I was first licensed in 2001 and received my associate broker's license in 2005. I was named the 2018 REALTOR of the Year for the Southwestern Michigan Association of REALTORS at their Annual Awards Luncheon. I hold the professional designations of Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR), Graduate REALTORS Institute (GRI), and the certifications for Resort & Second-Home Property Specialist (RSPS) and e-PRO Internet Professionalism from the National Association of REALTORS. I have been an active member of the association, has served on the Education Committee for two years and chaired the Committee in 2014. From 2013 through 2016 I was a member of the Public Relations Committee. I served on the Governmental Affairs Committee in 2010 and in 2016 was elected Vice Chairman and in 2017 was the Chairman. Recently I was awarded the 2017 Most Effective Chairman Award for his work on the Governmental Affairs Committee. In 2016, I served as District 5 Director on the Board of Directors for the Southwestern Michigan Association of REALTORS and the Real Estate Information System of Southwestern Michigan. I have also served on the National Association of REALTORS RSPS - Resort & Second Home Real Estate Committee. Now this year, I have become an active member of the National Association of REALTORS State and Local Policy Committee. I am an MLS Production Award recipient receiving the Silver Award in 2011; the Gold Award in 2004, 2005, 2009, 2010, 2012 and 2015; and the Platinum Award in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2013 and 2017. I also received the Silver Life Membership in 2007 and Gold Life Award in 2010. I have served on the South Haven Township Planning Committee for 4 years with 3 of those years as Chairman. Own and operate Big Blue Beach Rentals, I am also a supporter of the Annual Hospice fund raiser and is an active member of the South Haven Chamber of Commerce and South Haven Yacht Club. I am an avid outdoors lover and you can find me on the water during the summer months when not working on real estate.