Christ follower, Husband, Father
Investor, Entrepreneur and Educator
About a decade and a half ago, my entrepreneurial journey started. At the age of 15, I found myself involved in my father's new construction company. A couple of years later, I was training men 2-3 times my age on how to finish concrete and communicating with homeowners.
As the business grew over a decade, so did my roles and responsibilities. This early exposure to leadership and ownership ignited in me a spirit of entrepreneurship that has carried me through my career. By the time I was 21, we sold the company. This experience of ownership forever shaped my perspective - I realized that the fulfilment offered by ownership could never be matched by being an employee.
Fast forward to today, as a seasoned 30-year-old entrepreneur, I've had the privilege of starting, purchasing, owning, and selling over a dozen businesses. My journey has been diverse, but a consistent passion, has been real estate investing. Over the last six years, I've gained extensive experience in this field, I started in house flipping, managing single-family rentals, eventually even investing into downtown historic commercial properties, and now transitioning into commercial investing and note investing.
Each venture, whether in general entrepreneurship or real estate, has offered its unique set of lessons. From learning to streamline processes for efficiency to solving complex business challenges, I've gathered a wealth of knowledge. Not all enterprises were outright successes; some were indeed bitter setbacks. But each experience has shaped my entrepreneurial journey and fortified my resilience.
What truly inspires me is using these experiences to help others navigate their businesses and lives. It's gratifying to know that my trials and triumphs can guide other entrepreneurs towards their dreams. This passion led to my latest venture, Areii - a comprehensive Real Estate Investment Platform designed to empower individuals on their path to financial freedom.
As I innovate and grow, I remain committed to my mission and core values: Integrity First, No Mission Without Margin, and being a Warrior in the Garden. These guiding principles are the foundation of my ventures, serving as a constant reminder of who I am and what I stand for.
As I venture into my 30's, I'm eager to see what the next chapters of my life hold. Amidst the hustle of entrepreneurship, my constant aim is to continue enjoying life - having fun, cherishing moments with my amazing wife, our kids, and nurturing a close-knit community of good friends. Entrepreneurship may be my calling, but my family is my world.