I was born in New Orleans, Louisiana and attended Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. After college, I enjoyed a four year career as a sales representative covering four southern states for a manufacturers representative agency. Here is where I gained excellent experience in sales and sales management. As the economy in Louisiana began to deteriorate in the late eighties, I made a decision to move to Southern California where I began a new career in both real estate sales and mortgage lending. I met my beautiful wife in California and became married in 1992 after a two year engagement. Events lead us to move to Charlotte, NC in 1994 where I began my own successful mortgage company and operated it until 2011 when I retired the company. After the financial crisis and parting from the real estate industry, I entered into engineering as a test engineer in both avionics and cellular. As soon as I recognized the newly emerging opportunities to be successful in real estate again, I re-entered and have been enjoying my true passion ever since. My hobbies include; Traveling, cooking with my Wife, golfing, and my favorite hobby is flying.