Alan grew up in Richmond, Virginia but spent his holidays with his extended family on the surrounding area rivers and marshes and Charleston where his father was raised. After graduating from the University of Arizona with a degree in Business Management, Alan joined the firm Grubb and Ellis and started a long successful career in commercial real estate. After many years as head of retail for Grubb and Ellis in Atlanta, Alan moved back to Richmond where he raised his three children. Alan started a career in the financial service industry helping individuals and families with investing and estate planning. After all children graduated from college, Lisa, Alan’s wife, wanted to move to this area and be close to her parents who have been on Spring Island since 1995. Alan decided to get back in real estate but this time in residential so he could help families in the process of moving to this area.