I grew up in Connecticut and enjoyed the summers of my youth in New Hampshire on Lake Winnipesaukee and Lake Ossipee. Following graduation from Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA with a B.S. in Environmental Science and Resource Management I joined an international hydrogeologic consulting firm specializing in ground water exploration. The job took me to 39 states over nine years including several years in Grand Junction, Colorado as Manager of Western Operations. After nine years of traveling I again settled on the shores of Lake Winnipesaukee where I founded, owned, and operated three resort gift and apparel shops for twenty years. Customer service, attention to detail, and community service were major reasons for my success in retail: the very same practices that allowed a natural transition into real estate sales and investment. I obtained both my Maine and New Hampshire licenses in 2004, and happily divide my time between homes in Falmouth, Maine and Bear Island on Lake Winnipesaukee. I am a corporator of my bank and have been a board member of the water commission, planning board, and Chamber of Commerce. I am an Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR) and a member of the Maine Association of Realtors and Portland Board of Realtors. I am an avid skier and boater; however, finding the time to get really, really good at fly-fishing remains elusive.