I am the Vice President Marketing and Technology for Sierra Nevada Properties and have been with the firm since 2004.
A major role I play is managing all the technology for the firm and its agents. Everything from maintaining our company and agent websites to administering our various networks and offices. With my background and education in I.T., I was a natural fit for Sierra Nevada Properties
I also oversee all the marketing materials that the firm creates and uses. From digital marketing to print advertising I ensure all of our marketing materials are compliant with our branding standards as well as legal requirements with the state. With a background in marketing and graphic design under my belt, this also was a natural fit for our firm.
You'll also find me working directly with our agents, helping with their technology, teaching classes, or helping them build their online marketing strategy.
My family is my number one priority - but my love for technology is a close second.
It all started with an Apple /// when I was 6 years old living in Ellon, Scotland. Once I realized what computers were capable of, it lured me in and set my path for the future. At age 10 I had an ad running in the local paper to help people learn and fix their computers (as you could imagine, there weren't that many people in Northern Scotland with I.T. support needs in the late 80's :P).
After moving from Scotland to the north shore of Lake Tahoe I found myself accessing local BBS' (bulletin board systems) and the wonderful dialup Pogonip system that UNR made available. Shortly after that, the web came online which changed everything. The internet suddenly became hugely popular and I found myself totally immersed in it.
Fortunately, at the time a small ISP had started up in Reno that I became a part of - that experience of helping run the ISP got me even more passionate about technology.
Fast forward and after not only running my own successful consulting firm and working for various internet companies in Reno, San Diego, and Monterey, I currently work for Sierra Nevada Properties as the Vice President Marketing and Technology
Keeping a company and its associates at the forefront of technology is obviously a full-time job, and I love doing it.
When I'm not working, my time is spent with my beautiful wife, my wonderful daughter and our amazing family.
You can find me out in my RZR wheeling in the dirt and sand or camping in our motorhome, exploring the great outdoors.