Growing up in Edmonton I didn’t mind winter because that meant it was time to play hockey and hit Lake Louise to ski. Considering how much time I was on the ice or in the snow, you would think I wouldn’t mind the cold.
After meeting my wife and marrying her in way back in 1997, we took our honeymoon in the Okanagan to compete in our first Ironman Race in Penticton. It was a defining time for us as we realized how much we loved the Okanagan (and its warmth!). We returned a couple times a year until we finally moved here in 2003.
I will never get tired of the views we have and all the outdoor opportunities to play!
After leaving my long-time job at Liquide Air in Edmonton, Cailla and I opened a restaurant in Kelowna where I was able to use my background in Marketing to help create a very successful business. It was during this time that I like to say I got my ‘degree’ in Customer Service! Owning and running a restaurant was one of the most challenging and stressful career choices I could have made. It was an excellent learning opportunity that I am grateful to have had!
After selling the restaurant, I decided to get into the industry that I knew I would really enjoy. I became a licensed Realtor in 2010 which was arguably one of the toughest times in our Real Estate Market. The benefit of starting during tough times is you learn to work really, really, really hard. Since then I have successfully achieved 100% Club for my first few years in the business and then Platinum Club ever since.
My background in Customer Service, combined with my Marketing Diploma and Certified Negotiation Expert certification, have aided me in successfully negotiating the best price, whether buying or selling, on my client’s behalf.
I get up everyday and embark on a journey with my clients wherever they take me. I venture to find them their perfect home or to negotiate expertly in the sale of their property.
I have the tremendous opportunity to build relationships with people of all different backgrounds who are at all different points in their lives. The most important thing to me is to do the right thing for my clients. I treat their money like it’s mine (and I am thrifty/cheap/have cobwebs in my wallet…or so I’ve been told!). I make sure I get the best deal for my clients that I possibly can.
By the end of the buying or selling process, I can honestly say that my ‘clients’ become my friends!
Having been born and raised in Winnipeg and later relocating to Edmonton I have a strong dislike for freezing cold weather! The Okanagan is the perfect combination of beauty and warmth and provides the perfect surroundings for an active lifestyle.
After my first visit to the Okanagan back in 1993, I was hooked! Having raced Ironman Canada in Penticton many, many times, Dale and I finally moved to Kelowna in 2003 and we have spent countless hours exploring the Okanagan Valley on foot, by skis, bike, boat and by water ever since then.
Our love for ‘The Hawaii of Canada’ grows each year as we discover new friends, new outdoor adventures and new activities we can do with our daughter.
After graduating from the U of A with a BPE, I spent quite a few years personal training, coaching and racing Ironman Distance events all over the world as a Professional Athlete.
When we first moved to Kelowna, Dale and I opened a restaurant while I continued to race Ironman triathlons as a professional for a couple more years until we had our daughter in 2007. Not long after selling our restaurant, I became a Licensed Realtor with RE/MAX Kelowna.
My first year was a wonderful success and I won the prestigious award ‘Rookie of the Year’ with RE/MAX. After attempting to juggle both Dale and I as licensed Realtors with that of caring for our daughter, I opted to take a different role in our business as of Real Estate Consultant.
Our moto is ‘Selling Results, Not Promises!’ and it’s a big part of my job to make sure we have exceeded our client’s expectations.
When a client is selling, I work to make sure each property is marketed properly and that our clients feel their home is being well represented. I enjoy working with Sellers and helping them navigate selling more easily. When Buying, I sift through hundreds of properties to find just the right one for each client once their home has sold. This is one of my favorite parts of my job! Finding the needle in a haystack!
Bottom line is that I am the detail person. Whatever our clients need, I am there to help, offer direction and give information.