Ed is a graduate of Macon State College ‘89 where he earned an Associate of Science degree in Business Administration; he continued his education with an Associate of Science degree in Computer Networking at Thomas Technical College ‘98. He later returned to school a third time to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Education at Valdosta State University ‘06. Ed held a variety of jobs while living in New Jersey; Sexton at his local church, Delivered Newspapers on two routes, Deli Clerk at a 7-11 store, Aquatics Director at Lenape Scout reservation. After graduating from Macon State College, Ed returned to New Jersey and worked in three diverse jobs; Floor Covering Inspector with Evaluations, Laborer (3 months), Forman (14 months), and Supervisor (8 months) with Lipinski Landscape Contractors, a full service design/build firm and the 17th largest in the country, before becoming a Division Manager with Lerro Products in Center City Philadelphia.

In 1995 Ed and his wife Marcia moved to Thomasville to be closer to Marcia’s family and to start one of their own. In March of 1996, Ed started Stony Creek Landscaping. In 2003, Larry Plank joined Stony Creek Landscaping as General Manager, and only two years later, became a partner. In 2006, Ed was finishing up his teaching degree, and began sharing his passion for business and computers at Thomasville High School. In 2012, Ed reluctantly resigned his position at Thomasville High School to increase his participation in and concentrate on his and his partners growing business.

Ed is a lifetime member in the National Eagle Scout Association, having earned the rank of Eagle Scout in 1983. He serves as a Past-President of the Georgia Master Gardener Association and currently is the South West District Director for the GMGA. He is also a Past-President of the Phi Beta Lambda Chapter, a Business-Student organization at Southwest Georgia Technical College and was the Thomasville High School FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) Advisor from 2008 to 2012.

Ed currently resides in Thomasville with his wife Marcia and their 2 beautiful daughters.