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Do The The Right Thing  



Overview: After 30 plus years in national defense, both in uniform and out, I made a lifestyle change.  I started a different career after moving back home to Michigan close to family and friends. I have always had a keen interest in real estate as well as a strong desire to run my own business. Joining the team at RE/MAX Classic was a natural fit.


Guiding Philosophy:  “Do The Right Thing”     Treat everyone with fairness, honesty and respect. Put your client’s interest ahead of your own.   Enjoy what do each day and keep a sense of humor about you.


My Business Model:     Take on only a small number of clients. Focus solely on their needs rather than try to be a high volume sales person who becomes stretched too thin. Always deliver unsurpassed customer service. Currently 90% of my business is generated by referrals from present or past clients.


Key Corporate Experience: Director then VP of Marketing & Communications for BAE Systems Land Division with $9 billion in annual sales.


Key Military Experience: Chief of Staff for Army Public Affairs, Director of Army Community Relations, Infantry Brigade & Battalion Executive Officer, Infantry Battalion Operations Officer, Company Commander, Special Forces “A” Team Leader, Platoon Leader, Special Forces Medic.


Highest Rank:  Colonel


Education:   Master’s in Business Management, Masters in Strategic Studies, Bachelor of Science in Social Studies.


Military Qualifications: Master Parachutist, Pathfinder, Ranger, Special Forces Qualification, Combat Infantryman, Combat Diver

Interests: Music, travel and fishing. Beer of any kind.


Family:  Married 34 years to Kate. One dauughter Ashlinn who is an Air Force officer. 


Places Lived: Texas, North Carolina, Georgia, Virginia, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Washington, Hawaii, Wisconsin, Massachusetts, Kentucky, Kansas, Canada, England, Ireland and Germany.