Garry D. Watkins
Garry graduated from Western Kentucky University in 1975 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. He achieved his Certified Public Accountant license in 1977 from the state of Kentucky and went on to found the firm known as Watkins , Buckles, Travis & Sloan, CPAs. Garry practiced public accounting for 20 years, founding Wabuck Development Company in 1980 as an affiliate company. In 1997, he decided to devote his full-time efforts to real estate development and has brought Wabuck Development Company to its status as one of the top 50 developers of affordable housing in the nation. Garry has extensive knowledge and creativity in the development of affordable housing and its financial structure. He served on the Advisory Council for Federal Home Loan Bank of Cincinnati for 11 years, with 2 of those years acting as Chairman. He has also been named to the Kentucky Affordable Housing Hall of Fame by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development. His long history in developing collaborative partnerships, to assure the excellence and success of Wabuck’s developments, establishes this organization as a leader in the affordable housing industry.
Chief Operating Officer/VP of Construction
Anthony is responsible for overseeing the day to day operations of Wabuck Development Company and Wabuck’s construction affiliate, Clayton Watkins Construction (CWC). Since 1998, he has worked in all areas of development and construction with Wabuck and CWC. He is primarily responsible for Wabuck’s real estate due diligence, coordinating all aspects of project design, overseeing the construction and budgets of the developments, and new development opportunities. Anthony is also very involved in legislative efforts to promote affordable housing programs. He currently serves on the board of the Kentucky Affordable Housing Coalition. Anthony graduated from Western Kentucky University in 2002 with a B.S. in Civil Engineering Technology and Construction Management. Email Anthony
Tracey graduated from Brescia University in 2009 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and is currently preparing to sit for her Certified Public Accounting license from the state of Kentucky. Tracey has a long history in the construction industry, having worked for a local Owensboro, Kentucky single family housing developer for 7 years and Clayton Watkins Construction Company for 10 years in the multi-family arena. Tracey has been with Wabuck Development Company for approximately 10 years working directly with the development’s collaborative planning, financial analysis and funding application process to help assure our development’s success. Tracey’s expertise in the construction and development process help assure that Wabuck Development Company stays at the top of its peer group. Email Tracey
Angela has been with Wabuck since August 2012. Before joining Wabuck, Angela worked for a local dentist practice for 14 years. She graduated from Elizabethtown Community College in 1997 with an Associate Degree in Office Administration. She assists Garry in day to day tasks and is responsible for coordinating partnership closings and amassing the many documents required to successfully develop our projects. Email Angela
April comes to Wabuck bringing a strong financial banking background with a heavy emphasis on real estate and the closing process. She served 21 years in the banking industry having fulfilled roles including loan officer, loan processor, branch manager and business development. April’s long history in finance and closing strengthens Wabuck’s staff bringing expertise to our closing processes. She will work directly with our development team, leading new development efforts inside and outside of Kentucky. April’s expertise and organizational skills will help assure that Wabuck Development has the ability to develop multiple projects and handle closing deadlines with ease. Email April
Scott joined Wabuck in 2017 and is responsible for providing financial and analytical decision support. Using his accounting and finance background, he provides underwriting support through financial modeling, analysis, and risk assessment. Prior to joining Wabuck, Scott was the Chief Financial Officer for Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center, a 75 bed acute care hospital, for nearly two decades and before that worked with Garry at the accounting firm for nine years providing accounting, auditing, tax, and consulting services to a wide array of clients. He has held a Certified Public Accounting license from the State of Kentucky since 1993 and graduated from Western Kentucky University in 1991 with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting.Email Scott