College Degree - St. Andrews Presbyterian College, B.A. 1975
College Courses Related to Real Estate - American University, Certified Property Managers (CPM®) courses, 1977-1981. – I finished all required courses but never received the CPM designation because of the experience requirement.
Other Real Estate Courses - Accredited Resident Manager© designation awarded 1980. Academy of Real Estate, Brokerage courses 1990-1992,
REALTORS© Land Institute, Accredited Land Consultant© courses 1997- Present. ALC© designation awarded in 2001. ePro© designation awarded 2007.
REAL ESTATE EXPERIENCE:
16 years experience in property management. 34 years experience in commercial, land, investment, and residential sales.
Past President, Lynchburg Property Managers Association, 1990 & 1991.
Past Chairman, Lynchburg Association of REALTORS© Community Revitalization Committee, 1990.
RLI Representative, Lynchburg Association of REALTORS©, 1994 – 2006.
Past Chairman, Lynchburg Association of REALTORS© Property Managers Committee, 1990 & 1991.
Virginia Chapter 37, REALTORS© Land Institute (RLI) - President 2002, 2003, 2015, & 2016. Vice-President 2001, Treasurer 2000, Regional Vice President 1994-1996, Chairman for Technology 1998 - 2003, 2009 Board of Directors 1999 - 2003.
Lynchburg Association of REALTORS© – Since leaving the presidency of Virginia RLI in 2003 I have served on various committees: Outreach, Marketing, and RPAC.
Virginia Association of REALTORS© – Graduate of the first Virginia Association of REALTORS© Leadership Academy 2005. Director, Information Management Advisory Group 2006, 2014,. Vice- Chairman 2015, Chairman 2016. Writer/Teacher of the first Continual Education (CE) land class for Virginia 2011.
National Association of REALTORS© – RLI Delegate for Commercial Real Estate Research Subcommittee 2006 to Present, RLI Delegate for Public Policy Coordinating Committee 2006 -2009. Virginia Representative for Land-Use Committee 2015 – 2016.
Central Virginia Planning Commission – Director 1988 – 1989.
Lynchburg Historical Association – Director 1994 – 1998, Executive-Board 1997 -1998.
St. John’s Episcopal Church – Since 1990 I have served on several committees, Outreach, Property Management, and Liturgy. Property Management Chairman 1996 -2002.
Blue Ridge School – 1971 Class Agent, 2006 – 2014
Lynchburg City Schools – Since 2009 I have been serving on several education committees where my knowledge of real estate has been beneficial. I serve as 2009 – 2013 Chairman of Building Grounds for Paul Munro Elementary School. As Chairman I am working to raise funds to renovate our playground and playground equipment, which will cost about $300,000. Next, I worked directly with the City Superintendent of Schools to receive $1.5M for deferred maintenance for all our schools. Finally, I am President-Elect for Paul Lawrence Dunbar Middle School of Innovation. This is an awesome school. I just met with the Virginia Secretary and Under Secretary of Education because of the number of awards our teachers and students have won this past year. Currently, we have the Virginia Teacher of the Year and the McGlothlin Science Teacher of the Year. This past year also brought several national awards to teachers and students for the theatrical production of Flat Stanley.
National Association of REALTORS©
Virginia Association of REALTORS©
Lynchburg Association of REALTORS©
Lynchburg Historical Foundation
Virginia Chapter 37, REALTORS© Land Institute
Virginia Forestry Association
Saint John's Episcopal Church
Urban Land Institute
Wendell Berry Center
ACHIEVEMENT AND AWARDS:
Virginia Association of REALTORS© Honor Society – 2006 & 2007.
2007 Virginia RLI Land REALTOR© of the Year
2009 REALTOR Technology Spotlight Award (Finalist)
The best time to walk land is during the winter months when the leaves are off the trees, and the undegrowth has died.