COO/CFO

Drake joined Camp Southern Ground in early 2012 and is responsible for accounting and finance, operations, human resources and information technology. He brings over 28 years of business experience to Camp Southern Ground. With expertise in areas such as real estate business management, retail management, construction, and professional management, he is proficient in financial planning, budgeting and operations.

Drake earned his B.B.A. in Finance from Mercer University and his M.B.A in Management from Georgia State University. Following graduate school, Drake began his career in management with a national retailer, and later moved into real estate. He began in the commercial real estate market representing Class-A office tenants in Atlanta, rising to managing broker for a national franchised company where he and his partners expanded into the construction arena.

Drake is married and has three children. He lives in Newnan, Georgia and is a member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church.