Growing up, my parents were in the business of buying “fixer uppers,” renovating and renting them, so real estate is definitely in my blood. Some of my earliest memories involve playing amid paint cans, sheetrock, and sawdust as well as helping out with minor tasks. After they stopped buying and concentrated on renting, I always enjoyed meeting with prospective tenants, as well as communicating with existing ones. It was a natural transition for me becoming a real estate agent, combining skills in property management with interests in client interaction.
Beginning as a teenager, I helped maintain and manage my family’s rental properties. This involved overseeing property maintenance, assisting in renting houses and apartments, handling tenant complaints, processing applications and preparing leases. Along the way I learned a bit about house construction, how to market a property and knowledge about real estate in Bethany and surrounding Greater New Haven towns.
As a third generation resident of town, I learned about community service by watching my parents and grandparents volunteer their time for various groups and committees. This led me into participation in a number of activities, including service on the Conservation Commission, Bethany Historical Society, Republican Town Committee, Registrar of Voters, Geographic Information System (G.I.S.) Committee and 175th Anniversary Committee, as well as several other local committees. This involvement has resulted in a keen interest in and understanding of the community.
Mount Desert Island, Maine. I have visited there almost every year since I was six and love the beauty of Acadia National Park and the activities of Bar Harbor. My family has property on the island and we try to all get together there once a year. It is a long drive from Connecticut, but definitely worth the trip! A close runner-up is Hawaii, which I visited several times. It is truly a tropical paradise with an interesting history and friendly people.
The New York Yankees!
I was named Bethany Citizen of the Year in 2004 by the Democratic Town Committee for my service as Registrar of Voters. My wife Kim & I are both Bethany natives and enjoy country living. We are very happy to be raising our daughter Annie in this wonderful community. We also have 2 dogs (Maggie & Lucy), 2 cats (Herbie & George) and a number of chickens.