anything to correct his unfortunately high prescription put on eyeglasses, and stared in amazement until he finally broke into an enormous grin.
In his spare time Wade enjoys exercising and photography, his favorite food is Pizza, although as a college student he will eat just about anything that is free! Wade has 3 younger sisters; his mother works as a teacher’s assistant in Petal and his father is a trainer for a local bank.