I am a Christian, married, with five children and two grandchildren. I served honorably in the U. S. Marines from 1984 to 1990 as an Air Traffic Controller at MCAS New River, Jacksonville N.C. I started my career building homes in the early 1990s then moved into new home sales with Ryan Homes--later I managed teams and homebuilding operations for Centex, LENNAR and The Ritz-Carlton. For the last 4.5 years, I served as the V.P. of Sales & B.I.C. for the New Homes and Land Division of Coldwell Banker HPW. I hold a B.S. in Business Administration from Gwynedd-Mercy University and a M.S. in Business Development from the University of Pennsylvania. I earned both degrees commuting to night school for 13 years while working full time and raising my family.