I love being outdoors, camping, hiking, swimming, boating, snowboarding, watching movies at the theater, writing, taking cool photos, social media, science, math, some video gaming, making new 'Real Life' friends, eating, cooking, learning and of course spending time with my true love, Micah.
Now here is a little bit of my story...
I am an advancing person, I consistently look for ways to enrich my life and pass what I learn onto anyone else that is looking to better themselves. I believe that the whole point to life is to become everything you desire to be.
I started out as an entrepreneur at the age of 13, in my home village, Holley NY. Every day after school I would go door to door in my neighborhood looking for anyone to let me do any kind of yard work. I always worked until the customer was happy and would be ready to take any criticism and advice they were willing to dish out. In fact, I would ask for it!
My skills have always revolved around great communication, personal customer service, working hard, problem solving, innovation, relationship mediation and sophisticated sales techniques that result in a win/win for everyone.
I continued to work my business and get 3 of my friends to do the actual work and I would just pay them by the hour as I worked to keep generating new business through my contract ideas. I was able to buy my first car before I even turned 16 (legal driving age) and when I got my license on my birthday, I had my very own car that I bought for ME. Plus I had money left over!
By the time I was 17 I had lost interest in running a business where I had no challenge. It was so easy to get deals, so I just handed the contracts over to my friends that were working with me and set out to find a new path. I started selling Kirby Vacuum Cleaners, where I honed my skills in building rapport, customer service, making friends, explaining product benefits, building value, maintaining a budget, and of course closing deals. I made it in the business for over two years, when 99% of people quit after the third day! Then I got bored again...
I saved up a few thousand dollars, paid off my car and moved out west in the second quarter of 2003. At the age of 19, I landed in Las Vegas where I worked for a consulting firm that was working a promotion for producing annual reports for fortune 500 companies. I learned a LOT about the corporate world and how to conduct myself while working with corporate executives. Even at the age of 19 I was closing deals that were worth over $20,000.
I moved down here to Phoenix and worked a few in between jobs until I found out about about Social Media. After working as a Social Media Consultant with my business, White Hat Social Media I realized that I needed to get back to my roots and focus on my dream... The one thing I MUST DO in my life that is non negotiable, is to create an automated organic food production system which will make wholesome and nutritional food available to ANYONE with any income level :)
So that brings me to what I am doing today which is running my tree trimming business, Treelation
while I work closer and closer to growing food and starting Aquaponic systems.