Born and raised on a farm in Lexington, SC my love for boating began as a child sailing and spending my days running around on Lake Murray in a Boston Whaler. My father introduced me to offshore fishing before the age of 10 and I have been consumed by the lifestyle of being on the water ever since.
While attending the University of SC, and Midlands Tech I became interested in buying and selling boats from auctions as a hobby. That experience soon engulfed my attention and that passion led me to Palm Beach to explore the yacht business in 1995.
My first experience with brokerage was with a small house in Fort Pierce in 1996, where and I was then soon hired by Dick Bassett to cover Sea Ray brokerage in Palm Beach and Martin Counties. I left Bassett shortly after the launch of MarineMax in 1999 and joined HMY Yachts to expand my playing field in the brokerage arena. I remained there until the Summer of 2006 when I joined Westport in Fort Lauderdale. My decade of working with Westport has been a great experience and I consider it a blessing to be an integral part of their brokerage and new yacht sales team.
I am most pleased to have been able to build such a great network of friends in the brokerage community. These relationships I have fostered over the last 20 years have made me successful in what I do and carried me through the various economic cycles.