Exposure to the golf business began at Meadowbrook Golf Course in Rutherfordton, NC at the age of 15 where he learned the game and worked as a cart attendant until the age of 18. Accepted into the PGA's Professional Golf Management Program at Methodist University in Fayetteville, NC in the Fall of 2003. During time at Methodist, he was was fortunate enough to have summer internships at many outstanding facilities including: The Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa in Asheville, North Carolina; Waterfall Country Club in Clayton, Georgia; Pebble Beach Resorts in Pebble Beach, California; and Bright's Creek Golf Club in Mill Spring, North Carolina. Also worked at other courses and with other organizations during time at Methodist including: Methodist University Golf Club in Fayetteville, North Carolina; Harbour Town Golf Links in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, and with the American Junior Golf Association. Elected into membership of the PGA of America in February of 2008 and currently have a great job in Athens, Alabama.