I represent developers and investors in connection with real estate financing matters, particularly involving affordable housing and low income housing tax credits. The work, while complex, is rewarding in that it results in putting up properties where people are able to live and work in safe communities.
In high school, my best friend and I started a lawn care, landscaping, and snow removal business, and I have been busy ever since – at one point I was working six jobs at a time while being a full-time student to be able to make rent and tuition.. As difficult as it was at the time, I am grateful for the experiences I gained. From running my own business I am able to understand the perspective of my clients, and the stresses and operational challenges that businesses face every day. I combine that with the sense of hustle I learned to be able to make ends meet, and the ability to quickly judge what aspects in an issue are important, and what are not.
I believe in meeting people where they’re at – no one should feel like they need to put on a professional face (or a suit) to work with me. The work, and the success that comes from it, are all that really matter.
Outside of work, I still oversee my lawn care company, and spend time with family and friends. I also use downtime to listen to history podcasts, read, about World War I, and have my heart broken by whatever Minnesota sports team is playing.