Welcome to the blog. Noticed you lived in Asheville, so do I. Hope you are doing well. I have been recruiting for about 12yrs now and love working at home and sharing my time with my wife and 3 beautiful kids. I welcome your networking.
Have you tried Google? Sometimes it can be a great tool. Also, if you have his LinkedIn profile look at his recommendations and click on those profiles also. One of them might have an email address attached if they are a LION or open networker. Then you could use that to get an introduction. If you don't have the tools sometimes you just need to be creative. Let me know if it works.