Upon graduation from Florida Southern College in 1988, began work apprenticeship at Grand Cypress Resort. During the period of 1988 - 2001 worked from bag room attendant to Head Golf Professional. Left Grand Cypress in the spring of 2001 to become the Head Golf Professional at the Oneonta C.C. in Oneonta, NY. The Oneonta C.C. is a member owned private facility with 300 members. From 2002 - 2005 he was both the Head Golf Professional & Director of Operations. In 2006, returned to Grand Cypress as Director of Golf.