As a Certified Commercial Investment Member, or CCIM, I use my knowledge and skills to help clients achieve their financial goals through precise financial analysis and honest risk assessment on properties.


I received my license when I was 18

following in the footsteps of my mother, who was a residential realtor where I grew up in Big Bear Lake, California. During college, I worked as a licensed assistant for a broker, while I earned a degree in financial planning with a minor in real estate.

After college, I spent a few years at an escrow company in San Diego. It was there that I really learned the backend of the business. For the next thirteen years, I focused on financial planning but I always loved and missed real estate.

When I moved to Yakima from San Diego, I decided to get back into real estate. With my financial background, commercial real estate became the best of both worlds.

As a broker, I believe in over servicing my clients by actually answering the phone or returning calls before the end of business day. Respecting clients as people and respecting their time has been key to my success for nearly two decades.


My wife Amy and I have six great kids

ages 8-18. Five of them we adopted out of the foster care system. We’ve been married 15 years and we moved to Amy’s hometown of Yakima in 2004.

As a family we enjoy camping, hiking, national parks, board games, and the various activities that our kids are a part of like gymnastics, track & field, ballet and more.

I am a board member at my church, and the Vice Chair of the Community Resource Group which serves foster families and children, especially in difficult situations.

We have 3 dogs, 2 cats and 6 fish.

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CCIm Yakima Family commercial real estate

2006 - Rookie of the Year at Heritage Moultray Real Estate

2011 - Earned my CCIM designation. This involved taking 6 graduate school level classes, passing a comprehensive final test on all classes, and completing a 100-page portfolio of qualifying experience to show I know how to implement what I learned in the real world.

2012 - Over $12 Million in Sales.

2017 - Over $24 Million in Sales.