When I was born in Yuma, Arizona, on New Year’s Day of 1961, I enjoyed the privilege of being the 5th generation of my family to be an Arizonan. My father was a college football coach. I spent my formative years moving from college town to college town every couple of years as his career enjoyed more success. I grew up enjoying the camaraderie and competitive spirit that sports instill in a young person. After several years of living along the coast of central California, we moved to Oklahoma when dad became a head football coach. It was in a rural community of Northwestern Oklahoma that I learn the value of hard work and community, and developed a love of the out of doors.
When I was in the 5th grade, I sold Christmas cards door to door, and while in Boy Scouts I set a record for selling the most tickets to the Scout-O-Rama. These two experiences introduced me to a new world, the world of sales.
What I love about sales is that it allows me to help others to solve a problem or to fulfill a need.
On I am about to complete one of my most exciting personal goals, next Spring I will finally complete my college degree. During my first attempt at college, I took a job to pay for my education, you guessed it, it was in sales. I was a server with a successful restaurant group, Bobby McGee’s. Waiting tables and tending bar may be the greatest sales training anyone could experience.
The development of personal interaction skills, the opportunity to upsell a guest, and the physical effect it takes to be successful were invaluable. I made the unfortunate decision that working was more important than finishing my degree. Three years ago, I returned to college at Arizona State University and I will finally have my degree. When not studying you can find me in my vast garden, playing golf, reading, or in the kitchen creating amazing culinary experiences.
As a former small business owner, I understand the many day-to-day challenges and responsibilities to one’s family and valued employees. I would be honored to help you to navigate the many roads that are required to have a successful business. I look forward to being of service.