Jack grew up on the family farm, Huntingdon, at Boyce in Clarke County. After graduating from the University of Virginia in 1982, Jack began his career in real estate. In 1989, he started his appraisal and brokerage company and continues to work full-time from his office in the barn at Huntingdon - where he has hung his hat for almost forty years. In addition to working as principal broker and appraiser for Clarke County Properties and Virginia Real Estate, he manages his commercial rentals and livestock operation.
Jack is a licensed broker in both Virginia and West Virginia and focuses on the farm, raw land, and rural residential properties. A few notable brokerage achievements include negotiating the sale of the 1,680 acres Wehrmann Angus farm along with several hundred heads of Registered Angus cattle and embryos, Claytonville farm, the raw land sale for the 290 lot Hermitage subdivision in Berryville, Runneymeade farm, Hill and Dale farm, Long Pond farm, 134 acres of development land in Frederick County as well as approximately 1,000 acres of farmland in Jefferson County, WVA. With over one hundred transactions of mostly farms or land, Jack has won the Blue Ridge Association of Realtors President’s and Director’s Awards multiple times.
In addition to his brokerage licenses, Jack is a licensed Certified General Real Estate Appraiser in both Virginia and West Virginia, a state-approved Conservation Easement Appraiser, a designated Master Farm and Land Appraiser (MLFA), a Virginia Land Specialist (VLS), an Accredited Land Consultant (ALC) and a former Virginia Erosion and Sediment Control Inspector. Community involvement includes service as a past Board member of the Virginia Angus Association, the Northern Virginia Angus Association, the Virginia Charolais Association, Powhatan School, the Lord Fairfax Soil and Water Conservation District and Shenandoah Area Council, Boy Scouts of America.
Jack is a lifelong sheep and cattle stockman with a passion for agriculture while balancing wildlife habitat needs. Lifelong recreational interests include whitewater paddling, snowboarding, wakeboarding, hiking/climbing, traveling, and more recently getting back to his childhood love of riding horses.