Gene was born and raised in Connecticut. He retired from IBM Corporation in 1994 after 26 years of service. Gene served in the US Army for 2 years active and 4 years reserve. Gene became an appraiser in Florida in 1999 after working 5 years as a computer programmer and instructor then moved to South Carolina in 2011. He says he wasn’t born here but he got here as soon as he could. Gene enjoys fishing in the area lakes and driving through the area’s mountains but misses the seafood of St. Augustine.