I'm from a small coal mining town with lots of churches and corn fields. On the advice of a wise Uncle, I served in the U.S. Army as a combat tanker. Later and after arriving in Savannah, I served in the National Guard as a draftsman until I was promoted to Inspector. In the Army Reserves I inspected military facilities along the south east coast.
Eventually I obtained my Architectual Master's degree from Savannah College of Are and Design, where I used my udnerstanding of design and architectural history to invest in real estate and learn the tools of success in this industry.
I can’t say enough good things about the Savannah College of Art and Design which has helped make Savannah what it is today. Both my wife and I have greatly benefited as well. She founded a top-notch interpreting services department at SCAD.
After completing my service in the military, I put my experience in wrestling to good use by founding the Coastal Wrestling Officials Association and coaching wrestling part-time. There really wasn’t much going on locally with that sport at the time, which is why I decided to contribute.
Co-founding the Young Architects Forum, was truly a fun way to bring together students and professionals in my community where historic architecture is rich with time tested lessons.
Serving on The Historic Site and Monument Committee of Savannah and Chatham County was a challenging but rewarding time in my life that helped me realize the brilliance of General James Oglethorpe’s plan.
Serving on the Architectural Review Committee for The Landings Association was even more challenging but also equally rewarding. I learned the value of a magically designed community that continues to amaze and re-frame my thoughts as I drive over the Skidaway Narrows Bridge and arrive on the island each day.
Leading Q-Place Bible studies in my community is one way of exploring what I believe and why. While my wife would tell you I’m not much of a cook, I did learn how to make huge pots of spaghetti for People Helping People, a ministry for the homeless in Forsyth Park.
Community Service: Young Archtects Forum, Founder, Coastal Wrestling Association, Co-founder, Historic Site and Monument Committee of Savannah and Chatham County, Architectural Review Board, The Landings Association