Awards

  • Winner, 2018 Georgia Bar Journal annual Fiction Writing Contest for "Trudy's Last Ride"

  • Georgia Author of the Year, 2015, Georgia Writers Association for Luck Be A Chicken

  • Snoopy Award winner, 2016, for Writer of the Year, Northeast Georgia Writers Group

  • First Place, 2015 annual short story competition of Northeast Georgia Writers Group

  • First Place, 2011 annual novel competition of the Northeast Georgia Writers Group

  • Second Place, Jarvis Award for Humor, Southeastern Writers Association, 2007

Member

  • Atlanta Writers Club

  • Northeast Georgia Writers Group

  • Leadership Georgia, 1994

  • Gridiron Secret Society.

  • St. Andrew’s Society of Atlanta

  • Dahlonega-Lumpkin Chamber & Visitors Bureau

Former

  • Chairman of Barnett Bank of Southeast Georgia

  • Director of Atlantic National Bank in Brunswick, Georgia

  • Founding Director and Vice-Chairman, St. Simons Land Trust

  • President, Humane Society of South Coastal Georgia

  • Trustee and Vice-Chairman, Frederica Academy

  • Leadership positions in various fundraising campaigns, including Boy Scouts, American Cancer Society, St. Simons Presbyterian Church and Coastal Georgia Historical Society

  • Adjunct Instructor of Business Law, The University of North Georgia

  • Chair, Author Selection Committee, 2017 Dahlonega Literary Festival

Workshops

  • Attends writing conferences and workshops by Southeastern Writers Association, Atlanta Writers Club, Northeast Georgia Writers group, and the Dahlonega Literary Festival