Covering: North Carolina, South Carolina, Eastern Tennessee (East of I-27) and Virginia (South of I-64)
I was born in Wilmington and raised in south eastern North Carolina, in the small town of Holden Beach. I attended West Brunswick High School in Shallotte, NC. After Graduation in 1989, I attended the University of North Carolina Wilmington. I started working at Canady’s Sport Center in May of 1994, to be around the things enjoyed the most: hunting, fishing and anything outdoors. Canady’s is a 70-year-old company that specializes in customer service. Within my fist two years I became general manager responsible for purchasing firearms, archery, apparel, boats and outboard motors. I had a remarkable mentor at Canady’s that taught me a great deal about how to be successful in business and treat customers so they feel welcome and appreciated.
In January 2007, I came to work for the WJ Gartland agency and took over the North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and Eastern Tennessee territory. My responsibilities include working directly with manufactures to penetrate new business opportunities within my territory. I develop territory management plans and collaborate with manufactures to create new and innovative products to bring to market. I work hard to established dynamic relationships with buyers and key accounts to facilitate future selling opportunities, expanding both my dealer base and distributor’s businesses.
I am married to my wonderful wife Jackie who is very supportive and we have two awesome children Brady, 10 and Peyton, 6. I am very blessed in life and to be able to work in an industry that is also a passion of mine. It is true, “Choose a job you love, and you will never work another day.”