Hanes has been in the jewelry business for over 35 years. From 1996-2004, Hanes was Manager and Owner of his family jewelry business, Sparkman Jewelers, located on the Square in Franklin, TN. He has been with Bell Jewelers for 8 years now. He has earned the prestigious designation of Graduate Gemologist from the Gemological Institute of America and Certified Gemologist of the American Gem Society and he is a member of the NAJA National Association of Jewelry Appraisers. His outside interest include Golf and Community Theatre.