My wife and I first visited Kiawah in 1984 for our third wedding anniversary. We bought our lot in 1994. In 2000, we built our house with the long-term plan of retiring here. I worked in retail for 20 years. I spent thirteen years at a catalog showroom company, Best Products in Richmond, Virginia. I also managed the supply chain for Family Dollar Stores for seven years. In between those two stops, I spent 10 years in the supply chain software industry with IBM and E3 Corporation. In 2008, I had the opportunity to start a small software company in the space planning area and, after three years turned it over to my other partners. I have also been a supply chain consultant for about ten years, working primarily in the retail and wholesale distribution industries. I retired in 2017 and began spending most of my time at Kiawah. My wife and I moved here full-time in February 2019, when my wife retired. The beauty, quietness, and relaxed pace first attracted us to Kiawah and still excites us.
I have a BS and MBA from the University of Richmond and served in the Virginia Air National Guard for six years. We have two grown children and two grandchildren.
Kiawah has grown considerably since we first visited. I think that the development has been done with the view of maintaining the ambiance that is Kiawah. I see a bright future for our island.
I have wanted to be involved in efforts in our community that positively influence the way Kiawah continues to develop. I was appointed to the Planning Commission in January 2019 and reappointed in January 2020. I enjoyed this service. As a council member, I think I can continue to provide leadership and guidance as the Town grows and develops. Issues facing us, such as sea-level rise, are not trivial. The Town must continue to work with Kiawah’s various constituencies, such as the Community Association, the developer, the Conservancy, and the resort. Kiawah is also part of the larger community including neighboring islands and Charleston County, and working with those groups will greatly influence Kiawah. I am a proponent of always taking the longer strategic view but still being prepared for what may be around the next turn.