Your Southern California Lifestyle Specialist!
I once heard someone say that your life is more than the sum of your experiences. If that is true, I’ve lived a very full life.
I was born in Maryland to a Navy family. Because of that we moved, a lot. On average we moved every year for the first ten years of my childhood. It was a great experience because I saw a great deal, but I also remember how it difficult it was for a child to pull up stakes, and leave what they are familiar with. I always think it’s important to involve the children in many of the decisions during your move.
We finally settled in Huntington Beach when my father retired, and they couldn’t have chosen a better place. I lived a life of surfing, sailing, and the beach in the beach town that you only find in the movies. For me there wasn’t a better way to spend a childhood than being next to the sand and the ocean. I graduated from Huntington Beach High School. Huntington Beach will always be my home town.
After graduation I took a short trip up Pacific Coast Highway to Long Beach and started my college education at Cal State Long Beach (the beach seems to be a recurring theme). Living in Long Beach for my college years made Long Beach my home.
I moved to Belmont Shore during my college days. It was there I met my wife of over 30 years. She grew up there all 3 of my kids have lived there, and two of my four grandchildren currently live there. That’s four generations, which is unusual for anywhere in this day and age.
In my previous career we moved around a great deal as I was climbing the corporate ladder. Relocations were always difficult. As a real estate professional I’ve tried to take the best of all the agents I’ve dealt with.
So, why did I choose to choose Real Estate as a career? My previous career had been based on relationships and that changed, which is the reason I left. I enjoy teaching my clients about real estate and its’ ins and outs. And I still remember the rush that I’ve felt every time my agent handed me the keys to my new home, or as I signed to pass my previous home on to someone new. As your REALTOR© I will do everything that I can to give you that same experience. I am you Southern California Lifestyle Specialist.