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 our 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 many years.
My portfolio has been up to 70 and now has settled down to about 45 rental units. It has historically emphasized 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 celebrated our 40th wedding anniversary a couple of years ago. 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. 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 and the sweetest little baby girls you can imagine.