Mr. Tinsley’s career includes over 20 years of experience in the construction industry and 12 years in the military, having served with the U.S. Marine Corps and the Army National Guard. Prior to cofounding The Alder Group, he served as the Vice President of Operations for an Austin-based homebuilder and was tasked with developing and leading a construction operations group as part of a new market entry (D / FW Metroplex) for the company. He was chosen for this role due to his extensive background in construction operations as well as his deep knowledge and relationships with subcontractors, land owners, and developers in the Dallas / Fort Worth market.

Previously, Mr. Tinsley spent 13 years with a residential construction company focused solely on the Active Adult and Independent Seniors customer segment in the D / FW market. As Vice President of Operations, he oversaw all facets of the company’s operations to include land development, sales operations, purchasing, permitting, construction, design center operations, and warranty services; he was instrumental in sourcing and negotiating land development contracts with land owners, developers, city planners, and other homebuilders to design and develop numerous Seniors housing communities throughout the metro area including Cambridge at Watters Crossing, also in Allen, Texas. Under his leadership, the company was selected as one of the “Best Builders in Dallas” by D Home magazine for ten consecutive years.

Mr. Tinsley began his professional career in the U.S.M.C. and was selected for the elite Marine Security Guard Battalion as an Embassy Guard. He was awarded a Top Secret clearance and served as the Assistant Detachment Commander at numerous Embassy locations including Senegal, Chad, Hungary, and the Netherlands. Mr. Tinsley lives in Allen with his wife, Carrie, and three children.