Randy H. Hepler, from Thomasville, NC, graduated from Oak Ridge Military Institute in 1962, and went on to attend the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and North Carolina State University before beginning his career as a mechanical engineer with Hatteras Yachts. Randy worked for Hatteras Yachts for 21 years, as an engineer, running production facilities in Florida and North Carolina, and ultimately serving as Vice President of Design Engineering before leaving to start his own company. He established RAC Enterprises in 1990, manufacturing hard window treatments, selling it in 2007 and retiring with his wife Anne.
Randy has been heavily involved with genealogy for the past 20 years and was the 2011 and 2012 President of the Genealogical Society of Davidson County. He has also served as the Chairman of the Thomasville City Cemetery for the past 12 years. Together with his wife Anne, thy have one daughter, Christy, married to Kevin Thomas, and two grandchildren, Austin and Jordan.