Growing up on a farm in the Midwest, one does learn to be resourceful in order to survive there. I learned much of my survival skills in that environment, for one does not know what curve ball nature and machines will throw. With an AA from Bowling Green State University in hand, I started on the ground floor as a pressman apprentice and worked my way up to shift supervisor and head of electrical maintenance for a family commercial printing business in the college town of Oberlin.
In the spring of 1982, I purchased my first duplex and, ten years later, was on my way to financial independence, which enabled me to leave my full-time job and pursue my passion of investment real estate. In 1997, I packaged the sale of six apartment houses to do a 1031 exchange into a six-unit apartment building in the Lake District. My specialty is working with first-time home buyers-investors. In my spare time, I value the beautiful coastal outdoors the Bay Area offers in hiking, cycling, camping, and vistas. At a very early age, conservation was instilled in me, prompting me to further quest for alternative energy. One of the projects I have been working on the past five years is perfecting the conversion of diesel vehicles to running on vegetable oil. My next project down the pipeline is converting hybrids to plug-in capacity and passive-solar residential supplemental heating.