Honors and Awards
I have received numerous awards for my work in real estate, and some were even given to me with my permission. Here are some of the recent ones (at least the ones I’ll admit to):
- Invitee, Federal Reserve Branch of Atlanta, Public Affairs Forum: Forecasting Florida: What’s Ahead for Our State and National Economies (2016); Bitcoin and Beyond (2014)
- Author of The Virtual Real Estate Series, Volume 1: First Time Buyer, Volume 2: New Construction, and Volume 3: Pre-Owned Homes and Foreclosures. Authored two fiction books (2014 and 2016), with a third to be published later in 2018.
- Former Director, Board of Directors, St. Augustine & St. Johns County Board of Realtors
- Constant Contact All Star Award for Online Marketing
- BizRate National Award for Online Marketing
- FIVE STAR Best in Client Satisfaction Real Estate Agent (Jacksonville Homebuyer Magazine)
Volunteer Work and Philanthropy
I take a great deal of pride in working as a volunteer locally and giving back through donations to charitable organizations with every sale:
- Youth soccer coach, Ancient City Soccer 2014-Present. I hold the US Soccer Federation D, F, and E licenses, as well as the 7 x 7 and 11 x 11 grassroots certification.
- Big Brothers / Big Sisters mentor 2002-present, and was a member and former Chair of the advisory board for Brothers / Big Sisters of St. Johns County, 2005-2013.
I am an MBA candidate at The University of Utah, David Eccles School of Business, ranked top-11 globally by the Princeton Review.
I have a B.A. in Journalism from The Ohio State University.
I am happily married with two wonderful children.
I used to race mountain bikes, and competed in nine USA Cycling National Mountain Bike Championship races as a cat-2 between 2006-2013 in XC and Super D (Sonoma, Mt. Snow, Granby, Sun Valley, and Bear Mountain). I’ve also raced in such notables as the East Coast Nationals, Sugar Mountain Nationals, US Cup, Swank 65, Couch Potato, Bump N Grind, and in the Citizen’s Race at the 2015 World Cup (Windham). I had a GC podium for SERC in 2011, and top 10 GCs in 2009 & 2010. I was coached by Josh Drake and Tristan Cowie at Charmical Training Systems (CTS).
From 1989 to 2015 I worked as journalist (both full-time and a correspondent) for several news outlets and especially for the the St. Augustine Record and the Florida Times-Union. It was in these places that I honed my photographic, graphic, editorial, and copywriting skills.
Life isn’t perfect, but you can see it from here!