In 2018 I was recognized as a "Rising Star" in a highly reputable, family-owned real estate firm of over 100 REALTORS, ranked in the top 25% of the firm's agents for sales and volume performance. But like so many REALTORS, I've not always been in the real estate profession.
Before joining Sierra Nevada Properties as a REALTOR, a decision fostered years earlier by my dad, a 20-year Lake Tahoe Realtor, I made successful and lasting contributions in other professions. Fueled by a passion, my career paths have been governed by the core value of service-before-self, which I embody as a Realtor.
My formative years were spent in Wisconsin where I earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin, Whitewater. Years later I obtained a Master’s Degree in Management from Webster University, St. Louis, Missouri.
I’m proud to have served this country as a career officer in the United States Air Force. I led great people in the pursuit of common goals at military communities such as Rapid City, South Dakota, where our kids were born; San Antonio, Texas; Cheyenne, Wyoming; Dayton, Ohio, where my wife was a volunteer tour guide at the renowned National Museum of the United States Air Force; and Colorado Springs, Colorado, where I commanded a squadron. Overseas opportunities included a 3-year tour in Tokyo, Japan, where I served as Director of Personnel, United States Forces, Japan, which is a Joint Chiefs of staff-equivalent organization interacting with senior Japanese officials, and a deployment to the Middle East. As a Lieutenant Colonel, I closed my Air Force career at the Pentagon in 2005.
Wildlife conservation was my next calling. As one of the senior leaders with the Nevada Department of Wildlife for over a decade, again I had the privilege to lead and work with a cadre of dedicated professionals, focused on the restoration and management of fish and wildlife resources, and the promotion of boating safety on Nevada’s waters.
My wife and I have called Nevada home since 1981. Having established roots in Incline Village, located on the north shore of Lake Tahoe, we were excited to relocate to our new home in St. James’s Village in 2010. Located on the northwest corner of Washoe Valley, accessible from both the Mt Rose Highway and from I-580 in Washoe Valley, St James's Village is just minutes from Tahoe, Reno and Carson City. We like to think that the Sierra Nevada Mountains have not one, but two acclaimed gemstones: Lake Tahoe—the Jewel of the Sierras…and St James’s Village—The Ruby of Reno!
My wife and I enjoy travel, the small city atmosphere of Reno and Sparks, and our friends and neighbors. With my free time, I also love the Nevada back country and all things outdoors, shooting sports and woodworking.