Real Estate has been a part of my life ever since I married my beautiful wife in 2003. She was in the real estate world but my degree took me in a different direction.
I graduated from Saginaw Valley State University in 2002 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration. I also have a minor in Biology and Chemistry - wanted to be a Veterinarian but Organic Chemistry told me otherwise. While at SVSU, I played football as well. Playing football for a total of 13 years, from 8 yrs old to 20, taught me a lot about leadership, teamwork, dedication, and accountability. Those qualities translate very well to the Real Estate Profession.
PetSmart is where I started my life after college. Hired on as a Merchandise manager, I quickly moved up to a Store Manager in a couple short years. Working in a retail environment really honed my negotiation skills! I really enjoyed working with my team as well as all the great customers I met over the years.
PetSmart took me to multiple cities and states but when we had our first child in Florida, we decided to move back to the beautiful state of Michigan. We got lucky enough to be able to move here to Traverse City 10 years ago. I was still working at PetSmart but as we had another child and our first one started school, I realized I wanted to be much more involved in my kids' lives. I made the decision, with input from my wife, to quit PetSmart and become a full time Realtor in 2017.
My first full year I was Rookie of the Year selling over 5 million dollars in real estate. I have increased my sales volume every year since then. I am Global Luxury Certified, Smart Home Certified, and Accredited Buyers Representative, member of TAAR and WCR, part of the Chairman’s club for the past 2 years, and recently got my Associate Brokers license.
The most important thing in my life is my family. I have been on the Long Lake Elementary PTO for the past 4 years, coached my little girls flag football team, coached my son’s lacrosse team, and have spent countless hours watching both of them play all kinds of sports. We camp regularly and enjoy watching Michigan Football in the fall as a family.
I have enjoyed helping many clients over the past 5 years and look forward to helping many more over the years to come!