My Philosophy – I’m a creative person and I love solving problems. I think every problem has an infinite number of solutions. The trick is finding the right solution for the particular problem. I’ve been an artist for thirty years and I believe my creative background is a unique asset as a Realtor(R). As your real estate professional, I will work tirelessly to thoroughly understand your needs and to find the best solution for them. I believe that making a deal is nothing like making people happy.
My Background – I’m a native Californian. I grew up in Palo Alto, California, and, after I graduated high school, I moved to San Francisco to pursue a career as a professional ballet dancer. In 1986 I joined American Ballet Theatre in New York City and danced with that company for six years before I decided to change gears. I enrolled in college and I got two degrees in 1997, one in statistics and the other in economics.
I went to work in several marketing positions but soon realized the corporate world wasn’t for me. I went back to school to study photography and I opened my own photo business in 2005. In 2008, during the market free fall, I closed my business and decided to start over again. Given my skill set and the fact that I had experience in buying and selling properties, real estate was a natural transition for me. I haven’t looked back and love what I’m doing now.
The US Census estimated the gay population in Palm Springs at 115 same sex couples per 1,000 households. I don’t believe that. It’s more like 70% gay. Regardless, it’s safe to say that Palm Springs is a very gay town. But it’s a gay town with a very small town feel. And that’s exactly what I was looking for when I moved here. I’d lived in big cities most of my life and, as a gay male, I had a great time in these big cities.
But, even though every city I lived in had a large gay community, I felt more and more disconnected from my community. Everyday life became so overwhelming it was all I could do to keep afloat. I knew I had to make a change. I wanted to scale back and get away from traffic and crowds. I had had enough of those for eight lifetimes. And I knew I wanted to move to a place where I could have the freedom and the flexibility (relatively cheap cost of living) to reinvent myself again. What I found in Palm Springs was more than just a place I could spread my wings, so to speak. I found a place I fit in. The gay community here is so large and yet so small. And friendly! You get to know a lot of people here really fast. If you’ve been thinking about getting off the treadmill, come to Palm Springs. Come join our town!