Born and reared in Savannah, Bud entered the U.S. Air Force after graduating from Savannah High School. The 4-year Air Force tour gave him a lifelong passion for aviation, leading to a forty-nine year career in the aviation industry in various leadership positions. Bud graduated from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and earned a master's degree from California State University. He recently retired from The Boeing Company and has lived on Tybee Island since. Bud's entire career was spent in all aspects of aircraft product support and customer service. It allowed for much domestic and international travel.
Bud has been married for 48 years, has 2 children and 6 grandchildren. He is a member of various organizations on and off Tybee and presently serves on the Tybee Island Community Resources Committee and the Tybee Island Planning Commission.
Bud's interests lie in all things aviation, kayaking and family.