Randy was born and raised in Southwest Virginia. He graduated from Radford University with a BBA in Finance and Insurance. He began his career with Kemper Insurance as a field adjuster handling multiple lines of insurance claims including commercial and residential property. He has worked many disasters including Hurricane Hugo in Virginia, Hurricane Andrew in Louisiana, Hurricane Ike in Texas as well as ice storms in North Carolina and hail storms in Texas. He successfully completed the Associate in Claims and Associate in Risk Management programs and maintains an active property adjusting license in NC, SC, GA, FL, LA and TX.
His claims experience helped him transition into the risk management field. He worked as the Risk Manager for a Florida firm and two national staffing operations. His responsibilities included purchasing of insurance plans, implementation of safety programs, training and claims oversight.
This lead to an opportunity as the VP of the Insurance Service Group, a new division, for a Florida based engineering firm that grossed over $10 million in 4 years while also assuming full time risk management responsibilities.
In 2016 after extensive on the job and class room training he opened Lightning Restoration of the Carolinas. They service primarily the insurance industry providing water, mold, fire and smoke restoration to homeowners and businesses in Western North Carolina.