Graduated Vanderbilt with a degree in civil engineering in 1975. Randy first worked with SHC helping to construct the Petros Health Clinic in 1973. He served as SHC Co-Director 1973-1974 and a community worker in Jacksboro, TN the summer of 1974. In 1979 he helped found the Solar Greenhouse Employment Project, along with visionary Bill Dow. After a 24 year career in construction and structural engineering, he became a self-employed artist-blacksmith, and a member of the KDH artists Cooperative in Kill Devil Hills, NC.