The person professional brother son father friend human being I expect & strive to be.
I've really dove deep to break down how to be kind and let me tell you it's not easy. To be kind is the common element in every faith, religion, and spirituality. " I'm East Coast, I'm kind but not nice. West Coasters are nice but not kind." Just saying.
A pro feature in Life that you have to level up to. It would be great if we could all spend more time in the Now rather than in our own heads. That is what is meant to get out of your own way. I meditate and seek answers within. Born curious and to be a constant seeker of the never-ending journey to self-actualization.
Be Charitable & Generous
The secret to wealth. Deep down we all know this. What you give you receive. You get to keep what you give. This is my focus, to be of service and give.
Commitements that matter
I choose to live life deliberately with commitments that matter, that touch and move me and everyone around me. Remind me if I'm not similing and displaying ingratitue for this wonderful life, please.
Always be smiling
Every moment is a chance to turn it around. It's Free so smile. If I'm not smiling, don't be silent. 🙂 Momento Mori!
I’m passionate about technology in real estate which makes it easier, more transparent, and convenient for the consumer to make the best decision.
I bought into Zillow’s vision for changing how real estate is transacted and my experience there really opened my eyes to PropTech. I’m also very interested in blockchain technology that can totally transform the ecosystem.
I learned HTML and published my first website in 1996 and since then I have been at the forefront of technology. From hardware to software, networks and several coding languages I am well versed in tech. I recently began learning Solidity, the coding language for the Etherium blockchain.
My areas of interest are:
An avid entrepreneur, I am always attempting a plan to solve a pain point I see in a topic interesting to me. My interests currently involve real estate and the blockchain.
Recently, I’ve been learning about Philanthropy and really scrutinized how some of the major charities spend the donations and grants they receive.
These projects I’m currently involved in are my ideas in mid bloom.
I’m an addict. My drug is entrepreneurship. I started my first business right out of high school. Here are the business ideas that I launched to profitablilty.
As a teenager, I spent my summers lifeguarding. In my freshman year at Roanoke College, I started New Wave Pools, a staffing company that provided certified lifeguards to hotels and apartments. I sold New Wave to Sierra Pools within a couple of years of it’s founding.
In September 1995, I launched Notebook Computers Inc. It quickly grew to over $3 Million in sales in the first 12 months. The focus was retail, Federal Government (GSA), and Non-Profits. Rapid growth led to venture interest, and I was in the process of securing seed funding to grow operations in Reno, Nevada; then the dotcom bubble busted, and September 11th silenced the phones and online government ordering.
I founded Franchise Development Center to help successful businesses create a franchise model. I structured the franchise model and developed Operating Manuals. I also developed Marketing plans and Sales processes for a dozen business concepts.
Real Pros Arizona and The Real Estate Lounge were founded to provide brokerage services to custom home builders, and experienced agents and to be the neighborhood brokerage for historic Phoenix neighborhoods.
Proud to have worked for
Here are the organizations that I am proud to have served.
I quickly rose through the ranks in the Manager In Training Program at Domino’s Pizza Team Washington to manage the flagship, high-volume, franchise store. I learned how to manage costs and operate with peak efficiency because my compensation was depenpendent on the profitablity of my store.
Papa John’s recruited me to open 12 locations between Baltimore and Annapolis as Regional Supervisor during their expansion into the Mid-Atlantic region. I worked closely with commercial real estate pros to determine and select the optimal locations for a new Papa John’s.
I assisted the Public Relations team at MCI promote their philanthropic initiatives. I helped publizise the “Library Link” program which connected public libraries to the internet.
At AOL, I worked closely with C-level executives to develop and manage terms of service policy for members.
I’m very fortunate to have had the terrific training and valuable lessons learned from these busineses especially the customer service training I received from the Ritz Carlton.
24 COUNTRIES VISITED
Launched TAP Coin on Etherium Blockchain
Sold over 4,000 Properties in Phoenix
First Website Published, 1996
COLLABORATIVE WORK PROCCES
Einstein said, “If you have one hour to solve a problem, spend 55 minutes on studying the problem and 5 minutes solving it.”