I started training with weights when I was 15 years old in my garage behind my house in October of 1968.

I bought a 400 lb. weight set from York Barbell Co. The rest of the equipment I just got from people around the neighborhood. Everythimg was homemade; chinning bar, squat rack, leg extenttion machine, dumbell rack, bench etc..

In 1970 I went to Wingate College and started working out there. About the same time I joined the rock band ”Sugarcreek”.

For the next 10 years I mixed effort and time between playing music on the road doing some acting and acquiring my A.A. and B.S. degrees from Wingate and Western Carolina University respectively.

I entered my 1st physique contest while student at Western in September of 1974. It was the Mr N.C. contest. I placed 5th. Fast forward to 1980. I went to workout at the Monroe Athletic Club one day and the owner said that he was trying to sell the club. I thought, why not so I bought it for 10,000.00, 1000 down and he financed the rest.

I named the club Enterprise Fitness Center. Started in 1980, moved in 1984, three renovations and another move later(2009) we have arrived to 2011 and now we are celebrating our 32nd anniversary. The club is now called Enterprise Fitness and Personal Training Center. We serve approximately 1500 members with a full-service club

I think it’s important for you to know who you’re dealing with, so below I have a list of personal education and accomplishments..

Education

  • A.A. Degree Wingate University
  • B.S. Physical Education from Western Carolina University
  • M.S. Nutrition and Dietetics from East Carolina University

Bodybuilding

  • 1980 AAU Mr. North Carolina
  • 1976 AAU Mr. All South
  • 1985 5th place Tall class AAU Mr America
  • 1986 6th place Tall class AAU Mr Universe
  • 1978 Mr Appalachia
  • 1981 President Cup champion
  • 1982 Carolina Classic champion

Powerlifting

1982 N.C. State powerlifting champion 242 lb. class
1984 N.C. State powerifting champ 275 lb. class

Records

  • Four N.C. State deadlift records (best 770lbs.)
  • 1983 deadlft of 770lbs ranked in the top ten deadlifts in the world

Other accomplishments

  • Inducted into the North Carolina weightlifting Hall of Fame in 2000
  • Promoter-promoted powerlifting competitions from 1981-87, then again the AAU State Championships from 1999-2003
  • PACE certifuied instructor

Acting

  • “Black Sunday” 1979 (extra)
  • “Hit the Road Runnin’” 1983 (Street punk)
  • “Lady Gray” 1982 (Musician)
  • “Skip Tracer” 1985 (lover)
  • “Critical Condition” 1986 (Richard Pryor cell mate)
  • “Chain Gang” 1985 (heavy)
  • plus commercial acting for Lowes, BoJangles, Chevrolet, Fieldcrest Cannon and
  • various others industrial films and print ad.

Miscellaneous