About Me

Investing in this great community has been a top priority for me and my family.  I launched Team First Book-Charlotte in 2005, an all-volunteer local advisory board that is part of the national First Book organization, providing grants of free books to children from low-income families. 

Since 2005, we have granted more than 600,000 books to children in need in the Greater Charlotte area, and I also Co-Chair the National Advisory Council for First Book.  A portion of all of my income goes to fund the work of First Book-Charlotte, and I'm always on the lookout for nonprofit organizations who could benefit from a grant from First Book. 

I am married, with 2 energetic boys, and I enjoy tennis, volunteering, and French & Italian red wines!  Last summer my family went to Tanzania to climb Mt. Killimanjaro to benefit an organization in Africa that supports maternal & child health...

  • Co-founder, Board Chair Team First Book-Charlotte
  • Co-Chair National Advisory Council, First Book
  • Board Member, Charlotte Women of Vision
  • Member, The Peninsula Club & Peninsula Yacht Club
  • Homeowner: The Peninsula, HighGate, Stratford on Providence, Eagles Nest at Banner Elk, and Four Seasons Residence at Anguilla
  • Member, Grace Covenant Church