If you weren’t in the financial services industry, what would you be doing professionally?
I’d be a “professional” safari guide. I think I may have missed my calling.
What do you do when you’re not working?
Where to begin? I’m very active and like to be outside. I’ve been a runner for years, and I do it as often as I can. I love to be on the water and on the boat and spend as much time as possible on the bay and at the beach. I love going to Tuscaloosa in the fall for football games. I love to travel and rarely pass up the opportunity to go anywhere, whether it’s for a week or just an overnight trip. I grew up riding horses, and that’s probably one of my favorite hobbies. I love pictures and taking pictures, and would love to learn more about photography. I love design, particularly architecture and interiors. I’ve been very involved in couple of renovation projects and love pretty much anything and everything about architecture and design. Is that enough?
What’s the best advice you were ever given?
To be yourself – in business and in life
What causes/charities do you feel passionate about?
I’m an animal person, and I’ve always had a spot for abused and neglected animals—animals and pets close to home, but also efforts to save the elephant and lion populations that are in danger of becoming extinct. I also believe that child neglect and child abuse is far too common, and that laws and social programs seem to better serve the parents than the children. The adoption laws and laws dealing with parental rights make it very difficult for a child in a bad situation to have a chance at a better life.