I am a native East Tennessean and have resided in Knoxville, Tennessee for most of my life. I believe there are few areas that offer the diversity of beauty and climate found in East Tennessee! After graduating from Carson-Newman College in 1973, I attended the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry and then to West Virginia University Medical Center, ultimately becoming a Board Certified Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon. Retiring from practice led to the establishment of Hilldridge Farm where a variety of exotic animals made their homes over many years. My interest in real estate, coupled with knowledge of the East Tennessee area, led to the pursuit of a real estate license and the desire to provide a service to those buying and selling homes in Knoxville and surrounding areas. "Knoxville covers a broad area...with 4 major lakes and the Smoky Mountains within a half hour, we have one of the most desirable areas to live in the nation!" I have vigorously pursued expanded educational opportunities to improve service to my clients. I possess a broker's license and have earned many designations to include: AHWD (At Home With Diversity, Master GRI (Graduate, REALTOR® Institute), ABR (Accredited Buyer's Representative), CDPE (Certified Distressed Property Expert), CIPS (Certified International Property Specialist, SRES (Seniors Real Estate Specialist®), SFR (Short Sales & Foreclosures Resource), CSP (Certified Short-Sale Professional), e-PRO, SRS (Seller's Representative Specialist), TRC (Transnational Referral Certified I share my career in real estate with my wife, Dorothy, also a licensed REALTOR®.