In September, Bill Goggin made a big career change when he went from being general manager of the Landings Golf Club to Houston County Habitat for Humanitys ReStore manager.
He made the switch after meeting Tom Prior, Habitats executive director. While Goggin said he enjoyed his job at the Landings, it took up a lot of time, and working with Habitat allows him to spend more time with his family.
The ReStore sells donated building materials, furniture, appliances and other items. Profits from the ReStore go back to Habitat.
I love the work, Goggin said. I love the fact that were an asset to the community.
Goggin is a good leader who is skilled at working with volunteers and raising donations. There has been a significant increase in revenue at the ReStore since Goggin took over, Prior said.
Plentiful donations drive successful sales, and Bill is rapidly growing inventory, Prior wrote in his nomination of Goggin. He solves homeowners and business leaders problems by seeking their unwanted items. ... Bills innovative ideas to divert these items from the landfill and turn them into cash to build homes, communities and hope make him a rapidly rising star in his new career.
Goggin has lived in Houston County for 17 years. He originally grew up in Colorado and attended Heritage High School in Conyers. He was working in the golf business when he married Marie Boschelli from Warner Robins. Despite the job change, Goggin still teaches golf at the clubs Learning Center.
Goggins plans for 2014 include looking for a better location for the ReStore, increasing sales, continuing to teach at the Landings and raising his three kids.
-- Josh Glasscock
Click on the links below to read of 14 to Watch in 2014 stories:
Joe Molyson, 66, Bonaire, retired colonel and assistant director of operations for intelligence, Air Force Reserve Command at Robins Air Force Base; also retired Houston County High School astronomy teacher