We have lived in Beaufort County for 24 years and have called Bluffton home for 20 of those years. I attended high school and college in Columbia, SC.
Mary and I have two children, Shelby and Cole and we are proud to call Bluffton our home.
Our first business venture was Cycle Centers, Inc. We started this business in a small warehouse, and built it into a multi-state retail sporting goods and cycling stores. The headquarters for these stores was in Beaufort County.
After Cycle Centers, we purchased a theme restaurant and brought it out of bankruptcy and, with dedication and hard work, turned it into a chain of restaurants in three states, before divestment. This was a true family success story.
We now own Apex Land and Development and Marina Front Development. These companies were formed to provide affordable and moderate housing in Beaufort and Jasper Counties, and to successfully redevelop “undesirable” areas from Columbia, SC to Jacksonville, Florida. We pride ourselves in being good stewards of the land. We are now involved in redeveloping “eyesore” property in the immediate area and providing low impact/high community usage projects. We have proudly created and employed over 150 Beaufort County residents - your neighbors and mine.
My family belongs to St. Gregory the Great Church in Bluffton, SC and I am involved in the Knights of Columbus, among other areas of our parish.
I have been very fortunate and feel it important to show my appreciation in service to those areas that have helped me. As you see from the list below, I am involved with my church, my town, my county, my industry and my party. I am proud to be associated with each of these fine groups.
- Bluffton Rotary Club
- St. Gregory the Great Building Committee - Steering Committee
- Served in SC House of Representatives from new district #118
- Greater Bluffton Pathways Board
- Friends of the Rivers member
- Beaufort County Land Trust
- Bluffton YMCA founding member
- United Way of Beaufort County volunteer
- Knights of Columbus
- Friends of Liberty
- National Association of Home Builders
- Airplane Owners and Pilots Association
- Beaufort County and Greater Bluffton Republican Party member
- Columnist for Bluffton Today
My Accomplishments . . . .
Last year the South Carolina House of Representatives was very busy. I have been able to make a number of contributions and I expect Speaker Harrell has some new leadership work for me to do.
As you know, the House of Representatives acts on General Bills, Resolutions, Concurrent Resolutions and with the SC Senate, Joint Resolutions. I have sponsored and/or co-sponsored over 1,000 different legislative subjects. Listed below are examples of the kind of work I did last term. I invite you to look these subjects over and email me your thoughts. firstname.lastname@example.org.