I have always had a passion for the outdoors. I grew up wanting a ranch and schemed about it with my younger brother Brian since we were boys.
As a young man, I joined the Navy and became a pilot. Over the course of my 23-year military career, I moved around a lot which gave me an opportunity to experience rural life in very different parts of the country, including New England, the Mid-Atlantic and the South. Family and service were a priority, of course, so my ranching dreams were limited to raising hunting dogs and training horses.
After I retired from the Navy and my two children left home to start successful military careers of their own, I finally had an opportunity to pursue my dream in earnest.
I moved to Alabama and bought Sullivan Creek Ranch in 2016. I selectively purchased part of the commercial herd that was on the property, and as I began strategizing and learning about the cattle industry, I was fortunate to make friends with great people who were willing to share their vast experience with me and feed my desire to become a cattle rancher.