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  • “My RPM Story” – Shannon

    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...
  • “My RPM Story” – Daniel

    After four years in the U.S. Navy, I had to make a choice — study medicine or study law. As it turns out, residential property management (RPM) chose me.When I graduated from high school in 2003, I joined the Navy, eventually becoming a Fleet Marine Force hospital corpsman and serving in Marine Corps units. With my second tour in Iraq behind me and an honorable discharge, I started college as a...
  • Where the Wild Things Are

    Every year my friends and I hike in at least one new National Park. It’s a real nightmare for my mother, who imagines the various ways in which I’ll be mauled by an animal and doesn’t want to “know anything about the trip.” To be fair, we’ve had a few close calls. In Yellowstone we turned the corner on a trail and were greeted by a bison. If you’ve never seen one directly in your walking path,...
  • I Raised You Better

    My parents and I visited my brother in Florida at the end of his freshman year in college. When we arrived, it became very clear that nothing had been cleaned since September. And by cleaned, I mean sheets literally not changed once.  Already verging on a nervous breakdown from the state of disarray, my Mom walked into the bathroom. The level of uncleanliness was too much to bare. “I did not...

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