Experience

40-years of Leadership and Management Experience

  • General Contractor: turnkeyed nine local homes; remodeled nine auto dealerships; numerous residential and commercial remodels.
  • Commercial Superintendent:  46 consecutive retail outlets in shopping malls in twenty states, completed on time with no call backs.
  • Commercial Cabinet Producer:  Built casework and solid surface tops for Jefferson Memorial Hospital and numerous Cherokee Health Systems clinics.
  • Currently, Custom designed and built furniture and decorative pieces.
  • Over the last 43 years, 40 of those years have been spent running my business or somebody else’s business.

20-years of Community and Church Leadership Roles

  • Chair of the Dandridge Scots-Irish Festival.
  • Boy Scout leader for seven years
  • President, United Methodist Men for two years.
  • Chair of the First United Methodist Church Trustees for two years, mem of Board for five years.
  • Current member of Dandridge Lions Club
  • Board of Directors for Mossy Creek Foundation and Friends of the Library, Jefferson City.
  • Fundraiser for the American Cancer Society, five years.
  • Volunteer for Appalachian Outreach Summer Building Projects.
  • Sponsor of Dandridge Scots-Irish Festival, June Jubilee, and Dumplin Valley Concert Series.

Community Service

  • Current Chairman of the Jefferson County Industrial Development Board
  • Current Chairman of the Scots-Irish Festival Committee (two years)
  • Current Chairman of Economic Revitalization Committee for Mossy Creek Fdn.
  • Current Chairman of the Scots-Irish Festival Committee (two years)
  • Current First Vice-President of the Dandridge Lions Club
  • Current Citizen Member Jefferson County Building Inspection Board of Appeals (two years)
  • Current member Board of Directors of the Friends of the Library, Jefferson City
  • Current member of the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce
  • Current Fundraiser for the American Cancer Society Celebrity Waiter fundraiser for the past five years
  • Past Chair of the Trustees at First Methodist Church in Jefferson City for two years
  • Past President of the Methodist Men at First Methodist Church in Jefferson City for two years
  • Current Volunteer at Glenmore Historical Society
  • Current Volunteer at Appalachian Outreach Summer Repair Project
  • Past Pact or Troup Leader for Cub and Boy Scouts for seven years
  • Past Camp Counselor for 4-H Camp for two years

Business Positions

  • Currently self-employed custom cabinetry and furniture maker.
  • Past owner and CEO of Southern Features Construction, Inc.
  • Past COO of Cabinet Craft (1.4 million annual production of custom cabinets)
  • Past COO of Hickory Creek Cabinets
  • Past In-house Construction Coordinator for U.T. Medical Center
  • Past Construction Manager on 46 mall retail outlets in twenty states and D. C.
  • Past self-employed home builder and remodeling contractor

County Positions

  • Quality Control Inspector for Building #8 reconstruction.
  • Current Chair of the Jefferson County Industrial Board.
  • Quality Control Oversite Inspector for the Jefferson Co. Commission on the reconstruction of Building #8 at Jefferson Co. High School