Mack is proud to say that he has called the Augusta area his home for more than 26 years. Mack attended Westside High School graduating in 1991. Mack later attended Augusta State University graduating with an undergraduate dual major Bachelor of Arts (Psychology and Criminal Justice). Mack and his family attend and are proud members of Curtis Baptist Church in downtown Augusta.
Mack's father is Ron Taylor who served the county of Aiken, South Carolina as a deputy sheriff. Ron is currently retired and works as a process server in South Carolina.
Mack's step-father was the Honorable Herbert E. Kernaghan, Jr. Judge Kernaghan at the time of his passing in 2006, was the Chief Judge of Juvenile Court for the Augusta Judicial Circuit. Judge Kernaghan practiced law in downtown Augusta for many years before becoming a full time Juvenile Court Judge. Mack grew up working in Judge Kernaghan's law office during his summers out of school and developed a love and admiration of the law working in this environment. Mack also developed a desire to serve following in the footsteps of both his father and step-father.
Mack graduated from the distinguished Pettit College of Law at Ohio Northern University. The Pettit College of Law has been in existence since 1885. The Pettit College of Law is highly recognized all over the country due to its continual strive toward excellence and low student to teacher ratio.
Ohio Northern University is where Federal District Court Judge Anthony Alaimo graduated in 1940 with a Bachelor of Arts degree. Judge Alaimo served the Southern District of Georgia from 1971 until his passing in 2009. During his life, Judge Alaimo had a continued dedication and service to his alma mater, Ohio Northern University.
During Mack's final year at the Pettit College of Law he authored his seminar paper on Georgia's traffic and DUI laws with a special emphasis on the changes in the law with respect to new and juvenile drivers.
Mack's legal experience
While Mack was attending law school in Ohio, he spent his summers working for and interning at the Solicitor General's Office in Richmond County, Georgia for Sheryl B. Jolly (former Solicitor General and current Judge of Superior Court). The Solicitor General is responsible for the prosecution of misdemeanor violations of state law in Richmond County, which includes minor and major traffic offenses as well is family violence and misdemeanor theft.
After graduating law school, Mack went to work full time for the Solicitor General's Office under then Solicitor General Harold Jones. Mack's primary focus during his tenure at the Solicitor General's Office was the prosecution of traffic offenses which mostly included DUI.
After having worked at the Solicitor General's Office, Mack went to work at the Office of the District Attorney under Daniel J. Craig (current Judge of Superior Court) and Ashley Wright. Mack was responsible for the prosecution of many types of cases ranging from DUI to theft, drug possession, child molestation and murder. While Mack has tried many different types of cases and has a wealth of knowledge and experience in cases ranging from murder to child molestation, Mack's specialty is DUI and traffic law.