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Also a native of the Dacula community, Des graduated from Dacula High School and attended the University of Georgia on an athletic football scholarship. At UGA, he obtained his dual degree in Housing and Economics while being a part of several championship teams including the 2005 SEC Championship team. Upon graduation, Des worked for a leading design/build landscape contracting firm, where he project-managed as well as ran their outdoor lighting division. In 2010, with his extensive lighting knowledge and contracting experience, Des partnered with Zach Hugo, a very talented life-long friend, to form Outdoor Advantage.