Matt Green – Partner
Matt has over 15 years experience in the construction and development business. He is the owner of JCM Ventures, LLC and most recently was responsible for the development of Buckwalter Place town center in Bluffton, SC. He is co-founder of Live Oak Group, LLC and Live Oak Property Group, LLC, real estate development firms focusing on residential and commercial projects. Matt has a broad range of operational responsibilities including identifying investment opportunities, acquisitions, project management, development (including supervising construction activities), financial management, and sales & marketing.
Matt began his career as an accountant for Arthur Anderson. His desire to start a career in real estate led him to leave the industry and join Bennett Development, a real estate development firm in the Greater Boston area. As Project Manager working on various residential real estate development projects, he had responsibility for planning and feasibility studies, acquisitions, permitting all projects and running the daily operations of the company. In 2004, Matt left Bennett Development to found Live Oak Group, LLC and shortly thereafter Live Oak Property Group, LLC and JCM Ventures, LLC. Matt sits on the board and executive committee for the Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce (National Chamber of Commerce in 2000 & 2006) and chairs the Bluffton Regional Business Council. Matt is also on the board of May River Montessori, Young Life, and is an active member of the Creative Coast and the Urban Land Institute (ULI).
Matt was born and raised in Shadyside, Ohio. He received a BA in Economics and Accounting from the College of the Holy Cross and attended Linsly Military Institute for high school. Matt and his wife Jennifer have three children; Claire, Madelyn, and Logan.
Joseph “Hub” Green – Vice President
Jeff Parker – Director of Operations
Jeff Parker brings more than 21 years of construction and home building experience to Front Light, working in construction for small custom home builders, large production national home builder chains, and in large commercial construction. After graduating from Central Michigan University he began his career working for a custom home builder, where he gained valuable experience and skills as he built homes from beginning to completion – and developed a true passion for homebuilding. His comprehensive and multi-faceted industry experience includes having the opportunity to work in a wide range of roles in the construction arena — ranging from working as a carpenter to serving as project manager – giving him a unique edge in fully understanding the entire homebuilding process, and gaining a true understanding of the important role that a home plays as the center of a home buyer’s life.
Alex has taken an unconventional path to construction, being exposed through her husband and father who work in the industry. A native of Knoxville, Tennessee, she graduated from Wofford College with a B.A. in Spanish and Religion. She began her career with Young Life where she served overseas for three years in an international community of San Jose, Costa Rica gaining a wide range of experience in cross-cultural communication, business organization, and staff development. Four years ago she returned to the U.S., settling in the Lowcountry to rebuild Bluffton‘s local Young Life as the Associate Area Director. Here she led efforts networking with individuals, businesses, and schools to recruit, fundraise, and train others. She is excited to offer a fresh look at our innovative processes using her unique combination of skills accumulated from the diverse cultural and relational networking experience that comes along with working in a multi-faceted nonprofit realm. Alex and her husband, Lindsey, enjoy being outdoors exploring and going on adventures with their dog, Banks.
Jim Williams – Warranty Manager
Jim Williams comes to Front Light after a 40 year career in the fire service as a firefighter and fire chief. Jim’s background in construction is more from a safety perspective as he performed fire safety inspections as well as managing various programs including a fire prevention program. Jim responded to St. Bernard Parrish, LA after Hurricane’s Katrina and Rita as part of an incident management team where he was responsible for planning day to day operations along with rebuilding efforts in the community and local fire department. As fire chief, Jim was responsible for directing all aspects of the fire department and communicating with the community. During his career as a firefighter, he also spent time as an electrician, house painter and installing sound and communication equipment.
Originally from Ohio, Jim moved to the Charleston, SC area, in 2014, and in 2019 he built a house in Beaufort. Jim lives with his wife Shelly and their dog Toby. Jim and Shelly have 2 adult children and one grandchild who all still live in Ohio.
Jim attended the University of Akron, he enjoys playing golf with his neighbors and traveling to new destinations with his wife Shelly and friends. Jim is active in the Cross Community Church.
Peggy Christy – Partner
Peggy Christy was born and raised in Tampa, FL. Peggy is the acting CEO of Lifestyle Flooring Inc., one of the top 100 Flooring Companies in America. She acquired the business in 1982 and has grown the company into one of the most prominent and respected flooring companies in FL. Peggy has grown Lifestlye Flooring Inc. into a dynamic company focusing on national homebuilders and apartment communities. Peggy is involved in several industry organizations and community initiatives. Peggy enjoys spending time with her husband and two dogs and spending time in Asheville, NC in the spring and fall.
Delton Cunningham – Partner
Delton has over 25 years’ experience, including over 15 years in senior operational roles in the homebuilding, real estate and flooring industries. He has served as Chief Operating Officer of Lifestyle Floors since January of 2012. Delton spent five years as the President and CEO of affiliated Tampa Bay area homebuilders, after serving for two years as Chief Financial Officer of Inland Homebuilding Group. Prior to that, he was Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for the Danlin Group, a St. Petersburg, Florida-based real estate, development, and hospitality firm with extensive holdings in the Cayman Islands. Delton spent 8 years as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Bovie Medical Corporation; an American Stock Exchange Company headquartered in Melville, NY with operations in St. Petersburg.
Delton, a Certified Public Accountant licensed to practice in the State of Florida, began his career as a tax accountant with the Miami office of Arthur Andersen after obtaining a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from the University of Florida. He helped found and currently serves as President of the Asset Protection Program Risk Retention Group, a South Carolina captive insurance company that provides insurance to its member builders in various parts of the country. Delton is married, enjoys spending time with his family and is as an avid SEC football fan who, on fall weekends, can usually be found in Gainesville or Oxford, where his two younger children attend Ole Miss.