Having grown up in the Upper Midwest, I studied Political Science at the University of Santa Clara and have been blessed by numerous wonderful educational and recreational opportunities: Political Science studies in London, England and Vienna, Austria; and ten years in the ski industry working at Snowbird, Utah; Zermatt, Switzerland; and Big Sky, Montana. My real estate career - along with a litany of blossoming fly-fishing adventures - began in earnest in Bozeman, Montana where I worked facilitating property sales for five years before embarking upon a log-home building project for my own personal residence. Studies of philosophy and theology (the river does, indeed, run through it) took me in another direction soon thereafter. Eventually, after having found myself in the “wrong place at the right time”, I was drawn into local politics and spent two terms in the Montana State Legislature. With my keen interest in both philosophy and ethics, my peers appointed me chairman of both the House ‘Rules’ and ‘Ethics’ Committees in 2011. I subsequently taught religion, history, and literature at an independent Catholic school and supplemented my income doing finish carpentry as an Independent Contractor. My long-suffering wife, Katie, has put up with all of these meanderings with great humor and aplomb throughout. We enjoy fly-fishing, kayaking, all forms of boating, and bird-hunting with our yellow lab “Tink”. All of that said, I am eager to advocate for your best interests in the purchase and sale of real property where the prospect of an hour or two of fishing always beckons on the wonderful waters of North Idaho’s many beautiful lakes and rivers.