Ed is originally from South Florida and came to Northwest Florida over thirty years ago. He received his bachelor’s degree in building construction from the University of Florida and is a state-certified General Contractor, Home Inspector, Mold Assessor and Mold Remediator. Ed is also a Principal in a general contracting firm and a commercial real estate development firm.
Ed serves on several boards, both charitable and professional, including First Place Partners, the Gulf Coast Kid’s House, the Santa Rosa Zoning Board, Smartbank board and the YMCA. Ed has been recognized through awards for leadership and service locally, regionally, and nationally. In 2011, he was the recipient of the Presidential Lifetime Achievement award for his service. In 2014, he was awarded the honor of Santa Rosa County Man of the Year. Ed has also served three appointments by Governor Bush on the State Building Commission and served for nine years as the State Product Approval chair. Ed is active in Santa Rosa County politics and serves as the Chair of the Santa Rosa Legislative Coalition and holds a seat on the Local Option Sales Tax oversight committee.
His hobbies include hunting, fishing, gardening, beekeeping and cooking.