Growing up in small town Manitoba enabled me to recognize at a young age, the importance of family, friends and neighbours. Spending a great deal of time in my father’s small retail business taught me the importance of giving back to the community and that the secret to success was treating people with the respect and the courtesy we all deserve.
Over my 33 year career in the personal finance and residential mortgage business, I had the opportunity to live and work in every province in our country except for the Maritimes. During this time, I owned around 15 homes, learning something new about home ownership with every move. I have done my best to transfer these skills to our real estate business, first in B.C. and now here in Eastern Ontario.
The decision to leave B.C.’s Sunshine Coast 10 years ago wasn’t an easy one, but the call to be closer to family was strong. When my wife Pauline and I researched different areas in south eastern Ontario, the Kingston area seemed to meet our criteria of value, location and lifestyle. Choosing Bath, as our home, has proven to be an excellent choice as we enjoy the friendly, welcoming environment of small-town living, all within 20 minutes of the great City of Kingston.
The life skills and experience picked up along the way, have transitioned well to the real estate business. The formation of VILLAGE LIFESTYLE Real Estate is an exciting new opportunity to work with some great professionals in a terrific business.