Jay was born and raised in Opp, Alabama. Jay graduated from Auburn University with a Finance degree and went on to earn his law degree as well. He practiced law in Florida for about 10 years as an in house counsel for a Fortune 300 title company, a trial lawyer, and represented the State of Florida and numerous banks.
In 1954, Jay’s family built a house in Old Seagrove, which they still own today. Jay has vacationed on 30A his entire life. Eventually, he moved full-time to 30A.
Jay and his wife, Julia, reside in Seagrove with their boys, Hank and Gip. Their boys are both actively involved in Panama City Swim Team and South Walton Youth baseball and basketball. They attend the Seaside Chapel.
2563 S. Scenic Hwy 395
Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459