Lester obtained his Associates Degree in Nursing from Greenville Technical College and began his career in the Medical Surgical Intensive Care Unit at Greenville Memorial Hospital, where he worked for 6 years. While working in the ICU he attended the University of South Carolina Upstate and earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing. Later he transferred to the Emergency Department at Greer Memorial Hospital where he continued his nursing career for 6 years. During that time he attended the University of South Alabama and earned his Master of Science in Nursing and became a Family Nurse Practitioner. Lester is happily married and has three beautiful children. When Lester is not working, he enjoys serving in his church, gardening, woodworking, and spending time with his family in the great outdoors.