I guess the only way to talk about yourself is to start. Since Karen Webster asked for the facts here they are:
#1) Early childhood memories of training and racing sled dogs are
fond ones. I think of the fun and the lessons learned about
responsibility that have served me well in our profession.
#2) In 1969 I joined the Army, became a Warrant Officer
and learned how to fly Helicopters. I went to Vietnam in 1970 and
flew "C" Model Huey gun ships for a year. As I told my
mother before I left for Vietnam, "I have become a trained killer".
What a comforting thought for her. Go to the 155th Combat Helicopter Web site.
#3) I'm a bit of a pyromaniac. I love fireworks! I have hosted several
July 4th parties in our back yard with a few explosions and some illegal
aerial displays. I am trying to stop but every once in a while I need the
smell of burning gun powder and a good explosion.
#4) I love competitive games. Right now, it is Golf and Poker.
Both are individual and I like the fact that the outcome of the event
is all on me. I find it much more difficult to lose, regardless of the game.
I used to blame outside influences but when all is said and done, I
determine the outcome and I have to accept that it was all me.
#5) Working in the Real Estate profession, it became clear to me that outside forces can affect my business. If
we want some control on our business, we need to be involved and contribute to the greater good of the Real
Estate profession. Several years ago I decided to get involved on the local level which eventually evolved into
working on the State and National Association of Realtors. I have learned a tremendous amount from
others while serving. It seems the more I give to these organizations, I always get more in return. In 2006 I
was the proud recipient of The Grand Rapids Association of Realtors "Realtor of the Year" and to my complete
surprise, also recognized as Michigan Realtor of the year. Even though I don't spend my time at these
Associations for recognition, I was very surprised and honored to receive this award. It has given me new
enthusiasm to continue to work to make our association stronger.
Now is the time to select the next MEME candidates