That’s one hard-working goatee:
“It was Jim Lewis, a retired Navy officer with unkempt gray hair and a goatee who worked as Lacey’s assistant.”*
From the NYT
* Comma convention: sentence interruptors. Place a comma before and after parenthetical/nonessential/sentence-interrupting material. This seems an appropriate moment to mention that last Tuesday was National Punctuation Day. More on that presently.