My wife Kathy and I moved to Pooler, Ga. from Massachusetts in 2005 and to Brunswick in 2007. We have one son, one daughter, and one granddaughter, all of whom live in Massachusetts. My career has spanned 33 years, nearly all of which has been in Management. Kathy has worked at the Hampton Inn and Suites on Jekyll Island since it first opened and loves it. My hobbies are spending time with my wife and our five dogs, gardening, golf, tennis, fishing, and anything that involves the out of doors.
My interest in all animals began as a child. I was always out looking for turtles, snakes, toads, frogs, anything that got me into the out of doors. Also, I have maintained as many as seven aquariums, both salt and fresh water, simultaneously.
My interest in the Georgia Sea Turtle Center is simple; I can educate the public about Mother Nature’s creatures and play a small part in some of the miracles that happen there on a daily basis. My wife and I began as regular visitors to the Georgia Sea Turtle Center and I became a volunteer in August of 2012. Since then I’ve been privileged to work in Education, Husbandry, and even a Dawn Patrol. I have been able to utilize my college degrees to learn, and understand, more at the GSTC, thus aiding my ability to communicate our Center’s mission to the public. Being an individual who asks many questions, I am grateful to Dr. Norton and the entire Staff for not only answering my inquiries, but taking the time to explain their answers. My favorite experiences are the first time I was allowed to touch a Sea Turtle, I was shaking like a leaf the entire time, feeling a Loggerhead’s breath on my forearm as he/she exhaled, and the feeling of a Sea Turtle’s nose.
I absolutely treasure all of the friends and partnerships I’ve formed at the Center and look forward to many more years of working with these incredible individuals.