Bio/Experience

Past Business Experience:

  • Regional Vice President East, Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes – Caring for severely wounded, Post 9/11, Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines
  • CEO and President of The Window Gallery, locations in GA, SC & TN. 1980 – 2012. Nationally recognized as a leader in customer service and innovative business practices. Featured in Fortune Magazine, ProSales Magazine and Window and Door Magazine
  • Retail Consultant to Andersen Corporation 1994-1996 – Active in the development of, and retail team leader during the launch of, the Renewal by Andersen business
  • Led the Manufacturer’s Brand Council to support “New Urbanist” Communities in the Southeast
  • Assisted in the creation of the Builder’s Guild/Supplier Alliance for Traditional Neighborhoods
  • Co-owner & V.P. of Augusta Millwork, manufacturing high-end custom millwork 1992 – 2006
  • Long-term member of the Home Builders Association & the Remodelor’s Council in the CSRA
  • Founding member of The Window & Door Dealer Alliance, Advisory Board/National Spokesperson
  • Director of the National Glass Association
  • Council on Aging: Social Worker, developed innovative plans to help the elderly conserve energy
  • Greene Street Presbyterian Church, Augusta: Inner-City Ministry
  • US Army Veteran: 1973 – 1976, U.S. Army Medical Corp

Miscellaneous Information: 

  • Born in St. Mary’s County, Southern Maryland; Married to Cindy
  • Four Grown Children and five grandchildren: all, good Southerner’s who pronounce Dad and “Opa” with three syllables!
  • Gordon College, Wenham Massachusetts, Bible Major
  • Bachelor’s Degree in History and Social Work, Augusta State University
  • University of South Carolina College of Social Work
  • Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
  • Published William Manson: British Loyalist in the Georgia Backcountry
  • Financial management coach to engaged couples at Saint Mary’s, & at Theology-On-Tap
  • Passionate about history and historic preservation, particularly a 1926 Tudor Revival / Craftsman Cottage in historic Forest Hills that “owns” him
  • Devoted to life-long learning

Civic Activities/Memberships:

  • Rotarian, Board of Directors, Paul Harris Fellow, Will Watt Fellow
  • Commissioner – Augusta Housing Authority & Director, Augusta Affordable Housing Corporation
  • Associate of the Year: Greater Augusta Homebuilders Association and NAHB
  • Guest Lecturer: Hull College of Business, Augusta State University
  • Volunteer, advocate and fundraiser for Blue Ribbon Riders – Equine therapy with Autistic Children, Heritage Academy, Christ Community Medical Center, The Masters Table and the Golden Harvest Food Bank
  • Leadership positions held at Holy Trinity and Saint Mary’s and recently at Quest UMC
  • Member of the National Association of Realtors, the Georgia Association of Realtors and the Greater Augusta Association of Realtors
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