Still in culture shock, I graduated from Bartlett High, got my Bachelor's degree from Ole Miss and after being discouraged from an engineering future, found myself in law school. I received my J.D. degree from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. After marrying my loving wife, Ellen, I worked in corporate law and management. When children came along, I began investing in real estate as his children’s college fund. This became more and more interesting to me and a part-time investor morphed into a full-time real estate investor now for more than 15 years.
My current portfolio of approximately 60 rental units emphasizes the Memphis midtown market. Through the years I have built a wide range of expertise in all phases of financing, acquisition, rehab and rental management even including a several year adventure on the Mississippi Gulf coast buying and rehabbing houses after hurricane Katrina.
Our MIG Club Administrator, Ellen, and I will celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary this year. We have 2 grown boys who are toe-dipping in the landlording experience in Memphis and in Nashville.
I have been privileged to serve as a board member of the Memphis Investors Group and now join the board as a Key Staff. I'm also a grateful member of Hope Church and enjoy deals of all kinds, cooking, old cars and being the grandfather of an exceptional red-headed lad.