Licensed In IA, IL
I am a true smalltown boy at heart! I grew up in a small community in central Iowa called Victor. A community of less than 1,000 people made up of farmers, factory workers, tradesman and all around amazing people. Living in such a small town, you know everyone and everyone knows you. This environment instilled an amazing sense of community in me and this is something I will always cherish. Two things consumed my youth, sports and the outdoors. If you couldn’t find me on the field or the court, you could locate me in the field hunting or at the nearest body of water with a fishing pole in my hand.
After graduating high school, I found my way to what would become my future forever home in Dubuque. I attended Loras College from 1997-2001. The love for community transitioned from Victor to Loras and Dubuque. The athletics continued as I played football for 5 years and Track and Field for 4 years. The passion for athletics crossed over into the classroom as I received a double major in Physical Education and Sports Management.
After college I moved back closer to my roots and worked in education for 2 years while helping my parents with their family painting business. I returned to Dubuque in 2004 to gain my Masters degree and work at Loras College. Starting out as a Track & Field graduate assistant and later transitioning to the admissions department. Admissions was my first true taste of the sales world and would provide me with invaluable experience that would help shape my real estate career.
In 2008 I made the jump to real estate. Yes, you read that right, 2008. I jumped in with two feet, smack dab in the middle of one of the largest downturns in the US economy in recent history. I think you could time my licensing to stock market crash and housing fallout almost to the day. One of the best decisions I have ever made! Looking back throughout my younger life, it should have been no surprise this is where I landed. I had always loved houses,, home renovation, the construction process and everything in between. Since 2008, my career has grown and scope has broadened. I started out as primarily a residential agent focusing on the existing home marketing. Since then I have expanded to commercial, land, development and new construction. I have sold everything from small lots for a few thousand dollars to large commercial buildings for several million.
As my real estate career grew, so has my family! Blessed with an amazing wife, Meggan and now 4 children; Grayson, Scarlett, Victoria and Juliette. While I still love hunting, the outdoors and sports, my family holds the top spot for my time and passion. They are one of the single motivating factors in what drives me to work hard for my clients and be the best Realtor I can possibly be.