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I’m a “Cheesehead in Paradise”!
I moved to Southwest Florida from Mequon, Wisconsin in 2001 and have never missed a snow flake or a wind chill index since. My wife Pam and I decided that after 30 years in securities and retail clothing industry, it was time to stop and smell the roses, or rather the hibiscus. I was unable to stay away very long however, founding and still running a private asset management firm, Shadow Wood Advisors, PLC; becoming a Florida Notary Public; and acting a Neutral (arbitrator) for the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). I hold the professional designation of Certified Financial Planner® and have earned a Masters Degree in Financial Planning.
As a direct result of client needs, I revisited the Real Estate industry in 2008 joining Prudential Florida Realty where I was given the opportunity to work with some of the top agents if not some of the nicest, in southwest Florida. In 2011 I moved my practice to Keller Williams to expand my knowledge and contacts.
I was able to earn my GRI®, Accredited Buyers Representative® and eCertified® designations. I also spent considerable time expanding my knowledge and gaining Resort & Second Home, Short Sales and Foreclosure Resource designations. I have spent significant hours gaing a background in commercial real estate. As part of the KW Commercial world wide network of commercial agents, I have access to buyers and sellers of all interests. I have played a significant role in leasing for Bonita Springs employers.
I feel that my 40 + years in the financial services industry has made me uniquely qualified to assist in the buying of a home or professionally assisting in the orderly transfer of ownership of a personal residence. I have been party more that $10 million dollars in transactions in the past three years. I am the recipient of a 2013 Golden Bear award for my work with buyers and sellers.
I am an avid golfer who has played or visited almost every course here in the Ft. Myers – Estero – Bonita Springs – Naples area and am confident I can find the right golf course property for a buyer. I bring a unique feel for play-ability coupled with friendly surroundings to make that perfect match for life here in paradise. My golf background includes chairing the Wisconsin State Open won in 1989 by Steve Stricker, two MDA golf tournaments and co-chairing a National Foundation for Ileitis and Colitis LPGA Pro Am tournament. I worked with and for the Wisconsin section of the Professional Golfer Association of America (PGA) as a rules official for both section events and state tournaments to include qualifying tournaments for the Greater Milwaukee Open (GMO), a PGA Tour event.
I have been an active member of two country clubs over the past 44 years. I served on a multitude of committees and served on the Board of Directors for North Shore Country Club in Mequon, WI from 1979 to 2001. I then joined Shadow Wood Country Club here in Bonita Springs, FL, in 2001 and have worked on the transition committee and was elected to the first member board. I have spent considerable time as a neighborhood representative to the Shadow Wood Community Association spending two years as the chairman of the landscape and hard-scape committee. The Club and Association experience has given me that necessary background to assist prospective buyers in the selection of a gated golf community. I know what to look for and what to avoid!
I have been active with the Back-country Fly Fishers of Naples as the President and as the Membership Chairman. The club is developing an active role in the restoration and support of native habitat in the southwest Florida coast. It also has been an active participant and sponsor of local youth programs centered on the sport of fishing and the ethics of catch and release.
My history of fair and honest dealing, abiding by the rules, and knowing where to find the answers gives me that ability to not sell someone a house, but assist in the purchase of a home.