Time To Brag About My Boss

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Just thought I'd take a minute to give some props to my boss. 

 The background:
I've been an at-home dad for three kids (to the left), going on almost 11 years. With all of them being in school, I, of course, have been on the Parent Club, 2 years as the VP and this next year as the president. Along with that, I've been a musician for almost my entire life. I'm heavily involved with the worship team at our church, Evergreen Valley Church in San Jose. I've been doing a lot of genealogy research on my family for years (ever been to Bakersville, NC? It's named after one of my ancestors.) I've been running the Ska Jerk web site and Ska Jerk Radio both going for over 6 years, now. Finally, for the last 10 years or so, I've been the front man for a Fresno based ska band called Los Hooligans.

In other words, I'm pretty busy.

So it figures that a little over a year ago I was offered a job, yes? So, from day one when the job was first offered, I made it very clear that my kids, church and school come first. My boss said that she'd talk it over with her partners who gave the OK. I was given the position of Document Control Leader and boy was that a wake up call! I stepped in not knowing too much at all about real estate. I felt like a lamb being led to the slaughter. However, my boss has bbeen there right from the beginning. Any questions I had, she had the answer. Any problems I had (and still have) she's been there to show me what to do. It's been a tough learning experience and a process I am still learning everyday. I've discovered that I am very lucky to have the boss that I do.

See, here's the deal. For the past 15 years or so, I've been looking over my wife's shoulder as she worked her way up the ladder. From an escrow assistant to escrow officer in Fresno, to the Operations Manager for a real estate company in San Jose, and now to starting an innovative company as Vice President of Realt-eTransAct. Along the way, she has been a great wife, mother to our children and, I'm not ashamed to say, provider to our family.


My boss is, in fact, my wife. And I couldn't be anymore proud of her and what she has done for herself, her family and her friends.

Comments (7)

Beth Young
Holler Law Firm - Milford, CT
Been there, Done that...
I am proud of you, too.  I know you jumped (well, I pushed you) right into the deep end.  You have learned so much in the past year and I think you are doing an amazing job.  You have been a huge help to the team and a great contributor.  I love you!
Jul 19, 2007 03:20 PM
"The Lovely Wife" (Broker Bryantnulls Wife) The One And Only TLW.
President-Tutas Towne Realty, Inc. - Kissimmee, FL


You guys are cute. You are also very blessed to be able to work together and combine the love of family this way. 

Not everyone can do that.

Okay. I better go before I get all mushy on you two :)


Jul 22, 2007 04:47 AM
Randy Young
Greenwood King Properties - Rosenberg, TX

Thanks, TLW!

Believe me, we've had our moments. Mostly me because this is still all so new to me. That being said, I think it's worked out really well. The kids love having Beth at home more and we've had more time together.

Nothing wrong with getting a little mushy ;)

Jul 23, 2007 11:15 AM
Krissy Holderfield
formerly with Realt-e Transact - Anthem, AZ
Awww!!! That brought a tear to my eye! :')
Aug 17, 2007 09:37 AM
Patsy Ittner, Your Premier Broker Selling St. Augustine Real Estate
Little Fox Realty - Saint Augustine, FL
What a nice post, and good for you that you not only love and honor your wife with pride, but that you will tell the world about it.  That makes you a great husband.  You are both very lucky.  Congratulations to you both!!!
Aug 20, 2007 03:10 AM
Beth Young
Holler Law Firm - Milford, CT
Been there, Done that...
Yes, it has been a true blessing on our family.  I am very fortunate to work with my wonderful husband and other relatives.  Even the employees that are not related by biology, are considered family. 
Aug 21, 2007 06:28 AM
Randy Young
Greenwood King Properties - Rosenberg, TX

See, the thing is, I learned early on how well "yes dear" can work.


Aug 26, 2007 10:03 PM