A native of Mobile, Troy graduated from the University of South Alabama’s Mitchell College of Business, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in 1999. He is an active member of the Baldwin County Association of REALTORS®, where he has served since 2015 and is the current President-Elect and member of the Finance Committee. He also serves on the Board of Directors for the Gulf Coast MLS, SEEDS (Supporting Educational Enrichment in Daphne Schools), and several advisory committees for local charities.
Troy and Nathan Cox partnered in 2011 when Troy merged his former brokerage, ERA Platinum Properties, with Nathan’s Bellator Real Estate & Development. Troy founded ERA Platinum Properties in 2008 following a four-year tenure as qualifying broker for another ERA office in Daphne, AL. During his time with the ERA Franchise Systems he was recognized as #40 in Lore Magazine’s Top 200 Real Estate Professionals of the Year. In 2014, Troy was recognized as one of Mobile Bay Magazine's 40 under 40.
Troy’s extensive career in real estate began in new construction sales at the Mitchell Company in Mobile, where he became the Regional Sales Manager and qualifying broker for its single-family division at age 24. In his eight years at Mitchell, Troy managed the sales and construction starts of over 900 homes in 27 residential communities in both Mobile and Baldwin counties. He also performed land selection, acquisition and market studies for nine new subdivisions developments while working at Mitchell. In 2005, Troy co-founded a land development company, Royale Development and a property management company, Baleu Realty Management. In 2007, Troy also started a residential home building company called St. Joe Custom Homes, in Mobile, AL.
Today, Troy lives in Spanish Fort with his wife, Kristin, and daughters, MacKenzie and Addeline. He enjoys spending time outdoors with his family, boating, hunting, fishing and competing in endurance triathlon events.