My life, in some shape or form, has always centered around real estate. I grew up in Calgary, a rarity it seems, in a family whose primary source of income came from real estate. This built the foundation on what has become both a career and a passion. It probably comes as no surprise that my favorite game is Monopoly. My educational background is that of a degree in Economics from the University of Calgary, focusing on strategic positioning in the marketplace as well as studies in Entrepreneurship. These two areas have been instrumental in becoming a strong negotiator and developing an analytical mindset, as well as being able to think and be dynamic for you, my client. After completing university, I pursued home renovations. It was during this chapter that I began to understand what makes homes attractive to buyers, where to maximize your dollar, and how much time and money is involved. In the course of those five years, I purchased, renovated and sold homes in various communities in and around Calgary. While renovating, I began to include real estate as part of my investment portfolio. I believe this to be one of the smartest decisions I have made and consider property to be an excellent long term investment, especially in today’s market. In 2005, I recognized that my talents are best allocated in sales and property investments, so I joined Royal Lepage. From an early stage I have applied the valuable instruction of a coach and mentor and continue with various avenues of education related to real estate so as to be able to adapt and grow with my clients and their ever changing demands. It is because of my experience and education that I can confidently offer a cancellation guarantee, but more often than not produce results. After many years of being fond of inner city living, I became a Certified Condo Specialist have served on the Condo Audit Committee at CREB, and have a true understanding of why life-style living is associated with condos. In the last 4 years, a lot of my clients have transitioned out of the core and into the “inner city” lifestyle. I to have followed suit of my clients. Truly, I appreciate living and assisting clients to relocate in the inner city whether it be condos or single family homes. My latest affiliation is becoming of member of Don Campbells, REIN for two reasons: One is to utilize REIN’s studies and stats to better assist my clients as what the market is doing, but more so discuss economic factors that are shaping and influencing where the real estate market is headed and to continue to expand my real estate portfolio. The Downtown characterizes the things that make life enjoyable for me. Walking distance to everything, great restaurants/wine bars, art galleries, minutes to the Stampede grounds for the rodeo, concerts or Flames games, multiple courts to play squash, running distance to 2 river paths, and no shortage of places to explore. All this nestled in the heart of the Rockies to mountain bike and board, makes it a no brainer that Calgary suits my lifestyle.