Jack at Tahquamenon Falls State Park, Michigan

When growing up in south Florida, I thought I would always live in the Sunshine State, but my career brought me to North Carolina in the mid-seventies. While living in North Carolina, my wife, Anna, and I enjoyed many activities at and near Clemson University in South Carolina for years. This made our decision to move from North Carolina and retire near Clemson University in 2014 an easy one.

I began playing drums as a youngster, and until 2010 played in numerous bands of various genres. These days I am the old guy you see playing dashboard drums while driving my car down the city streets. I also have my pilot’s license and previously flew both single engine airplanes and sailplanes (gliders). I no longer pilot aircraft, but I loved the experience and the freedom that I felt when soaring above the earth in a sailplane. I now experience that freedom when traveling in our motorhome and shooting – photography that is. I love photography of all types – particularly travel, wildlife, and nature photography, and I always have a great time whenever I am able to go on a photo shoot. I also enjoy my membership as a member of the Carolinas Nature Photographer’s Association, and the Clemson Photo Club. I am a United States Air Force Veteran, former sworn law enforcement officer, fraud examiner, and certified forensic interviewer. I have a BBA from Montreat College, and I retired from my career as a corporate security manager when I accepted an early retirement offer.

I enjoy extensive traveling in our motorhome with Anna, and look forward to spending quality time with her now that she has retired from teaching. I also enjoy the fall football season when we tailgate at  Clemson University, to cheer on our NCAA National Champion Clemson Tigers with family and friends! The friends we’ve met and the sites we’ve seen during our RV adventures, are both memorable and incredible. I have been extremely blessed.