Ross is a native of Bolton, England, and has been in the States for 23 years. He came to the United States after being recruited on a soccer scholarship to study and represent at Coastal Carolina University in Conway, South Carolina graduating with a BA in Interdisciplinary Studies. He was also inducted into the University Athletic Hall of Fame in 2003.
A career in professional soccer followed in Myrtle Beach, SC and Wilmington NC. Moving to Wilmington, in 1999 as part of the Wilmington Hammerheads Professional Soccer organization for 7 years, positions included Player, Assistant Coach, Youth Development Director, Assistant GM and General Manager (2004/05).
In 2005, Ross entered into the finance world as a loan officer with Wachovia Securities which then became Wells Fargo Advisors. He came on board with Equitable in 2011, becoming a member of Sound Partners since 2012 and holds his Life/Health, Series 7 and 63 licenses. He continues to pursue further education in the financial services field and is classed as a Retirement Benefits Specialist, Tax Sheltered Plans.
Ross has been married to his lovely wife Tammy for 16 years and has two "wee ones": Sydney (12) and Cameron (9). He enjoys spending quality time with family and friends on the water or soccer field as a coach to both kids. Continually active in the local community and youth sports for over 18 years, raising a family, bonding with quality people, makes it easy for this Englishman to call Wilmington and Eastern North Carolina – HOME!