Introduce me to your family.
It’s me and my wife Lee Ann. I’m a pharmacist, and have been for 34 years. My wife is a pharmacist also, and we have two sons. We met in pharmacy school. We’ve been married 33 years now.
Where are all the places you came from? Where do you live now?
I grew up in Lexington, SC and moved to Chapin, SC near Columbia. Lee Ann grew up in Lake City, South Carolina. We live in Surfside Beach a couple of blocks from the ocean.
Why did you move to Myrtle Beach?
Lee Ann and I used to summer here growing up before we knew one another. We had bought a house here a decade ago knowing that we wanted to retire here, and rented it out for years.
Do you have a favorite place in Myrtle Beach?
I like Soho sushi. That’s one of my favorite spots. We like P. F. Changs too.
What’s your favorite thing about living in Myrtle Beach?
Of course the beach. I’m a big outdoor enthusiast. I used to kayak in college. I love walking the beach and being near it, riding bikes. It’s always been a relaxing thing for us. We like to go to Pawley’s Island and walk there. I still like to play golf and softball.
How has your lifestyle changed since moving here?
I walk a lot more. I started a walking group called Peer to Pier. You can find us on Facebook. Owning my own business is new too.
What new activities have you taken up since moving here?
I bought a pharmacy, Surfside Beach Pharmacy, in 2016. And then we opened an ice cream shop too. The pharmacy has a really old-time feel to it. When I first opened it, there was a lot of empty space in the front, and I was thinking about what I could do to make it more community friendly. I worked at a dairy bar as a kid. So we opened an ice cream store and called it The Lazy Surfer Creamery. The pharmacy seems more family friendly since we added the ice cream store. We have coffee and hot chocolate coming this winter, as well as light snacks. We carry premium ice cream from Florida, as well as a local brand. And in the Spring, we’re adding a food truck. It’s going to be called The Lazy Surfer Grill. And we’ll take it around Myrtle Beach.
What are your favorite things to do here?
Going out to eat seafood with friends, hunting for seashells, golf, and playing cards with friends.