Job Title: Regional Sales and Lending Manager
Location: Abingdon, VA
Tenure: 10 years
Briefly describe your involvement in agriculture. I grew up as the fifth generation on our family’s beef cattle farm in Raliegh County, WV. Currently, I operate a part-time registered Angus cow-calf operation in which I market 5-10 registered Angus bulls annually through the WVU Wardensville Bull Test.
Tell us about your family. I live in Abingdon, VA with my wife, Jenna, and our three children: Swayzie (4), Ridge (3) and Rhett (3 months).
List and describe any other clubs or organizations that you are actively involved in. I am involved with WVU Extension Visiting Committee, Virginia Cattlemen’s Association, WV Cattlemen’s Association, American Angus Association.
What is your favorite personal mantra or motto? Focus on what you can control; leave what you can’t.
Tell us about your hobbies. My hobbies are basically my kids and cattle, and I can never seem to spend enough time with either. The best days are when they coincide.
What is your favorite quote or line from a movie? “If you want any one thing too badly, it’s likely to turn out to be a disappointment. The only healthy way to live life is to learn to like all the little everyday things.” –Augustus McCrae, Lonesome Dove.