I am a lifetime resident of Richmond. I graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School. I am a Randolph-Macon College graduate and of the University of Richmond MBA Program. I entered real estate finance after a stint in the Va. Air National Guard and became head of real estate lending at the Bank of Virginia (old one). I then developed residential lots before going into real estate appraisal business for over 30 years with French & Co. I have appraised houses in almost every area of Metro Richmond and surrounding counties. I am married to the oldest living Miss Richmond, Jackie Stephens. We have 6 grandchildren. I have been associated with the Westwood Club for over 40 years, playing tennis and gin rummy. I formally had an appraisal designation RM/SRA #40, but with State licensing, did not need the extra expense. My appraisal license is #570, an early one! I also hold a VA Sales license. All of the above activity has been in the Richmond area which would benefit my clients.