Hawaii is my home. I consider myself the luckiest person in the world to know this and to be living it. I've been in Hawaii for close to fifty years and in doing so, I've learned that these Islands are alive and wise in teaching life's lessons.
I became a licensed realtor in 2003. I've represented both Buyers and Sellers on the Islands of Maui, Hawaii, and Oahu, helping to sell or purchase their homes, condos, land, and investment properties. Part of my success in real estate is based on my ability to locate a special and sometimes unlisted property for my Buyer Clients, or to attract the perfect Buyer for my Seller Clients; I've always had a knack for finding things and along with my intimate knowledge of these Islands, their neighborhoods and environments, I often can uncover hidden gems. The tools in my toolbox that I depend on are honesty, integrity, and persistence. It just has to be that way.
My work background is as varied as my sales. In the past, I've worked as a special education teacher, landscape engineer, YMCA director, photographer, and a paperboy. I pioneered espresso bars on Oahu and was Chairman of the Retail Merchants Association at Ala Moana, the largest open-air mall in the world. I've introduced and exported local businesses to Japan, ( and in doing so, acquiring a taste for sushi that was so fresh it was still moving). I've helped to reforest the Hawaiian Island of Kahoolawe which was used as a practice bombing site during World War ll.
Sports have played a big part in my life, both as a player and coach. In college, I aspired to be a professional baseball player, (I coulda been a contender), before tearing my rotator cuff and having trouble with the curve. I'm passionate about travel, having caught the bug at 16, when two buddies and I took an old VW van up the California Coast, living on Coke bottle deposits and Twinkies. Subsequently, I went on to circumnavigate the globe, experiencing the customs and cultures of Europe, Asia, Central America, New Zealand, Australia, and Africa.. I've trekked the Himalayas and journeyed from Cairo to Cape Town; traveling by foot, bike, donkey, bus, boat, truck, and train. I still surf, swim and hike to stay healthy and sane. My approach to life is to trust my instincts, challenge myself, and seek new experiences. I believe there are no coincidences. Meeting new clients is serendipitous and teaches us to validate who we can be. I look forward to those relationships and working together with new Clients to expand our horizons.