1. How did you get to Greenville? I was born and raised in Greenville. I left for college and law school but returned home to raise my family and begin my career.
2. Where is your favorite breakfast/coffee spot in Greenville? Weekday breakfast – JuiceVibes. Weekend breakfast – The Scullery. Coffee – Blackbeard Coffee Roasters.
3. Where is your favorite lunch spot in Greenville? JuiceVibes and Christy’s Euro Pub.
4. Where is your favorite dinner spot in Greenville? Starlight Cafe and Shogun.
5. What are your top three things to do in Greenville? Running the greenway, tailgating for ECU football games and frequenting restaurants and breweries in the Uptown area.
6. What is your favorite festival in Greenville? Pirate Fest
7. What is your favorite park in Greenville and why? Elm Street Baseball park. Visiting the park always brings back many wonderful memories of growing up playing Little League baseball in Greenville. The best baseball town in the country.
8. How do you give back to Greenville? I serve my community on a daily basis as a licensed North Carolina Attorney. Additionally, I volunteer my time serving as Secretary/Treasurer of the 3A Judicial District and Pitt County Bar Association and as Vice Chair of the Young Professionals of Pitt County. I coach youth soccer in the local Future Stars soccer program. I am also in the process of establishing Pitt County’s first Young Lawyers Division of the Pitt County Bar Association.
9. What is one thing you would like to see come to Greenville? More healthy food options.
10. How can Greenville be improved? The Pitt-Greenville area has many beautiful locations that often go unseen by many. I would love to see our greenway extended into other parts of the region to enable more people to appreciate and enjoy these hidden gems.
11. How did you hear about the Young Professionals of Pitt County? Through word of mouth and social media.
12. Why did you join the Young Professionals of Pitt County? I am from Greenville, I made the decision to raise my family here, my wife owns a small business in town and I’ve started my career here – therefore, I have a vested interest in the long-term success of this community. Joining YP has afforded me the opportunity to be a part of a group of like-minded, purposefully driven individuals who want to give back to our community and be on the forefront of our city’s positive growth.
13. What is your favorite part of YP? Interacting and working with other motivated, successful young professionals to forward the mission of YP: to provide a foundation for future leaders, while creating a better place to live, work and play.
14. What is your favorite YP event and why? The event formerly known as 9 & Wine. Each year, the event brings together a great group of individuals for a fun afternoon of competitive sport for a great cause; raising funds for the YP organization.