Thursday, June 30, 2016
In 8th grade I quoted some very dramatic ‘Closing Time’ lyrics in a friend’s yearbook. Poignant stuff about every new beginning coming from some other beginning’s end—and, also, keep in touch and have a great summer. It was a loose interpretation of Semisonic.
Unfortunately copyright infringement would put a real damper on the summer, so I’ll skip that this time around and use my own words. ...
Wednesday, June 29, 2016
When I began working in residential property management (RPM), I was mowing lawns. Now, as a maintenance director for BRG Realty Group, I oversee more than 7,000 apartment homes.Thanks to eight years in the U.S. Marine Corps, I have the skills and determination to grow and thrive in RPM. I served in the 4th Marine Corps Recruiting Command, where I managed eight recruiting stations and 850...
Monday, June 6, 2016
A simple question from a student in a pool class turned into a fantastic discussion recently. The question that opened up the potentially view changing realization was: “My pool inspector is coming tomorrow, what should I do differently?”
Not being familiar with local swimming pool code and operations I opened the question up to the class at large. The responses were wide ranging and potentially...
Tuesday, May 3, 2016
Even though I’d spent 20 years in the Army, there was one challenge I hadn’t trained for: transitioning into civilian life. Then I found the perfect career path for a veteran — in residential property management.
While in the military, I served with the infantry and in aviation, logistics, and finally personnel operations. I spent 11 years with the 101st Airborne Division and completed two tours...