Experience has its rewards.
June 6, "77
My career began
When I joined my mom and dad
At our small family firm
On State and 23rd
Selling folks their homes or land
The lessons I learned
Over those many years
Still resonate in my brain
Mom's "Kill them with kindness"
Dad's "Always be honest"
Have become my life's refrain
My mom died young
Dad retired and is now gone
An honor to have had them near
After almost 40 years
Sometimes I'll still shed tears
Of their gift of my career
It's not about the money
It's about the people
Whose life stories make it grand
And the satisfaction of giving
While earning a living
With the best job in the land
Hobbies: Real Estate investing, reading-especially American military history, running, spinning, bike riding, walking around Sunriver.
Education: B.S. Business Finance OSU, CRS-Certified Residential Specialist, ABR- Accredited Buyer Representative, GRI- Graduate Realtor Institute, SRES- Senior Real Estate Specialist, GRI & Code of Ethics Instructor.Past President Oregon Association of Realtors.
Partial List of Awards: Oregon Realtor of the Year, Oregon Distinguished Service Award, National Association of Realtors Hall of Fame, Chamber of Commerce Distinguished Service Award.
Personal: Married almost 30 years to a wonderful woman. Three children who have all found their passion in what they do.
Awards & Designations
National Realtor Hall of Fame,
Order of Omega,
Allen Jones Memorial Award,
Salem Chamber of Commerce Distinguished Service Award,
Salem Association Distinguished Service Award,
Salem Association Realtor of the Year 1990 & 1999,
Oregon Realtor Distinguished Service Award,
Oregon Realtor of the Year 2000,
CRS, GRI, ABR, SRES, AHWD, E-Pro