Hometown: Jackson, MS
Education: University of Mississippi, BBA
Specialty Areas: Construction, Manufacturing, Workers' Compensations and Alternative Risk Mechanisms
Business Background & Experience: Business Development, Project Management and Consulting in Construction and Distribution Industries.
What do you like most about R&Y?
My job gives me the ability to help people.
What is your greatest accomplishment at R&Y?
Following the tornado in Tupelo, MS - April of 2014, we were able to assist a client to recover from a total loss. He received prompt payment, expert advice and because of that and his positive outlook, the client’s business was never out of commission and he has referred us multiple times since then.
Organizations & Community Activities: Community Leadership Institute – A project by CREATE Foundation and CDF – Class of 2016; Associated Builders and Contractors – Public Relations Committee; Mississippi Center for Public Policy - Tupelo Board of Advisors; F-105 Thunderchief Memorial Project – Fundraising and Planning Committee; Rotary International – Paul Harris Fellow; Community Development Foundation – Active Member; Down on Main Summer Concert Series - Founding Member and Talent Coordinator; On the Same Page – Reading Initiative – Team Member; Ducks Unlimited- Tombigbee River Valley Chapter – Past Co-Chairman, Current Committee Member; Phi Delta Theta Mississippi Alpha Alumni Tupelo Young Professionals – Past Service Projects Committee Co-Chairman and Member of Advisory Board; University of Mississippi Alumni Association - Lee County Ole Miss Club - Past President and Committee Member
Family: We are a family of three; Michael, Emily and Milly, and have 2 dogs and a cat – Max, Stella and Trip. Our only child, Milly, is 5 years old and loves life. She loves dolls, dance, and all things pink. That includes a pink fishing pole and golf clubs! She puts a smile on the faces of all she meets. Emily and I are proud of her and work hard to provide her with every opportunity available. Emily works as the Director of Membership Development for the Community Development Foundation. We both enjoy being involved in our community and hope that our efforts contribute to making the place we live, work and play to be better than we found it.
What are your hobbies?
Golf, Gun-Dog training, hunting, travel and music. I especially like introducing my daughter, Milly, to my interests and traveling with my family.
Who do you admire most?
I can’t pick just one, but will say my parents and grandparents have been strong leaders in my life. They are each wise in their own way and have taught me many valuable lessons in life. There have been mentors that have become like family as well.
“You can have everything in life you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want.” -Zig Ziglar
My Personal Philosophy:
Do good things and good things will happen.