Adam was born and raised in Greensboro where he lives today with his wife, Amanda, and son, Eliott. Adam traces his family lineage through over ten generations of North Carolina farmers, mill workers, and small business owners. After several years working in the digital media industry, Adam was drawn to return to his family’s farming roots. Today he splits his time between raising cattle in Iredell County, driving trucks around the country as a worker in the largest workforce of 3.5 million drivers, and raising his family just a few blocks away from where he grew up in Greensboro.
Prior to graduating from college, Adam served in a supervisory role in youth programs for several years. He continued his professional journey in West Africa, despite a tremendously dangerous political climate during a coup in 2000. Adam returned the United States and graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Appalachian State shortly before the economy collapsed. Upon his return to the United States, he developed an interest in business and finance, and worked in the mortgage industry. Later, Adam worked as a personal banker to help secure sound investment portfolios for his clients. Adam’s experience in the banking industry opened his eyes to the importance of being debt-free, so he set out to pay off his student loans driving furniture trucks and making deliveries across the country. Adam crossed the country over 100 times–rain, snow or shine–and paid off his student loans in one year. With more than 24 years of private sector and nonprofit experience, Adam is poised to serve our constituents with graceful diplomacy and efficiency. He is committed to supporting economic growth, restoring more job security and changing our government to prepare systems to work for families in an ever-changing economy (in which our current leaders in DC have not worked). We do not need anymore career politicians.
Adam’s wife, Amanda, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) who served as a coordinator with the Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing program across the Piedmont bringing housing to homeless veterans. Amanda and her team received national attention for their effort in getting our veterans off the streets of NC. The Coker’s have a deep respect for those who defend our nation and feel that Congress has failed our nation’s heroes. As your representative, Adam will fight to insure our Vets get the support they need when they return home.
Broad Experience and Diverse Career
As a truck driver, Adam has seen many corners of our beautiful nation, but he’s always felt drawn home the diverse beauty of NC. When he started his own family, he always knew this is where he wanted to be. Adam’s strong connection to the region and his sincere concern due to the embarrassing tone of our political climate have emboldened Adam to stand up for NC. Adam is prepared and ready to send a clear message demanding action from failed, corrupt and broken systems in Congress. Career politicians are out of touch with the demands and direction our industries are headed, and the needs of everyday NC people. Adam’s diverse experiences give him an informed and intimate knowledge of how we need to update, modernize and streamline support to aging systems that are failing our people.