Jerry is a native of Texas. After several years on the faculty at Texas Tech U. for fluid dynamics, he became interested in blood flow and joined the faculty at Tulane Medical School in New Orleans to study blood dynamics and to teach gross anatomy. He retired in 2004 and is currently owner of Windmill Farms LLC in Picayune, Mississippi where he and his wife Nikki commercially grow blueberries and a few sheep and cattle. He and Nikki have been flying since 1995 in their Beech Sundowner which they use to travel around the Southeast for their avocation of church revitalization. They enjoy volunteer archeology, camping, fishing, and golf.
The farm is within 30 nm of the Gulf of Mexico and the wetlands of coastal Louisiana which are being eroded and consumed at an alarming rate. He joined SouthWings in 2009 as a volunteer pilot to help provide awareness of this loss of the incubator of our fisheries, our coastal protection system from hurricanes, and the health of the northern Gulf of Mexico.
Jerry no longer flies for SouthWings; however, his years of dedicated service have earned him Honorary Emeritus status.