I was born in Chickasha, a small town in Southern Oklahoma on May the 6th 1952 . My father was a country lawyer with a propensity toward entrepreneurship. My mother, a 50s and 60s stay at home Mom, was part time cook, maid, comforter, cheer leader, teacher, taxi driver, social skills instructor, time manager, hygienist, philosopher, doctor with the uncanny ability to cure anything with lumps, bumps, scratches or scars and a full time disciplinarian. My three brothers and I were raised on a ranch right in the heart of the Oklahoma oil patch. As our father was the owner in a plethora of businesses including farming and ranching, the mortgage and banking business, general contractor/home builder, oil & gas exploration, commodity futures, and feedlot owner/operator; we, his sons, had a quite varied unusual educational, and to say the least, exciting upbringing. It seems that throughout my childhood, we were either riding, roping, branding, drilling, or building something. I like to say Real Estate is my profession, but I am still a cowboy at heart.
My father, a brother, and I are graduates of New Mexico Military Institute and are actively engaged with the Alumni Association. For the past 14 years we have regularly attending the annual trail ride on a variety of Alum owned ranches throughout New Mexico. My formal education in Business Administration was furthered at Panhandle State College (Goodwell, Oklahoma), Oklahoma University (Norman, Oklahoma), and the School of Hard Knocks (Everywhere, USA).
For the past 35 years, I have enjoyed an exciting career with the gist of my endeavors focused in Real Estate, oil and gas, ranching, securities, and commodity futures (I was at one time a floor trader and member of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange), however; the most intelligent career decision of my life was choosing Brigitte to spend it with. As husband and wife, our proudest accomplishment has been rearing our four wonderful and beautiful daughters in the Glory and Admonition of the Lord. I like everything about the Real Estate business: helping meet the needs of buyers and sellers, buying distressed properties and making them like new, building new houses for sale and/or rental, dealing in horse farms, buying and selling vacant land and/or lots, handling some commercial property, and interacting with a lot of fine folks on a daily basis.
Hobbies and favorite past-times include traveling to outside adventure-type vacations, horseback riding, camping, hiking, hunting, fishing, and golfing; all preferably with my family. My favorite spot on planet earth is our ranch in Channing , Texas.