|Sic vos non vobis nidificatis aves;||Not for yourselves warm nests ye song-birds build;|
|Sic vos non vobis villera fertis oves;||Not for yourselves ye sheep your fleeces bear;|
|Sic vos non vobis mellificatis apes;||Not for yourselves store hives ye bees have filled;|
|Sic vos non vobis fertis aratra boves.||Not for yourselves ye oxen draw the share.|
During Deke’s career he has been provided a unique opportunity to gain a tremendous amount of insight into many fields having been afforded the opportunity to pursue multi-sector career paths in banking, real estate and development, and land conservation while serving on the boards of multiple nonprofits and foundations and having served as Mayor of Augusta for nine years. Being provided a total immersion learning experience in all of these sectors has given him a wealth of institutional knowledge that can provide value add to businesses, local governments, nonprofits and individuals through a unique perspective on how to properly manage outcomes from many different perspectives. He specializes in collaborative leadership and identifying the common ground that every sector can rally around in order to better benefit their communities and their own organizations as well. In simple terms he’s a creative problem solver.