Troy grew up in Missouri City, a suburb of Houston, Texas. He moved to Midland in 1981 and graduated from Midland High School. He then earned a Bachelor of Science Degree from The University of Texas of the Permian Basin and began his professional career as a coach and teacher. In 2000 Troy began his financial services career when he became an Investment Representative for Edward Jones. Troy joined HD Vest in March 2011, and since that time, he has teamed with Donald Ruppanner to provide comprehensive financial services. Troy holds NASD licenses Series 7, 63 and 65 and is also insurance licensed in Texas.
Troy and his wife, Debra, have lived in Midland since their marriage in 1987. Their daughter, Kaitlan, attends Texas A& M University and is majoring in History. Troy is the Secretary of the Greenwood Independent School District Board of Trustees. He and Debra are both members of First Baptist Church Midland.