Robby Mayne lives in Tyler, but he has purple and gold in his veins, thanks to his love of the LSU Tigers and New Orleans Saints.
But above all else, Mayne’s primary passion is helping others, through his church and even his work as a Realtor.
Born in Baton Rouge, La., he lived in Lafayette until he was 10, when his family moved to Houston.
His father worked in the oil and gas industry, while his mother was a homemaker. Mayne grew up with an older brother and younger sister.
When he was 12, the family moved to Richardson outside Dallas. He went on to attend J.J. Pearce High School, where he was an all-district golfer.
After graduating in 1997, he carried on a family tradition by attending LSU, where he majored in speech and minored in communication. After graduating in 2001, he spent a few months waiting tables before finding a job at Pine Cove Christian Camp near Tyler.
He handled guest relations for The Shores, which caters to high schoolers.
“In the summers I had a program-type position,” he said.
About 3 1/2 years later, he became assistant director for the Towers camp for elementary students. In summer 2007, he was named director of that camp.
“It was a way to serve God and teach kids about who Jesus is and the gospel,” Mayne said of why he enjoyed his Pine Cove work. “I also love working with college students. It’s something I’ve been doing since right after college, either through church or through Pine Cove.
“Pine Cove was a blast. You have a full-time job, and you’re outside and not stuck in an office.”
Last spring, Mayne said he wanted to make a change, so, inspired by the Realtor who helped him buy his house seven years earlier, he decided to go into real estate.
Today, he works as a Realtor for RealEdge Real Estate in Tyler.
“I’ve always been intrigued by real estate,” he said. “I want to serve people.
“I want to help people, either through church or through my job.
“I like meeting people. It’s also not being in the office. I love going out and showing properties and being out and about and not confined to a desk job, so to speak.”
Mayne, 34, is single. In his free time, he enjoys playing golf, ultimate Frisbee and staying active with Grace Community Church.
And, of course, he enjoys watching LSU Tigers and New Orleans Saints football games.
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