Mr. Mines received an Associate of Arts degree in History from Macon State College in 1997. Mr. Mines has completed his Architectural Internship in conjunction with the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) and is currently sitting for the Architectural Registration Exam for the State of Georgia.

Mr. Mines serves on the Board of Directors and is a past President for the Optimist Club of Warner Robins and past Lt. Governor for Optimist International for the State of Georgia. He serves as Assistant Scout Master for Boy Scout Troop #400.