Roderick Burkle
Roddy Burkle
About Roddy Burkle
Realty Executives Gulf Coast
Phone: 251-942-3395
Languages Spoken: English

Roderick Burkle - Biography

Born and raised in Foley, Alabama as the third child of Fred and Elaine Burkle, I attended St. Benedict Catholic School in Elberta and graduated from Foley High School in 1979.  


My education continued at Faulkner State Community College graduating with honors in 1981, receiving an AS degree in Business.  With computers as the “up and coming” field of opportunity in the early 80’s, I went on to attend the University of South Alabama, receiving a BS degree in Computer Science and Information Technology in 1984.  As my final semester came to a close, I found myself with a job offer as a Telecom Engineer in Dallas, Texas and engaged to be married to my love of three years, Terry (Petway).  I completed my final exam on a Friday, married on Saturday and drove to Dallas on Monday to begin a new life and a new job.  What a ride!


After 10 years of living in Dallas and abroad in Stockholm, Sweden, we started a family and welcomed our daughter Natalie. Returning home in 1994, I continued in the telecom industry, going to work for Gulf Telephone Company, now Centurylink.


Since returning home, my wife and I have enjoyed the wonderful amenities and quality of life offered along our beautiful Alabama coast.  As an avid health-nut and thrill-seeker, I enjoy bodybuilding and, on sunny days, riding my Harley!  I have also enjoyed serving my community as an active volunteer firefighter with The City of Foley Fire Department for 22 years and on various city boards, including the City of Foley Planning Commission.

In addition to our home on Wolf Bay, my wife and I also own and manage several rental properties, which led me to pursue and obtain my Alabama Real Estate License. As a Realtor with Realty Executives Gulf Coast, I look forward to helping you sell that home of beautiful memories and buy the home of your dreams!