I grew up in central Illinois and graduated from Illinois State University with a Bachelor of Science in Marketing. I entered the real estate world in 2000 with GSF Mortgage and soon realized I thrived teaching renters how to become homeowners. In 2008, alongside the president of GSF Mortgage and fellow lenders, I embarked on my real estate journey by creating a full-service brokerage, commonly known as Insider Show Homes LLC. We helped investors identify and renovate over 500 homes in the Chicagoland area. By resolving to help as many people as possible purchase their own home, we became a prominent name in the South Suburbs of Chicago, as well as in the South Side. Eight years later, in 2016, I become the Managing Broker/Owner of Insider Show Homes LLC. In 2020 I folded Insider Show Homes LLC into Keller Williams Realty Infinity, taking advantage of their coaching, technology, and training. This strategic move allows us to serve our clientele more effectively and efficiently. On the personal side, my wife Marilee and I have been residents of Aurora since 1997. We have two children, Samantha and Troy, of whom we are most proud. When I am not working, I enjoy running with my friends and, of course, date nights with my beautiful wife, Marilee.