Mr. Creswell was a musician in the U.S. Navy. He holds degrees from Middle Tennessee State University, Jacksonville University, and the University of North Florida. He was the band director at Clay High School for 10 years, Orange Park High School for 21 years, and he opened Fleming Island High School and was there for 6 years. He is a member of Florida Bandmasters Association and is a past president.
Bert is married to his wife Judy and they have three children and four grandchildren. He retired in 2009 and now enjoys being with family and playing golf. He plays in and is one of the conductors of the Clay County Community Band.