Originally from Connecticut, I have been a resident of Maui since 2001. I have spent more than half of my life on the island of Maui, learning, playing and contributing to the community. My experience here has prepared me well for the field of real estate.
As a public school teacher on the island of Maui for 12 years, I taught Social Studies and early US History. I learned that one’s attitude directly affects the attitudes of others, and that preparation and clear communication are must. In real estate each client and property is unique and will be treated as such. My goal is to make you feel as if you are my only client.
I have also been a commercial fisherman for over 15 years, supplying many of the best restaurants on Maui with fish. Fishing has prepared me well, for long hours with minimal sleep and no guarantee of a paycheck. The same can be said about real estate. I love fishing, boats, and real estate and look forward to talking with you about any of the above. If you have eaten at Mama’s Fish House there is a good chance you have seen my name on the menu and have eaten fish caught by me!
If you have seen videos or pictures of the famous big wave spot, Jaws, also known as Pe’ahi, there is another good chance that you have seen my boat, named after my daughter “Alexandra”. As a boat captain I have taken many professional surfers to Jaws. These world class athletes have entrusted me in these very serious circumstances. Buying and selling real property is also quite serious, and I am prepared to “captain” your transaction and bring you to shore safely. As a captain, I am responsible for what happens on my boat. In roughly 100 trips to Jaws no one has ever gotten hurt coming on or off my boat. I will use this same focus to help you calmly and efficiently navigate the unique waters, known as the Maui real estate market.
On a personal note, my family and I live in our dream home in upcountry Maui, including my wife, Elizabeth, our two children, Alexandra and Tristan, along with our three cats and dog Patch.
Owning real estate is an amazing privilege, especially on Maui. As your agent, I will treat you with great respect as you pursue your real estate goals with the same dedication and focused manner I have for my own family. My life’s experiences have helped me to successfully purchase, maintain and sell several homes on Maui and I look forward to doing the same for you.