• 2016 Snoopy Award winner for writer of the year, Northeast Georgia Writers Group  
  • 2015 Georgia Author of the Year by Georgia Writers Association for Luck Be A Chicken
  • Short story, “The Funeral for Trudy Mullinax,” won first place in the 2015 annual competition of Northeast Georgia Writers Group
  • Luck Be a Chicken won first place in the novel category in the 2011 annual competition of the Northeast Georgia Writers Group
  •  2nd place, Jarvis Award for Humor, Southeastern Writers Association, 2007


  •  Atlanta Writers Club
  •  Northeast Georgia Writers Group
  •  Leadership Georgia, 1994
  •  Gridiron Secret Society.
  •  St. Andrew’s Society of Atlanta
  • Dahlonega-Lumpkin Chamber & Visitors Bureau
  • Chair, Author Selection Committee, 2017 Dahlonega Literary Festival 


  •  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


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