I’m a real estate investor, entrepreneur, motivational speaker, coach and mentor who built my business by networking.
I am lucky to be able to travel the country, doing what I want – when I want, with who I want.
After completing 58 real estate transactions to date, I am able to spend a lot of my time teaching and coaching new business owners.
The most important thing I teach them is that with the right attitude, anything is possible.
Here Is My Story…
I was born and raised in the midwest in one of the tightest families you’ll ever meet!
My mom and her two sisters married my dad and his two brothers before immigrating to America (no, none of it was arranged). They decided to buy their homes within three miles of one another, which is where they raised all of us! Although I technically have one brother, I always say that I am one of seven since we grew up so close to one another.
After attending undergrad at Michigan State University, I moved away from home for the first time to Austin, Texas where I landed a job working for Dell Inc. After working in Corporate America for over 14 years, I was doing well, but felt like my true potential was elsewhere. I was completely burnt out and had no passion for the work I was doing. I knew I needed a change.
During my spare time, I was glued to all of those home renovation shows. I absolutely loved the idea of taking an old dumpy house and turning it into something new and modern!
Although it may sound a bit ambitions and even unrealistic, especially since I had no previous knowledge of the real estate market, my mind was set! I was on a brand new mission prepared to learn how I too could learn how to buy, renovate and then sell distressed properties right here in Chicago.
In my hunt for quality real estate investing education, I found mentors Than Merrill, Paul Esajian and JD Esajian from A&E’s hit TV show, Flip This House. With their ongoing support, guidance and trust, my company, Blue Ink Homes, was born.
Born to the closest family on the planet in Okemos, MI.
Undergrad at Michigan State University.
Grad school at St Edward’s University in Austin, TX.
Got a great corporate job.
And worked.... And worked.
Started investing in real estate in 2012 with a desire for more.
Officially incorporated Blue Ink Homes in January of 2014.
In March of 2015, I first appeared on HGTV!
Started writing my book in January of 2016.
In April 2016, the Blue Ink Homes concierge service was born.
I've purchased, renovated and/or sold over 58 properties so far and am always buying more...
Although I did not have any previous real estate experience or knowledge, I had always been great with people. I focused on networking, identifying mentors and learning all I could.
It hasn’t always been easy, and has taken a lot of hard work. With the help of my mentors and my incredible team, Blue Ink Homes has completed over 23 million dollars in real estate transactions!
Watch me on HGTV!
I’ve been proud to be featured on HGTV multiple times as an investor and rehabber. Check out my episodes by clicking below!
I truly believe that time is everything.
After losing my uncle to cancer in October of 2013, I quickly realized that tomorrow is never promised. This concept had a profound snowball effect on my mindset, and I quickly realized the power of leverage.
This belief – that time is everything – helped me take a unique approach in my real estate business, where I focused on networking and team building in order to grow.
I truly believe that you can create whatever life you want – because I’ve been able to create a true lifestyle by design for myself. I love helping other people unlock this same freedom and create wealth by making a strategic mindset shift!
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