I am a 17-year veteran of the mortgage business. My distinct personalized approach stems from my diverse background and interests as a recording musician (with six records to my credit), as an environmental and social activist, as the founder and treasurer of a local non-profit, as the owner of a renowned recording studio, as an active real estate investor and as an aspiring chef who has been known to cook up quite a feast.
I grew up outside of New York City and have lived on both coasts, as well as in the US Virgin Islands, the Republic of Latvia and the Republic of Georgia. I’ve traveled extensively throughout the United States, as well as Western and Eastern Europe, and have spent numerous summers backpacking throughout the wilderness of Alaska.
I have a unique style all my own and am committed to a highly personalized and consultative approach. My primary focus is to understand the needs of the client and educate them throughout the process. Each client’s satisfaction is important to me. I know what it’s like to be on the other side of the table and I know how I like to be treated. I have generated a reputation for maintaining the highest level of integrity, loyalty and keeping my client’s needs at the forefront of every decision. I enjoy working with first-time homebuyers, veterans and seasoned investors, no matter how straightforward or complex the deal may be. As a 24-year resident of Boulder County, I have a deep knowledge of the area and I am an expert in lending on mountain property. My business continues to be built on referrals from trusted real estate professionals, CPAs and financial planners, as well as existing clients and my personal sphere.
I graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 1993 with a degree in Environmental Conservation. After spending eight years working in the wireless telecommunication industry in various sales, international marketing and business development positions, I made a career change and entered the mortgage business in 2001. I have received many awards, including “Rookie of The Year” and numerous Top Ten Producer honors. I am consistently a member of the “President’s Club”, am a Certified Mortgage Planner and year after year receive the 5280 Magazine’s “Five-Star Mortgage Professional Award.” I remain highly dedicated to my craft and have closed over a thousand residential mortgages.
In addition to mortgage banking, I also enjoy spending quality time with my wife Rebecca and my daughters Abilene and Kalkidan, songwriting, playing and producing music, fly-fishing for trout, hiking and backpacking, and a good night’s sleep.