“I’m inspired by helping others have a big life in pursuit of their ultimate best.”
I’m a true Atlanta native and graduate of Georgia State University. It was during college when I was selling AJC newspaper subscriptions door-to-door that I really started to understand what this diverse and exciting city had to offer.
So a few years later, newly married and a baby on the way it became obvious it was time to move on from the music industry. I cut my signature long hair and made the switch to real estate. Being from Atlanta I already had a strong network, which allowed me to hit the ground running. I’m a competitive person by nature, so in my first four years I quickly grew my business and was offered an investment opportunity, buying into the first Keller Williams office in Atlanta as a top producing agent. This opportunity opened my eyes to the concept of building a company within a company and that launched my career to the next level.
Starting in 2001 and over the next eleven years, I bought and opened six Keller Williams offices in Metro Atlanta, as well as led my own team of realtors to become a top five group in the country for the company. Last year alone, our group (the six offices known as the Heart of Atlanta Group) sold approximately 12,000 homes, placing us in the top 50 real estate office groups in the country for all brands.
In 2016 I merged teams with Marc [Takacs] forming the enhanced “In Atlanta” team and now we are joining forces with Pam’s [Ahern] team to form RPM Group Home Advisors and surround ourselves with an amazing mix of talent to provide the best experience to our clients. The ultimate goal and outcome of both mergers was to simply provide a stronger platform and experience for our team members and above all else our clients!
When I’m not busy taking the real estate world by storm, I still play guitar in a great band, and love to have adventures with my wife and our four adult sons. I spend my time traveling, snowboarding, wakeboarding and scuba diving, where I attempt to take photographs of aquatic life as they are swimming away from me…the ultimate challenge is to get a picture of their face!
I also am involved in numerous organizations that allow me to help at risk kids and teens, including Camp Grace, an organization where we have been able to fund summer camp adventures for kids that wouldn’t be able to have these experiences. Supporting others less fortunate is in my heart and my personal interest encompasses everything from homeless shelters to affordable housing for single women with children to educational non-profits to grow them from dependency to self-sufficiency (Every Woman Works). My mentor (Bob Kilinski) even has a non-profit that recently donated it’s 100th car to single women with children. My hope is to support and help connect the dots to a holistic solution enabling and inspiring the dreams of those that have lost sight of their potential.
Over the course of my career and in my personal life, I’ve had the privilege to meet some amazingly talented people. What inspires me daily and allows me to go to sleep fulfilled and wake up inspired is being a servant leader, and knowing that I along with my team are making a positive impact in the lives of those around me every single day.