After studying biology in college, I became fascinated with building and creating things with my own hands. I began crafting custom guitars at Santa Cruz Guitar Co. (I love music) and fell in love with carpentry and home building. It was this love of creating that brought me to Charlotte.
In 2003, I moved from California to Charlotte to renovate houses and to be closer to family. Although I missed the beach and surfing, I fell in love with Charlotte. The Charlotte housing market was far more affordable than the market in California, so I was able to purchase my first home. Since then I’ve bought several others, remodeling and renovating them along the way. I love the mechanics of homebuilding and renovation.
Through this experience I developed a passion for bringing old homes back to life, and became fascinated by the historical neighborhoods around uptown. I love the idea of retaining the history of a home, while customizing it to fit the need of the owner.
Over the years, I’ve studied the “in town” market and spent time exploring Charlotte’s neighborhoods. It was through my understanding of carpentry, renovation, and the market, and some prodding from family and friends, that I finally decided to get my real estate license in 2006.
Currently, I live in Historic Plaza Midwood. The bars with great restaurants, the park to play with my children, and the friendly people waving from their porches… this charming neighborhood called my name from day one. Due to my California roots, I am super passionate about the Plaza Midwood and NoDa neighborhoods, and the areas around them.
For over 10 years, I have served my clients with my no-holds-barred honesty and transparency, even if they don’t want to hear it. I want to make sure my clients find the home that is the perfect financial and emotional investment for them. I’m an investor, a property owner (Charlotte and Costa Rica), a carpenter and I understand the ins and outs of home owning and buying better than most.
Whether you are looking for a great home to live in, an investment to add to your portfolio or a renovation project, I can help you find that perfect place. I’ll handle the contractors, etc. you focus on living. Oh, and I still love surfing and playing music!