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WHy I want to represent you

My high school sweetheart, Holly, and I moved to Hilton Head Island after college in 2008. She became a teacher at Hilton Head Island Middle School and I started my hospitality career in the food and beverage industry, working as a server and bartender.


We have been able to build a good life here, advancing in our careers, buying our first house in Hilton Head Plantation, and growing our family with our seven-year-old twin daughters, Amelia and Elizabeth. We take every opportunity to share this island with them. From Island Rec Soccer and after-school walks to Mitchelville to enjoying Islander’s Beach on the weekends, it’s their home.


I worry that our island’s children will not have the same opportunities Holly and I have had. I worry that to build a life and career, they will have to move away. One of my motivators for running for Town Council is to help build opportunities for the next generation. I want to help set them up for success and ensure our economy remains stable and thriving.

Our Family


Work Experience

I have been proud to build my career in the hospitality industry on Hilton Head Island for the last 14 years. My current position is the General Manager at Palmetto Dunes General Store where I live and breathe the Island’s Workforce Challenges daily. 

Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort

  • General Manager - Palmetto Dunes General Store 2021-Current

  • General Manager - Robert Trent Jones Golf Course 2018-2021

  • Golf Assistant - George Fazio Golf Course 2008-2012, Arthur Hills Golf Course 2013-2018

Gridiron Sports, Owner and CEO 2012-2018

Southern Maid Cleaning Services, Owner 2017-Current

Community & Civic Involvement

  • University of Louisville Alumni Association Charter Member and President - Lowcountry Chapter

  • First Presbyterian Crossroad Worship Team Guitarist, since 2019

  • Island Rec. Assistant Girls Soccer Coach, 2020-present

  • Led the restoration project of the Hilton Head Leamington Lighthouse in 2019

  • All-American Football Camp (HHIHS) - Sponsor and Collegiate Athlete Host 2017-2019

  • Hilton Head Island Middle School Boys Basketball Coach 2009-2011

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