I graduated from Appalachian State in 1996. My education was top notch and I believed I was heading out inito the world prepared for anything. One of the first hard lessons in life was that my major was not applicable to my hometown. I am from Asheville, N.C. an economy based on tourism, hospitality and medicine. So I adjusted. I ended up in accounting working for a timeshare company, starting as an accounting clerk and eventually working my way up to general ledger entries and account reconciliations. 5 years later an opportunity arose to work for a small start up company in Greenville, South Carolina. Their niche, was marketing multi-million dollar properties to the world's wealthiest buyers. Properties were scattered internationally and required a unique approach to attract interested buyers to gated properties in remote locations. Forward another 5 years and I stayed in accounting working in manufacturing, hospitals, and even the aerospace industry as a cost accountant for Gulfstream.
Then I became a father and everything changed! I was a stay at home Dad, thanks to my awesome wife. For sanity's sake I started volunteering once a week, just to get out of my pajamas and carry on a conversation with an adult. Before long, I realized how much I really enjoyed helping people, making a difference in the lives of others and the community which I have grown to love. So I took that passion started in ministry and eventually real estate. This is where I find myself today, volunteering and helping people with a tough decision. I love being bi-vocational, it's hard work, but at the end of the day my goal is to help someone. If I can do that, I have lived a good day and made a difference.