Corey was diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 2009 at the age of 47. He is president and chairman of the board of directors for the San Antonio Area Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorder Foundation (SA Moves), a nonprofit educational foundation chartered to improve quality of life and quality of care for people with movement disorders. He also is a past member of the board of directors of the Lone Star Parkinson Society in Texas, and the past president and chairman of the board of the Alamo Area Parkinson’s Support Group. Corey is a US Air Force veteran and served as a space operations and engineering officer. After his Air Force career, Corey was an engineer and business executive in the high-tech world. After being diagnosed with young-onset Parkinson’s in 2009, Corey retired from his professional career in 2011.
Corey currently volunteers as an advocate for the Parkinson’s and movement disorders communities. Corey writes a blog about his experiences in life and with Parkinson’s at thecrookedpath.net and has published two books: Walking the Crooked Path in 2013 and Stumbling Toward Victory: Living in Defiance of Early-Onset Parkinson’s Disease in 2016. He and his wife, Amy, live in San Antonio, Texas with their standard poodle Izzy and two recovering stray cats (Skitter and Honeybee), who actually run the whole operation. They have two grown children.