J. Rex Messam is originally from Nassau, Bahamas. Educated at Prince Williams Baptist High School he later obtained a Certificate of Specialization in Food and Beverage Management from the Educational Institute of American Hotel and Motel Association. He has worked in various positions at Paradise Island Resorts and Casino for 19 years, including Food and Beverage Manager. In December 1992 he resigned and relocated to Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands and worked in management positions at two of the major resorts including Grace Bay Club and the Royal Bay Resorts and Villas before joining Prestigious Properties Ltd.