I grew up in Northern California, in the San Francisco Bay Area, and have always been an outdoor enthusiast. As a young man, I spent time as a commercial fisherman based out of the San Francisco Bay.
Starting in the early 80's, I began a successful land-based career in real estate, purchasing and renovating residential and commercial properties. I also worked with dozens of asset managers representing as many as 30 banks and lending institutions to sell foreclosed properties.
This gave me the valuable experience of working with large corporations, and their specialized needs, as well as the skills required to professionally represent large ranches and agricultural properties.
In 1990, I moved with my wife Donna, to a cattle ranch in Ukiah, California, which we still own and operate. We were fortunate to raise our two daughters in a beautiful country setting and enjoy spending our spare time outdoors - fishing and hunting.