As I was growing up I've followed these basic principles needed for success in life. Be kind to others and listen to their story, learn from others and establish your own goals, and create as many great memories as you can. Growing up I've always been intrigued about learning from people and wanting to understand what it takes to be successful. What I realized is the common thread every successful person had was a hard work ethic, dedication of doing what they love, surrounding themselves with talented people and when they failed they always failed forward. Throughout the years I've created many memories, experienced many life changing events, established many companies, was a VP of a publicly traded company, became a Marine Deputy for the Sheriff's Office and was elected as the Mayor of a city. These experiences couldn't have been better. Along the way I've developed relationships that have been life lasting and rewarding beyond all imagination. The most inspiring and rewarding experience I'm truly grateful for are my 6 wonderful children, 3 of which were adopted from Liberia West Africa. My three adopted children have blessed me with10 grandkids that I enjoy spending time with as often as I possibly can. Being a part of the real estate community since the late 1990's has been the best direction throughout my career. It has afforded me the opportunity to enjoy what I enjoy doing the most, travel adventures, outdoor activities, gardening, and exploring the depths of our beautiful pacific northwest on road at a time.