There are few professions where your personal characteristics and motivations can define your value. In every position you've had, there are mechanics you must master - the "nuts and bolts" of the job. Whether it is nursing, engineering, or any other traditional position, once you master the nuts and bolts, you learn your performance is measured on conformity to the needs of the position. Creativity is encouraged, so long as it is "within the lines".
After 20 years as a Registered Nurse working at the bedside, in critical care, the ER, and management, I landed in the real estate profession. No longer was I paid for being "on the clock". In fact, my creativity was encouraged. "Break the rules", "be different", "work smarter - not harder", and "get paid on your results - not the time you spend" were the new rules. And it was liberating.
We all choose our own paths. Real Estate is that rare profession where your own path choices are encouraged. Some Realtors are machines, some are "glad-handers", some are run their business like an engineer builds a bridge, and some like a chef makes a meal. No matter how THEY choose to do it - it is their own path to choose.
This is the core of what real estate offers. My passions are teaching, writing, technology, and helping others achieve something they never thought possible. I took my passions and created a position that is just mine - molded to fit my passions, hobbies, and past times. I am a real estate instructor, and managing broker, and IT Guy, a web project manager, and an agent trainer. I have created a position that is not just a job, it is what I am. No one has to tell me to come to work, or write a blog, or teach a class. These are my passions, and I have a career that I want - not a job that I need.
If you think it is time to finally choose your own path - pick up the phone and give me a call. The world has been waiting for you! 912.695.1581 is my cell phone, and I am at your service.
I am blessed to be married to Christy, my wife of 22 years. I met Christy when I needed a place to live and bought a house. She was the Admin at the brokerage firm I bought the house from. We have 4 children together - Christopher -20, Leslie - 19, Ryan - 17, and Hailey - 13. I am from Peoria, IL. I came to Savannah after my mother passed away and fell in love with its beauty, pace, weather, and lifestyle. I have been a Registered Nurse since graduating from college in 1987. I left Savannah and traveled as a nurse for 2.5 years. I have lived in California, Florida, Texas, New York, North Dakota, and Georgia. After traveling and seeing this grand country of ours, I chose to come back to Savannah because it was the best place in the country I could find to grow roots.
My dad and I own a furniture manufacturing company and have 13 employees. We manufacture a brand of furniture called Seabrook Classics (SeabrookClassics.com). The shop is located in Sheldon, SC. My sister Tracey, my dad, and nephews run the operation day to day.