I am an entrepreneur who loves ideas, dynamic people, and things done well. I'm passionate about aesthetics, design, culture, travel, and my wife and daughter. I live in Nashville, Tennessee, an energetic and growing city of which I'm proud to be a part.
I've been a professional musician since I was sixteen, and spent a good amount of time writing, performing, touring, and recording with a variety of artists. For a while I also operated my own recording studio and production company, which I exited in 2007. I wrote a book about the pursuit of a music career called Making It , with music attorney/artist manager, Matt Crumpton. I continue to write and play with the talented people I'm lucky to know here in Music City, USA.
I began working in the wine trade in 2008 and did my first (very small) LBO when I bought out a Nashville-based fine wine and spirits retailer, The Wine Shoppe at Green Hills. I oversaw $15 million in sales as we restructured and repositioned the business, which we then sold to new investors in mid-2013. While I still do some consulting to the trade, I also write for a variety of publications, including USA Today, The Tennessean, and Gannett Syndication on the topics of wine and business.
I've long been passionate about real estate and the spaces we inhabit and I launched a real estate investment and development company, Domaine Development, in 2013. While we're interested in all asset classes, we focus our energy on residential and mixed-use infill development, repositioning, and adaptive re-use projects. More on Domaine Development this way >
In addition to real estate, I help develop and invest in unique business ideas and look for joint-ventures to develop, restructure, and/or turn around various companies and assets. I hope we might work together sometime. Want to connect? Reach me here >