I am a Sevier County native through and through. My family helped settle the Sugarlands Community that would become part of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Growing up in Gatlinburg, exploring downtown, and the park provided for an amazing childhood. I loved watching the tourists come and go and see our hometown grow into the destination it is today.
Working in real estate was always a natural fit even if I had to take the long way to get there. My mother was a hotel and overnight rental manager then eventually became a successful real estate agent and owned a mortgage company. I always spent time working with her learning everything I could about the industry.
From a young age I had a knack for understanding numbers so I decided to get a degree in finance attending East Tennessee State University. While in college I began a 15 year career in banking as a lender and briefly as a mortgage underwriter. Over time I received my Masters in Business and a degree from the Graduate School of Banking at LSU. I always knew real estate would be in my future and pursued this dream full time in 2019. In addition to selling real estate, I am an active investor with over 70 rental units with experience in both residential and overnight investments.
When I’m not working, I am most certainly spending time with my wife Colleen, son Cortland and daughter Ella. We love going on vacations and exploring new places.