I am originally from a small town in Upstate New York. After graduating from high school I joined the US Air Force and proudly served my country for 26 years before retiring. Assignments include Tuy Hoa and Danang Vietnam, Bitburg Germany, Clark AB Philippines (just in time for the eruption of Mount Pinatubo), South Korea and a Desert Storm rotation. Stateside assignments include The Air Force Academy and Peterson AFB. I have 15 years of experience in real estate as well as 6 years of experience as a mortgage loan officer. I have strong negotiation skills honed by years of writing and helping negotiate government contracts for the Air Force. I have trained and mentored a large number of real estate agents and I teach home buying and home selling classes to the public. Although I have a Bachelors and Master’s Degree in Human Resources I chose to follow in the footsteps of my Grandfather and two Great grandfathers who were Realtors in the early 1900s through the 1940s. Having served in the military I know just how hectic and stressful moving can be, especially on short notice. Whether you're moving across town, across the county or across the globe my knowledge, skills and experience will help make your transition a smooth one. I know that buying and selling a home is a major life event for most people and I will work at your pace, whether you have a need to buy or sell immediately or prefer to take your time. I will maintain communication with you throughout the entire process and beyond based on your preferences. You can depend on my honesty, integrity, trust, loyalty and confidentiality. I pride myself on being results oriented, always keeping your best interests at the forefront of any transaction. I work hard to solve any problems or potential problems in a fast and efficient manner. I strive to have you choose me as "your realtor for life", satisfying not only your needs but those of your family and friends as well. It starts by listening to what’s important to you and helping you set goals and objectives. I then provide expert guidance and work closely with you to achieve those goals. I believe it always good to have options and know the pros and cons of each option. My personal success is measured by your satisfaction with a job well done. I appreciate the opportunity to earn your business. I am passionate about photography and have won awards at various levels of competition. I am also interested in genealogy, military history, auto racing, football and classic muscle car restoration.